Select the Right Adhesive (Cyanoacrylate) for your Strain Gauge Installation
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 almost instantly to produce an essentially creep-free, fatigue-resistant bond, with elongation capability of five percent (> 5%) or more. M-Bond 200 is a cyanoacrylate that has been pretested and certified for use in bonding strain gage sensors. It is an excellent general-purpose adhesive for laboratory and short-term field applications. The procedure for making a strain gage installation with M-Bond 200 is illustrated and described in detail in Instruction Bulletin B-127 included in each kit of adhesive.
Strain Gage Installations with M-Bond 200 Adhesive: http://www.vishaypg.com/docs/11127/11127B127.pdf