HBM - Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik GmbH (Germany) - Installing cylindrical strain gauges - for testing strain, force and vibration measurement in screws and bolts - is much easier with a special new adhesive called EP70.
Used for connecting a wide variety of components such as motors, turbines, fans, generators, wheels and propellers, bolts are usually tubular, making it difficult to monitor their behaviour with a typically flat-shaped strain gauge. Cylindrically rolled strain gauges can be used instead, but their design is harder to mount onto test objects.
To overcome this issue test and measurement specialist, HBK, created the EP70 adhesive which enables engineers to fit cylindrical strain gauges safely and securely into screws and bolts. The glue cures under heat and is suitable for use in areas with a wide temperature range (from -40°C to 70°C) making it ideal for testing across many industries such as automotive, shipping and manufacturing.
About HBK – Hottinger Brüel & Kjær:
For many decades, HBM and Brüel & Kjaer have been trusted across multiple industries to deliver highly accurate technologies and expertise in test and measurement and sound and vibration. HBM as the market leader in testing, measuring and analysis and Brüel & Kjær as the world’s leading solution provider for measuring and managing sound and vibration.
The two companies have now joined forces as HBK - Hottinger, Brüel & Kjaer to form the world’s foremost provider of integrated test, measurement, control, and simulation solutions.