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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...
September 22, 2021
Most foil strain gages are installed using an adhesive system. These adhesive systems are purchased separately from the strain gage itself. However, it is possible to order some Micro-Measurements...
September 17, 2021
Strain gages are used in industries that span the globe, from shipping to aerospace to … auto racing? Yes, you will find strain gage sensors in many places, few more exciting than inside a top...
September 17, 2021
Because strain gages can be employed for data acquisition in a wide range of industries, the methods engineers use to install strain gages also vary widely. A strain gage used to determine the stress...
September 3, 2021
If you have a sensor installation coming up – be it your first strain gage bonding or your 100th installation – you might want to follow the same good advice that our experts at Micro-...
August 24, 2021
Canaries were used as toxic gas detectors in mines as late as 1986, when electronic detectors replaced them. In much the same way, strain gauges are used more and more in structures for similar...
July 19, 2021
If you have always relied on adhesive bonded strain gage sensors, don’t let the title of this blog concern you. While there are other ways to adhere a strain gage to the material you are...
July 19, 2021
On May 10, 2013, One World Trade Center became the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and the third tallest in the world (now, in 2021, it ranks as the sixth tallest in the world). Our work...
July 14, 2021
Written in conjunction with Henry Wijgerse of Tarka Systems in the Netherlands.   Challenge:   4-20mA data-acquisition devices are designed to accept sensors like accelerometers...
July 6, 2021
The safety of bridges, buildings, tunnels, and other structures depends upon the expertise of engineers and the accuracy of the instruments they use. The foil strain gauges produced at Micro-...