Choosing a Strain Sensor and Measurement Device
Strain gages are fundamental sensing devices that function as the building blocks of many other types of transducers, including pressure, load, and torque, used extensively in structural test and monitoring applications. Even though strain gages are common, they are one of the most difficult types of sensors from which to condition and acquire reliable data. National Instruments offers a wide variety of devices for you to choose from to perform strain gage and bridge-based sensor measurements.
How-To Documents and Tutorials
The how-to guide for most common measurements provides information about making common sensor and signal measurements. Each of the following documents covers the operating principle for the corresponding signal/sensor and offers guidance on how to make that type of measurement. These documents help you understand what you need to know to quickly make your desired measurement.