This ice sensor is different in that it has no moving parts and sees the ice rather than gauging its temperature. The slanted vertical design allow for non-ice precipitation to run off and leave it free to sense frozen moisture buildup. The sensitivity can also be adjusted to detect human breath or monitor levels in a freezer.
The Ice Meister was originally designed for aerospace, but has been re-appropriated for industry and home use. Some applications include industrial, commercial and household refrigerators, sprinkler controls, windpower farms, heliports and roadway signs. The Ice Meister starts at $750 and varies based on configurations.
The patent pending Ice Meister gets ready for the cold weather
Sensor deployment in automated factories should be done slowly and conservatively, otherwise engineers may face the loss of hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars, an Internet of Things expert will tell attendees at the upcoming Design & Manufacturing Show in Minneapolis.
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