REED PRODUCTS ...
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MK20/1 Reed Sensor Measure Wind Speed in Weather Stations
MK20/1 proximity sensors are magnetically operated Reed Switches in a cylindrical packaged, fitted with interconnect cable. The sensor should be mounted on a fixed surface with the actuating magnet on the moving surface. Introduction or removal of the magnetic field determines the closing and opening of the Reed Switch.
One of a wide range of applications for this sensor is in measuring wind speeds in weather stations. A Reed Sensor in combination with a magnet on a rotating platform is moved by the wind activity - with defined parameters we can exactly identify the wind speed.
MEDER also manufactures the world's smallest Reed Switch KSK-1A04 for the smallest MK20 series model MK20/2 measuring only 7.5 mm in length and 2.7 mm. in diameter.
REED TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS ...
Weather Meter Sensor uses Reed Switch Technology
All types of weather system devices utilize reed sensor technology to detect various weather conditions such as:
- Rain Gauge Sensor
- Wind Speed and Direction Sensing
- Barometric Sensing
- Inside / Outside Temperature Sensing
Much like the smart utility meter, a wind speed sensor would typically have a reed switch mounted to the PCB and a permanent magnet mounted to the rotating paddle wheel. As the wind speed increases so does the magnets rotation on the paddle wheel which in turn will actuate the reed switch at a much faster rate. The output signal produced with each actuation is sent to a wireless device that records the rotation speed and produces and output reading.
Weather meter application
REED ACADEMY ...
IN THE NEXT ISSUE ...
- Reed Technology for Recreational Vehicles (Snowmobiles, Snowcats etc.)
REED TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS:
- Winter - Outdoor Applications - Avalanche Detector
- MEDER Podcast - MEMS Applications
UPCOMING EVENTS ...
The Digi-Key Sensors Virtual Conference - New Frontiers in Monitoring and Control, presented by EE Times, will examine the role of sensors and sensor networks in a variety of applications. In this virtual conference panels of industry experts will explain the latest sensor technology and how best to incorporate sensors into your next application - with John Beigl - MEDER Reed Technology Expert.