Industry White Paper

Industrial Signal Conditioning

January 28, 2021 by Dataforth

For industrial signal conditioning, there are several key factors to account for: motion sensors, loop and analog signals, and even signal integrity itself. Learn more below.

The need to measure and control the operation of machinery is as old as the Industrial Revolution. While past industrial cycles have been supervised and driven by humans, instrumentation is increasingly become the nerves, the brain, and even the heart of the modern manufacturing plant and lab. Instrumentation, by regulating and supervising the operation of equipment, provides the means for plants to remain economically viable. Signal conditioning is a critical part of these improvements, a characteristics element of what many call Industry 4.0.

Obtaining, maintaining, and improving the quality of measurements is the goal of proper signal conditioning. Good signal conditioning preserves the quality of the measurements available and allows the system to make best use of the control and data acquisition systems installed.

In this whitepaper from Dataforth, learn how to achieve good signal conditioning with: 

  • Indicate-Only Measurements 
  • Control Measurements 
  • Custody Transfer Measurements 
  • Environmental Measurements 
  • Safety Measurements

This paper also covers how sensors, motion sensors, strain gages, signal integrity, loops and analog signals all play an important role when it comes to industrial signal conditioning.

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