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Hybrid MC Vane

Reliably measure wind direction for turbine control in moderate climates.

  • Hybrid MC Vane

Hybrid MC Vane | Push-Pull Output | Active Low

#9381

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Hybrid MC Vane | 4-20mA Output

#9378

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When your turbine control sensors are not working, your turbines are not producing, so we designed our sensors to maximize your turbine availability. Our Hybrid MC technology is based on 25 years of icing climate sensor experience and data from over 70,000 fielded sensors.

Hybrid MC sensors are engineered with a two-stage contamination protection system to prevent dust, dirt, and water from damaging the bearings. The first level of defense is a fully sealed body that minimizes contamination ingress. Inside, a sealed bearing cartridge system prevents contamination from affecting the bearings. The result: extended bearing life and a recommended maintenance interval of 10 years, meaning fewer trips to your turbines.

The Hybrid MC turbine control sensor provides the same exceptional reliability as our Hybrid XT at a more economical price for areas that don’t experience icing. The head of the Hybrid MC is made of Lexan, which is exceptionally tough yet lightweight – this allows for improved aerodynamic performance while retaining the dependability and long service interval of the Hybrid XT.

Reliability

  • Two-stage contamination protection extends sensor life
    • Fully sealed sensor body minimizes dust, dirt, and water ingress
    • Sealed cartridge bearing system prevents contamination from affecting the bearings
  • Shock-resistant bearing mounting prevents damage caused by rough handling
  • Rugged metal head prevents breakage due to accidental drops or icing
  • Recommended maintenance interval of 10 years eliminates unwanted trips to your turbines

Aerodynamic Performance

  • Threshold of <1.2 m/s
  • Accuracy: +/- 1.8° (0.5%)

  Hybrid MC Vane | Push-Pull Output | Active Low (#9381) Hybrid MC Vane | 4-20mA Output (#9378)
Description  
Sensor type Wind Turbine Yaw Control Vane Wind Turbine Yaw Control Vane
Applications Wind Turbine Control Wind Turbine Control
Sensor range 0° to 360°, free rotation 0° to 360°, free rotation
Instrument compatibility
  • Digital inputs of turbine controllers
  • PLCs
  • 4-20 mA current loop inputs of wind turbine controllers
  • PLCs
  • Other instruments with 4-20mA inputs
Certifications CE Marked CE Marked
Output signal  
Signal type Push/Pull (compatible with NPN or PNP inputs) Current loop, 4 to 20mA, sourced by the sensor
Transfer function Two yaw-error signals
  • VR (left / right)
  • VL90 (front / back)
    see manual for details
  • 4 to 20 mA corresponds to 0° to 360° in clockwise (CW) direction
  • For turbine control, orient so that 180° corresponds to on-the-wind
Accuracy
  • +/-1.8&deg (0.5%)
  • factory calibrated at 180&deg (on the wind) +/- 0.5&deg
  • +/- 1.8° (0.5%)
  • Factory calibrated at 180° (on the wind) +/- 0.5&deg
Dead band None None
Recommended load resistance 1200 Ω minimum
Pull-up resistors not required
50 Ω to 1000 Ω (depending on power supply)
Output signal range n/a 4 to 20 mA
Resolution 10-bit (<1°) 0.4 degrees, guaranteed monotonic
Response characteristics  
Threshold 1.2 m/s (2.7 mph) 1.2 m/s (2.7 mph)
Delay distance 0.32 m (1.1 ft) 0.32 m (1.1 ft)
Power requirements  
Supply voltage 8 to 24 V DC 11 to 24 V DC
Supply current
  • 15 mA max, plus load current (not including heater)
15 mA max, plus output signal current.
Heater supply voltage 24 V, AC or DC 24V, AC or DC
Heater supply current
  • Self regulating
  • 0.5 to 1 A, thermal load dependent
  • Self regulating
  • 0.5 to 1 A, thermal load dependent
Installation  
Mounting Sensor housing compatible with:
  • 25 mm pipe per BS1387, or
  • 32 mm tube, or
  • 1 inch IPS pipe
  • 1-1/4" Tube
    Quick disconnect allows for easy mounting or dismounting
    captive M6 clamp bolt, nut, and connector
Sensor housing compatible with:
  • 25 mm pipe per BS1387, or
  • 32 mm tube, or
  • 1 inch IPS pipe
  • 1-1/4" Tube
    Quick disconnect allows for easy mounting or dismounting
    captive M6 clamp bolt, nut, and connector
Tools required 10 mm wrench 10 mm wrench
Accessories
  • pre-wired cable assemblies (not included)
Pre-wired cable assembly (not included)
Wiring sensor plugs onto captive connector - see manual for wiring details Sensor plugs onto captive connector - see manual for wiring details
Environmental  
Operating temperature range -40 ° C to 50 ° C ( -40 ° F to 122 ° F) Ambient -40 ° C to 60 ° C ( -40 ° F to 140 ° F)
Operating humidity range 0 to 100% RH 0 to 100% RH
Other
  • IP55 per IEC 60529 and DIN40050-9 (Ingress Protection)
  • MIL-STD-810F Method 509.4 (96 Hour Salt Fog Corrosion)
  • IEC 60068-2-52, Severity 1 (28 Day Salt Fog Corrosion)
  • IEC60068-2-38 Z/AD (Cyclic Humidity & Temperature)
  • IEC 60068-2-78 (Constant Humidity)
  • IEC 60068-2-6, Test Fc (Sinusoidal Vibration)
  • IEC 60068-2-64, Test Fh (Random Vibration)
  • Packaging meets ISTA 1A (Drop Test)
  • IP55 per IEC 60529 and DIN40050-9 (Ingress Protection)
  • MIL-STD-810F Method 509.4 (96 Hour Salt Fog Corrosion)
  • IEC 60068-2-52, Severity 1 (28 Day Salt Fog Corrosion)
  • IEC60068-2-38 Z/AD (Cyclic Humidity & Temperature)
  • IEC 60068-2-78 (Constant Humidity)
  • IEC 60068-2-6, Test Fc (Sinusoidal Vibration)
  • IEC 60068-2-64, Test Fh (Random Vibration)
  • Packaging meets ISTA 1A (Drop Test)
Physical  
Connections
  • Quick release connector mount
  • Two heater wires
  • Four sensor wires: power, common, two signals
  • Quick release connector mount
  • Two heater wires
  • Three sensor wires: power, common, signal
Weight 1.68 kg (3.71 lbs) 1.36 kg (2.99 lbs)
Dimensions
  • Overall height: 297 mm (11.7")
  • Swept diameter: 266 mm (10.4")
  • Body diameter: 58 mm (2.3")
  • Overall height 297 mm (11.7")
  • Swept diameter: 266 mm (10.4")
  • Body diameter: 58 mm (2.3")
Materials  
Wing Black Polycarbonate Black Polycarbonate
Body Zinc Zinc
Shaft Stainless Steel Stainless steel
Bearing Double-shielded stainless steel ball bearings in a protective cartridge Double-shielded stainless steel ball bearings in a protective cartridge

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