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September 20, 2016
Measuring heavy loads in hostile environments poses a wide range of challenges. In most cases, conventional load cells and load pins make measurements at temperatures that are tolerable to humans and...
September 16, 2016
Solvent degreasers used to remove surface contaminates like oil, grease, etc. should leave nothing behind other than a contaminate-free surface. While there are a number of solvents available that...
September 13, 2016
The Spartan Superway team is working on the Sustainable Mobility System for Silicon Valley project at San Jose State University. Their goal is to design a Personal Rapid transport system....
September 6, 2016
The birth of the foil strain gauge was a direct result of necessity, the Mother of Invention. In the early 1950s Peter Scott Jackson of the Saunders-Roe Aircraft Company, East Cowes, Isle of Wight...
September 1, 2016
When faced with bonding a foil strain gage sensor to an anodized aluminum part, should the anodized coating be removed?   To remove or not to remove…that is the question....
August 30, 2016
1)What design strain gage do you recommend for use on polypropylene (PP) ?   For testing plastics, we normally suggest our EA Series strain gages with an Option L or LE.  The EA...
August 25, 2016
Not all composite material surfaces are created equal.  Some composite surfaces are quite smooth and can be prepared for strain sensor bonding with minimal surface preparation, see Bulletin 129...
August 23, 2016
“A little push in the right direction can make a big difference.” Sandip Karmakar   The 2015-16 Michigan State University’s Formula Racing Team set out to collect real...
August 18, 2016
So what do we do when we want to measure strain at the right angle interface of two surfaces? The strain sensor cannot be placed completely into that intersection point.   Strip foil...
August 18, 2016
Watching world-class athletes compete in the Rio Olympics and perform under stressful conditions makes me wonder how professional straingagers handle stress.   Just like the champion...