HBM, a manufacturer of data acquisition systems, analysis and calibration software, strain gauges, transducers and sensors, has added a series of Strain Gauge Best Practices Seminars to its popular HBM On Tour program. Held at various locations across the U.S. from March to July 2016, these free seminars will educate design and test engineers on best practices in strain gauge selection, preparation, installation and configuration. Additional seminars will focus on torque measurement and data acquisition.
HBM Academy, the company’s internal training division, is known for providing expert lecturers, practice-oriented knowledge and versatile applications to its engineering audience. Its HBM On Tour program helps design and test engineers at all levels understand the basic principles of measurement technology in theory and practice, offering real-world application examples and hands-on discussions.
Design and test engineers who attend the upcoming strain gauge measurement seminars will:
Learn how to select the proper strain gauge for specific applications.
Learn how to properly prepare strain gauges for installation.
Learn about the lead wire effects of 2-, 3- and 4-wire gauge configurations.
Discuss how to choose the ideal components (adhesive, covering agents) for specific applications.
Learn how to compensate for temperature effects, superimposed stresses and other interference effects.
“There are many challenges involved in mounting strain gauge sensors and using them to take measurements,” said Krista Tweed, an applications engineer at HBM. “To help design and test engineers meet these challenges, our seminars provide practical guidelines and allow attendees to discuss project ideas directly with strain gauge measurement experts.”
In addition to the strain gauge sessions, HBM Academy is offering the following test and measurement seminars:
General Principles of Data Acquisition: Examine every aspect of the measurement process and learn best practices for data acquisition. Find out how to select the proper sampling rate based on your input signal.
Torque Best Practices: Learn about the measurement uncertainty involved in making a torque measurement. Find out how to select the ideal torque sensor for your application, considering the mechanical and electrical factors that impact installation.
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