When you need to measure strain on an object, you are often doing so in a short timeframe. If the strain gauge is improperly installed, you can receive false measurements, which may cause you to spend even more time correcting these mistakes.
Tip 1: Everything starts with proper preparation. To make everything run smoothly, seek for a clean work space and, collect all the materials you’ll need for the installation ahead of time.
Tip 2: The most important step is to prepare the space where you’re going to mount the strain gauges. First, degrease the area before sanding it using an emery cloth, a hand held sander, or a sandblaster. Be sure to use a new and clean piece of sandpaper or new blasting sand.
Tip 3: Clean the space you have sanded using a surface cleaning agent such as the HBM RMS1 spray, which frees surfaces of dirt, grease, and other impurities. Be sure to use a clean and lint-free pad when wiping down the area[...]