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VPG Announces Micro-Measurements’ UK Training Session Schedule for 2014
Practical Courses Designed to Train Customers in the Proper Use of Strain Measurement Techniques
MALVERN, Pa. — Jan. 27, 2014 — Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG) today announced its Micro-Measurements brand’s UK training session schedule for 2014. Held at VPG’s Micro-Measurements facility in Basingstoke, Hampshire, these practical courses are designed to train customers in the proper use of strain measurement techniques.
The Micro-Measurements courses provide excellent hands-on training for those who use, plan, supervise, or instruct others in stress analysis techniques. Courses being conducted in 2014 include sessions focusing on strain gauges, instrumentation, and transducers.
2014 UK Training Schedule:

Date

Workshop

Fee (+ VAT)

Feb. 11 - 12

Strain Gauge

£495 + 20% VAT

Feb. 13

Instrumentation

£270 + 20% VAT

Mar. 25 - 26

Strain Gauge

£495 + 20% VAT

Mar. 27

Transducer

£270 + 20% VAT

May 20 - 21

Strain Gauge

£495 + 20% VAT

May 22

Instrumentation

£270 + 20% VAT

July 15 – 16

Strain Gauge

£495 + 20% VAT

July 17

Instrumentation

£270 + 20% VAT

Sep. 9 – 10

Strain Gauge

£495 + 20% VAT

Sep. 11

Transducer

£270 + 20% VAT

Nov. 18 – 19

Strain Gauge

£495 + 20% VAT

Nov. 20

Instrumentation

£270 + 20% VAT

The two-day Strain Gauge workshop serves as an introduction to strain gauges and their terminology. The Wheatstone bridge and its uses are discussed, in addition to surface preparation techniques, adhesive systems, leadwire attachment techniques, and the testing of gauge installations.
In the Instrumentation workshop, basic systems and the Wheatstone bridge are reviewed. Participants will learn about multiple-channel systems, signal-to-noise ratios, A/D converters, dynamic data acquisition, aliasing and filters, constant voltage and current, leadwire effects, and instrument calibration and linearity.
The Transducer workshop explores the basic Wheatstone bridge, in addition to bending, tension/compression, and shear and torsion measurements. Topics covered include choosing materials, gauges, and adhesives, in addition to a practical session on bonding and wiring. Simple compensation techniques are reviewed, as well as testing, protection, and calibration.
In addition to the regularly scheduled courses, Micro-Measurements is able to bring the same curriculum to customer premises throughout the UK by special arrangement. For more information on our training programs and for registration purposes, please contact:
+ 44-(0)125-646-2131 or mm.uk@vpgsensors.com.
About Vishay Precision Group
Vishay Precision Group (VPG) is an internationally recognized designer, manufacturer and marketer of: components based on its resistive foil technology; sensors; and sensor-based systems specializing in the growing markets of stress, force, weight, pressure, and current measurements. VPG is a market leader of Foil Technology Products, providing ongoing technology innovations in precision foil resistors and foil strain gauges, which are the foundation of the Company’s Force Sensors Products and its Weighing and Control Systems. The product portfolio consists of a variety of well-established brand names recognized for precision and quality in the marketplace. To learn more, visit VPG at www.vishaypg.com.
About VPG Strain Gages
Distinguished by the premier brand Micro-Measurements, VPG Strain Gages is part of Vishay Precision Group (VPG), a leading supplier in the field of foil strain gages for high-precision strain measurement. Micro-Measurements offers a full complement of strain gages, data acquisition systems, PhotoStress® equipment and coatings, and supplies necessary to obtain accurate, reliable stress data. Its products are used throughout the industrialized world — both in the practice of stress analysis and as the sensing elements in a wide variety of sensors for measuring force (weight, torque, pressure, etc.).