They are widely used in the process industry and also in the maritime industry they are becoming more and more popular; “Smart” Transmitters. What are they exactly, how do they differ from “regular” transmitters and what can Ravebo be of service to you? Let us explain.
Where a conventional transmitter gives an analogue output of 4-20 mA, a Smart transmitter is processor-based and can use digital communication. In other words, a Smart transmitter gives a digital output, which combined with the makers software can create a variety of digital data where the conventional transmitter can only give one sort of output (4 - 20mA).
Regardless of analogue or digital output, the function of the transmitter remains the same; to accurately convert input to output. Because of this, calibration is required to maintain that accuracy.
Where the output in mA of an analogue transmitter can be easily measured, the digital output of a Smart transmitter requires a suitable device and suitable software to read this output. The calibration facility at Ravebo has the possession of the required equipment in order to offer you another careless calibration solution.
A basic diagram displaying the principles of conventional analogue and digital pressure transmitters: