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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-...
June 30, 2021
One Foil Technology Product Transformed Into Five Popular Sensors. All strain gage sensor configurations discussed below find many applications in both general purpose testing (stress analysis,...
June 15, 2021
Right off the bat, let’s clear things up by saying YES it does. Everything else being equal, a larger strain gage sensor will give you more stable data. But, like most matters in life, all...
May 21, 2021
In experimental stress analysis, heat and cold can be complicating factors. Changes in temperature can change the stability of test parts, causing them to expand when heated and contract when cooled...
May 21, 2021
5G may be the latest buzz word in communications technology, but the question of reliability remains the same. Modern electronics must survive temperature, humidity, impact, force, vibration and...
May 21, 2021
It is a fact of materials science that all materials will creep when stressed. Materials engineers know that solid parts will move and/or deform slowly over time and under prolonged mechanical stress...