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Micro-Measurements introduces StrainBlog:
Essential online resource for engineers using sensors

Comprehensive Blog Features Extensive Tutorial and Technical Content on All Aspects of High-Precision Stress and Strain Measurement.

Micro-Measurements®, a Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (VPG) brand, today announced a powerful online resource for engineers using strain gages: StrainBlog.com. The comprehensive blog features a wide range of tutorial and technical content covering the latest techniques for obtaining accurate, reliable strain and stress data while providing a forum in which engineers throughout the strain gage and transducer industries can receive help with their applications.

StrainBlog provides convenient one-stop access to the latest technical notes for a variety of strain gage applications; case studies offering an in-depth look at unique customer uses; tips and tricks from Micro-Measurements' team of experts; and short videos featuring demonstrations, mini-lectures, and seminars. Content is archived and sorted by month for enhanced searchability.

The blog features links to RSS feeds, while a live Twitter feed streams the latest news from StrainBlog. With one click, users can easily share useful articles, tips, and videos with friends and co-workers. Following a simple registration process, they can also share their own expertise by leaving helpful comments for other readers.

StrainBlog is built upon the expert knowledge and years of experience from the Micro-Measurements technical team, which has been serving the engineering community since 1962. Readers may connect with this valuable resource by clicking the contact link provided on the blog and get answers to application-specific questions.

"More than a blog, StrainBlog is an online community for everyone involved in the high-precision measurement of stress and strain," said Yuval Hernik, Micro-Measurements senior director of applications engineering and marketing. "Here, anyone can find valuable information and expert advice on all aspects of experimental stress analysis and the use of strain gages in transducer applications -- from pre-production prototype evaluation to failure analysis and the creation of complete weighing and measurement solutions."

For further information, view website: www.strainblog.com to access StrainBlog and become a registered user. Follow at: twitter.com/strain_gage

Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG) in profile
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.

For further information, view website: www.vpgsensors.com

Micro-Measurements in profile
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.).

For further information, view website: www.micro-measurements.com

Micro-Measurement and PhotoStress are registered trademarks of VPG.   
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