Tips

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...
October 19, 2017
Jim Johnson discusses how to properly prepare the surface of rough materials (concrete, coarse composites, castings) so that a strain gage can be installed and measure strain successfully. www....
October 17, 2017
Jim Johnson discusses the Strain Sensor Reference Guide available from Micro-Measurements.  This guide assist the user in providing description and definitions for each important consideration...
October 11, 2017
Tom and Darryl discuss the gages and adhesives that can be used to measure strain as high as 20% (200,000 microstrain!). Look at patterns such as the 125AQ, 250BG, and 250BF in EP-Series. ...
October 5, 2017
Strain gages can be satisfactorily bonded to almost any solid material – including concrete – if the surface is properly prepared.  For smooth surfaces on nonporous materials, only...
September 27, 2017
Hybrid Sensors are small, typically planar, beams with strain gages applied to form a transducer.  A major advantage for a product or system designer is that the labor-intensive work of bonding...
September 5, 2017
M-Bond AE-10 from Micro-Measurements is a robust strain gage adhesive used for permanent installations.  It is also sometimes used as a rugged protective coating.  Darryl describes how and...