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24th July brought us the hottest day of the year so far… at last a ray of sunshine... but with it comes the detrimental effects of heat on our athletes!
So what better time to introduce our new Kestrel 4400 pocket heat stress tracker which calculates when environmental conditions enter a danger zone.
The Wet Bulb Globe Temperature, thermal work limits, globe temperature and naturally aspirated wet bulb temperature can together determine the heat strain on human performance.
To find out more, check out the full spec on the Kestrel 4400...
The SpaceLogger.A10 is the latest and most versatile model yet in RPR Ltd's SpaceLogger range of data loggers.
A dual channel analogue data recorder supporting a range of DC (4-20mA) logging applications, the SpaceLogger.A10 also benefits from RS232 and switch inputs.
Analogue data is sampled at 75Hz and averaged every second. Data is time & date stamped and stored as ASCII text with comma separated fields. Daily log files are saved to a removable SD card, enabling remote data logging without the need for direct connection to a PC.
Configuration of the SpaceLogger.A10 for a wide range of devices with 4-20mA output is straightforward via setup file commands loaded to the SD card. The unit will also operate as an analogue to RS232 converter with RS232 output of data available continuously or when specified conditions are met.
The SpaceLogger.A10 has a single alarm output which may be activated by the level of signal on either analogue channel.
This data logger is ideal for field data acquisition due to its low power consumption and up to 2GB data storage capacity.
RPR Ltd have taken the features of the popular SpaceLogger.W10 model and added even greater functionality to produce the most versatile unit in the SpaceLogger range yet, still in the same compact package!
The SpaceLogger.S10 provides a comprehensive and versatile solution for data logging from sensors and devices with a single RS232 serial data output including environmental monitoring instruments, weighing equipment and NMEA devices.
Data is sampled, time & date stamped and saved to a removable SD card, enabling remote data logging without the need for direct connection to a PC.
Configuration of the SpaceLogger.S10 for a wide range of devices with RS232 output is straightforward via setup file commands loaded to the SD card.
The SpaceLogger.S10 is ideal for field data acquisition due to its low power consumption and up to 2GB data storage capacity.
A new record high wind speed was recorded on www.weather-file.com at Portland on 3rd January 2012.
A gust of 79.4 knots was logged at 11:20am - that's over 91 mph!
See for yourself at www.weather-file.com/portland
The wind sensor in action at Portland Harbour is the WindSonic ultrasonic wind speed and direction sensor. With no moving parts, the WindSonic sensor is not susceptible to bearing wear and tear that would be experience by conventional cup & vane anemometers in prolonged windy conditions.
The www.weather-file.com network of wind sensors monitor wind conditions along the UK south coast. Data is updated every 10 minutes.
UK Gunworks was established by rifle builder Chris Blackburn to manufacture specialist weapons for the discerning shooter. They offer their customers bespoke precision shooting packages, which include the Kestrel 4500NV with HORUS® ATrag Ballistics.
Chris is an expert in the field of tactical shooting and will now be available to deal with technical questions relating to the Kestrel with integrated HORUS ATrag Ballistics.
The Kestrel 4500NV with Horus® Vision software is a unique high end precision shooting tool. It combines critical environmental data from the Kestrel 4500 with an integrated targeting software solution using HORUS ATrag advanced proprietary ballistics algorithms.
UK Gunworks will be exhibiting the Kestrel with HORUS ATrag Ballistics at the CLA Gamefair. See them on stand V1246 Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th July 2011.
Tel: 01604 585055
Mobile: 07789 690386
Horus ATrag, the widely used ballistics software, and the Kestrel have been combined into one much anticipated unit specifically designed for the shooting market
The Kestrel 4500NV with Horus® Vision software is a unique high end precision shooting tool. It combines critical environmental data from the Kestrel 4500 with an integrated targeting software solution using Horus ATrag advanced proprietary ballistics algorithms.
Within the one compact instrument multiple guns and targets may be defined. The Kestrel Horus then monitors key environmental conditions and calculates a ballistic solution. Selected parameters are displayed on a range card.
The new MetPak II from Gill Instruments is now available offering a complete fixed weather station package.
