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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-...
July 1, 2021
Extremely efficient and sensitive devices, strain gauges measure the effect of external forces on an object. These measurements— which are essential in a variety of industry applications, from...
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
The strain gauge sensor converts force, weight, and pressure into a readable measurement that can be used to create a safer and more reliable product. Whether you’re performing stress analysis...
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...
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
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 20, 2021
Strain gauge sensors have been around since 1938, when Cal Tech student Edward Simmons invented one to help Dr. Donald S. Clark, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, achieve more...
April 27, 2021
Robots are no longer confined to factory floor work cells with hand-coded, repetitive, painstaking tasks.  Robots of today are now used for increasingly open-ended assignments such as “...