Compensation of a sensor with a signal conditioner ensures that the output signal equals 0 V (or a value specified by the customer) with the no-load present and 10 V (or a value specified by the customer) at the rated load.
Alternatively, it is possible to compensate some amplifiers to output 0 ... 20 mA or 4 ... 20 mA.
Compensation is always performed between one particular sensor and one particular electronic unit or amplifier and is documented in an adjustment protocol.
Compensation is a purely electronic procedure without any mechanical load being applied.
We recommend performing a calibration after a compensation to benefit in full from the high precision of our products.