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July 7, 2020
Micro-Measurements strain gages built with Advanced Sensors Technology are fundamental sensing devices that function as the building blocks of many other types of transducers—including pressure...
July 6, 2020
If you were asked to name, the most efficiently designed, complex working structure in common everyday use, what would be your answer? The electric or hybrid car? An electric generating plant? A...
July 2, 2020
Like any technology, strain gauges have specific terminology. In casual conversation words are often used synonymously when in engineering the same words have distinct, different meanings. For...
June 29, 2020
When the first bonded resistance strain gauges were introduced to industrial stress analysts and designers in the late 1930s and early 1940s, the automotive industry was among the first avid users of...
June 23, 2020
The ideal structure is one where all components – no matter the loads they are subjected – will eventually wear out at the same time. When a single part fails before its companion, it has...
June 23, 2020
It’s common to hear unqualified statements that strain gauges fail or fall off. This can lead to rumours that gauges are unreliable, but in fact installation failures are caused by insufficient...
June 22, 2020
Strain gauges are literally everywhere. They interact with your daily life, both directly and indirectly, whether you are aware of them or not. Here’s a typical day that many of us experience...
June 16, 2020
Once a strain gage leaves the Micro-Measurement manufacturing site, the applications which engineers find for the device are almost too numerous to count. Many Advanced Sensors Technology strain...
June 2, 2020
As ( “Advanced Sensors”*) the old saying goes, two way (reversible) lanes above or below a (full) bridge are often more efficient and safe than set-direction lanes. We will all need more...
June 2, 2020
Tensile testing is a commonly-used method for determining material properties. To achieve this accurately the universal test machine must be calibrated. For example, the load cell can be compared to...