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February 8, 2018
OVERVIEW     The operating characteristics of resistive metal foil strain gages are influenced by many parameters,  probably the most fundamental of which are the backing...
February 7, 2018
In this video, Darryl  and Tom demonstrate the importance of choosing the right installation tape for handling strain gages, and discuss why it is not recommended to use just any PTFE tape,...
February 7, 2018
Bi-axial strain gages, often referred to as Poisson gages, are 90° tee rosette gages, aligned with the principal strains in uniaxial stress loading, for use in column load cells or simple...
February 6, 2018
In this video, Tom Rummage and Collin Mooney will use  a soda can and a rosette foil strain gage to demonstrate how to measure the stresses developed in a thin-walled pressure vessel. The...
February 6, 2018
Linear patterns are typically used in S-Beam, Binocular, Reverse Bending, Dual Beam load cell and pressure transducer designs.  The grid size can be matched to the peak strain portion of the...
February 5, 2018
Darryl Peterson and Tom Rummage discuss the benefits and limitations of using Option W on strain gages to facilitate lead wire attachment Bonding A Strain Gauge with Pre-Attached Leadwires...
February 2, 2018
Tom Rummage and Darryl Peterson discuss the subtle requirements and effects involved when using a coating to smooth the bonding surface on a rough specimen (like concrete) prior to strain gage...
February 1, 2018
Darryl Peterson and Tom Rummage discuss how to use an abrasive media, like a Pink Pearl eraser, to remove oxidation formed on strain gage solder tabs or bondable terminals. Soldering to Gages on...
January 29, 2018
Buying a new mountain bike? You need to decide between bikes with front suspension only (a “hardtail”) or full (front and rear) suspension. We decided to investigate the change in...
January 26, 2018
Buying a new mountain bike? You need to decide between bikes with front suspension only (a “hardtail”) or full (front and rear) suspension. We decided to investigate the change in...