An Introduction to Measurements using Strain Gauges – Webinar

November 14, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Dirk Eberlein

HBM announces webinar week dedicated to strain gauges

To help start the celebrations for the 80th anniversary of the strain gauge, which will take place next year; HBM – a market leader in the field of test and measurement – is pleased to announce it will be running a series of webinars, which will take place on 14 -17 November 2017 at 9am.

Starting with “An Introduction to Measurements using Strain Gauges”, on November 14th 2017, this webinar is the ideal opportunity to get your first introduction into strain gauges or simply brush up on your existing knowledge. Reflecting on the history and development of the strain gauge over the years, “An Introduction to Measurements using Strain Gauges” will discuss the pros and cons of using strain gauges, before looking at the many different kinds of applications available in the area of experimental stress analysis.  

Usually applied to measuring bodies using adhesives, “Selecting the Right Strain Gauges, Adhesives and Covering Agents” will explain how to select the correct adhesive, depending on the material and temperature range. Taking place at 9am on Wednesday November 15th 2017, participants can find out which kind of strain gauge is suitable for different types of applications, learn about the difference between cold and hot curing adhesives and discover how to choose and apply the correct adhesive, based on the measurement task to hand.  

When it comes to measuring the resistance change in a strain gauge with the Wheatstone Bridge, “Applying the Wheatstone Bridge Circuit with Strain Gauges” which takes place on Thursday 16th November 2017 at 9am, will guide individuals through the basics. This webinar will look at how to distinguish between the Wheatstone bridge circuit in quarter, half and full bridge circuits and explain the different measurement applications. Participants will also be given the opportunity to learn more about the possibilities of temperature compensation by using the Wheatstone bridge circuit.

Concluding the week with “How to Properly Install Strain Gauges” on Friday 17th November 2017 at 9am, this webinar will focus on the steps which need to be considered when installing strain gauges; from understanding the requirements of the underlying material, to the preparation of the surface and finally; to the choice of the correct adhesive. Including practical installation tips and tricks, this webinar will also offer participants the chance to learn which optical and electrical tests can be carried out after having installed the strain gauges.

Presented live by Dirk Eberlein, application engineer and product manager for Strain Gauges at HBM, each webinar takes a maximum of 30 minutes and can be easily accessed at a later date or simply used as a refresher course. As an added benefit, all registered participants will receive a link to the webinar, via email, after the presentation. All HBM webinars are free of charge. However, spaces are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. Please reserve your space by booking at

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