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There is a strong element of craftsmanship involved in making consistently successful strain gage installations. As for any other field, this craft...
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How hard is it to install a foil strain gage sensor outside? What about using a waterproof strain gage? With practice, installing strain gage sensors...
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We often talk about zero and balance as if they are the same thing (in the same way that stress and strain are often incorrectly transposed), but for...
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Using IPC/JEDEC-9704 & 9702 Standards for Strain Gage Testing of Any Printed Wiring Boards. In this iNotes Video , Mike talks about cracks in the...
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Examing the art and science of piston crown with strain sensors. The first question we should ask ourselves is, would you want to drive in an...
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Is the bridge I cross during my commute in danger of falling down? Will an earthquake crumble my office? Will that airplane actually fly? Are you...
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When abrading harder materials (many tool steels for example) the use of 400 grit silicon carbide paper tends to “polish” the surface rather than...
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If you want to do the job right, you need the right DAQ software. We have all heard that before. But how do you pick the right DAQ software?  For...
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As (“Advanced Sensors”) robots and drones become ever more common, and as their industrial applications grow in scope, variety, and complexity, so...
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How to measure all at once force, strain, displacement, temperature … and add control or test actuators with a DAQ or DAS? The Pacific Instruments...
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The PI 7200 and PI 7300 DAS bring new capabilities and levels of performance to transducer data acquisition in rugged applications such as wind...
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Notwithstanding the fanciful notions implanted in the public imagination by science-fiction purveyors, it will be a long time before every person and...
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In this iLearn video, Donielle shows how to use Advanced Sensors technology strain gages  to measure bending and axial forces. Greater sensitivity...
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In this iNote Jon from Intertechnology Inc.  shows a technique to mark the shaft surface for strain gage orientation and alignment. Dual element...
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In this iNote Vijay from Dynatec India explains about the all in one stressed beam that is used to demonstrate the features of StrainSmart DAQ...
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The VPG StrainBond bonding service allows you to put a Micro-Measurements strain gage in very small locations as a bolt.   It is sometimes necessary...
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Measuring Strain Gradients Using Strip Gages   In this iNotes Video, Mike shows an example of a strain gradient and introduces Micro-Measurements...
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Complex working forces on a structure can be difficult to define and model correctly, especially when the applied loads are constantly changing....
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Transverse sensitivity in a strain gage sensor refers to the behavior of the gage in responding to strains which are perpendicular to the primary...
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A transducer is the generic name given to devices that convert an input stimulus into a measurable signal. Precision weighing or force transducers...
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“A leadwire is a source of potential trouble (or stress) connecting two other sources of potential trouble.” This joke among stress analysts is worth...
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Learn how leadwire selection can eliminate downtime, reduce and increase your strain measurement productivity. As we all know leadwire directly...
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Precision strain gages built on MM's unique Bulk Metal® Foil technology provide very low temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR) and exceptional...
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Did you know that proper signal conditioning is critical in getting an accurate measurement of any signal. It is the first step of computerized data...
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The components of data acquisition systems include sensors, signal conditioning, filters, Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC), other data acquisition...

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