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SENSORS

RUGGED AND RELIABLE ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING SENSORS

FTS manufactures a range of high quality sensors for use in remote automated monitoring weather stations. If a system requires a sensor we don’t manufacture, we will integrate a 3rd party sensor, which has been thoroughly tested and is supported by our team of application engineers.

Our customers are provided the benefit of a single source for customer care, and a system that has been designed for reliability in the harshest remote environments and simplicity of operation and maintenance as guiding principles regardless of whose sensor is integrated into our systems.

Anemometer

Anemometer

Acu-Res sets FT sensors apart from mechanical and other ultrasonic wind sensing technologies to give a more robust and reliable measurement solution.
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AWP Gauge

The FTS All Weather Precipitation (AWP) Gauge measures all types of precipitation within a wide temperature range.
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DigiTemp

DigiTemp Water Temperature Sensor

The FTS DigiTemp submersible water temperature sensor is a rugged SDI-12 sensor for measuring the temperature of soil, water or other liquids with scientific- grade accuracy and long-term reliability.
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Fuel moisture stick

Fuel Temperature and Moisture Sensor

The FTS FS-3 electronic fuel stick sensor is commonly deployed on-site near prescribed burn and wildfire operations. The sensor’s output tracks closely with 10-hour fuel moisture, an invaluable indicator of fire behavior.
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Gill Ultrasonic

Gill Windsonic

Ultrasonic wind speed and direction sensors offer an alternative to conventional cup and vane or propeller type wind sensors.
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Radar Stage Sensor (SDI Radar 64)

The FTS Radar Stage Sensor delivers fully digital best in class accuracy of up to +/-1mm (0.003ft) through its complete standard measurement range. Great for open water, rivers, stilling wells, areas requiring higher accuracy.
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Radar Stage Sensor

Radar Stage Sensor (SDI Radar 81)

The FTS Radar Stage Sensor delivers fully digital best in class accuracy of up to +/- 2mm (0.007ft) and its guide wire is optimum for level measurement in storage tanks, standpipes and wells. Great for open water, rivers, stilling wells, commonly used by USGS.
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Radar Stage Sensor (SDI Radar)

The FTS Radar Stage Sensor delivers fully digital best in class accuracy of up to +/- 2mm (0.007ft) through its complete standard measurement range. Great for open water, rivers, stilling wells, commonly used by USGS.
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Rain[e]

Rain[e] is a new kind of precipitation sensor: Highest resolution combined with a very compact design.
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SDI Soil Moisture Sensor

SD Soil Moisture / Temperature Sensor

The FTS SDI soil sensor is the Stevens Hydra Probe II, which offers a unique advantage over other soil probes by providing an all-in-one, in-situ system that can measure many different parameters simultaneously.
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SDI-12 ADVANTAGE

We like SDI-12 sensors because they’re smart.

SDI-12 sensors have their own microprocessor and they store serial numbers and configuration information, so an SDI-12 sensor is both smart and the closest you can get to “plug-and-play”.

There are a number of advantages of SDI-12 over analog, including:

  • Smarter: unique and complex self calibration algorithms can be done in microprocessor based sensors.
  • Quicker and easier: because the calibration is stored in the sensor, sensors can be swapped without the need to reprogram the datalogger.
  • More flexible: permits longer cable runs (up to 300m). SDI-12 digital signal is low power and yet far more resistant to data errors than a low-power analogue signal, greatly reducing the likelihood of corrupt data due to interference.
  • More efficient: power is supplied to the sensor through the SDI-12 interface. This eliminates the need for a separate power supply for each sensor.
  • Less costly: reduces training required for field staff. Personnel trained in SDI-12 have skills to work with a variety of SDI-12-based dataloggers and sensors.
  • More expandable: provides the ability to use a single available data channel for multiple sensors—up to 62 sensors can be connected to a single SDI-12 port.
  • Standard: SDI-12 is an international standard, so it guarantees interoperability between sensors, dataloggers and other devices regardless of the manufacturer.