D5 Wind Vane


D5 - High Speed Wind Direction Vane

The Richards D5-1263-1 Wind Direction Vane was specifically designed for high wind speeds in harsh industrial environments. All D5 Series Wind Direction Vane components are manufactured from Stainless Steel for superior strength and corrosion resistance. The wind vane hub, shaft tower, sensor housing, counter weight, and mounting base are all CNC machined from solid Stainless Steel bar stock.

The D5 Series Wind vane utilizes a heavy duty Stainless Steel vane which is welded to the vane shaft, which rotates on two precision grade, shielded, stainless steel ball bearings. These bearings can be easily replaced in minutes right on site without disconnecting the sensor cable or the sensor from its mounting.

The D5 Series Wind Vane has a 10K potientiometer element which creates an analog DC voltage output signal for directional degrees. Our potentiometers are high quality and have a life expectancy of 50 million revolutions or 4-6 years of normal operation.

All of the Richards D5 Series Wind Direction Vanes have our unique quick connect mounting system. This system allows the sensor to be easily adjusted to True North during the initial installation or removed in seconds if required. D5 Series



  • All Stainless Steel Construction
  • 10K Potentiometer Output
  • Quick Connect Mounting System.
  • Stainless Steel Bearings and Shaft.
  • Welded Stainless Steel Vane.
  • Designed For High Speed Wind Applications
  • Field Replaceable Bearings