New Avionics Corp. says it has an ice detector for use in static-air applications with no moving parts.
The Ice Meister Model 9734 industrial ice detecting sensor system operates as a digital ice/no-ice indicator, detecting the incipient formation of any kind of ice, including condensation from human breath, at maximum levels of sensitivity. At minimum sensitivities, it distinguishes heavy ice from slightly heavier ice, and detects and “stretches” raindrops for control of irrigation sprinklers. It also detects the point at which rain turns to ice.
The Ice Meister is suitable for use in hazardous, remote, unattended locations, and offers an optional de-ice heater for system reset, according to the manufacturer. The three components of the product are the sensor head, cable and interface board.
Users provide input power, and receive data output via indicator LEDs and isolating relay contacts, which the company says helps avoid system ground loops. The user interface board “tunes” sensor head to specific applications.