STRAIN GAUGE APPLICATION

In mechanical engineering, mechanical components can be converted into measuring instruments through the application of strain gauges (DMS application). You provide us with the mechanical components, or we can visit your company directly to determine the forces acting on your components. We handle the entire process of DMS application and turn your components into measuring instruments.

Mechanical components can be converted into measuring instruments by applying strain gages (strain gauge application) in mechanical engineering as well. You provide us with the mechanical components, or we visit you directly at your company to determine the forces acting on your components. We handle the entire process of the strain gauge application and turn your components into measuring instruments. Thanks to our many years of experience, we are able to carry out professional strain gauge applications on your components in our in-house laboratory. We are happy to support you in determining suitable measuring points and selecting the appropriate strain gauge.

Our range of services includes the attaching (implementation of the strain gage application) and wiring as a quarter, half, or full bridge for torsion, bending, tensile and compressive force measurements on aluminum, steel, plastic, and ceramics.

Since telemetry represents a significant part of modern measurement technology, we also offer various solutions. There are different methods of obtaining high-precision and especially high-resolution measurement signals from components that cannot simply be connected with a cable. For example, a sensor solution can be implemented using induction transmission in order to be able to perform measurements on a rotating shaft. This means that 1200 measured values can be transmitted per second. Every change in load can now be precisely recorded in the dynamic range. A standard component was turned into a high-precision measuring instrument - also by means of telemetry.

Our application reports offer a perfect first impression of our services relating to strain gage applications. The application report Compressor Shaft: From draft to telemetric measurement not only covers the strain gage applications but also includes the topic: telemetry on rotating components. The application report Measurement of a mobile freezing shelving system especially deals with the strain gauge application in extreme industrial environments. If you would like to convert your components into measuring instruments (transducer construction), then the application report - force measurement on presses and punches for process and quality monitoring – may be of interest to you. It should be mentioned here that our service of the initial concept for redesigning a component into a measuring instrument is free of charge.

If you use octogon contract measurements on machines and in plant construction, you benefit from reliably predictable measurement results that are determined by our experienced service technicians with the latest measuring devices. You save the costs of investing in your own measuring instruments and acquire valuable know-how to improve your machines and systems.

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STRAIN GAUGE APPLICATION PROCEDURE

  • Customer supplied parts (e.g. machine part, vehicle part, shaft, etc.)
  • Clarification of the points at which residual stresses must be determined and which output signals can be processed by the customer
  • Definition of the strain gauge application points
  • If necessary, mechanical adaptation of the components (creation of a 3D CAD model)
  • Selection of the strain gauges, considering the component material and the environmental conditions
  • Execution of the strain gauge application and interconnection
  • Interconnection with measuring amplifiers according to customer requirements
  • Calibration of the sensor with a calibration device specially developed for the application
  • Telemetric solutions
  • Strain gauge application right at the customer’s facility, even in harsh, industrial environments

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ADDITIONALLY, WE SUPPORT YOU AND YOUR MEASURING PROJECT IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS:

  • The forces and strains occurring in your components can be predicted and visualized using the finite element method (FEM) based on your construction drawing
  • Use of hot-curing adhesives (epoxy resin, etc.) to ensure a high quality and long service life for your measuring points
  • Wide range of bridge resistors for quarter and full bridges: 120 Ohm ... 50 kOhm
  • Variants of connection technology: 2-, 3-, 4- and 6-wire
  • Temperature compensation as well as compensation for other influences
  • Wide temperature range
  • Attaching and wiring as quarter, half or full bridge for torsion, bending, tensile and compressive force measurements on aluminum, steel, plastic and ceramics.
  • Sealing of the measuring points in order to protect them from any environmental influences, for example moisture, dirt, chemical substances etc.
  • The strain gauge is usually applied at our company; the respective component sizes must be discussed in advance.

 

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