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Environmental monitoring

Sensors to continuously monitor water, environment & weather

Creating environmental monitoring solutions for 60 years

Over the past 60 years we’ve been designing and manufacturing professional-grade hydrometeorological instruments and accessories like towing systems and cable ways for safer recording water measurements.

Our sensor product portfolio has evolved to offer other environmental monitoring innovations to measure snow and hail as well as water quality and soil moisture. Our devices are deployed worldwide to support government agencies, private companies, NGOs, scientists, and now farmers.

We ensure a seamless flow of accurate data collected under some of the harshest weather to reliable data systems for quality control, data visualization, analysis and decision support.

Whatever your ground-based sensing regimen, let us provide you with innovations to add value to the data chain – from data collection to management and reporting.

Your benefits


Get WMO quality sensor data

Continuously collect accurate and precise data


Save with durable, low maintenance sensors

Install devices that endure harsh conditions worldwide


Choose your own maintenance technicians

No proprietary limits on maintenance & testing services


Enhance with accessories as needed

Add heaters, guards, pulleys, weights, lines & more


Easily implement turnkey solutions

Opt for our end-to-end sensors and software solutions


Order customized solutions

Meet unique needs with our engineering & fabrication staff

How it works

After identifying your goals and monitoring site considerations, explore our sensor product portfolio and speak with our seasoned consultants for a fully-informed selection and quote.

Select sensors
Deploy sensors
Transmit data
Access data & get alerts
Maintain & calibrate sensors

Product features

  • WMO quality weather and precipitation sensors

    WMO quality weather and precipitation sensors

    A range of reliable and accurate tipping bucket rain gauges, weighing principle precipitation gauges, multi-parameter weather sensors, and an unprecedented hail sensor are available.

    Associated accessories include heaters for cold and even alpine regions, as well as bird and wind guards as monitoring sites may require.

    Calibration devices for field and lab use are offered.

    If you’re unable to find a commercially available product that meets your needs, KISTERS designs and manufactures tailor-made solutions for your use case in meteorology and hydrology.

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    Meteorology products
  • Proven water flow and water level devices

    Proven water flow and water level devices

    Our portfolio contains electro-mechanical current meters in standard size and miniaturised models which use either fan or cup type current propellers. Increasingly popular are the non-contact radar discharge measurement systems. And for specialist applications, several models of tipping bucket flow gauges are at hand.

    Appropriate accessories such as electronic counters and wading rods are available. A range of positioning and towing systems for current meters or acoustic doppler current profilers (ADCPs) enable more safety for staff taking measurements.

    In addition, our portfolio of precision water level sensors includes radar level sensors, level pressure sensors with full temperature compensation, float operated absolute shaft encoders, and maintenance-free, desiccant-free, self-contained compressor systems and bubblers. Accurate surface water and groundwater level data are transmitted via several outputs (RS232, 4-20mA or SDI-12). These rugged devices are designed with low-maintenance demand.

    Available accessories include large volume gas chamber orifices, float pulleys, counterweights, beaded lines, and more.

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    Water Flow products Water Level products
  • Single and multi-parameter water quality probes

    Single and multi-parameter water quality probes

    Our water quality monitoring devices are perfectly fit for natural water, drinking water, wastewater and other various industrial applications. Single probes and multi-parameter probes include radiometers, photometers and fluorometers.

    KISTERS also engineers and manufactures tailor-made monitoring systems like the iBox Water Quality. The robust fully configured all-in-one solution combines several water quality sensors to measure nitrate, biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), dissolved organic carbon (DOC), algae / Chlrophyll-a (Chl-a), cyanobacteria / Phycocyanin, turbidity, pH, etc. and an iRIS 270 datalogger for data transmission.

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    Water Quality products
  • Calibration & certification services

    Calibration & certification services

    Periodic calibration ensures the reliability of data you measure. Certificates attest to quality assurance (QA) processes, ensuring traceable and auditable documentation.

    Calibration and certification services for mechanical current meters; tipping bucket rain gauges; pressure sensors; and hail sensors. Some field calibration devices are available. In most cases, factory calibration is recommended on an annual basis for optimal performance in situ.

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    Calibration & Certification services
  • Plug-and-play sensors compatible with KISTERS software

    Plug-and-play sensors compatible with KISTERS software

    KISTERS sensors and software connect seamlessly to support end-to-end environmental monitoring, gathering data in the field and delivering it to you for real-time access, alerts and decisive actions. Be sure you know what’s going on in your network anytime and anywhere.

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Sensing a changing world

Our global team is committed to help you measure, monitor & sense water, weather & the environment in a changing world.

Our instruments & IT seamlessly connect to give you a dashboard to reach your goals and make mid-course adjustments to environmental protection.

Reclaim time from calibration & repair to focus on the collaboration needed to address our shared challenges.

In addition to our accurate & robust sensing products which pair with data loggers and IoT technology, contact us to customize solutions for your monitoring requirements.

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