APCS the Signal Conditioning Specialists

 

About Us

Information

APCS was founded back in 1982 for the design and manufacture of Signal Conditioning modules - after 26 years of operation, APCS was purchased by NESS Corporation, a company with over 120 employees.

NESS's main business is the manufacture and sales of Security and building automation products. With the acquisition of APCS, NESS is extending its market to into Industrial Instrumentation and Automation. The modern manufacturing facility located in Seven Hills is being utilised to manufacture all APCS products in house.

 

What is Signal Conditioning?

dc Input Transmitter

"Anything in / anything out" - conversion, isolation, amplification, splitting, monitoring and many more functions for electrical signals or signals from sensors producing electrical signals used in measurement and control applications.

Isolation
requires non electrical coupling of signals ( magnetic , optical )
Conversion
changing signals to different levels/type
Amplification
increase of signal level
Monitoring
contact output to alarm process conditions
Thermocouple Principle

APCS Signal Conditioners can interface to most types of input signals, and convert these to a dc current or voltage for monitoring or control:

  • dc current or voltage
  • ac current, voltage, watts, vars, power factor, mains frequency, tap position
  • resistance or potentiometer
  • temperature using RTD or thermocouple or thermistor
  • Load Cell
  • Vibration
  • Frequency from a variety of proximity sensors
  • LVDT (Linear Variable Differential Transformer) used for measuring linear displacement
  • Conductivity
  • pH, ORP, Dissolved Oxygen

For example to measure temperature measurement a Thermocouple the signal conditioner is required to Amplifiy, Linearize, Isolate and compensate fot the cold junction.

APCS also manufacture Calibrators to assist field technicians during testing and installation

Industries using Signal Conditioning

Any automated operations, factories, transport, building automation, power generation, marine, research, mining, environmental, primary production ...


Contact Us

APCS would be pleased to help you select the most suitable signal conditioner for your application , whether this is one of our standard stock items or design and build a customised unit.

Division APCS is a division of Ness Corporation
Phone +61 2 8825 9295
Fax +61 2 8825 9290
Email sales@apcs.net.au
Location Unit 4/ 167 Prospect Highway, Seven Hills NSW 2147 Australia
Mail Private Bag 23 Seven Hills NSW 1730
Office hours 8.30 to 5.pm Monday to Friday

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