Strain gages can be satisfactorily bonded to almost any solid material if the material surface is properly prepared. While a properly prepared surface can be achieved in more than one way, the specific procedures and techniques described here offer a number of advantages. To begin with, they constitute a carefully developed and thoroughly proven system; and, when the instructions are followed precisely (along with those for gage and adhesive handling), the consistent result will be strong stable bonds. The procedures are simple to learn, easy to perform, and readily reproducible. The importance of attention to detail, and precise adherence to instructions, cannot be overstressed in surface preparation for strain gage bonding.
This video provides a comprehensive product overview of the Micro-Measurements System 5000, 6000, and 7000 data acquisition systems with our StrainSmart® Software.
This training video covers the steps involved in bonding a WK-Series strain gage using M-Bond 610 Adhesive.
This training video covers the steps involved in properly soldering lead wires to a CEA strain gage and applying a protective coating to the gage.
This training video covers the installation of a CEA Strain Gage with M-Bond 200 Adhesive.
This training video covers surface preparation for strain gage installation on steel or aluminum alloys
This video provides an overview of the technical training programs offered by Micro-Measurements.
This video provides an overview of Micro-Measurements’ System 8000 StrainSmart® Data Acquisition System.
In this video, a strain gage is used to measure aerodynamic downforce in a race car. The video illustrates how the overall balance and performance of the car’s suspension system is improved by an enhanced airflow design based on measurements from Micro-Measurements strain gages.
This video introduces the single-channel strain sensor data acquisition tool for students. This Data Acquisition Systems is designed for use in applications where a convenient, low-cost, easy-to-use strain gage measurement is required.
This video provides a brief introduction to residual stress measurement using the hole drilling method, including the RS-200 milling guide.