Global: The Reference is coming

First Presentation of a new class of Weather Sensor at Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society

Just assuming there’s a new weather sensor, which is so precise that a normal calibration laboratory isn’t able to measure the accuracy. Imagine there’s an environmental sensor, which could serve as the reference for all other environmental sensors.

With the innovative Lufft WS3000 this comes true: The new, high-quality aluminum housing design, the size and especially the performance show the excellence of this new Lufft product. This makes the innovative weather sensor not only WMO compliant but also attractive for the requirements of airports and meteorological services. Lufft USA will present the new product sensation at booth 710 of the 96th Annual Meeting of the AMS (American Meteorological Society) in New Orleans, LA, US between January 10 and 14, 2016 for the first time.

Before the official product rollout of the WS3000 and WS3100 in the middle of 2016, they will be tested by the several public European weather services for half a year.

The WS3000 measures air temperature, relative humidity and air pressure. It’s the first product version of a new WS1000 series, which will be followed by WS3100 in 2016 and WS4000 in 2017. They will be supplemented with the high precise Kipp & Zonen CMP10 radiation sensor respectively a high-precision radar precipitation sensor.

The Lufft promises for new weather sensor product line

“The temperature measuring unit consisting of a coiled platinum sensor and a "low-drift electronic" promises a long-term stability of 10mk/a. Also the electronic of the air pressure measurement is very stable in the long term with 0,05hPa/20a. The heated humidity sensor responses extraordinary fast and without any saturation effect. It supports a 1-point, 2-point and multipoint calibration for each sensor. If desired, a second, redundant pressure sensor can be added.

For the built-in fan, we calculate with a life cycle of 180.000h, which equals 20 years. Moreover, the anodized aluminum housing with the stainless steel mounting holders, the sensor is very robust and contrasts with the other WS family members by design and accuracy. All single parts are fixed with standard Allen screws and can be deployed easily for installation, maintenance and calibration purposes”, explains head of Lufft development Axel Schmitz-Hübsch.

The whole new WS1000-series communicates via RS485 and WIFI interface, which can be de-activated on request. The main advantage of a WIFI interface is the opportunity to view the sensor’s data and to configure it via laptop, mobile phone or tablet comfortably. Alternatively users can receive the data via the UMB-Binary, UMB-ASCII, SDI-12, MODBUS and NMEA protocol.

All interested parties should visit the Lufft Booth Number 710 at the AMS annual meeting in New Orleans, which will take place from 10th to 14th January 2016.


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