Signal conditioning products provide amplification, filtering, converting, and other processes required to make sensor output suitable for reading by computer boards.
Bridge conditioners are instruments that provide excitation and support for strain gages, Wheatstone bridges, load cells, and sensors. They also include circuitry for signal conditioning, amplification, and processing.
Encoder and resolver signal conditioners accept encoder and resolver measurements and convert or condition these signals into digital data or suitable levels.
Instrumentation amplifiers are differential amplifiers that have been optimized for use with DC signals. They are characterized by high gain, high common mode rejection ratio (CMRR), and high input impedance.
Linear variable differential transformer (LVDT) and rotary variable differential transformer (RVDT) signal conditioners are devices that translate the linear or rotary movement of a ferromagnetic armature into an AC voltage that is proportional to the armature position.
Sensor multiplexers allow the signal delivered to an instrument to be scanned or switched between multiple sensors. The multi-channel testing of multiple sensors/samples increases sample throughput and the productivity of costly instrumentation.
Signal amplifiers accept signals from sensors and other devices and amplify them to levels suitable for further processing or digitization by computer elements.
Signal conditioners provide amplification, filtering, converting, and other processes required to make sensor output suitable for reading by computer boards.
Signal filters block or decrease (attenuate) unwanted frequencies or signal wave characteristics.
Signal isolators provide electrical (galvanic) isolation between the input and output circuits. They couple the signal to the output through a transformer or optical isolator. Signal isolators also break the direct electrical (galvanic) path between two or more loop points. They are used to protect against dangerous measured-variable voltages and provide increased protection from surges and spikes.
Temperature signal conditioners accept outputs from temperature measurement devices such as resistance temperature detectors (RTDs), thermocouples, and thermistors. They then filter, amplify, and/or convert these outputs to digital signals, or to levels suitable for digitization.
Vibration signal conditioners and acceleration signal conditioners accept the output of devices that are designed specifically for vibration or acceleration measurement. They convert or condition these signals to digital data, or suitable levels for digitization.