A low-cost solution to strain measurement.
RDP Electronics Ltd have announced a simple,
cost-effective means of measuring strain. Requiring
no expensive, customised equipment, RDP
Electronics solution is based on its muti-channel
Series 600 modular measurement system.
This system is quickly set-up and outputs directly to a PC.
As an example of the ease of assembly, a measurement system
comparing force and strain involves connecting as many strain
gauges as required to RDPs 628 strain gauge amplifier modules,
setting the gauge factor and strain range, zeroing the output,
connecting a PC via a 650 module (with a copy of RDPs freeware
downloaded and installed from www.rdpe.com) and taking the
When the load is applied, measurements are fed via the 628
strain gauge amplifier to the 650 module from where an RS232
output links to a PC for data collection and graphical display of
force vs. strain using Microsoft Excel®.
This measurement solution not only saves capital equipment
cost but also its simple setup procedure saves an engineers
For more information, please contact :-
RDP Electronics Limited
Grove Street, Heath Town, Wolverhampton WV10 0PY. UK.
Tel: +44(0) 1902 457512. Fax: +44(0) 1902 452000
Website: www. rdpe.com