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Strain Gauges

Welcome to Vishay Micro Measurement’s collection of strain gauge products, where precision and reliability meet! Their range of strain gauges offers the best solutions for measuring mechanical strain and deformation in various applications. Designed with advanced technology and made to the highest quality standards, their strain gauges are trusted by engineers, researchers and professionals worldwide.


Each Vishay Micro Measurements strain gauge is meticulously designed to provide accurate and repeatable measurements, ensuring the highest level of data integrity. Their offering includes a variety of strain gauge types to meet different measurement requirements and material properties. Whether working with metals, composites or other materials, our strain gauges provide exceptional sensitivity and response, allowing you to capture even the subtlest changes in strain with confidence.

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Vishay Micro Measurements

One-Stop Provider for Stress and Strain Measurement Products.


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 (gauges), PhotoStress® equipment and coatings, data acquisition systems, and gear necessary to obtain accurate, reliable stress data. Our products are used throughout the 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.).
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Stress Analysis Strain Gages (Gauges)

Structures can, and do, break. It’s critical to determine whether a particular object made from a particular material can carry a particular load. If a true stress is ignored, the cost of not acting is usually far higher than the cost of dealing with the problem earlier. Micro-Measurements’ complete portfolio of high-performance Stress Analysis Strain Gages deliver strain data you can count on and help you find practical solutions to prevent potentially catastrophic events.

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Transducer Class® Strain Gages

Micro-Measurements is the leading manufacturer of Transducer Class® strain gages, designed for high volume OEM transducer applications. Transducer Class Strain gages — and related products — are manufactured with our Advanced Sensors technology and state-of-the-art equipment to ensure maximum performance at a minimal price point. This select group of gage patterns reduces lead time and improves performance.

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Select the Best in Strain Gage Gear, from Surface Cleaning to Solders

Ensure Successful Installation of Strain Gages and Special Sensors

To ensure expert installation and performance of our state-of-the-art strain gages and special sensors, Micro-Measurements offers a comprehensive selection of stress analysis accessories.

Our surface cleaning products create ideal conditions for the proper bonding of strain gages and temperature sensors. High quality solder joints made using our strain-gage-qualified solders optimize strain gage performance. Our wires and cables provide peace of mind when it comes to strain gage accuracy. In short, our strain gage and special sensor accessories are essential to the top-notch performance expected by Stress Analysts.

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Strain Gages for High Temperatures

Micro-Measurements’ high temperature strain gages are specifically designed to collect dynamic measurements in extreme conditions. Select from three high performance solutions to meet any temperature needs—up to 2100°F (1150°C)

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Micro-Measurements’ Comprehensive Class of Special Use Sensors

Micro-Measurements’ comprehensive collection of special use sensors support the critical work of accurately measuring strain in the presence of high magnetic fields, finding internally destructive residulal stresses, reporting fatigue failure causing material cracks and precision measurement.

Structures can, and do, break. It’s critical to determine whether a particular object made from a particular material can carry a particular load. If a true stress is ignored, the cost of not acting exceeds the cost of understanding and resolving the problem to begin with. Micro-Measurements offers a wide variety of complementary sensors and designs the help detect stress and prevent catastrophes for stress analysis and transducer customers.

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Specialty Instruments for Strain Gage Measurement

Micro-Measurements offers a comprehensive range of specialty instruments for data acquisition. With our instruments, you can capture fully corrected, accurate engineering-unit data with minimal effort. Our special-purpose equipment, backed by the expertise and knowledge of highly skilled engineers, complements strain gage installation integrity and instrument calibration.

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Frequently Asked Quetsions about Strain Gauges

A strain gauge is a device used to measure strain or deformation in an object or structure. It consists of a thin metallic or semiconductor strip that changes its electrical resistance when subjected to mechanical strain. By measuring this change in resistance, the strain gauges provide a quantitative measurement of the strain experienced by the object.

Strain gauges find applications in various industries, including aerospace, automotive, civil engineering, structural analysis, materials testing, and research. They are used for stress analysis, load monitoring, product testing, fatigue testing, and deformation analysis in components, structures, and machinery.

When choosing a strain gauge, consider factors such as the material to be bond to, the expected strain range, temperature conditions and environmental factors. It is essential to choose a strain gauge with the right measurement factor, resistance and dimensions to suit your specific measurement requirements. In this regard, our team of experts will be happy to assist you so that you can be assured of a successful installation.

Most strain gauges are attached to the surface of the object being measured with a special adhesive (depending on application and environmental factors). Proper surface preparation, including cleaning and roughening, is crucial for reliable adhesion. In addition, it is essential to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for bonding and wiring for accurate measurement.

The gauge factor is a key parameter that characterizes the sensitivity of a strain gauge. It represents the fractional change in electrical resistance per unit strain. By knowing the gauge factor, you can calculate the strain based on the measured change in resistance.

Yes, strain gauges can measure both static and dynamic strain. However, dynamic measurements often require specialized techniques and equipment to capture fast-changing strains accurately.

Yes, strain gauges are available in different types and configurations to suit various environmental conditions. For harsh environments with high temperatures, corrosive chemicals, or extreme vibrations, there are strain gauges specifically designed to withstand these conditions.

Yes, strain gauges can be used on a wide range of materials, including metals, composites, plastics, and ceramics. However, the preparation and bonding techniques may vary depending on the material’s properties.

Strain gauges are calibrated using known loads or strains. Calibration involves applying a known force or deformation to the structure, measuring the corresponding strain using the strain gauge, and comparing it to the expected values. Calibration ensures the accuracy and reliability of the strain gauge measurements.

Strain gauges are typically designed for single-use applications and are challenging to remove without damaging them.