Climomaster Anemometer – 6501 Series

The most accurate handheld hot-wire anemometer of its kind


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The Climomaster anemometer is a research grade handheld hot-wire anemometer that promises level 2% m.v. accuracy, making it the most accurate hot-wire airflow meter in the world. It offers a ton of flexibility and options including 8 different probes types. These probes are all interchangeable and can be used with a single main unit without any additional calibration.

Climomaster Hot-Wire Anemometer – 6501 Series probes can measure temperature and/or humidity along with air flow. Other probes are designed for use in turbulent or high-velocity airflow and some are miniaturized for use in really tight spaces like those encountered when checking the cooling profile of a circuit board. The unit comes standard with 20,000 record storage capacity and advanced data logging capability. It can also be ordered with a pressure sensor and analog output if desired. Many additional accessories such as software, extension rods, hands-free case and special cable lengths are also available.

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  • Its sleek, ergonomic design with anti-slip grip comes standard with a highly visible backlit display making it the handheld choice of Journeymen technicians in the field.
  • Stores up to 20,000 data points which is easily downloaded to your company computer for analysis via the USB interface.
  • The optional software allows the users to view real-time data graphically formatted on their company computer
  • For your convenience the anemometer keeps track of its own calibration cycle and reminds you when it is due for calibration*.
  • The Climomaster 6501-CE measures pressure and features an analog output.
  • Equipped with an automatic atmospheric pressure compensation function.
  • When the direction of the airflow is known, choose a unidirectional probe.
  • When the direction of the airflow is unknown or turbulent, choose an omnidirectional probe.

*Annual NIST TRACEABLE CALIBRATIONS are performed at our facility in Andover, NJ.

Probe Model6531-2G6541-2G6561-2G6542-2G6533-2G6543-2G6551-2G6552-2G
Air Velocity Range (FPM)2 to 60002 to 60002 to 98402 to 60002 to 10002 to 10002 to 60002 to 6000
Airflow DirectionUniUniUniOmniOmniOmniOmniOmni
Probe TypeRodRodRodNeedleSphericalSphericalMiniatureMiniature
Air VelocityOOOOOOOO
TemperatureOOOOOO
Relative HumidityOO

Climomaster Main Unit Specifications

Main Unit Specifications
Differential Pressure
Range-5 to 5 kPa
Resolution0.01 kPa
Accuracy±3% of READING or ±0.01 kPa whichever is greater
General Specifications
Analog OutputDC 0 to 1 V
InterfaceUSB / Printer
DataloggingStores up to 20000 measurement data
Power Supply6 × AA Batteries or AC Adapter (AC 100 to 240 V , 50/60 Hz)
Weight0.9 lbs (400 g)
Operating Environment41 to 104°F (5 to 40°C) with no condensation
Storage Environment14 to 122°F (-10 to 50°C) with no condensation
StandardsCE-mark
Warranty2 year
What’s IncludedMeter, Operation Manual, Carrying Case, USB Cable, AA Batteries, 2m Probe Cable

Unit Model6501-0E6501-CE
Differential PressureO
Analog OutputO
USB InterfaceOO
Printer InterfaceOO

Climomaster Probe Specifications

Measurement Specifications
Air Velocity
Range2 to 9840 FPM (0.01 to 50 m/s)
Resolution1 FPM (0.01 m/s)
Accuracy+/- 2% of READING or +/- 0.015 m/s (+/- 3 FPM) whichever is greater
Temperature
Range-4 to 158°F (-20 to 70°C)
Resolution1°F (0.1°C)
Accuracy+/- 1°F (+/- 0.5 °C)
Relative Humidity
Range2.0 to 98.0 %RH
Resolution0.1%
Accuracy±2.0% (at range of 2 to 80%) ±3.0% (at range of 80 to 98%)
General Specifications
Operating Environment-4 to 158°F (-20 to 70°C) with no condensation
Storage Environment14 to 122°F (-10 to 50°C) with no condensation
StandardsCE-mark
Warranty2 year
Standard AccessoriesProbe, NIST Certificate

