High Temperature Use Strain Gauge

QF series strain gauges for high temperature use

These are foil strain gauges having a polyimide resin backing.  Strain measurement in high temperature is easily performed by bonding the strain gauge with room temperature curing adhesive NP-50B.  Strain gauges for stress concentration measurement or torque measurement are also available in addition to general use gauges in this series. 
New series of strain gauges named GOBLET are added to this series.  They are compliant with RoHS 2 Directive 2011/65/EU and supplied with CE marking.  Even though lead-free solder is used in the GOBLET gauges, they show better performance than conventional strain gauges owing to the adoption of unique gauge pattern.  Extension leadwires with CE marking are also available.

QF series strain gauges for high temperature use
Applicable specimen Metal, Ceramics
Operational temperature QF GOBLET  : -30 to +200℃
QF : -20 to +200℃
Temperature compensation range +10 to +100℃
Applicable adhesive CN, NP-50B, C-1
Backing Polyimide
Element Cu-Ni alloy foil
Strain limit 3% (30000 x 10-6 strain)
Fatigue life at room temperature 1×106 (±1500 x 10-6 strain)
  • GENERAL USE GOBLET series goblet_log_s Single-element/2-element/3-elementCE

    Single-element (G.F. 2.1 approx.)

    Gauge pattern Type

    Gauge
    length
    (mm)

    Gauge
    width
    (mm)

    Backing
    length
    (mm)

    Backing
    width
    (mm)

    Resistance
    (Ω)
    qflgb_0211 QFLGB-02-11 0.2 1.4 3.5 2.5 120
    qflkb_111 QFLKB-1-11 1 0.7 4.5 1.4 120
    QFLKB-2-11 2 0.9 5.5 1.5 120
    qflab_511 QFLAB-03-11 0.3 1.4 3 2 120
    QFLAB-1-11 1 1.1 4.7 2 120
    QFLAB-2-11 2 1.5 6.5 3 120
    QFLAB-3-11 3 1.7 7.7 3.5 120
    QFLAB-5-11 5 1.5 10 3 120
    QFLAB-6-11 6 2.2 11 4.3 120
    QFLAB-30-11 30 2 35 5 120
    QFLAB-1-350-11 1 1.6 4.5 3 350
    QFLAB-1W-350 1 2 4.7 3.6 350
    QFLAB-2-350-11 2 1.9 6 3.5 350
    QFLAB-3-350-11 3 1.6 7.2 3 350
    QFLAB-3W-350 3 3.2 8.5 5 350
    QFLAB-6-350-11 6 2.6 10.8 4.5 350
    QFLAB-6-1000-11 6 4.6 11 7 1000

    Each package contains 10 strain gauges

     

    2-element 0°/90°(G.F. 2.1 approx.)

    Gauge pattern Type

    Gauge
    length
    (mm)

    Gauge
    width 
    (mm)

    Backing
    (mm)
    Resistance
    (Ω)
    qfcab_111 QFCAB-1-11 1 0.7 Φ4.5 120
    QFCAB-3-11 3 1.7 Φ11 120

    Each package contains 10 strain gauges

     

    3-element 0°/45°/90° (G.F. 2.1 approx.)

    Gauge pattern Type

    Gauge
    length
    (mm)

    Gauge
    width
    (mm)

    Backing
    (mm)
    Resistance
    (Ω)
    qfrab_111 QFRAB-1-11 1 0.7 Φ4.5 120
    QFRAB-3-11 3 1.7 Φ11 120

    Each package contains 10 strain gauges

  • GENERAL USE Single-element/2-element/3-element

    Single-element (G.F. 2.1 approx.) 

    Gauge pattern Type

    Gauge
    length
    (mm)

    Gauge
    width
    (mm)

    Backing
    length
    (mm)

    Backing
    width
    (mm)

    Resistance
    (Ω)
    qflg_0211 QFLG-02-11 0.2 1.4 3.5 2.5 120
    qfbx_0411005le
    Polyimide 5 cm pre-attached
    QFBX-04-11-005LE 0.4 1.3 5.4 1 120
    qfby_0611005le
    Polyimide 5 cm pre-attached
    QFBY-06-11-005LE 0.6 0.8 5.3 1 120
    qflx_111002le
    Polyimide 2 cm pre-attached
    QFLX-1-11-002LE 1 1.3 5 2 120
    qflk_111 QFLK-1-11 1 0.7 4.5 1.4 120
    QFLK-2-11 2 0.9 5.5 1.5 120
    qfla_511 QFLA-1-11 1 1.1 4.7 2 120
    QFLA-2-11 2 1.5 6.5 3 120
    QFLA-3-11 3 1.7 7.7 3.5 120
    QFLA-5-11 5 1.5 10 3 120
    QFLA-6-11 6 2.2 11 4.3 120
    QFLA-1-350-11 1 1.6 4.5 3 350
    QFLA-2-350-11 2 1.9 6 3.5 350
    QFLA-3-350-11 3 1.6 7.2 3 350
    QFLA-6-350-11 6 2.6 10.8 4.5 350
    QFLA-6-1000-11 6 4.6 11 7 1000

    Each package contains 10 strain gauges

     

    2-element 0°/90°(G.F. 2.1 approx.)

