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July 23, 2018
Complex working forces on a structure can be difficult to define and model correctly, especially when the applied loads are constantly changing. Stresses caused by mechanical assembly of component...
July 19, 2018
Transverse sensitivity in a strain gage sensor refers to the behavior of the gage in responding to strains which are perpendicular to the primary sensing axis of the gage. Ideally, it would be...
July 3, 2018
Strain gage sensors have been used for many years for determining the torsion applied to cylindrical shafts.  When the shaft is loaded in torsion, it creates a state of pure shear and the...
May 31, 2018
Strain gage instrumentation is readily available with built-in bridge completion resistors and “dummy” gages to accept quarter- and half-bridge strain gage input circuits. However, if the...
May 16, 2018
For routine experimental stress analysis applications under temperate environmental conditions, M-Bond 200 adhesive is ordinarily the best choice. This adhesive is very easy to handle, and cures...
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
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 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,...