Micro-Measurements (United States) - Micro-Measurements, a Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG) brand, announced the successful integration of Advanced Sensors Technology in its new CEA-Series and EA-Series strain gages. Designed for general purpose, static and dynamic stress analysis, the new CEA and EA strain gage sensors are ideally suited for a broad range of applications including structural health monitoring, autonomous vehicles, aviation, robotics & automation, smart load cells, and condition monitoring.
The new Micro-Measurements’ CEA-Series universal strain gages builds on approximately 70 years of proven usage and the installation of hundreds of thousands of field-tested devices. Offering a constantan grid completely encapsulated in polyimide, with large, rugged copper-coated tabs, these CEA’s provide for ease of application, reduced installation time, high reliability, low total cost of installation. Constructed with constantan foil in combination with a tough, flexible, polyimide backing, the EA-series is available in a wide range of options available including strain range from ±3% for gage lengths under 1/8 in (3.2 mm) and ±5% for 1/8 in and over.
Built with Advanced Sensors Technology, a revolutionary enhancement in strain gauge manufacturing, the CEA-Series and EA-Series are manufactured with tighter tolerances and improved gauge-to-gauge consistency. Advanced Sensors Technology applies tangible specification and manufacturing process improvements, along with industry-exclusive strain gage sensor design techniques, for direct customer benefit. The innovation behind Advanced Sensors Technology reflects many decades of Micro‑Measurements R&D experience, gained across a global portfolio of thousands of successful applications, with other refinements achieved via ongoing customer feedback.
For general-purpose stress analysis applications, the new series of strain gages are a drop-in replacement for traditional CEA and EA strain gages, and are available for purchase through the Micro‑Measurements on-line shop:
Ron Zukerman, Sr. Manager of Sales & Marketing for Micro-Measurements Advanced Sensors, said: “In today’s demanding world of product and structural design, the use of technically superior strain gages can provide significant advantages to the engineering development process, and offer improvements in material savings, weight, reduction, failure prevention, and shortened design-to-development time. Payoffs like these can make a difference in bottom-line profitability for companies that deploy Experimental Stress Analysis (ESA) in their engineering process.”
Micro-Measurements, a Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (VPG) brand, is dedicated to the development, manufacture, and marketing of resistive-foil sensors for high-precision strain measurement. Micro‑Measurements offers a full complement of strain gages, PhotoStress® equipment and coatings, data acquisition systems, and supplies necessary to obtain accurate, reliable stress data. Our products are used throughout the industrialized world — both in the practice of stress measurements analysis and as the sensing elements in a wide variety of transducers for measuring physical variables (weight, force, torque, pressure, etc.).
Vishay Precision Group, Inc. is an internationally recognized designer, manufacturer and marketer of: components based on its resistive foil technology; sensors; and sensor-based measurement systems specializing in the growing markets of stress, force, weight, pressure, and current measurements. VPG is a market leader of foil technology products, providing ongoing technology innovations in precision foil resistors and foil strain gages, which are the foundation of the company’s force sensors products and its weighing and control systems. The product portfolio consists of a variety of well-established brand names recognized for precision and quality in the marketplace.
Micro-Measurements and PhotoStress are registered trademarks of VPG.