Strain Gage Sensor Installation

How hard is it to install a foil strain gage sensor?

With practice, installing strain gage sensors becomes a routine operation.  It does require meticulous attention to detail and strictly following the procedures.  A typical procedure includes surface degreasing, abrasion, cleaning, etching, and neutralizing, then adhesive application and curing, and finally, applying environmental protection.  If a pre-attached lead wire option is not used, then there would also be steps for soldering and flux removal.  Choice of adhesive and protective coating procedures and materials varies, depending on test requirements.  There are a number of instructional videos and technical notes available on our web site to assist you.  We also offer instructional seminars and training classes providing hands-on gaging practice under the tutelage of our experienced Applications Engineers. 

A series of training videos are also available here. 

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Steve Smith

Technical Sales Manager