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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.

  • West Conshohocken, PA 610-825-3310

    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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  • 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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  • Webb City, MO 800-441-4237

    At Cardinal/DETECTO, we have made it our goal to ensure that our customers are receiving the highest quality load cells in the industry in order exceed customer expectation 100 percent of the time. Our products are top of the line and will provide the lasting value that you have been searching for! Visit our website today to learn more about what we may be able to do for you or contact us via telephone or email today!

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  • Harvest, AL 866-762-2684

    Customer service and satisfaction is our number one goal. We take the time to consider each case individually, so that we can explore precisely what will meet your needs the best- whether it is compression load cells, scales, or labels. You can learn more about what we do when you visit our website or call today! We would love to start serving you right away!

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  • Rochester, NH 603-332-6150

    With over 45 years of experience, Dover Flexo Electronics (DFE) is a recognized leader for tension control products. We manufacture, sell, and service a complete line of tension measurement, display and control products for a variety of industries worldwide. DFE transducers are the industry standard for direct tension sensing and measurement. Tension measurement and control systems for flexible packaging and paper, film and foil converting are our specialty.

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  • Dartmouth, MA 800-849-4016

    Since 1990, Sensing Systems has been providing a full scope of measurement services and manufacturing high quality stain gage base sensors. We have a host of load cells/force sensors for you to choose from: standard or custom, high capacity, pharmaceutical sensors, calibration services, strain gaging services and much more. A variety of torque sensors are available along with many other services.

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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 load cell. 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 CNC machining, the medical field and electronics.

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