Probe Model6531-2G6541-2G6561-2G6542-2G6533-2G6543-2G6551-2G6552-2G
Air Velocity Range (FPM)2 to 60002 to 60002 to 98402 to 60002 to 10002 to 10002 to 60002 to 6000
Airflow DirectionUniUniUniOmniOmniOmniOmniOmni
Probe TypeRodRodRodNeedleSphericalSphericalMiniatureMiniature
Air VelocityOOOOOOOO
TemperatureOOOOOO
Relative HumidityOO

User Manual

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Data Sheet (English)

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Data Sheet (Espanol)

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Probe Engineering Drawings

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Application Note - Anemometer Selection Guide

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Application Note - Evolution of Hotwire Probes

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Application Note - The Relationship Between Air Velociy, Temperature and Pressure

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Application Note - Measuring Airflow in the Cleanroom

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Software - Manual

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Getting Started with Kanomax Climomaster 6501 Series Anemometers

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Kanomax Climomaster Hot-wire Anemometer - Overview

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How do hot-wire anemometers measure air velocity?

They measure the air speed by calculating how fast the probe sensor is being cooled by the airflow.

Aren't all hot-wire anemometers the same? Why should I buy a 6501 series anemometer?

The principles behind all hot-wire anemometers may be the same, but the quality varies. Simply put, with our temperature compensation sensor, our Climomaster is the most accurate with an accuracy of +/- 2%. This is due to several factors: 1) We calibrate the temperature compensation sensor, as well as the velocity sensor. Other manufacturers only calibrate the velocity sensor. 2)We use special high-quality materials, like our platinum sensors, that increase accuracy. 3) Our manufacturing facility uses not 1, but 4 specialized wind tunnels to test and calibrate our anemometers. These wind tunnels include a low velocity tunnel, high tunnel velocity and a variable temperature wind tunnel. 4) We’ve been making anemometers for over 80 years. During that time we’ve perfected our knowledge and refined our manufacturing process to produce a research-grade instrument.

Does the unit come with an NIST traceable certificate?

Yes, all our instruments come with a calibration certificate.

How often does the unit need to be calibrated?

Kanomax recommends annual calibration to ensure accuracy.

What kinds of airflow can I measure with my Kanomax anemometer?

You can measure clean air between -4 and 158°F (-20 to 70°C) in an environment with no visible condensation. (Please note: the temperature range given is for the probes).

Can I measure airflow in flammable and corrosive gases?

No, these are thermal anemometers that generate heat when in operation; if you expose them to a flammable gas it could cause a fire or explosion. Corrosive or caustic gases, such a chlorine, will damage the sensor on contact. While it is possible to use the instrument in a non-flammable, non-caustic gases the instrument is not calibrated for these gases and it will not measure airflow accurately.

I bought a Climomaster anemometer. Can I add the analog and/or pressure options?

No. Unfortunately these options are built into the main unit and must be ordered with the unit. They cannot be added later.

Which operating systems is the software compatible with?

Windows XP (32-bit only), Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 10. (Please Note: Anemomaster Professional comes with software. It is available as an option for the Climomaster.)

What is included with the Climomaster unit?

The unit ships in a hard carrying case and includes a probe connector cable, 6 x AA batteries, and a NIST traceable calibration certificate. Note: The main body does not come with a probe, but we do have combo part numbers available that include a probe.

The Climomaster probes are listed as interchangeable. What does that mean?

The Climomaster probes use a smart technology that keeps the calibration data on a small chip inside each probe. This means you can swap out the probes freely in the field without needing to recalibrate either the probes or the main unit. You can also swap out the probe cable in the field if you need different lengths for different applications.

I have a challenging application. How can I be sure the Kanomax Climomaster will fit my needs?

Give us a call! Our customer service team is happy to discuss your application and find a solution that works for you. We won’t sell you a product that doesn’t meet your needs.

Getting Started with the Climomaster 6501 Series Anemometers

Kanomax Climomaster 6501 Series Anemometers are research-grade hot-wire anemometers suitable for a range of applications.

Learn about 6501 Series models, probes and uses in the video below.

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