Tips

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...
January 4, 2018
M-Bond 610 is a two-component, solvent-thinned, epoxy-phenolic adhesive for high-performance applications, including high-precision transducers.  It has a minimum shelf life of 9 months at +75...
December 28, 2017
Even wonder how to balance 250US gage pattern (nickname: The Windmill) with an E01 resistor? Take a look. The E01 resistor can be bonded near the location of the CEA-XX-250US-350 strain gage and then...
December 5, 2017
We recently received an inquiry from a customer who needed to measure strain up to 5% (50,000 με), yet they were only able to achieve 0.9% (9,000 με).  During a visit at...
November 7, 2017
Bob Watson describes a new strain gage addition to the legendary Micro-Measurements CEA-Series.  These patterns have grid designs and side-terminals that make them ideal for composites...