The MetPak II is a compact and lightweight multi-sensor instrument that measures the most essential weather parameters. Wind speed and direction are measured via the WindSonic sensor, using well-proven ultrasonic technology.
Temperature, humidity and barometric pressure measurements, with calculated dew point, are provided by industry standard sensors. Low power consumption enables use in remote locations where power is at a premium.
The MetPak II weather station is supplied with ASCII RS232, RS422 or digital SDI-12 output. Coupled with a SpaceLogger® WindLogger, time-stamped weather data may be logged to a removable SD card with up to 2GB capacity.
The WS-15A Display Unit has been upgraded to include new screens that provide read-out of all weather parameters from the MetPak II. The WS-15A accepts both RS232 or RS422 inputs from the MetPak II.
Richard Paul Russell Ltd is proud to announce that they have developed and supplied the Skandia Team GBR with 20 state of the art wind measuring systems for use on their coach boats in the build up to the 2012 Olympics.
Using ultrasonic wind sensors and the latest in GPS technology, accurate real-time wind plots can be viewed at any time. The coaches and sailors are now able to analyse wind speed, wind shifts and bends on the water. All data is recorded so further in-depth analysis can be undertaken once ashore.
Accurate wind measurement in training and during events gives the team a real advantage in obtaining the highest performance from their boats, something that will be required to win medals at the Olympic Games.
With over eighteen years of specialist instrument design experience Richard Paul Russell Ltd is dedicated to the design, marketing and distribution of high quality electronics. This includes a range of weather instruments, a solution for economical data logging, with the option of NMEA logging and the AutoHoot. The AutoHoot is an essential tool for any race officer wanting to start sailing races reliably.
Where individual bin weights are needed by refuse and recycling trucks, Enviroweigh weighs the contents of two and four wheeled bins. Ideal for recycling schemes and pinpointing excessive users. Bin RFID is linked to dynamic weighing to maintain cycle times.
Built in to the truck's dash, the SpaceLogger records all bin weight data to a removable memory card. The data for the round can then be easily downloaded to a PC for analysis back at the office.
SpaceLogger data loggers capture data from any device or sensor with a serial port or RS232 interface. A compact, economical solution to high capacity data recording for numerous applications, including time-stamping, paperless record keeping and remote sensor monitoring. Customised models are available. This is a simple way to add dedicated data logging function to equipment and sensors outputting RS232.
Both Richard Paul Russell Ltd and Vehicle Weighing Solutions design and manufacture their products in the UK. Vehicle Weighing Solutions provides the complete range of onboard weighing and axle overload protection electronics for commercial vehicles, backed up by its nationwide on-site service and repair team. RPR Ltd has been designing, manufacturing and marketing electronics, including weather instrumentation and data loggers, for a diverse range of markets since 1992. Their products are exported world-wide.
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The entire Kestrel 4000 series is now available with Bluetooth, including the night vision models. Now, both real-time and logged data can be transferred wirelessly and automatically to a laptop or PDA.
This enables long-term storage of data, further analysis and detailed charting. In many instances, key environmental measurements from a Kestrel instrument are input into other systems - ballistics calculators, fire behaviour models, hazmat plume predictors, heat stress models, weather reports, research data sets and more.
As always, we offer free delivery throughout the EU.
We have added new additional functionality to both our WS-15A wind speed and direction digital display unit and the WindLogger wind data logger.
RPR Ltd is pleased to announce they have cut the prices of all the Kestrel range of hand-held weather instruments and their accessories.
This has been made possible by the improved US Dollar exchange rate. RPR Ltd continues to be committed to keeping the Kestrel range fantastic value for money.
All new prices are effective immediately.
Take advantage of the new prices and purchase a Kestrel now at our online shop.
As always, we offer free delivery throughout the EU.
RPR Ltd is always looking for new resellers, particularly in new markets - please contact us if you are interested in becoming a Kestrel reseller in the UK.
RPR Ltd continues to find new markets for both their wind systems and data loggers.
Both sales of the WindSonic ultrasonic sensors for wind speed and direction measurement and of their SpaceLogger-RS data loggers achieved record levels in August.
