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When the weatherman describes what is in store for the week, have you ever wondered where they got the information from? The truth is most of them rely on data from a professional rain sensor. These little machines from Pronamic do all the work needed to show weather trends.
However, up until recently, rain sensors have been very finicky. They were not reliable until recently with the advent of a patented technology. This technology combines the latest in precipitation sensors and combines them with an incredible magnet to help forecast rainfall for many different fields.
How Does This Technology Work?
One of the more important things to understand about a rain sensor is how they work. The unique technology that we are covering that is changing the game is a tipping bucket. While it sounds simple in name, what it does is incredible.
It works is by capturing precipitation in the air, then leading the water collected through its funnel, and down to the tipping POM spoon. This spoon is held in place by a magnet. This magnet is the focus of the technology.
When the water cache reaches a certain level, it places tension on the spoon that allows it to quickly empty built up water (in less than .3 ms) and then return to its regular position.
Because this magnet exerts a perfect level of pressure, the counterweight always remains the same. In previous models, the weight balance would often get thrown off leading to inaccurate results.
On top of providing more accurate measurements, it also has a slick material to prevent material buildup and maintain optimal water flow.
Thanks to this technology, industries from the military to wastewater treatment plants have been able to do their jobs more accurately. So, remember, the next time you see the weather forecast, it’s probably backed by this technology.