Plantae Anemometer-Maximum precision and resistance

In our desire to meet the needs of our customers, we present a "Anemometer" of the "DAVIS INSTRUMENT" brand, coupled to our digitized weather station, which "precisely measures the speed and direction of the wind". "The range and precision of the sensor have been tested in a wind tunnel, which guarantees its proper functioning."

Features of the Plantae Anemometer

Anemómetro Plantae
  • The anemometer accurately measures the speed and direction of the wind.
  • The range and precision of the sensor have been tested in a wind tunnel, which guarantees its proper functioning.
  • It is made with high quality components, resistant to extreme winds.
  • It incorporates sealed stainless steel bearings for a long life.
  • Includes a 12 meter long cable and mounting hardware for fixing.

Anemometer sensor

The anemometer sensor measures:

  • Wind speed.
    • Range: 0.5 to 50 m/s.
    • Resolution: 0,4 m/s.
    • Accuracy: ±5%.
  • Direction of the wind.
    • Range: 0º a 360º.
    • Resolution: 1º.
    • Accuracy: ±3º

Electric specifications:

  • Wind speed.
    • Output signal: reed switch.
  • Direction of the wind.
    • Output signal: potentiometer.

Mechanic Specifications:

  • Operating temperature: -40ºC to 65ºC.
  • Material: UV resistant ABS plastic.
  • Dimensions: 470 x 191 x 121mm.
  • Weight: 0.6 kg.

Graphs offered in real time

The graphs offer us measurements with a periodicity of 15 minutes, to favor the decision making of the farmer.

Anemometer graph
Anemometer graph
Plantae manager
Plantae manager

The validity of the measurements is proven and certified by the Plantae technicians who made measurements with comparisons with the AEMET data (State Meteorological Agency).

Wind measurement in precision agriculture:

The goal of precision agriculture is to produce sustainably with fewer resources. For this, it is necessary to be able to record and use the measured data of all the factors surrounding our productive activity. And there is no doubt that the wind has a great influence on agricultural activity.
The measurement of the wind will allow calculating the drift of the different applications made by agricultural machines.
The projections can be products such as:

  • Pass.
  • Phytosanitary products.
  • Seeds.

In addition, during harvesting, it allows the wind speed to be measured to avoid clouds of dust that could go to undesired places.

Wind is a limitation well known to farmers during irrigation, spreading or spraying. Indeed, we can take the example of sprayed phytosanitary products that begin to drift from 15 km/h of wind.

The diversion of these products is, on the one hand, an environmental problem when they reach protected areas, for example. On the other hand, phytosanitary products represent one of the main costs of farms. And this can generate additional financial costs.
With our anemometer, wind measurement allows treatments to be carried out at the right time and in the right place.

Examples of wind measurement in precision agriculture:

  1. Improve the use of antifreeze towers. We can measure the profile of the aerolic jet by regularly placing anemometers distributed on the farm. By taking measurements at different distances from the tower, we can reconstruct the shape of the stream and its range to estimate the degree of protection that the tower provides on a plot. In this way we can optimize the number of towers and their distribution. In the same way, when assembling a complete weather station we can know the temperature and relative humidity data.
  2. Improve the application of treatments using precision machines. Where the machine is constantly controlled with the data it receives from the anemometer. During work processes, the application automatically compensates based on wind speed and direction. Its operation is based on an on-board computer that calculates its own data.
    Where new adjustments are made to the feeding system and the speed of the dispersion disc.
    For example, in the case of a strong wind lateral, the speed of the discs increases on the upwind side and the feed system turns inwards.
    If the wind is too strong, an automatic alert warns the operator to stop work.
Anemómetro con placa solar y estación Meteo
Anemometer
Anemometer with solar panel and Meteo station in a vineyard farm
Anemometer with solar panel and Meteo station in a vineyard farm

Sources:

Plantae Team

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