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Micro-Measurements Launches Next Generation Strain Gages Built on Advanced Sensors Technology
MALVERN, Pa. April 20, 2015 — Micro-Measurements®, a Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (VPG) brand, has launched a series of products built using its Advanced Sensors strain gage (gauge) technology. Addressing the growing demand for the sensors needed to manufacture precision transducers, Micro-Measurements Advanced Sensors strain gages (gauges) offer a tighter resistance tolerance, improved gage-to-gage repeatability, and better stability than standard strain gages (gauges), while their advanced fabrication process helps to significantly reduce lead times.
As the foundation of consistently reliable and precise transducers, Micro-Measurements Advanced Sensors strain gages (gauges) are built on a new manufacturing process using state-of-the-art equipment and tooling. This results in tighter tolerance products with shorter manufacturing lead times as compared to conventional manufacturing techniques. Customers who have tested these new gages in their transducer products have reported more repeatable test data when compared to previous-generation conventional gage types.
The new Micro-Measurements Advanced Sensors process has also allowed for the development of a new multi-axis gage which incorporates both a tee-rosette and dual-shear gage on the same backing.
"A major challenge faced by transducer manufacturers is sourcing high-performance strain gages (gauges) with tight tolerances, long term stability, and high reliability which are readily available from stock or with short lead times at competitive prices," said Jim Johnson, Micro-Measurements Advanced Sensors technical sales manager. “With its Advanced Sensors products, Micro-Measurements has achieved all this and reconfirmed its position as a world leader in strain measurement technology.”
Samples and production quantities of the first Advanced Sensors strain gages (gauges) are available now, with short lead times. Please contact customer service for deliver times for standard orders.
About Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG)
VPG is an internationally recognized designer, manufacturer and marketer of: components based on its resistive foil technology; sensors; and sensor-based systems specializing in the growing markets of stress, force, weight, pressure, and current measurements. VPG is a market leader of Foil Technology Products, providing ongoing technology innovations in precision foil resistors and foil strain gages (gauges), which are the foundation of the company’s Force Sensors Products and its Weighing and Control Systems. The product portfolio consists of a variety of well-established brand names recognized for precision and quality in the marketplace. To learn more, visit VPG at www.vpgsensors.com.
About Micro-Measurements
Micro-Measurements, a Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (VPG) brand, is dedicated to the development, manufacture, and marketing of resistive-foil sensors for high-precision strain measurement. Micro-Measurements offers a full complement of strain gages (gauges), PhotoStress® equipment and coatings, data acquisition systems, and supplies necessary to obtain accurate, reliable stress data. Our products are used throughout the industrialized world — both in the practice of stress measurements analysis and as the sensing elements in a wide variety of transducers for measuring physical variables (weight, force, torque, pressure, etc.). More information about Micro-Measurements is available at www.micro-measurements.com.
Micro-Measurements is a registered trademark of VPG.