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January 30, 2024
In a perfect world that exists at room temperature with no variations, temperature effects are a moot point. There would be no variance due to changing temperature effects in leadwires or in the...
January 8, 2024
It was the Strain Sensor…Or was it? Before blaming the strain gage, make sure these ten incredibly common strain measurement mistakes haven’t been made: Failure to remove...
December 5, 2023
Better Data through Maximum Speed Sampling For sinusoidal inputs, research has shown that strain gages with an average gage length (approximately .250 inch) can respond up to 300 kHz with very...
November 9, 2023
Why Opt for Three? Unraveling the Electrical Complexity Behind the Decision for Three Lead Wires in Quarter-Bridge Gage Installations   From an electrical standpoint, two wires from a...
October 11, 2023
Moving Measurement Efficiency from Controlled Environments to the Field Micro-Measurements efficient and highly-sensitive strain gages measure the effect of external forces on an object. These...
August 1, 2023
Micro-Measurements Precision Measuring Devices Optimize Structures for Anticipated Loads When you open a door, your hand is applying a torque to the knob.  Torque force twists things, whether...
June 27, 2023
Foil Strain Gage Sensors for Better Precision A VPG Micro-Measurements foil strain gage sensor is an inherently precise measurement device, easily capable of resolving one part in a million (PPM)...
June 12, 2023
Finding Balance with Micro-Measurements Strain Gages In 1833, a man named Samuel Hunter Christie invented a bridge circuit that, 10 years later, was discovered by Sir Charles Wheatstone who...
May 1, 2023
Do You Ever Perform Tests Where the Data Isn’t That Important? Significant planning and expenditure is required to perform any test. Although it’s natural to want to keep these costs...
April 5, 2023
The Micro-Measurements Difference   As a verb, gage and gauge mean the same thing — to perform an act of measurement. At VPG Micro-Measurements, we’re in the business of...