Flowmeters are an integral part of many industries today as it measures the flow of various liquids, gases, and masses. In order for your flowmeter to function to the best of its ability, it is important to understand each component of the flowmeters and the additional pieces of equipment that will improve its function. One of the fundamental components of a flowmeter process is the signal conditioner, with the two being bought hand in hand with one and other.
The primary use of signal conditioners is to convert one kind of electrical signal into another. Generally, this process is necessary when the original signal cannot easily be processed by conventional instruments and needs to be converted into a format that is easily interpreted. The conditioner accepts signals such as frequency, electric charge, AC voltage and current, and DC voltage and current. In addition, conditioners may process and interpret inputs from sensors that measure strain, resistance, temperature or acceleration. Relays, switches, clocks and encoders can also provide input. In turn, signal conditioners output a variety of signal types.