Signal Conditioner Boards



A - 308 Universal DIN Rail mounted LVDT Signal Conditioner:

A. A. Lab System's A-308 is a High Accuracy, Low cost, DIN rail mounted signal conditioner designed for any LVDT application where an analog DC voltage output or 4-20mA current output is required.


The units may also be used with any LVDT sensor. with 3,4, 5 or 6 wires, RVDT or half bridge sensors (3 wires).

The Universal Din rail mounted LVDT Signal Conditioner is a stand-alone unit. It is powered from +9 to +28V DC (switched by the user). The LVDT transducer is connected to it via simple screw terminals. The unit will output a voltage which is highly linear (0.05%) to the displacement (limited by LVDT sensor manufacturer's specifications) or a 4-20mA current loop signal with the same linearity. The unit is mounted in a standard DIN rail case (22.5mm width).

The LVDT conditioner boards are designed around high accuracy ASIC that produces a low distortion Sine-wave excitation for driving the LVDT sensor. This ASIC also demodulates the signal from the LVDT sensor and converting it to a high accuracy, low noise signal, ready to interface with the highest accuracy A/D converter units. All sensitive components are thermally coupled on the silicon chip level, making the LVDT conditioner almost insensitive to temperature variations.

The LVDT signal conditioner board is also insensitive to Excitation level and Excitation loading due to a State-of the-art ratiometric measurement technology. The LVDT excitation is measured at real time and the output is compensated in real time for any changes in excitation voltage level.

The A-308 boards can operate with almost any type of LVDT sensor available when writing those lines. It's wide dynamic range (with wide range GAIN and DC Offset controls) make it suitable for a wide range of LVDT sensors sensitivity. The adjustment of these controls is very easy and can be done by the user using a small screwdriver.

All setups are easy for a non-trained user. Most common excitation frequencies can be set by user (16 settings) with fine tuning adjustment to match your sensor's frequency. 4 Low pass filters limit the output noise and allow you to control the dynamic response of the sensor (50Hz, 100Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz).

The A-308 DIN rail mounted LVDT Signal conditioner may also operate with very long LVDT wires by setting the internal Lead/Lag compensation network (on board).

Precision Differential Gaging - Each unit features an analog input summed or subtracted from the modules reading for configuration of difference or addition of measurements (Thickness measurements etc.)

More than 1 module can be configured together for synchronous operation of multi-LVDT sensors with the same excitation frequency and phase (Master-Slave configuration).

Polarity LED indicator on front panel for easy center (Zero) setup.

What is "Ratiometric" measurement?
The LVDT transducer contains a primary winding (input) where a sine wave excitation is connected to and one or 2 secondary output windings. If our conditioner board is measuring only the output voltage, we will call it a "Differential" conditioner board. When we measure the output Voltage (or the difference of the output windings) and divide it by the excitation Voltage (or the sum of the output windings), then we call it "Ratiometric" conditioner because we measure the ratio of the output to the input (Ratio = Vout/Vin).

  1. DIN Rail Mounted LVDT


The A-308 is a High Accuracy, Low cost signal conditioner, for use with most commercial LVDT sensors for accurate distance/position measurement. It’s small size and high accuracy makes it an ideal solution for many applications.

  1. Features:
  2. Small Size
  3. Can be easily configured for 3,4,5,6 wire LVDT/RVDT sensors
  4. Adjustable Gain, Offset, Excitation level, Excitation frequency, Bandwidth
  5. 16 user defined excitation frequencies with fine tuning adjustment. Non-Standard frequencies may be also configured at no charge
  6. 4 fixed output Low-Pass filters: 50 Hz, 100Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz
  7. High linearity: 0.05%
  8. Can be used as Master or Slave unit (for multiple sensor operation using the same excitation frequency and phase, to avoid interference)
  9. Low drift: <50ppm/°C of F.S.
  10. High frequency response: 50, 100, 250, 500Hz. Standard, upto 20kHz Optional
  11. Operates with remote sensor: upto 100m
  12. Operation of Half-Bridge LVDT transducer
  13. DC output proportional to position
  14. Single supply operation voltage - 12V or 24V
  15. Lead-Lag phase compensation for long cable operation.
  16. Built-in controls of frequency, filter, offset, gain, excitation
  17. Precision Differential Gaging - Analog "math" input is added or subtracted from current module output voltage (for connection of 2 modules with 2 sensors together)
  1. Specifications:

Demodulator

Bandwidth

50, 100, 250, 500Hz.

Linearity

Better than 0.05%; of FS

Gain Drift

20ppm/°C of FS max.

Offset Drift

10ppm/°C of FS max.

Output

Unipolar or Bipolar

LVDT Sensor Type

Any sensor with 3, 4, 5, 6 wires

Supply Voltage

+9-14V or +16-28V DC

Output Voltage

±10V, 4-20mA

General

Primary to Secondary Phase Shift

Insensitive

Transducer Null Voltage

Insensitive

Transducer Cable Length

Upto 30m

Output Cable Length

Upto 100m

Excitation

Excitation Range:

3 - 20V RMS

Excitation T.C.

100 ppm/°C max

Excitation Voltage Rejection

100 ppm/dB

Output Current

40mA RMS minimum

Short Circuit Current

60mA

Frequency Range

930Hz. to 10KHz.

Excitation Frequency T.C.

200 ppm/°C

THD

−50dB

Excitation current may be increased to 500mA (optional)

Power Supply

Voltage Range

+9-14V or 16-28V DC

Current (@ no load)

40mA

Temperature Range

0 - 70°C

  1. Typical Applications:
    1. Connection of 3/4/5/6 Wire LVDT Sensors:
    2. ±10V or 4-20mA output. Differential Measurements

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