PiCUS Tree Motion Sensor 3 Mini-Kit

The PiCUS Tree Motion Sensors enable the execution of stability analysis through wind reaction measurement. This method is based on movements of examined trees in natural gusts of wind. The tree's

  • Product Name:PiCUS Tree Motion Sensor 3 Mini-Kit
  • Item No.:TMS 3
  • Manufacturers:Argus
  • Country of Origin:German

The PiCUS Tree Motion Sensors enable the execution of stability analysis through wind reaction measurement. This method is based on movements of examined trees in natural gusts of wind. The tree's response can be read and estimated for stronger wind events from the tree pitch and wind speed recorded by the the TMS.


The TMS Mini-Kit is offered for easy access into this young method. It contains everything needed to measure and analyse data on a tree. The kit includes two PiCUS TMS 3 sensors, a special inductive charging station and software to read out and analyse data.


The Mini-Kit is ideal for gaining initial experiences with the use of PiCUS Tree Motion sensors. For more extensive applications the standard TMS 3 system with ten sensors and the tenfold charging station integrated in the convienent suitcase is still available. Needless to say all components are compatible, so the sensors of the Mini-Kit can be used without limitation when upgrading to standard TMS 3 system.


ParameterPiCUS TMS 3PiCUS TMS
General characteristics

colour grey black
weight 73 g270 g
dimensions 61 mm x 41 mm x 20 mm100 mm x 80 mm x 75 mm
protection Completely sealed against water and dust Protected against rain and dust 
min. livetime5 years 5 years
Measurement

Accuracy tilt measurement 0,03 °0,03 °
Measurement interval 0,05 s (20 Hz)0,05 s (20 Hz)
Type of tilt measurement 3D measurement2D measurement
Sensor orientation arbitrary horizontal 
Accuracy temperature measurement 1 °C1 °C
Temperature range -20 – +50 °C-20 – +50 °C
Battery 

Battery capacity and runtime250 mAh; > 14 days2900 mAh; > 20 days
Charging wirelessMicro USB cable 
Charge duration approx. 2 h approx. 6 h
recommended charging temperature 5 – 35 °C5 – 35 °C
Memory

Memory type 
MicroSD memory card 
Memory size 256 MBUp to 32 GB
Memory runtime 20 days> 130 days (1 GB memory card) 
Communication 

Standby- and measuring mode Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0Micro USB cable 
Data download Bluetooth Classic 2.1MicroSD card reader 
Handling

TMS power onMagnetic key Electrical switch 
Outdoor-handlingBLE-capable mobile phone (Android, iOS)
TMS 3 App
Electrical switch 
Data download and analysis PC with Bluetooth Classic
TMS 3 Control software (direct sensor interaction)
MicroSD card reader
+ TMS PC software 
PiCUS TMS-case

Power supply 230 V AC, 50 Hz (adaptor) 230 V AC, 50 Hz (adaptor) 
Number of TMS-chargers 10 (wireless charge bays) 10 (MicroUSB cable charger) 
Maximum number of TMS 2020
weight, filled (screws, cables, 10 TMS) 5,5 kg11 kg
Maße 48 cm x 35 cm x 15 cm60 cm x 45 cm x 17 cm