YOUNG wind monitors are available in several different versions:
The Wind Monitor is a high-performance wind sensor. Rugged, corrosion-resistant construction makes it ideal for a wide range of wind measuring applications.
The wind speed sensor is a four-blade helicoid propeller. Propeller rotation produces an AC sine wave voltage signal. The wind direction sensor is a rugged yet lightweight vane. Vane angle is sensed by a precision potentiometer. Constructed of UV stabilized plastic with stainless steel and anodized aluminum fittings, the sensor mounts on standard 1 inch pipe. Model 05103V offers calibrated 0-5 VDC outputs, Model 05103L provides a calibrated 4-20 mA current signal for each channel.
Marine Wind Monitor
The Wind Monitor MA is an accurate and reliable wind sensor specifically designed for the rigors of the marine environment.
The wind speed sensor is a four-blade helicoid propeller. Unique transducer produces a pulse signal without electrical contacts or slip rings. The wind direction sensor is a durable molded vane. Vane angle is sensed by a precision potentiometer housed in a sealed chamber. All materials are carefully selected for corrosion resistance and maximum durability in the harsh marine environment. Ceramic bearings are used throughout. The instrument mounts on standard 1 inch pipe. Separate signal conditioning circuits are available to provide voltage or current signals when needed (see below). Each is supplied in a weatherproof junction box with mounting hardware.
Serial Output Wind Monitor
The Model 09101 Wind Monitor-SE combines the performance and durability of the standard Wind Monitor with a unique optical encoder direction transducer and serial output.
The wind speed sensor is a four blade helicoid propeller. Propeller rotation induces a variable frequency signal in a stationary coil. The raw signal is converted to a digital serial output by the onboard microprocessor circuit. The wind direction sensor is a durable molded vane. The absolute encoder retains direction orientation even if power is interrupted. Serial output or voltage output signal is selected simply by moving an internal jumper. Housing parts are UV stabilized thermoplastic. Fittings are stainless steel and anodized aluminum. The instrument mounts on standard 1 inch pipe.
Heavy Duty Wind Monitor HD
The Wind Monitor-HD has important features that greatly extend the service life of this popular sensor. It promises improved survivability for the most severe wind measuring applications.
Wind Monitor sensor is well known. The sensitive vane and propeller combination has proven effective for countless applications in many disciplines. The Wind Monitor-HD (Heavy Duty) model is designed to address the most common concern of mechanical wind sensors: bearing replacement. The HD utilizes extremely long-wearing, oversize ceramic bearings to increase service life many times longer than standard stainless steel bearings. In addition to being more wear-resistant, ceramic is resistant to corrosion in environments that are hostile to steel bearings.
The Wind Monitor-HD also has oversized propeller shaft, high pitch propeller and stainless steel locking propeller nut, all features that will enhance long-term reliability of the sensor. The instrument mounts on standard 1 inch pipe.
Heavy Duty Wind Monitor HD Alpine
The Heavy Duty Wind Monitor HD-Alpine combines the features of the HD unit along with the ice resistant coating of our popular Alpine Wind Monitor. Robust, reliable, durable . . . . all words to describe the latest addition of the Young family of wind monitors developed to endure the most extreme environments.
The Wind Monitor-HD-Alpine utilizes extremely long wearing, oversize ceramic bearings to increase the service life many times longer than standard stainless steel bearings. In addition to being more wear resistant, ceramic bearings are resistant to corrosion in environments that are hostile to steel bearings.
The Wind Monitor HD-Alpine also has an oversized propeller shaft, high pitch propeller and locking propeller nut, all features that will further enhance the long term reliability of the sensor.
All external housing surfaces are coated with a specially formulated, ice resistant coating to improve performance in harsh Alpine conditions. The all-black color scheme further enhances the ice shedding performance of the sensor. The instrument mounts on standard 1 inch pipe.
See also data sheets under Documents
Measurement range: 0-100 m/s; 0-360°
Wind speed accuracy: ±0,3 m/s or 1% of reading (0,1 units on Serial model)
Wind direction accuracy: ±3° (1° on Serial model)
Operating temperature: -50°C to +50°C (+60°C on HD models)