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October 19, 2017
Jim Johnson discusses how to properly prepare the surface of rough materials (concrete, coarse composites, castings) so that a strain gage can be installed and measure strain successfully. www....
October 17, 2017
Jim Johnson discusses the Strain Sensor Reference Guide available from Micro-Measurements.  This guide assist the user in providing description and definitions for each important consideration...
October 12, 2017
Some say you can fix any structure with WD-40, duct tape and bailing wire.  Around the house this may be true, if you don’t care about the longevity of the repair.  In the real world...
October 12, 2017
Micro-Measurements has provided strain gages that are designed to customers’ requirements for decades.  Getting them is a simple matter, and in this iNotes video, Jim Weidner explains the...
October 11, 2017
Tom and Darryl discuss the gages and adhesives that can be used to measure strain as high as 20% (200,000 microstrain!). Look at patterns such as the 125AQ, 250BG, and 250BF in EP-Series. ...
October 5, 2017
Strain gages can be satisfactorily bonded to almost any solid material – including concrete – if the surface is properly prepared.  For smooth surfaces on nonporous materials, only...
October 4, 2017
Advanced Sensors strain gauges (gages) offer improved performance over traditional strain gauges.  In this iNotes video, Werner Redak of Vishay Measurements Group GmbH, describes the advantages...
September 27, 2017
Hybrid Sensors are small, typically planar, beams with strain gages applied to form a transducer.  A major advantage for a product or system designer is that the labor-intensive work of bonding...
September 26, 2017
In this iNotes video, Bruno Belanger, president of Bcomtesting, Inc. shows how composite samples are set up using strain gages (gauges) for testing according to ASTM D3039.  Actual data is then...
September 21, 2017
In this iNotes video, Bruno Belanger of Bcom Testing, and Darryl Peterson of VPG Micro-Measurements, complete a compression test of a composite coupon to determine material properties per ASTM D695....