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Micro-Measurements® Announces U.K. Training Session Schedule for 2016
Practical Courses Are Designed to Train Customers in the Proper Use of Strain Measurement Techniques
MALVERN, Pa. Dec. 03, 2015 — Micro-Measurements®, a Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (VPG) brand, today announced its U.K. training session schedule for 2016. 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 2016 include sessions focusing on strain gauges, instrumentation, and transducers.
Date Workshop Fee (+ VAT)
Feb. 16-17 Strain Gauge £495 + 20% VAT
Feb. 18 Instrumentation £270 + 20% VAT
April 12-13 Strain Gauge £495 + 20% VAT
April 14 Transducer £270 + 20% VAT
May 24-25 Strain Gauge £495 + 20% VAT
May 26 Instrumentation £270 + 20% VAT
July 5-6 Strain Gauge £495 + 20% VAT
July 7 Instrumentation £270 + 20% VAT
Sept. 13-14 Strain Gauge £495 + 20% VAT
Sept. 15 Transducer £270 + 20% VAT
Nov. 15-16 Strain Gauge £495 + 20% VAT
Nov. 17 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, and the workshop also will include a practical session on bonding and wiring. Simple compensation techniques are reviewed, as well as testing, protection, and calibration.
In addition to offering regularly scheduled courses, Micro-Measurements is able to bring the same curriculum to customer premises throughout the U.K. by special arrangement. More information on these training programs and registration is available at, by phone (+ 44 (0) 125-685-9432), or email ( Follow Micro-Measurements at or
About Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG)
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 gages, 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
About Micro-Measurements
Micro-Measurements, a Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (VPG) brand, is dedicated to the development, manufacture, and marketing of resistive-foil sensors for high-precision strain measurement. Micro-Measurements offers a full complement of strain gages, PhotoStress® equipment and coatings, data acquisition systems, and supplies necessary to obtain accurate, reliable stress data. Our products are used throughout the industrialized world — both in the practice of stress measurements analysis and as the sensing elements in a wide variety of transducers for measuring physical variables (weight, force, torque, pressure, etc.). More information about Micro-Measurements is available at
Micro-Measurement and PhotoStress are registered trademarks of VPG.