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April 19, 2018
Adhesives form a bond either by solvent evaporation (drying) or by a polymeric reaction (curing).  With strain gages, adhesives of the polymeric reaction variety are used since the strain gage...
March 13, 2018
The RJ-45 connector has been used in strain measurement systems for many years, almost two decades.  This type of connector can provide a very stable, low-labor method for connecting large...
February 19, 2018
As the foundation of consistently reliable and precise transducers, Micro-Measurements’ Advanced Sensors resistors are built on a new manufacturing process using state-of-the-art equipment and...
February 16, 2018
Cracks in PCBs — brittle fractures in solder and even across components, particularly around BGAs — can be induced by in-circuit test fixtures and during assembly, burn-in and testing,...
February 16, 2018
This unique, high gage factor (4+), strain gage series offers increased strain sensitivity (gage factor) more than double all other foil strain gage types. This feature is particularly useful in...
February 15, 2018
Classic diaphragm strain gages employ four gage grids arranged to take advantage of the unique bell shaped tension/compression strain distribution on a pressure diaphragm. When these gages are bonded...
February 13, 2018
Full bridge configurations provide all four active gages which make up the Wheatstone bridge and the intra bridge circuit is integrated on a common backing matrix providing more accurate gage...
February 12, 2018
A bondeable solder terminal placed adjacent to strain gage solder tabs is necessary for strain gages where the tabs may be too small to directly solder the instrument cable.  Use of bondeable...
February 12, 2018
The Micro-Measurements Advanced Sensors Technology product portfolio includes linear, shear, bi-axial and diaphragm (circular and linear pattern) gages, arranged as individual, half-bridge and full-...
February 9, 2018
The sensing grid in shear pattern strain gages is angled at 45° to the long axis of the gage. These sensors are designed to facilitate reliable and accurate torque, shear and torsional load...