Combined with the WS-15A display unit and SpaceLogger-RS WindLogger our wind systems provide a total solution to wind monitoring. A cost effective and reliable alternative to cup anemometer and vane direction sensor systems.
The SpaceLogger-RS series encompasses versatile data loggers with high capacity data storage on a removable memory card. Ideal for remote data acquisition.
Sophie Moore is our new Sales and Marketing Manager and Phil Bacon our new Technical Sales contact.
Dragster racers can now get their hands on the latest Kestrel 4250 racing weather tracker down on the track with Gold RV Racing.
Find out how a Kestrel works in detail with the new interactive demos from NK.
Choose from a tour of the whole Kestrel range or any one of the Kestrel 4000 series models.
The demos include screen shots so you can see just how each of your environmental conditions will be displayed in both digital and graphical format.
Select a product demo from the list below:
The latest AutoHoot now comes with a Team Racing start sequence programmed as standard.
The sequence is as specified for the ISAF Team Racing World Championships.
This is one of the several start sequence options that may be selected from the AutoHoot menu.
For details on the new team racing sequence click here...
A Kestrel really can help you out in all situations...
Watch the trailer for the new 3D movie Journey to the Centre of the Earth to spot a Kestrel in action in a slightly unusual location. Go to http://www.journey3dmovie.com/ and select the 'Trailers and Clips' link.
The Kestrel that stars in the film is the Kestrel 2500 hand-held weather meter. This model provides measurement of wind speed, temperature, wind chill, barometric pressure and altitude - everything you might want to know if you are adventuring to the centre of the Earth!
Journey to the Centre of the Earth is due out in UK cinemas on 11 July 2008. Why not buy your own Kestrel 2500 online here?
Designed to provide critical measurements to those on the race track, the new Kestrel 4250 is now in stock.
Accurate and up-to-date readings of air density, moisture content (humidity ratio) and density altitude can now be easily measured and tracked. Small changes in these conditions can dramatically change an engine's performance.
Other important measurements, including wind speed, station pressure, temperature, humidity and barometric pressure are also readily monitored.
The Kestrel 4250 enables racers and pit crews to instantly assess the environmental conditions on the track and to tune their machines accordingly.
Just like the rest of the Kestrel range, the Racing Weather Tracker is rugged, portable and easy to use. It also features manual or automatic storage of data, allowing logging of conditions throughout the race and for comparison from track to track. With the optional Kestrel PC Interface, data may downloaded on to a computer allowing in-depth analysis of the race day's conditions.
Highcliffe Sailing Club have just installed a new R-P-R Wind System. The system streams live wind data to the internet every 10 minutes. The data can be viewed at our website www.weather-file.com/highcliffe.
This system will provide valuable information on wind conditions for sailors, windsurfers, kite-surfers and other boaters in the Christchurch Bay area. The club is situated at the entrance to Christchurch harbour in Dorset.
The wind system uses a WindSonic sensor - a reliable, no maintenance ultrasonic anemometer, with no moving parts, to measure wind speed and direction. A WS-15A display provides instantaneous read-out in the club house, while the internet link displays live and historic min, max and average data every 10 minutes.
This live wind data increases the coverage across the Western Solent and Dorset coastline. R-P-R has other systems installed at Lymington, Hurst Castle and Portland Harbour where the 2012 Olympic Sailing Regatta will be held. Data from all these can be viewed at our website www.weather-file.com.
For more information about our wind systems click here.
To find out how windy it is right now at Highcliffe click here.
Ideal for use by farmers and others involved in crop spraying. This new Kestrel hand-held weather meter provides a useful measure of Delta T.
Delta T is the spread between the wet bulb temperature and the dry bulb temperature (in degrees C). By calculating this value, the Kestrel 3500 delta T Pocket Weather Meter provides a quick guide to determining acceptable spraying conditions. In hot, dry conditions, evaporation can send expensive chemicals uselessly into the air rather than onto the crops.
By also measuring other critical conditions, such as relative humidity and wind speed, the kestrel 3500 delta T helps ensure safe and effective spraying.
Our new website is just launched - we'll be adding to it and improving it over the next few months.
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