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Micro-Measurements Partners With Elexsys to Meet Demand for Precision Strain Gages in South Africa
MALVERN, Pa. Feb. 09, 2016 — Micro-Measurements®, a Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (VPG) brand, today announced that it has established a distribution partnership with South Africa-based Elexsys to meet the country’s high demand for precision strain gages in medical, test and measurement, military, force measurement, and energy applications. Elexsys will now provide convenient access and support for Micro-Measurements’ entire line of strain gages and instrumentation throughout South Africa and the Middle East.
Located in Cape Town, Elexsys has been a leading distributor of artisan instrumentation for the process automation and test and measurement industries since 2001. For the company’s customers, the Micro-Measurements portfolio includes strain gages in a variety of configurations, sizes, and package types, in addition to instrumentation such as portable strain indicators and recorders, signal conditioning amplifiers, StrainSmart® Data Acquisition Systems, portable and pocket-sized USB-powered data acquisition devices, and special-purpose equipment.
Elexsys’ customers will also have access to Micro-Measurements’ next-generation strain gage sensors built on Advanced Sensors technology. As the foundation for consistently reliable and precise transducers, these devices 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.
“We are very pleased to add Micro-Measurements’ portfolio of strain gages and instrumentation to our line card,” said John Chapman, CEO at Elexsys. “Not only does our customer base include a number of manufacturers that could greatly benefit from the unparalleled precision and reliability delivered by these devices, but the demand is increasing across the South African market as a whole. With Micro-Measurements we are in an optimal position to address this need.”
“Over its 15 years in business, Elexsys has earned an excellent reputation in the South African market, and we couldn’t be more excited to team up with the company as we broaden the opportunities for our products in the country,” said Yuval Hernik, Micro-Measurements senior director of applications engineering and marketing. “For Elexsys’ customers, the move means convenient access to a wide range of reliable technologies, including Advanced Sensors technology. Our 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.”
More information on Elexsys is available at http://elexsys.co.za/. Further information about Micro-Measurements strain gages and technical support is available at www.micro-measurements.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, 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, 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.