    Gauge pattern Type

    Gauge
    length
    (mm)

    Gauge
    width
    (mm)

    Backing
    length 
    (mm)

    Backing
    width
    (mm)

    Resistance
    (Ω)
    qfca_111 QFCA-1-11 1 1.3 7.2 7.2 120
    QFCA-3-11 3 1.7 11 11 120
    qfcb_211 QFCB-2-11 2 1.5 8.2 8 120

    Each package contains 10 strain gauges

     

    3-element 0°/45°/90° (G.F. 2.1 approx.)

    Gauge pattern Type

    Gauge
    length 
    (mm)

    Gauge
    width
    (mm)

    Backing
    length
    (mm)

    Backing
    width
    (mm)

    Resistance
    (Ω)
    qfra_111 QFRA-1-11 1 1.3 7.2 7.2 120
    QFRA-3-11 3 1.7 11 11 120

    Each package contains 10 strain gauges

  • STRESS CONCENTRATION MEASUREMENT

    Gauge pattern Type

    Gauge
    length
    (mm)

    Gauge
    width
    (mm)

    Backing
    length
    (mm)

    Backing
    width
    (mm)

    Resistance
    (Ω)
    Gauge leads gauge pitch
    5-element single axis X-axis direction (G.F.2.1 approx.)
    qfxv_111002le
    QFXV-1-
    11-002LE
    1 1.3 5 12 120 Polyimide 2 cm pre-attached 2 mm
    qfbxv_0411005le QFBXV-04-
    11-005LE
    0.4 1.3 5.4 7.4 120 Polyimide 5 cm pre-attached 1 mm
    5-element single axis Y-axis direction (G.F.2.1 approx.)
    qfyv_111002le
    QFYV-1-
    11-002LE
    1 1.4 5 12 120 Polyimide 2 cm pre-attached 2 mm
    qfbyv_0611005le QFBYV-06-
    11-005LE
    0.6 0.8 5.3 7 120 Polyimide 5 cm pre-attached 1 mm

    Each package contains 10 strain gauges.

  • TORQUE MEASUREMENT

    Gauge pattern Type

    Gauge 
    length 
    (mm)

    Gauge
    width
    (mm)

    Backing
    length
    (mm)

    Backing
    width
    (mm)

    Resistance (Ω)
    qfct_211 QFCT-2-11 2 1.5 8.7 6.5 120
    QFCT-2-350-11 2 1.5 7.6 5.3 350

    Each package contains 10 strain gauges.

  • Single axis shearing strain measurement

    Single axis 45° direction(G.F. 2.1 approx.)

    Gauge pattern Type

    Gauge
    length
    (mm)

    Gauge
    width 
    (mm)

    Backing
    length
     (mm)

    Backing
    width
     (mm)

    Resistance (Ω)
    qflt_1a11002le
    Polyimide 2-wire 2 cm pre-attached
    QFLT-05A-11-002LE 0.5 0.66 4.0 1.3 120
    QFLT-1A-11-002LE 1.2 1.1 5.7 2 120
    QFLT-1-350A-11-002LE 1.2 1.1 5.7 2 350
    qflt_1b11002le
    Polyimide 2-wire 2 cm pre-attached
    QFLT-05B-11-002LE 0.5 0.66 4.0 1.3 120
    QFLT-1B-11-002LE 1.2 1.1 5.7 2 120
    QFLT-1-350B-11-002LE 1.2 1.1 5.7 2 350

    Each package contains 10 strain gauges.

  • Recommendable integral leadwire for QF series

    Recommendable integral leadwire for QF series

    Application Product name Lead wire code Operating temperature (℃) Leadwire code exampled
    General measurement (no temperature change) 2-wire parallel vinyl wire LJC/LJC-F -20 to +80 QFLA-1-11-3LJC
    General measurement 3-wire parallel vinyl wire LJCT/LJCT-F -20 to +80 QFLA-1-11-3LJCT
    Waterproof 3-strand twisted cross-linked vinyl wire LJRTA -20 to +100 QFLA-1-11-3LJRTA
    High temperature 3-strand twisted FEP wire 6FA_LT/6FA_LT-F -269 to +200 QFLA-1-11-6FA3LT
    3-strand twisted FEP single-core wire 6FB_LT/6FB_LT-F QFLA-1-11-6FB3LT

    The length of lead wire in meter is filled in _.
    Only the leadwires using lead-free solder are available for GOBLET strain gauges with CE marking.

ZF series High temperature use strain gaugeCE

These strain gauges are designed for measurement in high temperature up to 300℃. It utilizes specially designed Ni-Cr alloy foil for the grid and polyimide resin for the gauge backing. Owing to the construction, the strain gauges are successfully used for measurement in high temperature.

