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Micro-Measurements Introduces Worldwide Quick-Turn Program
R&D Quality Strain Gage Samples in as Few as Seven Working Days
Malvern, Pa – May 10, 2017 – The Micro-Measurements® brand of Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG) (www.micro-measurements.com), industry innovators in the design, development and manufacture of resistive-foil sensors for high-precision strain measurements, today announced the launch of its Quick-Turn program, offering R&D quality strain gage samples to its worldwide customer base, with deliveries in as few as seven working days, depending on pattern complexity.
As longtime industry experts, Micro-Measurements understands that the proper integration of strain gages into any application is an iterative process. This process can require the evaluation of multiple strain gage patterns, prior to arriving at a “best fit” solution. In the case of strain-gage based transducer designs and product prototypes, for example, the testing and evaluation of multiple strain gage patterns is an essential aspect of achieving optimum system performance. For experimental stress analysis, strain gages which address challenges of geometry, space constraints, or installation efficiencies can be designed to exact customer specifications with fast deliveries. With these and other needs in mind, the goal of the Quick-Turn program is to facilitate expedited customer access to a variety of strain gage samples, allowing for the full support of any required technology evaluations prior to final integrations.
Strain gages offered under the Quick-Turn program include full series of most catalog patterns, including optional features, as well as bespoke designs. Samples are offered in quantities of either four packages, consisting of five strain gages per package; or 20 packages, consisting of one strain gage per package. All samples feature the same quality, materials, design, construction and performance as standard catalog products. Their sole distinguishing feature is a packaging designation of “R&D Samples.” For strain gage pattern designs to exact customer requirements, sample costs are included in the setup fee.
To obtain Quick-Turn samples, customers are invited to forward application details to the Micro-Measurements in-house technical sales and applications engineering team at mm@vpgsensors.com, or to contact their nearest authorized sales representative.  The longtime technical experts at Micro-Measurements will collaborate directly with the customer on a “best fit” solution, based upon either existing strain gages, or a design to unique requirements.
 
About Micro-Measurements
The Micro-Measurements brand of VPG is dedicated to the development, manufacture, and marketing of resistive-foil sensors for high-precision strain measurements. These include a full complement of resistive-foil strain gages, PhotoStress® equipment and coatings, data acquisition systems, and the necessary supplies for obtaining accurate, reliable stress data. Micro-Measurements products are widely specified, both for the support of stress and strain analysis; and as essential components within a wide variety of sensors and transducers. Transducers incorporating Micro-Measurements strain gages are typically used to measure a variety of physical parameters, such as weight, force, torque and pressure. More information about Micro-Measurements is available at www.micro-measurements.com.
 
About VPG
Vishay Precision Group, Inc. 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 www.vpgsensors.com.

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