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Strain Gauge Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory is a top industrial directory listing of leading industrial strain gauge manufacturers and suppliers. Access our comprehensive index to review and source strain gauge manufacturers with preview ads and detailed product descriptions. These strain gauge companies can design, engineer and manufacture strain gauges to your specifications and application need. A quick and easy to use request for quote form is provided for you to contact these strain gauge manufacturers and suppliers. Each company has detailed profile information, locations, phone number, website links, product videos and product information defined. Read customer reviews and product specific news articles. We are the right resource for your information requirement whether its for a manufacturer of strain gauges ceramics, high temperature strain gauges, linear strain gauges.

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Over 40 years Strainsert Company has been designing optimal solutions for unique research, testing and control applications for a wide spectrum of customers in the aerospace and marine industries, in addition to others. As an industry leader in engineering support and customer service, Strainsert is dedicated to manufacturing the best strain gauges possible for its many valued customers.
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Our strain gauges are known around the world for their quality and performance. We not only believe in quality, but we also believe in service and holding to our promises. We will always offer on time delivery, even if you need a rush order. Turn to tecsis LP for top of the line strain gauges. We look forward to working with your business.
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Cooper Instruments & Systems is known for manufacturing strain gauges for a number of industries including aerospace, automotive, energy, medical, material handling and more. As a global leader of pressure gauges, load cells and transducers we are strive to provide our customers with the very best. Please give us a call today to learn more information!
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We supply Multi-Axis Force/Torque Sensors. Our F/T Sensors measure all six components of force and torque. ATI F/T transducers use silicon strain gauges for low-noise and high overload protection. Our sensors are used in robotic assembly, robotic material removal, product testing, biomedical and biomechanical research.
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Hirschmann Automation and Control is a global manufacturer and distributor of control and load indication products. With warehouses all over the world, we have the experience and resources our customers rely on for their force transducer needs. Our product line includes turnkey systems and individual components such as compression load cells, strain gages, payload controls, sensors and more.
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Strain Gauges

A strain gauge is a device used to determine the amount of strain, or change in dimensions, when stress is applied. Strain gauges measure mechanical quantities by converting tension, force, and pressure into an electrical signal.

The strain gauge, also known as the strain gage, is best known as the sensory aspect of a loadcell. Load cells measure the compression, tension and/or shear force of various materials, including solid objects, liquid and gas. The strain gauges are the essential part of the load cell since they are what detect the inconsistencies in a substance and turn that into an electrical signal that is translated through a computer as a readable measurement. When part of a load cell, there are multiple strain gauges being used, connected by circuits that pass along the electric signal. Having multiple strain gauges make up the load cell is important because the more present for a single reading, the more precise the reading will be. Strain gauges are also often apart of the force transducer systems, which serve just about the same purpose at load cells. These sensors can be substituted with piezoelectric crystals. However, the variety of strain gauge styles allow for consumers to pick the one that will best suit the substance they need to measure.  


The most common types of strain gauges are piezoresistive or semiconductor, bonded metallic wire, carbon-resistive and foil gauges. In particular, the foil gauge looks like a flathead version of a spatula, without the arm or body. It is a flat surface, which can be adhered to the body of material it is measuring. The electrical resistance in each type of strain gauge varies linearly with strain. The operating temperature, state of strain and amount of stability needed are important factors when choosing a strain gauge. The gage factor, gauge length, nominal resistance and strain sensitive material must also be considered. Typical characteristics of strain gauges are lead wire, solder tabs, ribbon leads, cryogenic use, encapsulated, embeddable, waterproof and weldable. Strain gauges can be used for measuring temperatures, detecting cracks, propagating cracks, extensometer, residual stress, transducer gauge and shear modulus gauge, among other applications. They are often utilized in a variety of industries, including construction, aerospace, marine biology, automotive manufacturing, industrial manufacturing, tooling and machining, the medical field and electronics.

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