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A strain gauge is a long length of conductor arranged in a zigzag pattern on a membrane.

When it is stretched, its resistance increases.
Strain gauges are mounted in the same direction as the strain and often in fours to form a full 'Wheatstone Bridge'.

The diagram above represents what might happen if a strip of metal were fitted with four gauges.

An downward bend stretches the gauges on the top and compresses those on the bottom.

A load cell may contain several similar strain gauges elements.



All dimensions and specifications are nominal. www.rdpe.com/za/hiw-sglc.htm 20170119
Due to our policy of on-going development, specifications may change without notice. Any modification may affect some or all of the specifications for our equipment.
 
Manufacturer
RDP Electronics Ltd
Grove Street, Heath Town
Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV10 0PY
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 1902 457512
Fax: +44 1902 452000
Email: sales@rdpe.com
URL: www.rdpe.com
Distributor
Transducer Technology
PO Box 13592, Northmead
Benoni, 1511, South Africa

Tel: +27 11 425 2094
Fax: +27 11 425 3359
Email: sales@transducers.co.za

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