Strain Gages in Action: TECAT

Dr. Douglas Baker, CTO of TECAT Performance Systems, explains how their WISER system, used with Micro-Measurements strain gages, enabled Kalitta Motorsports to optimize their top fuel dragster setup.




Strain gauge-based measurements using our wireless torque sensors have opened a new chapter in being able to accurately capture engine-out torque distribution throughout the power train of a top fuel dragster. The extreme torsional outputs of these high performance engines cannot be managed by conventional laboratory dynamometers. We are excited to be a part of not only improving performance but also the safety of these extreme output vehicles using Micro-Measurement gauges.