Intro to Strain Gages and Load Cells

Intro to Strain Gages and Load Cells

TechTalk Strain Gages & Load Cells Strain gages and load cells serve to measure forces from pulling, pushing, twisting, and weights of all sizes. They work by stretching thin foil designed in a zig-zag pattern. The gage must be bonded (glued) to the part you wish...
CAN Bus – Demystified

CAN Bus – Demystified

Controller Area Network   What it is: – A simple communication method for sensors, controllers and actuators – Broadcast network, every module can talk and listen to all others – Up to 1Million bits per second – 2-wire communications...
Wireless Telemetry

Wireless Telemetry

TechTalk – Wireless Communication Wireless Telemetry is a technology that allows the remote measurement and reporting of information of interest to the system designer or operator. The word is derived from Greek roots tele = remote, and metron = measure. Many...
Tire Measurements

Tire Measurements

On-Track Tire Pressure Builds: Energy In > Energy Out Racers often talk about Cold Tire Pressures, Hot Pressures, and Pressure Splits affecting Grip and Balance, but what is really going on? Heat In When an automobile runs on a road or racetrack, the tires are...
MEMS

MEMS

Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) (also written as micro-electro-mechanical, MicroElectroMechanical or microelectronic and microelectromechanical systems) is the technology of very small devices; it merges at the nano-scale into nanoelectromechanical...
Optics

Optics

LASERS and Photodiode Pixel Arrays combine to form advanced measurement systems for position and relative angles, at the speed of light.  The Techmor LA-1 uses these advanced sensors to define the two angles of the LASER plane (Steering and Camber).  High-speed...