PLC Weather Station Adds Stand-Alone Monitoring
August 2011 -- Columbia Weather System’s proprietary monitoring devices -- the Weather Display Console, WeatherMaster™ Software, and the Weather MicroServer™ -- are now compatible with the PLC-compatible Orion 420 Weather Station.
The Orion 420 Weather Station features 4-20 mA current output from ultrasonic wind direction and speed sensors, impact rain sensor, plus humidity, temperature and barometric pressure. Weather data can be monitored and integrated with PLC software such as Wonderware®. The Orion 420 is used in facility management for companies such as Intel, DuPont and Bechtel.
The Weather Display Console uses “intelligent” touch-screen technology to display weather information, perform complex computations and archive data.
WeatherMaster Software provides real-time weather monitoring as well as archival, graphing, alarm notification and automatic interface with CAMEO/ALOHA for emergency response.
The Weather MicroServer offers Internet-ready weather data, and additional industrial protocols, and additional sensor options.
Columbia Weather Systems manufactures industrial weather monitoring systems used around the world.