In coordination with the customer, FSG (Germany) developed a wind sensor with integrated LED obstruction light. This saves space in confined spaces at the highest point of crane systems or comparable equipment. A CAN network is available as signal output.
Other advantages of the product are lower installation and maintenance costs as well as better visibility and higher accuracy, as both devices can no longer influence each other due to wind or light shadows, explained the company. In addition, costs are reduced because only one component is required, they added.
The wind sensor with obstruction light has a degree of protection of IP66 and complies with relevant regulations and standards of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) as well as the General Administrative Regulation on the Identification of Aeronautical Obstacles (AVV). It can therefore be used without restriction for marking aviation obstacles such as cranes, wind turbines, or buildings, said the company. Its use is recommended wherever both components are used together. The red obstruction light achieves a luminous intensity of 10 cd or 32 cd (red), the magnetic wind sensor measures wind speeds from 0 m/s to 50 m/s. The combination is supplied with 18 VDC to 33 VDC, analog signals or a CAN network are available as signal outputs. The electrical connection is made via M12 plugs, the mechanical mounting via a flange with 3 x M6 fastening.
The wind sensor is designed for crane mounting or for jibs and is always held in the upright measuring position due to a pendulum. For mounting on non-moving objects, the wind sensor can also be supplied with a central mounting. Three wind shells and two redundant LED arrays are provided. FSG has taken precautions against freezing and icing with an electronically controlled shaft heater that switches on at temperatures below +5 °C.
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