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Lufft WS100 Radar Precipitation Sensor / Smart Disdrometer

Categories: Weather & Meteorological Instrumentation, Weather Sensors,

WS100 Radar Precipitation Sensor / Smart Disdrometer

Maintenance-free and extremely fast measurement of rain, snow, sleet, freezing rain, hail and intensity, thanks to radar measurement technology. The smart radar rain sensor & present weather detector!

Using a 24-GHz Doppler radar and adjustable heating, the Lufft WS100 measures the speed of all forms of condensed water: rain, freezing rain, hail, snow and sleet.
The low-energy sensor detects precipitation from the first drop. Uses include: hydrology and water management, agricultural and environmental science, building automation, meteorology or airport and traffic control.

  • Parameters measured: Rain/precipitation quantity, rain/precipitation type (Rain, snow, sleet, freezing rain, hail)
  • Measurement technology: 24GHz Doppler radar
  • Product highlights: Very fast response time, maintenance-free measurement, present weather detection
  • Interfaces: RS-485 semi-duplex two-wire, SDI-12, pulse interface / UMB protocol, Modbus.


Weather & Meteorology


Product Advantages of the Lufft WS100 Radar Precipitation Sensor

Absolutely maintenance-free and low-energy 24-hour operation

  • Maintenance-free operation through ingenious technology without any moving parts
  • Energy-saving sensor thanks to the improved ECO mode (0.4 VA)
  • Extended heating capacity allows operation in summer as well as in winter
  • Improved heating power with lower power consumption: Sensor heating integrated directly on the dome wall, power consumption with 9 VA heating.
  • Very long service life and high operational reliability due to high quality components.

Every second counts: Precise precipitation measurement from the first drop

  • Extremely fast measurement from the first raindrop
  • Detection of precipitation and rainfall (rain, freezing rain, hail, snow and sleet)
  • Detection of drop size (0.3 to 5 mm)
  • Differentiation between 11 classifications of drop sizes
  • Sensor provides rain intensity with higher resolution starting from 0.01 mm
  • Improved measurement accuracy thanks to patented self-developed radar module

Precision sensor with radar technology designed for all industrial needs

  • Precipitation sensor with radar technology: 24GHz Doppler radar
  • Use of a lens for focusing the measuring beam Industry-wide application: hydrology, agriculture, building automation, metrology, winter service, airport and traffic control
  • Particularly suitable for places or areas which are difficult to access due to being maintenance-free
  • No maintenance or calibration, no additional hidden costs.

Designed for all common data loggers and data acquisition systems

  • Multiple and simultaneous interfaces for data output and communication
  • SDI-12 and RS-485 Modbus for reliable data transmission.

Examples of use

Examples of use of the Lufft WS100 Radar Precipitation Sensor

The maintenance-free and extremely fast measurement of precipitation type and intensity fits perfect the needs of the following applications…

  • Weather observation for road and traffic control systems (RWIS – road weather information station)
  • Weather stations at airports (AWOS)
  • Weather stations of meteorological services
  • Mountain weather stations for avalanche and flood warning
  • Hydro-meteorological stations(flood warning, stormwater, …etc.)
  • Agricultural Meteorology Stations
  • Building Automation.

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Rasheeq Zaman

I'm Rasheeq and I am TES' Regional Sales Manager for NSW. I am also our Category Manager for our Dust Monitor and Data products and services. I have a background in customer management and a Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology. I am building my experience in the air quality industry and connecting our portfolio of products with customer needs. Feel free to contact me on 0402 395 569 or at the Sydney office on +61 2 9526 8199.

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