Wind Speed Alarms


Hard Wired | Wireless | Wind Speed monitoring alarms

Arklay Richards manufactures hard wired and wireless wind speed alarms and wind speed displays. These alarms alert and measure high speed wind gusts in the unit of your choice, including mph, meters per second (m/s), or kilometers per hour (kph). These single pole double throw alarms are activated when the wind velocity exceeds the set point and can be set in one of four time delay modes. The Richards 490-A wind monitor alarm can display current wind speed, direction, and temperature. To learn more about our wind speed alarms always feel free to call one of our sales engineers to help with your application.

The Richards 490-A Wind Monitor / Alarm is a heavy duty standalone wind instrument to display current wind speed, maximum wind gust speed registered during the previous 60 seconds, and the current wind direction from C5 and C5C Series Cup Anemometers and D5 and D5C Series Wind Vanes.. The instrument also has the capability to display temperature if used with a resistance type temperature probe (not included) The 490-A Wind Monitor has a menu-driven interface using the LCD and three front panel selection buttons to make set up very easy. User setup options include unit of measurement, sensor type, gust speed, and wind speed setting for alarm buzzer and relay. The user configured settings are secure with a key lockout.

Wireless options for the 490-A wind monitor include the capability of each unit acting as either a transmitter or a receiver. If one unit is set up as a transmitter, a second unit can be set up as a receiver to act as a remote display. Data is transmitted over a 2.4 GHz wireless link using the 802.15.4 protocol. Wireless range is approximately 300 ft (90m) line-of-sight with the stock antennas and no obstructions. Range can be extended with an optional directional, high-gain antenna. Additional capability includes remote live internet-based wind data monitoring via Richards Remote Monitoring Services. This option requires the Richards Wireless Gateway (PN: C-24154), as well as an onsite, always on, Ethernet based internet connection.

See our Online Remote Wind Speed Monitoring Page.

The Richards 490-A Wind Speed Alarm is commonly used on harbor container and large gantry cranes to help operators to quickly shut down operations during high wind speeds. Bulk material handling and processing operations count on the Richards 490-A Wind Speed Monitor and Alarm for insuring that product is only moved and stored when the current wind speed is below regulated levels.


Wind Speed Alarm Specifications

  • Displays wind speed, maximum gust, wind direction, and temperature
  • Can be used as a wireless transmitter to other 490-A Monitors
  • Key Lockout to secure user configured settings
  • Wind and temperature alarm with relay
  • Easy to read backlit LCD display
  • Flush wall or panel mount
  • High visibility red powder coated housing
  • Can be used with Richards Online Wind Monitoring Web Interface (C-24154 Wireless Internet Gateway Required).