Articles

September 5, 2019
I recently visited a lab to investigate customer complaints regarding the performance of M-Bond AE-10 strain gage bonding adhesive.  The customer complained that when attempting to bond strain...
August 27, 2019
No single manufacturing step in transducer production has more influence on the performance and longevity of a transducer than foil strain gage bonding. Paramount to this process is the selection of...
July 22, 2019
Bio: Joe Flanagan has over 12 years in electronic engineering and design and is the current Project Engineer at Tacuna Systems. They provide hardware and service solutions for the for the strain...
May 28, 2019
Cracks in the PCBs — brittle fractures in solder and even across components, particularly around BGAs — can be induced by in-circuit test fixtures and during assembly, burn-in and testing...
May 28, 2019
In this Podcast Darryl and Tom discuss how temperature can impact your strain gage sensor measurements and what are the available solutions such as choosing the right Self-Temperature Compensation (S...
May 12, 2019
The vast technical data on strain measurement can make our job complex and confusing. Indeed, force measurements many times are complex and confusing. But more often than not they are neither....
May 9, 2019
To measure such small changes in resistance, Advanced Sensors Technology strain gage sensor configurations are based on the idea of a Wheatstone bridge. The three types of strain gage configurations...
May 6, 2019
Warning: Weight plays a crucial role in how your car will perform against the clock.  The task for this project was to build a circuit that can measure strain quantitatively on the suspension...
March 22, 2019
Sit back, relax, and enjoy a smooth, safe ride through the Analog-Digital world. Occasionally, I hear the following question and complaint , “Why should I continue using foil strain gage...
March 18, 2019
Because a strain gage performs no better than the adhesive with which it is bonded to the test specimen, the adhesive is a vitally important component in every strain sensor installation. Although...