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Strain Gauge Technology in Field Testing

Posted by Sensing Systems on Jan 19, 2016 7:46:15 PM

Strain gauges may be used in "smart bridge" technology to detect structural problems early.


Strain gauge technology has practically unlimited uses in the field. It can be used to test vehicles, ship hulls, dams, and oil drilling platforms. A simple civil engineering application using strain gauge technology is to install strain gauges on structural components in a bridge or building to measure stress and compare them to analytical models and stress calculations.

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Topics: Strain Gaging

High Capacity Load Cells: One Million Pounds and Higher

Posted by Sensing Systems on Dec 31, 2015 12:00:57 PM

Question: What do the following force measurement applications have in common?

  • Concrete batch plants.
  • Destructive and non-destructive testing in laboratories.
  • Pile testing.
  • Mooring testing.
  • Rolling mills.
  • Monitoring bridge loads.
  • Earthquake induced loads.
  • Power plant foundation loads.
  • Mine shaft roof simulations.
  • Impact testing.
  • Hopper tanks/bins.
  • Aerospace/rockets.

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Topics: Load Cells

Load Cells, Torque Sensors and their Calibration: Basic Facts

Posted by Sensing Systems on Oct 16, 2015 7:27:00 PM
Since the birth of the industrial age, the wave of new technologies developed to assist in the manufacturing of products has increased exponentially overtime. Because the demand for results has risen to expect more output at higher quality, the measurement tools necessary to ensure productivity have also become more advanced. Integral to any manufacturing process is the need to measure and control each operation. 
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Topics: Basic Fundamental Facts