Applicable specimen Metal, Ceramics
Operational temperature -20 to +300℃
Temperature compensation range +10 to +100℃
Applicable adhesive NP-50B, CN, C-1, EB-2
Backing Polyimide
Element Ni-Cr alloy foil
Strain limit 1% (10000 x 10-6 strain)
Fatigue life at room temperature 1×106 (±1500 x 10-6 strain)
  • Single-element / two-element / three-element

    Gauge pattern Type Gauge
    length
    (mm)
    Gauge
    width
    (mm)
    Backing
    length
    (mm)
    Backing
    width
    (mm)
    Resistance (Ω)
    Single-element (G.F. 2.1 approx.)
    zfla_111
    ZFLK-2-11 2 0.5 5.4 1.4 120
    ZFLA-1-11 1 1.8 7 3 120
    ZFLA-3-11 3 1.8 10.5 3.5 120
    ZFLA-6-11 6 2.5 15.5 4.5 120
    ZFLA-3-60-11 3 0.7 7.7 2.6 60
    ZFLA-1-350-11 1 1.7 6.6 3.2 350
    ZFLA-3-350-11 3 3.2 10.2 5.2 350
    ZFLA-6-350-11 6 2.8 16 5.3 350
    90°2-element Rosette Plane type (G.F. 2.1 approx.)
    zfca_135011
    ZFCA-1-350-11 1 1.7 8.5 8.5 350
    ZFCA-3-350-11 3 1.4 10.5 10.5 350
    90°2-element Rosette Stacked type (G.F. 2.1 approx.)
    zfcal_112011
    ZFCAL-1-11 1 1.1 Φ5.4 120
    45°/90°3-element Rosette Plane type (G.F. 2.1 approx.)
    zfra_135011
    ZFRA-1-350-11 1 1.7 8.5 8.5 350
    ZFRA-3-350-11 3 1.4 10.5 10.5 350
    45°/90°3-element Rosette Stacked type (G.F. 2.1 approx.)
    zfral_112011
    ZFRAL-1-11 1 1.1 Φ5.4 120

    Each package contains 10 gauges.
    *We can also make self temperature compensated strain gauges suited to materials where the coefficient of thermal expansion is other than 11×10-6/℃ (made-to-order).
    Example material: stainless steel, aluminum alloy

  • Leadwire-integrated ZF series (made-to-order)

    Application Product name Lead wire code Operating temperature (℃) Leadwire code exampled
    General measurement (no temperature change) 2-wire parallel vinyl wire LJC -20 to +80 ZFLA-3-350-11-3LJC
    General measurement 3-wire parallel vinyl wire LJCT -20 to +80 ZFLA-3-350-11-3LJCT
    Waterproof 3-strand twisted cross-linked vinyl wire LJRTA -20 to +100 ZFLA-3-350-11-3LJRTA
    High temperature 3-strand twisted FEP wire 6FA♦LT +269 to +200 ZFLA-3-350-11-6FA3LT
    3-strand twisted FEP single-core wire 6FB♦LT ZFLA-3-350-11-6FB3LT
    3-strand twisted PTFE wire 4FA♦LT -269 to +260
    (if only short time, up to 300°C)
    ZFLA-3-350-11-4FA3LT
    3-strand twisted PTFE single-core wire 4FB♦LT ZFLA-3-350-11-4FB3LT

    * "♦" indicates lead wire length

EF Series High Temperature Strain GaugesCE

These gauges have a small grid pattern required for measurement of printed circuit boards and surface mounted devices, which are getting smaller and smaller. The backing of the gauges is made of polyimide resin. The maximum operaing temperature is +300℃ for single element gauges and +200℃ for two and three elements gauges. The lowest operating temperature is -196℃ for both gauges.

EF Series High Temperature Strain Gauges
Applicable specimen Metal, Composite material
Operational temperature EFLK/EFLX: -196 to +300℃
EFCA/EFRA: -196 to +200℃
Temperature compensation range EFLK/EFLX: +10 to +150℃
EFCA/EFRA: 0 to +150℃
Applicable adhesive CN, EB-2, NP-50B, C-1
Backing Polyimide
Element Ni-Cr
Strain limit 1% (10000 x 10-6 strain)
Fatigue life at room temperature 1 x 106(±1500 x 10-6 strain)
  • COMPOSITE MATERIALS USE

    Gauge pattern Type

    Gauge
    length
    (mm)

    Gauge
    width
    (mm)

    Backing
    length
    (mm)

    Backing
    width
    (mm)

    Resistance (Ω)
    eflk_02
    EFLK-02
    EFLK-02-11 0.2 0.8 1.6 1.2 120
    eflx_02
    EFLX-02
    EFLX-02-11 0.2 0.8 1.8 1.2 120
    img_efra_05
    EFRA-05
    EFCA-05-11 0.5 0.4 Φ3.8 120
    EFRA-05-11 0.5 0.4 Φ3.8 120

    Each package contains 10 gauges.