Bolt Strain Sensor ( Made By VPG StrainBond)
The VPG StrainBond bonding service allows you to put a Micro-Measurements strain gage in very small locations as a bolt.
It is sometimes necessary to install a strain gage sensor deep in a hole which is too small to permit using conventional gage placement and bonding methods. When this situation arises, the VPG StrainBond technique (modified to suit specific needs) can often be used very effectively to solve the problem.
For example we can help to design a force sensing bolt and stud transducer’s that use a strain gage as the sensing element.
The VPG StrainBond technology also reveals the kind of structural modifications that can be made to optimize performance, either as a transducer or as a structural member. Areas of excess material or stress concentrations are often easily seen using the StrainBond photoelastic technique.
The StrainBond solution has been successfully employed for a variety of markets, on diverse applications such as exercise equipment, medical products, commercial aircraft, and aerospace missiles. Most of the StrainBond™ process is completed in-house to ensure quality from start to finish: specifying the raw materials, strain gages and gage patterns; designing and machining the sensors; installing the gages; and calibrating and sealing the final products. As part of our comprehensive solution, unique strain gage patterns can be designed to suit applications where standard gages are not capable of delivering the required performance.