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Posted by Tasha Weiss on June 27, 2011 at 11:34 AM.
Surface Preparation: A strain gage needs to be properly mounted in order to ensure consistent, reliable, and accurate measurement. Strain gages can be bonded to almost any solid material if the material surface is properly prepared. Specific procedures and techniques that will result in strong, stable bonds are demonstrated in the video “Strain Gage Surface Preparation for Steel and Aluminum Alloys.”
Bonding: Micro-Measurements’ CEA-Series gages are widely used in general-purpose experimental stress analysis applications. The devices’ large, rugged copper-coated tabs are optimized for attaching leadwires directly to the tabs, eliminating the need for separate terminals. Learn how to bond the strain gages in the video “CEA Strain Gage Installation With M-Bond 200 Adhesive.”
Soldering Leadwires: The video “Soldering and Coating a CEA Strain Gage” shows how to attach leadwires to a Micro-Measurements CEA strain gage and apply a coating to the gage to protect it in a laboratory environment.
These topics are also addressed in complete detail in VPG’s training programs. Course descriptions and calendar information can be found at www.vishaypg.com/micro-measurements/trai