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December 3, 2021
The resistance strain gage, because of its unique operational characteristics, has easily dominated the transducer (load cell) field for the past 50 years or so. Advanced Sensors Technology strain...
December 3, 2021
In his 1936 article, The Unanticipated Consequences of Purposive Social Action, Merton examines the completely unexpected consequences caused by seemingly well-intentioned actions (not to be confused...
December 3, 2021
A screwdriver is the one tool that almost every stress analyst has at home. The following components were used to convert a screwdriver into a transducer. •  CEA-06-062UVA-350 Dual...
November 19, 2021
Load cell (tension bending, compression, shear, etc.) is a transducer (physical element) that converts mechanical force into electrical signal. There are several different types of load cells such as...
November 17, 2021
Our work and life (balance) is full of stressful flashes, but when it seems like everything is happening all at once, it can really drain our emotional and physical batteries. Work-Life...
November 16, 2021
  Shear Pin Load Cell, Strain Gages –  and Everything in Between. Load cells are mechanical devices that act as force sensors by employing strain gages to provide an electrical...
November 15, 2021
VPG Micro-Measurements distributors in Belgium and the Netherlands have recently joined forces for the Benelux region. Adding to their strong brand identity, servicing capabilities and world-leading...
October 26, 2021
The Stress Test can provide much information about the performance of a hockey stick, and many other types of sporting equipment!   Professional hockey players are performing at the...
October 1, 2021
Wind is the movement of air from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure. Wind exists because the sun unevenly heats the surface of the Earth. As hot air rises, cooler air moves in to...
September 24, 2021
The science of strain gages is exact. Even the smallest amount of mechanical strain can be detected by a properly installed strain gage sensor. These measurements, when acquired and analyzed by...