HailSens provides accurate, reliable results both quickly and automatically. A practical tool that saves time and prevents false measurements.
HailSens' large measurement surface (0,2 m²) and piezo-based measurement technique enables the never-before possible ability to investigate high-resolution, real-time details of hail storm dynamics.
HailSens enables numerous applications such as:
On-the-ground validation of hail detection (to optimize weather radar forecast or to add value to data provided by lightning protection networks)
Early warning system ensuring preventative protection
Real-time control of mobile infrastructure parts (closing open roof of a sports stadium, alerting drivers on a highway, closing shutters, turning solar panels into upright position, etc.)
Recording of individual hail impacts.
HailSens saves data, transfers it in real-time to evaluation software for statistical evaluations and display of impact results in graphics and tables
Provides early warnings using web technology.
HailSens is available either as standalone unit R&D/INS or as the sensor SYNOP integrated in an automatic weather station.
Unique Key Features:
Online hail detection including kinetic energy and hail diameter. Compared to the established hail pads, HailSens is more accurate, more reliable, faster, and automatic.
Large measurement surface produces statistically relevant results for any given hail event. The design of the transducer system takes into account the relatively large distance between neighboring pellets in a hail shower.
Stand-alone system: HailSens can be used as a sensor connected to a local data acquisition device or send data over wireless mobile communication channels to the hailsens.online cloud application.
Smart sensor with local intelligence, processing power and the user’s choice of IP or non-IP communication, ranging from RS-485 serial and UMTS/3G/4G to LoRa; with new communication standards added in due time.
Online warning system reacting instantly to hail impacts. Warnings and alerts can be issued through hailsens.online with little delay to prevent damage in locations not yet struck by the hail storm.
Specific alert mechanisms (optional): switching relays via digital output, serial datagrams to control systems, ...
The rapid and accurate sensing of hail incidents and the ability to immediately forward collected data to a central location where it can be evaluated makes HailSens ideal for:
HyQuest Solutions | Environmental Monitoring & Data Acquisition
With more than 40 years relevant experience and staff based in locations within Australia and New Zealand, HyQuest Solutions offers a range of environmental monitoring, data acquisition and reporting solutions for water, air and energy applications world-wide.
HyQuest Solutions are a subsiduary of KISTERS global group of companies which is headquartered in Aachen (Germany) and has representations in Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.
HyQuest Solutions is accredited with ISO9001:2015 Quality Certification.