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About Us

Established in 1990, Sensing Systems Corporation is chartered with providing a broad range of measurement products and services. Sensing Systems provides a full scope of measurement services and manufactures high quality strain gage based sensors. At the core of our products and services are the knowledge, implementation, and development of strain gage technology. We are certified and accredited to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO/IEC 17025:2017.


This certification ensures that Sensing Systems Corporation operates a quality management system which complies with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 for the design and manufacture of measurement products and to provide measurement services to all industries. Continual improvement of  Sensing Systems Internal quality management system is a key part of our company's goal to consistently deliver quality products and services that meet or exceed our customer’s expectations.

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This certification ensures that Sensing Systems Corporation's calibration laboratory has met the management and technical requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and has demonstrated the competence to produce high quality calibration and testing results.

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Our engineers and technicians have over one hundred years of accumulated laboratory and field experience.  Our projects range from mundane to challenging to extremely complex.  We have applied strain gages to parts and equipment that operate in extreme environments such as underwater, cryogenic/high temperature, magnetic, and highly corrosive environments.  We welcome sharing our expertise to make your project a success.  


Sensing Systems has been involved in hundreds of projects requiring measurements to be performed in the field at customers’ facilities. Here is a sampling of our experience in the field.



Sensing Systems has been involved in countless projects to determine the causes of equipment malfunction, inefficiency or failure. We install and monitor sensors to obtain real time measurements during equipment operation. We have pinpointed fatigue failure, dynamic stresses, misalignment, vibration, thermal stresses, insufficient cross sections and other reasons as the root cause for failure of equipment and systems.



Sensing Systems personnel have performed over 30 Structural Integrity Tests (SIT) at Power Plants throughout the United States. SITs must be performed to certify the structural integrity of the Containment Building at power plants. The Containment Building is internally pressurized and parameters such as stress and displacement are measured throughout the structure and compared to acceptable values. Each test may include up to 150 individual measurements to ensure compliance with design requirements.



Sensing Systems developed techniques and procedures to measure Thrust and Torque on MOVs and AOVs. The measurements are used to properly setup and maintain valve switches and components. Over 1000 installations have been performed in the field.



Sensing Systems has conducted several short term and long term structural monitoring projects on bridges. Stresses are measured on steel or concrete load bearing members using bonded or welded strain gages. Analyses such as rainflow are performed on real time and data downloaded using telephone connections. Major bridges such as the Triborough and Cross Bay in New York City have been monitored using this approach to confirm and/or adjust analytical models.



Lift bridges require a proper weight balance between the movable roadway and counterweights. Sensing Systems has balanced a multitude of bridges by measuring the torque experienced by the drive train when the bridge is opened and closed. Torque is measured using bondable strain gages and connected to a data acquisition system. Counterweight adjustment is performed based on the acquired data until the desired condition is achieved.



Ship owners, power plants, process plants and pharmaceutical labs require accurate knowledge of torque and horsepower delivered by engines, motors or turbines to ensure operational efficiency of their plants and equipment. Sensing Systems performs accurate torque and horsepower measurements using bonded strain gages and wireless telemetry systems. We have pioneered the use of in-situ calibrations in the marine industry to achieve accuracies of 0.50 percent of full scale output in the field. Sensing Systems has also designed, manufactured and installed permanent torque and horsepower monitoring systems.



Sensing Systems personnel installed 298 strain gage installations on the Ted Williams tunnel to monitor stresses throughout the structure. The outer and inner steel shells were instrumented as well as rebar encased in concrete. All of the installations were surrounded by water or concrete once the tunnel was set in place. A portable data acquisition system was provided to read all the gages.



Most commercial buildings in the United States utilize steel joist construction to support the roof. Sensing Systems has installed strain gages to monitor dynamic loading of the roof by external agents such as snow or rain. We have also used optical measurements to measure deflection due to static loading of the steel joists. The sensors can be connected to temporary or permanent monitoring systems to alert the business owner of unusual or excessive loading conditions and to take corrective action.


Sensing Systems Products have been featured in various magazines and television programs.  Our Finger Tip Sensors, which are an integral part of Bionic Arms, have made it to the covers of National Geographic and Machine Design magazines as well as various television features in 60 Minutes and CBS This Morning.  The following articles and links describe the associated projects and are presented with permission.


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Sensing Systems was retained by Ogin Inc. to design and manufacture thrust-torque sensors during testing of their innovative Wind Turbines.  In addition to thrust and torque, drag loads and bending stresses were measured on the Wind Turbine structure.


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In your opinion, what are Sensing Systems strengths?


"The unit worked exactly as advertised.  The documentation provided was easy to understand and extremely useful.  Every contact with Sensing-Systems was a positive experience with helpful and professional members of your staff.  The product was delivered in advance of the promised date.  Please feel free to use me as a reference for any prospective customer." Don Howard; Moog, Inc.


"They are excellent with their customer support, their ability in getting a part to you on their expected lead time as well as the quality of work is just fantastic."  David Casano; OGIN Inc.


"Sensing-Systems did an outstanding job of delivering the quoted load cells meeting the specified design requirements and delivery timing. This was the first time Sensing-Systems fabricated the requested custom load cell design and a number of major obstacles needed to be resolved. Further complicating the matter was that the delivery timing was set and very tight.  I appreciate the team's effort and extra effort in delivering a high quality product on time."  Thomas McNamara; Praxair, Inc.


"I worked primarily with Ricardo during our project. Ricardo was a pleasure to work with, and went the extra step to thoroughly answer questions, and made every effort to meet our requests (including last minute requests)." Koby Dering; Queen's University


"We have been working with Sensing-Systems for years and you are always willing to accommodate us even though we do not have huge volumes.  We appreciate the kindness, professionalism and quality product we receive for each order.  Keep up the great work!"  Christine Winchester; TriVascular, Inc.


"Technical expertise and customer service."  Stuart Jones; KORSCH America


"Quick turn around times when requested.  SS has always met the delivery dates requested regardless of how quick I've needed them.  This plus the better pricing has kept us working with SS for the past few years."  Chrystal Rubert; Seattle Safety LLC


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