Strain Gage Technology for Every Industry
When manufacturing takes place, forces are generated. Whether the industry is oil/gas energy, robotics, or automation, these forces can affect the quality of a product, damage equipment, or even injure operators. That’s where our precision force sensors come in. Force sensors can maximize downhole drilling efficiency, predict necessary equipment maintenance, and keep operators safe on the job.
Micro-Measurements has a long history of innovation in foil strain gages and force sensors that convert mechanical inputs into an electronic signal for display, processing, interpretation, or control by our instrumentation and systems products. Our precision force sensors are essential to the accurate measurement, resolution, and display of force, weight, pressure, torque, tilt, motion, or acceleration.
Our state-of-the-art force sensors will survive the intense pressure, high temperatures, and extreme vibrations common in high-tech industries like gas/oil energy, robotics, crane manufacturing, and more.
The expertise built into our force sensors will create solutions for your industry!
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Micro-Measurements strain gages and force sensors are used in oil, gas, and refining systems and processes, including fracking, measurement while drilling (MWD), subsea load cells, horizontal drilling, and more. Our force sensors enable evaluation of parts experiencing high thrust load and help detect potential failures in thrust bearings and/or shafts.
Micro-Measurements strain gages and hybrid force sensors are used from concept to creation, improving the design of electronics, sports and exercise equipment, personal medical devices, hand tools, lawn and garden equipment, and more.
Micro-Measurements strain gages, force sensors, and accessories are integral to crane systems, ensuring the safety of crane operators, improving and maintaining the performance of cranes and crane scales, and monitoring overload/underload conditions.
Micro-Measurements strain gages can be found in the transducers used in the machinery and structure of robots. Our strain gages are used in robotic applications from outer space to smart homes.
Micro-Measurements strain gages and force sensors are used in the highly precise practice of materials testing. Our instruments determine efficacy of the material for design or specification requirements and also provide information about the suitability and performance of a material - steel or otherwise - for its intended application.
Our strain gages and force sensors are used in the stress analysis and design verification of vessels and marine structures as well as in the safety systems for mooring line tension and vessel approach monitoring in jetties and harbors.
Our strain gages and force sensors are applied in both fossil fuel energy and in solar, wind, and hydroelectric energy. Strain gages and strain gage-based pressure transducers are critical to nuclear and hydroelectric power-generating facilities, providing essential information about gas and liquid pressures, blades, power lines, hoses, pipes, insulators, and transportation pipelines.
Automated processes often use strain gage-based pressure transducers to measure altitude, flow, level and leak. Other uses include industrial control and diagnostic systems, where data from strain gages embedded in tactile force load cells allow the operator to monitor what is happening during the manufacturing process; and assembly machinery, where strain gage-based torque transducers provide quality control.
The converting industry combines raw materials such as polyesters, adhesives, silicone, tapes, foams, plastics, felt, rubber, liners, and metals, to create new products. Micro-Measurements precise miniature strain gages ensure smooth operation during press and post-press converting processes to minimize material waste and machine downtime.
Strain gages incorporated in force sensors are often embedded in industrial control and diagnostic systems to enable operators to monitor the pulp and paper process. Our gages are also used on measurement equipment to determine stress and pressure.