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Micro-Measurements Strain Gages for Stress Analysis Now Available From Digi-Key
MALVERN, Pa. July 28, 2015 — Micro-Measurements®, a Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (VPG) brand, today launched a new stocking program with its valued distributor Digi-Key Electronics, a global full-service provider of both prototype/design and production-quality electronic components for strain measurement. Digi-Key can now ship a wide selection of standard Micro-Measurements strain gages (gauges) with no minimum order requirements, including most popular models used in critical circuits for load cells, force transducers, avionics, transportation, high-temperature, military, and space systems, in addition to automatic test equipment, farm machinery, alternative energy, automotive, medical, and energy exploration applications.
“The initial step in preparing for any strain gage (gauge) installation for stress analysis testing is the selection of the appropriate gage,” said Jenny Royal, Micro-Measurements senior manager, sales and marketing. “While it may appear that strain gage (gauge) selection is a simple exercise, it is critical that a thorough review of the application be done with attention to  gage characteristics and parameters. This is very important in terms of optimizing the gage performance for the specified environmental and operating conditions, obtaining accurate and reliable strain measurements, and simplifying installation while minimizing total costs."
“Our new program with Digi-Key will provide quick availability of a wide variety of our standard strain gages (gauges) for stress analysis purposes and as the sensing elements in transducers for measuring physical variables other than strain, such as weight, force, torque, and pressure,” added Royal.
To view Micro-Measurements products available through Digi-Key, please visit our Supplier Marketing Center on the Digi-Key website. Further information about Micro-Measurements strain gages (gauges) and technical support is available at www.micro-measurments.com. Follow Micro-Measurements at www.strainblog.com or twitter.com/strain_gage.
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 and Photostress are registered trademarks of VPG.