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March 23, 2017
Using strain gages for purposes other than measuring in engineering units of strain is very common.  In fact, the question is often asked, "How do I wire strain gages in a full-bridge so...
March 21, 2017
Small gage wire and cable are typically used in strain gage applications, especially when the wire is attached to the gage tabs or to terminals very close to the strain gage.  30 AWG to 22 AWG...
March 16, 2017
Titanium is a very useful structural material.  Having properties of high strength, light weight, and high temperature capability, it is often the subject of strain measurements for design...
March 14, 2017
The Challenge The use of a computer simulation model has been invaluable for designing the suspension components on the Formula SAE racecar. The model uses the known geometry and weight...
March 9, 2017
n this iNotes Video Presentation, Keval shows how strain gages and a Micro-Measurements P3 Strain Indicator and Recorder were used to construct a torque wrench.  Strain gages are often used to...
March 7, 2017
In this iNotes Video Presentation, Keval explains how material heat sink properties and strain gage resistance together form a limit to maximum useful bridge excitation voltage.  Having the the...
March 2, 2017
How hot should I set my soldering iron when soldering to strain gages? One of the quickest ways to ruin a good strain gage sensor installation is by using a soldering iron that is too hot and/or...
February 28, 2017
A question came up recently about how to best approach gaging the inside of a tank that will be filled with liquid nitrogen for a test; following were our recommendations. The requirements of the...
February 23, 2017
I have heard of shunt calibration and see our instrument has the capability, but why is it important? Shunt calibration helps reduce instrumentation and lead wire errors by simultaneously scaling...
February 21, 2017
In this iNotes Video Presentation, Donielle shows an example of a strain gradient and introduces Micro-Measurements strip gages.  Strip gages have up to ten small strain gages spaced at even...