Strain Gauges for Stress Analysis and Durability Testing
We offer you strain gauges for a wide range of different applications. In addition to a wide standard range, we also produce customer-specific strain gauges in large quantities.
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|Measurement grids||Protection||Connections||Temperature range|
Linear strain gauges with 1 measurement grid
|1 measurement grid / linear||Covered (standard)||Integrated solder tabs|Leads|Cable|Cable (RJ11 plug)||-70°C … +200°C (standard)|-30°C … +105°C|
T rosettes with 2 measuring grids for analyzing biaxial stress states with known principal directions
|2 measurement grids / rosette||Covered (standard)||Integrated solder tabs|Cable|Cable (RJ11 plug)|Leads||-70°C … +200°C (standard)|-30°C … +105°C|
|XY2 / XY4||
Torsion/shear strain gauges with 2 measuring grids for measurements on torsion bars and determining shear stresses
|2 measurement grids / torsion / shear||Covered (standard)||Integrated solder tabs|Leads|Cable||-70°C … +200°C (standard)|-30°C … +105°C|
Strain gauge rosettes with 3 measuring grids for analyzing biaxial stress states with unknown principal strain directions
|3 measurement grids / rosette||Covered (standard)||Integrated solder tabs|Cable|Cable (RJ11 plug)|Leads||-70°C … +200°C (standard)|-30°C … +105°C|
Strain gauge with 2 parallel measurement grids
|2 measurement grids / parallel||Covered (standard)||Integrated solder tabs|Leads||-70°C … +200°C (standard)|-30°C … +105°C|
Full bridge strain gauges with 4 measuring grids for measurements on tension/compression bars
|4 measurement grids / full bridge||Covered (standard)||Integrated solder tabs|Leads||-70°C … +200°C (standard)|-30°C … +105°C|
Strain gauge chains for determining strain gradients
|Chains (10-15 measurement grids)||Covered (standard)||Integrated solder tabs|Leads||-70°C … +200°C (standard)|-30°C … +105°C|
The Specialist for extreme Temperatures
|1 measurement grid / linear|2 measurement grids / T-rosette|3 measurement grids / rosette||Covered (standard)||Leads||-269°C ... +250°C|-70°C … +200°C (standard)|-30°C … +105°C|
Encapsulated strain gages with 3m stranded connection wire
|1 measurement grid / linear|2 measurement grids / T-rosette|3 measurement grids / rosette||Mechanical protection||Stranded connection wire||-30°C … +105°C|
|XY / RY||
Strain gauges for determining residual stress
|Residual stress (2-3 measurement grids)||Covered (standard)||Integrated solder tabs|Leads||-30°C … +105°C|
Weldable strain gauge for measurements at elevated temperatures
|1 measurement grid / linear||Covered (standard)||Weldable|Stranded connection wire||-30°C … +105°C|
Strain gauges for high strains or compression greater than 5 %
|1 measurement grid / linear||Covered (standard)||Leads||-30°C … +105°C|
Strain gauge for integration into fiber composites
|1 measurement grid / linear||Covered (standard)||-30°C … +105°C|
Crack propagation gauges for determining crack propagation
|Crack propagation gauge||Covered (standard)||Leads||-70°C … +200°C (standard)|-30°C … +105°C|
Encapsulated / Waterproof Strain Gauge
|1 measurement grid / linear||Humidity (IP67)|Chemicals||Stranded connection wire||-30°C … +105°C|
The temperature sensor that is installed as easily as a strain gauge
|Temperature||Covered (standard)||Integrated solder tabs||-70°C … +200°C (standard)|-30°C … +105°C|
Measurement gauge for transient pressure measurement
|Pressure||Covered (standard)||Integrated solder tabs||-70°C … +200°C (standard)|-30°C … +105°C|
Selection and models of strain gages (SGs)
Linear strain gauges
...record strain in the direction in which their measuring grids are aligned. One possible application is determining the modulus of elasticity on tension and compression bars. The E-modulus for the material can be determined from the measured linear expansion in the primary load direction and calculated mechanical stress according to Hooke’s Law.
Double strain gauges
...are used when 2 linear measuring grids must be laid parallel to each other – for example to record the bending load of a bending beam. To compensate for overlaid tensile/compression loads and thermal expansion caused by temperature, 4 active SGs are normally used in the Wheatstone bridge circuit. Another advantage of this type of circuit is the higher output signal compared to a quarter SG or half SG bridge.
...have two measuring grids arranged on a carrier at a 90° angle to each other. They are used in experimental strain analysis to determine the biaxial stress state with known principle directions and to construct transducers with a design corresponding to a tension/compression bar. T rosettes are also used to determine the modulus of elasticity and transverse contraction index (also called the transverse strain index or transverse index).
V-shaped strain gauges...
...also have two measuring grids arranged at an angle of 90° to each other. They are also referred to informally as “shear strain gages.” They are typically used in the construction of torque transducers, also called shear force transducers.
Rosettes with 3 measuring grids...
...on a shared carrier are available in two basic shapes, which are identified by the angular spacing of their measuring grids. The two designs are 0°/45°/90° rosettes and 0°/60°/120° rosettes. The angle specifications refer to the directions of the 3 measuring grids. They are used to determine the biaxial stress state with unknown principle directions according to magnitude and direction.
Full bridge strain gauges...
...have four measuring grids that are already switched to a Wheatstone full bridge. They have numerous uses, for example to determine shear load on shearing columns or to determine a torsion moment of a shaft if it is only accessible on one side for SG installation.
...are used to construct membrane pressure transducers. The constructional design of the transducer membrane (or membrane rosette) requires that the four measuring grids of the rosette all be located precisely in the expanded or compressed zones when load is placed on the membrane – including warping of the membrane. Positive strain proportions and negative ones of equal magnitude are added together within the Wheatstone bridge circuit.
Strain gauge chains...
...combine a series of similar or evenly spaced measuring grids which share the same carrier. Typical designs of SG chains are: Measuring grid direction parallel or perpendicular to the longitudinal chain axis, measuring grid direction alternating between parallel and perpendicular to the longitudinal chain axis, and SG rosette chain (for example 5 rosettes in the design 0°/60°/120°). Strain gauge chains are used to determine the stress curve (strain or the stress curve resulting from it) over a specific section or the shift in the peak value due to the effect of loading being introduced at a moving point.