Compact Course: The Basics of Strain Gauge Technology

In this two-day compact course, you will receive both practical and theoretical training on the fundamentals of strain gauge technology and installation.

Compact course content:

  • Strain Gauge Knowledge
    • Theory
    • How to choose the correct strain gauge
    • Practical exercise: Strain gauge installation using cold curing adhesives (Z70)
    • Overview on protective materials
    • Overview on optical strain gauges
  • Connecting the Strain Gauges
    • Wheatstone bridge
    • Temperature compensation
  • Amplifiers
    • Which types to use when
    • Connecting strain gauges to DAQ amplifiers
    • Practical exercise with QuantumX and catmanEasy

Target group: Users from all technical fields who would like to install their own strain gauges.

Prior knowledge: None required.


9.00 -  9.15 h             Welcome and introduction to the seminar program

9.15 - 10.15 h            Basics and mode of operation of the strain gauge (SG)

10.15 - 10.45 h          Coffee break

10.45 - 12.30 h          SG installation

-Preparation of some strain gauges for later installations

12.30 - 13.30 h          Lunch break

13.30 - 17.00 h          Strain gauge installations by participants

-Installation with adhesive Z 70

-Measuring point protection with PU 140

-Installation on a bending beam

-Measurement of strain on the bending beam

-Measuring point protection with SG 250

approx. 15.00 h          Intermediate break

9.00 -10.15 h            Amplifiers for the electrical measurement of mechanical quantities

-DC amplifier

-Carrier frequency amplifier


10.15 - 10.45 h         Coffee break

10.45 - 11.30 h         Calibration of a measurement chain

-Calibration for strain measurements

-Calibration with transducers

11.30 - 12.30 h         The determination of material stress in the uni-axial and bi-axial stress field
                                   from strain measurements

12.30 - 13.30 h         Lunch break

13.30 - 14.00 h         Introduction to the exercises of the workshop

14.00 - 15.00 h         Workshop

15.00 - 15.15 h         Intermediate Break

15.15 - 16.30 h         Workshop (Continued)

Available Dates

No Seminars available.

Details for Courses in the Netherlands

Participation fee: €790 (plus VAT; all participants receive a strain gauge starter kit worth €318)

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (beverages, snacks and lunch included)

Language: English


HBM Benelux
Schutweg 15a
5145 NP Waalwijk, NL

Agenda (pdf)

Do you have questions regarding this course? Please contact the HBM Benelux office:
Phone number +31416286040
Email address:

Note: This course does not provide a certificate. For certified seminars, please refer to our seminar: The Basics of Strain Gauge Installation and Strain Gauge Measurement Technology.