TB7: Professional Budget-Priced Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge
With the TB7, HyQuest Solutions launches a budget-priced tipping bucket rain gauge. The design is informed by HyQuest Solutions experience gained from designing and manufacturing tipping bucket rain gauges for more than 30 years. In summary, HyQuest Solutions makes tipping bucket rain gauges - the industry and scientific standard for rain monitoring - available at a price that enables mass deployment.
TB7 excels with proven and modern technology, durable material and the known features of HyQuest Solution’s range of tipping bucket rain gauges, e.g. a standard 200 mm catch, buretted to achieve the best accuracy with the fitted bucket (0.2 mm, 0.5 mm, 0.01 inch), integrated mounting ears for M8 nuts and bolts, and a dual reed switch.
Benefits of TB7
- Complete system with in-built bird guard
- Professional, yet cost-efficient design
- Longevity and durable material
- Prepared to receive IoT module for smart city and citizen science
This makes the TB7 the perfect device for citizen scientists, smart cities, agrometeorology, system integrators, and many more.
Long-life pivots/bearings:TB7 is first in class as an entry-level device featuring field-proven high-quality sapphire pivots. Sapphire is a stone and subsequently free from corrosion. Additionally, sapphires do not show any traces of wear and tear from bucket tips. Your advantage: Less in-situ maintenance efforts and longer lifespan.
Synthetic Materials: The rain gauge housing, funnel and base are all made of moulded thermoplastics: ASA, reputed for its high outdoor weather ability, is used in many outdoor applications, incl. in the automotive industry. ASA is extremely solar UV resistant, heat and frost resistant, and can be deployed continuously in all climatic conditions. Better yet: As a good insulator ASA keeps direct sunlight heat out of the sensor interior. And it does not hinder radio waves from penetrating: Thus, the TB7 is the ideal choice for IoT applications with an integrated modem and antenna not visible from the outside.
Teflon impregnated polymer buckets: This innovative material is more dismissive, i.e. it has minimal surface tension and it makes it difficult for dust and dirt to stick. As a result, water drains away without any residue and consequently the maintenance cycle can be longer. Additionally, Teflon supports easy cleaning of internal bucket surfaces.