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March 8, 2019
The title of this note may appear tautologous to the casual reader, but the reference here is to more than the obvious difference between mechanical and electrical phenomena. (Attention: Civil,...
March 8, 2019
In this podcast Anton discusses about Self-Temperature Compensation (S-T-C). All gages with XX as the second code group in the gage designation are self-temperature-compensated for use on...
March 1, 2019
Becoming a detective in stress analysis requires both experience, training and studying two major fields: Failure avoidance, which is also known as condition based maintenance (CBM) and failure...
February 27, 2019
The technical literature on strain measurement can make the subject appear complex and confusing. Indeed, measurements sometimes are complex and confusing. But more often than not they are neither....
February 19, 2019
Advanced Sensors Technology CEA’s - Good News for Strain Gage Users. Surface Preparation; Bonding Procedure; Orienting, Handling; and Bonding the Strain Gage; Inspect the Strain Gage...
February 14, 2019
One of the latest examples of high tech applications for strain gages comes from our good friends at Sensing Systems Corporation.  Richardo Bermudez, the President of Sensing Systems, has a...
February 12, 2019
In this iLearn video, Anton and Alan compare a traditional CEA strain gage sensor and an Advanced Sensors CEA strain gage and show how to achieve a successful strain gage installation from start to...
February 3, 2019
Micro-Measurements Certified M-Bond 200 is an excellent general-purpose laboratory adhesive because of its fast room-temperature cure and ease of application. When properly handled and used with the...
January 31, 2019
Indeed, of the steps necessary for a successful strain gage installation, soldering usually requires the most practice to become proficiently skilled.  Of all the faults in gage soldering,...
January 29, 2019
The properties of silicones which make them excellent lubricants and mold-release agents also make them the enemies of adhesion, and therefore potentially the most serious of contaminants to be...