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Precipitation Sensors

Use a tipping bucket and “count” quantities? Or weigh quantities? Or measure fall velocity and analyze particle size? Each measurement method - whether tipping bucket, weight principle, laser or radar - differs in its application. Freedom from maintenance and fast response times play an important role in “present weather” applications.

Lufft WS100 Radar precipitation sensor rain sensor and smart disdrometer

WS100 Radar Precipitation Sensor / Smart Disdrometer

Absolutely maintenance-free and extremely fast measurement of precipitation type (Rain, snow, sleet, freezing rain, hail) and intensity, thanks to radar measurement technology. The smart radar rain sensor & present weather detector!

The Lufft WS100 is our maintenance-free radar precipitation sensor. It recognizes the type and amount of precipitation from the first drop. The sensor is suitable for hard-to-reach places.

  • Rain/precipitation quantity, rain/precipitation type (Rain, snow, sleet, freezing rain, hail)
  • 24GHz Doppler radar
  • Very fast response time, maintenance-free measurement, present weather detection
  • RS-485 semi-duplex two-wire, SDI-12, pulse interface / UMB protocol, Modbus
Product picture Lufft Tipping bucket rain gauge WTB100

Rain Gauge WTB100

Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge with Bounce-Free Reed Contact

Tipping bucket rain gauge with bounce-free reed contact

  • Rain/precipitation quantity
  • Tipping bucket with bounce-free reed contact (normally closed)
  • Resolution can be switched from 0.2 to 0.5 with reduction ring, connectable to any WS-sensor without precipitation measurement
  • Impulse output (reed contact)
Lufft R2S radar rain sensor - maintenance-free detection of rain - fast response time - rain type - precipitation gauge

Radar Precipitation Sensor R2S-UMB

The radar precipitation sensor Lufft R2S-UMB allows fast measurement of precipitation intensity and distinguishs between precipitation type (Rain, snow, sleet, freezing rain, hail). The operation is maintenance-free, thanks to radar measurement technology

The radar precipitation sensor Lufft R2S-UMB allows fast measurement of precipitation intensity and distinguishs between precipitation type (Rain, snow, sleet, freezing rain, hail). The operation is maintenance-free, thanks to radar measurement technology.

  • Rain/precipitation quantity, rain/precipitation type (Rain, snow, sleet, freezing rain, hail)
  • 24GHz Doppler radar
  • Very fast response time, maintenance-free measurement, present weather detection
  • RS-485, various RS-485-protocols, analogue output
Precipitation sensor and rain gauge

OTT Parsivel² - Laser Weather Sensor

Laser precipitation disdrometer measuring all precipitation types

The OTT Parsivel² is a modern laser disdrometer for comprehensive measurement of all precipitation types. The Parsivel² captures both the size and speed of falling particles, classifying them into one of 32 separate size and velocity classes.

  • Precipitation type, intensity, drop size distribution, radar reflectivity
  • Laser (optical)
  • Simultaneous measurement of 32 classes for particle sizes and velocities
  • SDI-12 / RS-485, pulse
High accuracy precipitation gauge in harsh weather conditions

OTT Pluvio² L – Weighing Rain Gauge

All-weather, high accuracy rain gauge for continuous data collection

The OTT Pluvio² L is an all-weather precipitation gauge that uses superior weight-based technology to measure the amount and intensity of rain, snow, and hail.

  • Cumulative precipitation, precipitation intensity, bucket content in real time and non real time
  • 12
  • All-weather precipitation gauge without moving parts according to WMO guide line No. 8
  • SDI-12 / RS-485, pulse
Weighing precipitation gauge for all kinds of precipitation OTT Pluvio²

OTT Pluvio² S

Compact universal weighing precipitation gauge

The OTT Pluvio² S compact weighing precipitation gauge measures liquid, solid and mixed precipitation with remarkable precision. It is virtually maintenance-free and fits on 2-inch pedestals.

  • Cumulative precipitation, precipitation intensity, bucket content in real time and non real time
  • Weighing principle
  • Compact all-weather precipitation gauge for 2-inch pedestals, highly accurate, meets WMO requirements (Guidelines No. 8), nearly maintenance-free, lifetime calibrated
  • SDI-12, RS-485, impulse, status