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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...
February 7, 2018
Bi-axial strain gages, often referred to as Poisson gages, are 90° tee rosette gages, aligned with the principal strains in uniaxial stress loading, for use in column load cells or simple...
February 6, 2018
Linear patterns are typically used in S-Beam, Binocular, Reverse Bending, Dual Beam load cell and pressure transducer designs.  The grid size can be matched to the peak strain portion of the...
February 5, 2018
Darryl Peterson and Tom Rummage discuss the benefits and limitations of using Option W on strain gages to facilitate lead wire attachment Bonding A Strain Gauge with Pre-Attached Leadwires...
February 2, 2018
Tom Rummage and Darryl Peterson discuss the subtle requirements and effects involved when using a coating to smooth the bonding surface on a rough specimen (like concrete) prior to strain gage...
February 1, 2018
Darryl Peterson and Tom Rummage discuss how to use an abrasive media, like a Pink Pearl eraser, to remove oxidation formed on strain gage solder tabs or bondable terminals. Soldering to Gages on...
January 26, 2018
For those you who hate to solder or your application demands preattached leads Micro-Measurements offers several options. C2A series gages, CEA W/Option P2 and EA W/Option P all have 10 feet of...
January 23, 2018
In this podcast Tom and Darryl discuss about necessary steps for the verification of strain gage installation to ensure stability.   Installation verification: http://www.vishaypg.com/docs...
January 11, 2018
Imagine a firefighter trying to put out three house fires at once by spraying a hose back and forth over them all. There’s never enough water in one place to extinguish the blaze.  Now try...
January 10, 2018
SPK-1 SURFACE PREPARATION KIT   If you need to prepare for an upcoming strain measurement and you want to be sure that you have materials on-hand to cover a wide range of possible...