MEMS and Sensors

New Yorker Electronics releases expanded VPG C4A series stress analysis strain gauge sensors

19 January 2021

New Yorker Electronics released newly expanded C4A series stress analysis strain gauge sensors from Micro-Measurements, a Vishay Precision Group Inc. (VPG) brand. The C4A series now enables improved simulation and analysis for structure design verification, real-time condition monitoring of critical structures, such as bridges, dams, ships and wind turbines, as well as medical applications for patient outcome and safety.

To save time and installation costs, the Micro-Measurements' 4A series features pre-attached leadwires to Source: New Yorker ElectronicsSource: New Yorker Electronicseliminate soldering and ensure dependable installations — particularly in harsh field conditions. Other features and benefits of the C4A series strain gauges include its RoHS compliance, lead-free solder, strain gauge grid protection with polyimide encapsulation, and direct connection to test instrumentation for faster gauge installation.

The C4A is encapsulated in Constantan alloy gauge with ready-to-use cables in four sizes: the 23P (2 wires, 3 ft long), the 29P (2 wires, 9 ft long), the 33P (3 wires, 3 ft long) and the 39P (3 wires, 9 ft long). It is available in three gauge lengths of 0.06 in, 0.125 in and 235 in, each available with resistance values of 120 Ω and 350 Ω.

The linear pattern strain gauges are used to measure strain in a single direction. Linear pattern strain gauge sensors are used for both general use applications: fatigue testing, concrete testing, crack propagation and “dog bone” testing. Built with advanced sensors technology, a revolutionary enhancement in strain gauge manufacturing, Micro-Measurements’ C4A series is manufactured with tighter tolerances and improved gauge-to-gauge consistency. Visually identical to conventional strain gauges, many patterns of the C4A series can be used as a 1:1 replacement for familiar and commonly used gauges.

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