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Strain Gage Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of strain gage manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source strain gage manufacturers with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate strain gage companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture strain gages for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading strain gage manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for foil strain gages, wire strain gages, or strain gauges ceramics.

  • West Conshohocken, PA 610-825-3310

    All of our strain gage products are used in a variety of industries, like the marine, automotive, and aerospace industries. We offer simply force measurement solutions to cutting edge solutions like the Space Shuttle launching pad. We believe in creating the ideal product for each of the industries that we serve, even for much smaller customers than NASA. Contact us today for more info!

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  • Apex, NC 919-772-0115

    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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  • Shelby Township, MI 586-739-4254

    Founded in 1992, SensorData Technologies, Inc. is a manufacturer of custom designed Torque and Force Sensors. SD was founded to re-address the marketplace need for applying the measurement device to the engineer's test. SensorData has provided a number of measurement products to a wide variety of industries ranging from multi-axis sensors to measure tire geometry, to multi-component sensors.

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  • Hampton, VA 800-522-6752

    Measurement Specialties’ broad range of industrial load cells and force sensors feature Microfused™ technology, offering OEMs low cost and high reliability, plus packaged load cells for high performance or unique packaging, and Piezo Film for a reliable way to measure dynamic impact force up to thousands of pounds. Customization is offered for high volume OEM applications.

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  • South Boston, MA 800-248-3669

    Tekscan is a designer and manufacturer of force sensors. Our basic force sensor can be used for an array of applications. We also design load cell systems for specific needs. We offer a large selection of shapes and sizes of force sensors and complete load cell systems.

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  • Norwood, MA 781-298-2200

    We offer standard tension, standard compression, hollow tension/compression and many other types of load cells for your convenience of choice. Each of our load cells is designed to meet ASTM specifications and our customers' requirements to further ensure the exact product for you! All of our products are put through extensive testing before leaving our state of the art facilities to ensure the best products possible. To learn more visit our website today!

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Strain Gage

A strain gage is a simple measuring system that determines the amount of strain, which is the displacement and deformation that results from an object under stress. It measures mechanical quantities by converting tension, force and pressure into an electrical signal.

Strain gages have another spelling that is commonly known; strain gauges. This loadcell sensor type may vary in construction and measurement method. The most popular type is foil that is adhered to the object. Other kinds include semi-conductor, bonded metallic wire and carbon resistive. When measuring the strain of an object, the temperature, material properties, the type of adhesive that bonds the gage to the object's surface and the stability of the metal all affect the resistance. Strain gages are used to detect cracking in machinery parts, as crack propagation, as an extensometer, to measure temperature, to measure residual stress, to gage shear modulus and as a transducer. It is a vital part of a load cell, which is a measuring device concerned with identifying compression, tension and shear. Another product that does the same thing and also makes use of strain gages is the force transducer, which is like a load cell except a more complicated system that is able to do the same thing plus measure a couple other aspects of an object as well. Industries that utilize such applications include construction companies, industrial manufacturers, automotive, aerospace and robotics.

There are three main types of strains that are measured by strain gages. Poisson strain is the thinning and elongation that occurs when a bar is strained. Bending strain is determined by measuring the relationship between the force and the amount of bending, which results from a twisting action. Shearing strain occurs when stress causes angular distortion of the object being measured. The most common type of strain gage, made of foil and adhesive, has an insulating and flexible backing, which supports the metallic foil pattern. It is attached to an object by adhesives. As the object deforms, so does the flexible foil. The electrical resistance thus changes, and is measured. When a strain gage is working as part of another system, like the load cells and force transducers mentioned above, multiple strain gages are used, connected by circuits. The formation of the strain gages is called the Wheatstone bridge equation, which was developed in the early eighteen hundreds.
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