Wind Speed Alarm combines portability, accuracy, durability.

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To help manage commercial equipment, MAC3 collects and monitors wind conditions and provides alerts to notify users of speeds that could cause safety concerns. Incorporating No. 400 anemometer, alarm can be configured for simultaneous use with dual sensors to monitor two separate locations, while integrated time delay and latching capabilities prevent equipment damage due to frequent on/off power cycling. Other features include LCD screen, password protection, and -40 to +158°F operating range.

Original Press Release:

Feature-Rich Maximum® MAC3 Commercial Wind Speed Alarm Now Shipping

Weather Instrument Leader’s Feature Rich Solution Controls Products Impacted By Wind Speeds

New Bedford, Mass. — Maximum®, a world leader in weather instruments, announced today its commercial wind alarm solution, the MAC3, is available for purchase. The latest offering in Maximum’s line of commercial weather instruments, the MAC3 incorporates the company’s signature reliability and provides operators with a wealth of features and an unprecedented level of control. The highly accurate and rugged MAC3 is ideal for managing commercial equipment by collecting and monitoring wind conditions, and providing timely alerts to keep users abreast of speeds that could cause safety concerns for people and equipment in nearly endless applications.

Incorporating Maximum’s renowned #400 anemometer with over forty years of proven performance in commercial applications, the wind alarm can be configured for simultaneous use with dual sensors to monitor two separate locations. The MAC3 integrates time delay and latching capabilities to prevent equipment damage due to frequent on/off power cycling, and a large, easy-to-read, green-on-black LCD screen for viewing wind speed conditions, settings and user-defined information such as wind speed averages, peak gusts and other key metrics. The MAC3 can be password protected to prevent unintended changes to settings. It features two built-in 5 amp relays that, with the use of an optional cable, enable control of external devices such as outdoor venue equipment, agriculture devices, municipal fountains, construction equipment and lifts, cranes, security systems, awnings and gate controllers, outdoor advertising and a wide variety of other devices that can be affected or become unsafe in windy conditions.

“With a growing variety of applications and requirements for wind alarm solutions, we are proud to offer the powerful and versatile MAC3 to the commercial market,” said Peter Kilgore, president, Maximum. "We have packed functionality and capabilities that exceed customers’ needs into a device that embodies Maximum’s quality and reliability — all at an incredibly affordable price. I look forward to all of the innovative solutions our customers are sure to develop using the new MAC3.”

The Maximum MAC3 controller and anemometer are weather-tight to the IP65 standard and rated for use from -40 to 158-degrees F (-40 to 70-degrees C) — the widest temperature range in the industry. Operating in 12- and 24-VDC power source environments, the device measures 5.08-inches wide x 7.39-inches high x 2.26-inches deep (129.0 mm x 187.8 mm x 57.4 mm). All Maximum products are manufactured in New Bedford, Massachusetts, protected by a comprehensive warranty and backed by an easy to access, responsive technical support team.

Pricing and Availability

Maximum’s new commercial MAC3 Wind Speed Alarm starts at $795, and is available for purchase from authorized Maximum commercial instrument dealers worldwide or directly from Maximum. For more information on the MAC3 Wind Speed Alarm, Maximum or its entire line of commercial instruments, please contact a company representative at 508-995-2200 or visit

About Maximum:

Maximum, Inc., a recognized leader in weather instrument design, manufacturing and support, was founded in 1968 and has been a wholly owned subsidiary of IMTRA Corporation since 1986. With corporate offices and production facilities in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Maximum weather instruments are distributed globally via a network of authorized dealers. Maximum offers a full line of instruments to monitor wind, temperature, barometric pressure and precipitation conditions. Used in both commercial and consumer applications, Maximum weather instruments have been proven to withstand some of the world's harshest environments. All Maximum instruments are covered by an industry-leading warranty. For more information, please visit or

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