With more than 45 years of strain gage instrumentation experience, HITEC Sensor Developments offers a variety of customized strain gage sensors utilizing their approved strain gage supplier base.
Strain Gages with Pre-Attached Leads
Any model strain gage can be customized with pre-attached leads. Employing the approved strain gage supplier Let, HITEC offers strain gage sensors with pre-attached leads in order to prevent the requirement for soldering, thus saving both cost and time and also insuring quality.
Custom Weldable Strain Gages
Complementing the high temperature strain gage instrumentation support services, custom manufactured weldable temperature sensors and strain gages are available for custom use where standard sensors are not appropriate based on conditions that are not appropriate given conditions that cannot accommodate clamping and curing. Weldable strain gages need minimal surface preparation and self-contain environmental protection since the sensor is bonded to the component with the help of the spot weld method.
Weldable strain gages ideal for high temperature environments are fixed to a stainless steel carrier, pre-wired and then coated for optimum extreme environment strain measurements. Usually, it is also possible to pre-form these weldable strain gages if needed.
Shim material usually used is 0.005” Inconel or 0.005” Nichrome in order to obtain best results. Lead wire options at any length can include:
0.062’ AWG SST Braided Type K
0.040’ D Inconel sheathed Type K
#28 AWG SST Braided alumel/alumel
#28 AWG SST Braided Type K
Or customized to user specification