Once a particular FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology Transducer has been chosen for a given application, provisions must be made for appropriate excitation and for conditioning the output signal. The nature of the conditioning depends on the electrical characteristics of the transducer and the destination of the signal.
These processes may occur in the vicinity of the strain gage based transducer, at a remote data-acquisition subsystem, or several other locations.
One of the more common forms of conditioning provided by FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology’s CSG100 Series is to amplify a signal to a standard voltage range for data acquisition (0 to 10V); another is to translate it to a standard process-control current range (4 to 20 mA).
The TEDS capable CSG100 Series Inline DC Power Signal Conditioner is Din Rail mountable and provides a building block approach to monitoring many important applications. The signal conditioner accepts inputs from a transducer to measure stress, vibration, and response time which are then converted to standard current signal. Some of the vibration signals can be conditioned using low pass filtering specified by the user. Continuous monitoring of the customer application may be achieved by connecting the output to an analog input module (PLCs or DCs).