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October 19, 2017
Jim Johnson discusses how to properly prepare the surface of rough materials (concrete, coarse composites, castings) so that a strain gage can be installed and measure strain successfully. www....
October 17, 2017
Jim Johnson discusses the Strain Sensor Reference Guide available from Micro-Measurements.  This guide assist the user in providing description and definitions for each important consideration...
October 11, 2017
Tom and Darryl discuss the gages and adhesives that can be used to measure strain as high as 20% (200,000 microstrain!). Look at patterns such as the 125AQ, 250BG, and 250BF in EP-Series. ...
October 5, 2017
Strain gages can be satisfactorily bonded to almost any solid material – including concrete – if the surface is properly prepared.  For smooth surfaces on nonporous materials, only...
September 27, 2017
Hybrid Sensors are small, typically planar, beams with strain gages applied to form a transducer.  A major advantage for a product or system designer is that the labor-intensive work of bonding...
September 5, 2017
M-Bond AE-10 from Micro-Measurements is a robust strain gage adhesive used for permanent installations.  It is also sometimes used as a rugged protective coating.  Darryl describes how and...
August 31, 2017
Bob and Kevin discuss solutions for a highly sensitive strain gage (high gage factor).  Platinum-Tungsten strain gages available from Micro-Measurements offer a nominal gage factor of 4.5.
August 29, 2017
Tom reviews the coatings available from Micro-Measurements which can be used for strain gage installation at deep cryogenic temperatures.
August 24, 2017
Jim reviews the correct strain gage (gauge) type and installation adhesives that are used to accurately measure strain at deep cryogenic temperatures.
August 22, 2017
We recently received the following feedback from a customer regarding a successful installation of strain gages (gauges) on glass: “Thanks for all the help in solving my strain gage adhesion...