December 2017

December 28, 2017 - 7:30am
Although strain measurements can be made with strain gages installed in all four arms of a Wheatstone bridge, “full-bridge” applications are relatively rare in stress analysis work.  “Quarter-bridge...
December 28, 2017 - 7:30am
Even wonder how to balance 250US gage pattern (nickname: The Windmill) with an E01 resistor? Take a look. The E01 resistor can be bonded near the location of the CEA-XX-250US-350 strain gage and then...
December 26, 2017 - 8:08am
In this video, Xu Zhongyuan provides a demonstration of Micro-Measurements System 9000 and StrainSmart software in Chinese language. www.micro-measurements.com        
December 21, 2017 - 8:46am
Copper is a reactive metal that requires the use of the correct surface preparation materials and techniques in order to install a strain gage successfully and repeatably.  In this iNotes video, Tom...
December 19, 2017 - 8:02am
A question that is asked from time to time is, «Why do WK-Series strain gages have multiple, apparently redundant lead ribbons?».  In this iNotes video, Tom and Collin provide answers to that...
December 14, 2017 - 4:00pm
If you need to prepare for an upcoming strain measurement and you want to be sure that you have materials on-hand to cover a wide range of possible temperatures and environments, the MAK-1 Master...
December 12, 2017 - 12:40pm
 MM Matrix Integrity (M) Sdn Bhd (Malaysia) invited PETRONAS Group Technical Solutions to observe a demonstration of the PhotoStress® method. The demonstration’s purpose was to confirm that the...
December 7, 2017 - 10:49am
The cast iron frying pan is an excellent surface to illustrate how to solve common strain gage installation challenges, such as: Filling and smoothing a rough, cast surface. Installing a strain gage...
December 5, 2017 - 12:30pm
We recently received an inquiry from a customer who needed to measure strain up to 5% (50,000 με), yet they were only able to achieve 0.9% (9,000 με).  During a visit at the customer’s site, a Micro-...