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Seminar covering Strain Gage Based Transducers

This seminar is suited to technicians, engineers, or managers who are responsible for designing, manufacturing, or testing strain-gage-based transducers. It is an intensive, two-day review of the materials, components, production methods and test methods used to build these devices.

Each attendee will construct and test a complete transducer using techniques and materials developed specifically for transducer manufacturing; this includes wiring, protective coatings, and calibration equipment. Emphasis is placed on the reduction of common production-line failures such as gage-bonding rejects, by thoroughly understanding the cause-and-effect relationships for these failures.

Circuit refinement techniques are discussed and demonstrated, including compensation for temperature effects on zero and load.

Time is reserved during the afternoon of the second day for a question-and-answer session covering participant topics, which can be conducted confidentially if required.

Topics include:

  • Basic Strain Gage (Strain Gauge) Characteristics
  • Gage Creep Compensation
  • Temperature Compensation
  • Gage Installation Techniques for High-Volume Manufacturing
  • Gage Application and Wiring by Participants
  • Wheatstone Bridge Circuits
  • Zero-Balance Compensation
  • Discussion of Current Gage Protection Methods
  • Calibration of Participants' Transducers
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