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VPG Announces New WK-Series Strain Gage Training Video on Micro-Measurements Website
Instructional Video Demonstrates Proper Procedures for Bonding Using M-Bond 610 Adhesive
MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA — Aug. 29, 2011 — Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG) today announced the availability of a new training video on its Micro-Measurements website (www.micro-measurements.com). Presented in HD quality, the six-minute video offers a step-by-step demonstration of the procedures and materials needed for properly bonding a WK-Series strain gage (gauge) (Option W) using Micro-Measurements’ M-Bond 610 adhesive. Additional videos will be released in the coming months covering a variety of related topics.
Micro-Measurements WK-Series of fully encapsulated K-alloy gages with high-endurance leadwires offer the widest temperature range and most extreme environmental capability of any general-purpose gage. The devices feature a normal temperature range of –269°C to +290°C, and a short-term range of –269°C to +400°C. Micro-Measurements’ M-Bond 610 adhesive is a high-performance epoxy resin, formulated specifically for bonding strain gages (gauges) and special-purpose sensors.
The video “M-Bond 610 Adhesive Used on WK-Series Strain Gage” covers five steps in installing a WK-Series strain gage (gauge) with M-Bond 610: mixing the adhesive; gage preparation and layout, adhesive application; clamping and cure requirements; and tape removal and postcure. Additional resources offered with the video include the M-Bond 610 datasheet, and Instruction Bulletins B-129 and B-130, which outline the complete steps for surface preparation for strain gage (gauge) bonding, and strain gage (gauge) installations with M-Bond 610 adhesive, respectively.
The new training video joins three previously released videos on the website, which demonstrate key procedures that are the basis for any meaningful use of a stain gage (gauge), including surface preparation, bonding, soldering leadwires, and applying a protective coating. Accompanied by additional instruction bulletins and application notes, the videos include “Strain Gage (Gauge) Surface Preparation for Steel and Aluminum Alloys,”  “CEA Strain Gage (Gauge) Installation With M-Bond 200 Adhesive,” and “Soldering and Coating a CEA Strain Gage.”
The subjects covered in the videos are also addressed in complete detail in VPG’s training programs. Course descriptions and date/location information can be found on the Micro-Measurements website at www.vishaypg.com/micro-measurements/training-programs.  Additionally, designers may contact Micro-Measurements at mmquestions@vpgsensors.com to be connected with an applications engineer, technical sales manager, or member of the sales force regarding the subject matter covered in the videos or any other needed topic.
About Micro-Measurements
The Micro-Measurements division of Vishay Precision Group is an industry leader in the development, manufacture, and marketing of sensors for high-precision strain measurement. Micro-Measurements offers a full complement of strain gages (gauges), data acquisition systems, PhotoStress equipment and coatings, and supplies necessary to obtain accurate, reliable stress data. Our products are used throughout the industrialized world — both in the practice of stress analysis and as the sensing elements in a wide variety of transducers for measuring physical variables (weight, force, torque, pressure, etc.).
About Vishay Precision Group
Vishay Precision Group produces sensors based on precision resistive foil technology, and sensor-based systems. We provide vertically integrated products and solutions for multiple growing markets in the areas of stress, force, weight, pressure and current measurements. As a spin-off from Vishay Intertechnology, our decades-long track record encompasses innovations in foil precision resistors, which we invented, current sensors, and strain gages (gauges), which have served as a foundation for our more recent expansion into strain gage (gauge) instrumentation, load cells and transducers, weighing modules and complete systems for process control and on-board weighing. Vishay Precision Group may be found on the Internet at www.vishaypg.com.