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July 27, 2017
What if you could take your sensitive test equipment, using Micro-Measurements strain gages, and strap it to a vehicle racing through a rugged test course? With WISER wireless sensors from TECAT...
July 25, 2017
Zero-drift and zero-shift in a strain gage Wheatstone Bridge circuit can arise from a number of sources, including the gage installation itself.  The following checklist gives the recommended...
July 20, 2017
Structural test labs often need to test structures to failure, stopping the applied load once a surface crack has formed in the part. In some applications, thin copper wires (commonly 44 AWG) bonded...
July 18, 2017
Darryl Peterson and Matt Saas discuss the material property and measurement situations that influence the decision as to the use of planar or stacked strain gage rosettes.
July 13, 2017
Jim Johnson provides information that is crucial to successful soldering on strain gages.
July 11, 2017
The ASTM E837 hole drilling method is a widely used and accepted technique for determining residual stresses.  Micro-Measurements manufactures and sells the RS-200 Milling Guide to support the...
July 6, 2017
SmartOar is a company that uses strain gage technology as part of a system to help rowing teams develop maximum power and speed.  The strain gages on each oar are used to transduce the force of...
June 28, 2017
In this Micro-Measurements® iNotes™ video, Kevin Swiger shows how strain, force, and temperature can all be measured very easily using the Micro-Measurements StudentDAQ.  These...
June 27, 2017
Bonded electrical resistance strain gages are an interesting lot. Deceptive in complexity, because of the deceivingly simple appearance,  it’s not difficult to prove on paper that...
June 22, 2017
There is noise in my data that is affecting the strain rate value.  What can I do to minimize this type of noise?    First, I would make sure that there are absolutely no...