Strain Gauges

A strain gauge is a type of sensor which measures the strain and force on an item, the resistance is varied depending on the applied force. The gauge sticks to an item as it deforms the electrical resistance changes, this particular change can also be known as the 'gauge factor'.

Here at RS, we provide an exclusive range of strain gauges for our customers that offer excellent reliability to their low sensitivity to excessive noise and vibration, giving a clearer reading.

How do Strain Gauges work?

Strain Gauges are able to measure the strain or force of an item by uniquely converting either force, pressure, tension, weight, etc... into a change in electrical resistance which then can be measured.

There are many different varieties of strain gauges, the most popular are listed below:

  • General Purpose Precision Strain Gauges
  • Transducer Quality Strain Gauges
  • Karma Strain Gauges
  • Bonded Foil Strain Gauges

Features and Benefits

  • Can be used on various products, such as keypads, medical devices and automotive products,
  • Affixed to an object with epoxy or glue,
  • Suitable for long-term installation
  • Easy to install and often waterproof too

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Description Price Force Measured Force/ Load Measurement Range Gauge Resistance Sensor Type Terminal Type IP Rating Maximum DC Voltage Housing Material Length Gauge Length Width Depth Minimum Operating Temperature Maximum Current
RS Stock No. 865-6226
BrandRS PRO
£10.39
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Compression, Tension - 120Ω Low Profile Wire Lead - - - 13mm 8mm 4mm - -30°C -
RS Stock No. 632-180
BrandRS PRO
£8.52
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Compression, Tension - 120Ω Low Profile Wire Lead - - - 9.5mm 5mm 3.5mm - -30°C -
RS Stock No. 632-168
BrandRS PRO
£8.52
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Compression, Tension - 120Ω Low Profile Wire Lead - - - 9.5mm 5mm 3.5mm - -30°C -
RS Stock No. 632-124
BrandRS PRO
£9.52
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Compression, Tension - 120Ω Low Profile Wire Lead - - - 6mm 2mm 2.5mm - -30°C -
RS Stock No. 865-6235
BrandRS PRO
£10.39
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Compression, Tension - 120Ω Low Profile Wire Lead - - - 13mm 8mm 4mm - -30°C -
RS Stock No. 632-146
BrandRS PRO
£9.52
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Compression, Tension - 120Ω Low Profile Wire Lead - - - 6mm 2mm 2.5mm - -30°C -
New
RS Stock No. 204-2770
BrandRS PRO
£96.74
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Compression 30kg - - - IP66 - Aluminium 150mm - 40mm 25mm -20°C -
New
RS Stock No. 204-2771
BrandRS PRO
£152.74
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Compression 500kg - - - IP66 - Aluminium 174mm - 60mm 64mm -20°C -
New
RS Stock No. 204-2766
BrandRS PRO
£343.67
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Compression 1000kg - - - IP66 - Stainless Steel 130mm - 31.8mm 31.8mm -20°C -
New
RS Stock No. 204-2772
BrandRS PRO
£458.23
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Compression 20kg - - - IP66 - Stainless Steel - - 20mm 12mm -20°C -
New
RS Stock No. 204-2768
BrandRS PRO
£122.19
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Compression 300kg - - - IP66 - Alloy Steel 62.1mm - 80mm 18mm -20°C -
New
RS Stock No. 204-2765
BrandRS PRO
£280.03
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Compression 5 kg, 500kg - - - IP66 - Stainless Steel 120mm - - 20mm -20°C -
New
RS Stock No. 204-2767
BrandRS PRO
£56.01
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Compression 0.3 kg, 3kg - - - IP66 - Aluminium 110mm - 33mm 10mm -20°C -
New
RS Stock No. 204-2764
BrandRS PRO
£229.11
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Compression 50 kg, 1000kg - - - IP66 - Stainless Steel 76mm - 54mm 25.4mm -20°C -
New
RS Stock No. 204-2773
BrandRS PRO
£572.78
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Compression, Tension 50kg - - - IP66 - Stainless Steel - - 25.4mm 37mm -20°C -
RS Stock No. 893-7398
Mfr. Part No.FX1901-0001-0100-L
£23.11
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Compression 45.4kg - - Wire Lead - - Plastic - - - - 0°C -
RS Stock No. 414-0859
Mfr. Part No.0615-0200-G000-RS
£177.12
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Compression, Tension 200kg - S Type Wire Lead IP67 - Nickel Plated Alloy Steel 80mm - - 26mm -10°C -
RS Stock No. 189-5590
Mfr. Part No.SS-U-N-S-00039
BrandI.E.E.
£19.29
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Compression, Tension - >1MΩ Low Profile - - - - 63.7mm - 27.8mm - -30°C 1 mA
RS Stock No. 206-0290
Mfr. Part No.0616-0500-F000-RS
£322.39
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Compression, Tension 500kg - Single Point Wire Lead IP67 - Stainless Steel 80mm - - 26mm -10°C -
RS Stock No. 189-5556
Mfr. Part No.SS-U-N-S-00001
BrandI.E.E.
£15.01
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Compression, Tension - >1MΩ Low Profile - - - - 36.1mm - 7mm - -30°C 1 mA