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Technology FAQ

What installation materials are required?

Sensuron’s compact FOS systems utilize similar installation tools used with strain gages, including: abrasive (sandpaper), glue for tacking the fiber down along the route and optionally for the whole installation, epoxy as the alternative for the primary installation adhesive (cyanoacrylate … Read More

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What can it withstand?

Unlike many legacy technologies, Sensuron’s solutions can withstand: Temperatures between 200 to 200°C Operating fiber bend radius 1 in Fiber breaking point .1 in

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What is it used for?

Sensuron’s compact FOS systems have a diverse array of applications. The technology can be used to test, monitor and control: Strain fields – By monitoring changes in strain fields in materials, Sensuron’s fiber sensing technology can help engineers evaluate durability … Read More

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Is it easy to apply, maintain, use, and understand?

Sensuron provides all the necessary training on handling, installing, and maintaining our systems and fibers so that our customers will be successful. Most people find applying fiber comparable to the installation of strain gages but one fiber can act as … Read More

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Is it embeddable?

Sensuron technology can function independently or as an integrated component.

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How much can it bend?

Sensuron’s compact FOS systems have an operational bend radius of 1 inch and a breaking point of 2-3mm. By bending and routing the fiber along different material directions, the strain in many directions can be measured.

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How does it adhere?

Sensuron’s compact FOS systems adhere using the same materials as traditional foil strain gage applications – typically a cyanoacrylate based glue or a two-part epoxy for more critical and long-term installations. The substrate material is prepped by thoroughly cleaning the … Read More

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Can you protect it?

Yes, Sensuron’s fibers can be protected by a variety of sealants and tapes. To learn more contact a Sensuron services engineer.

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What other materials are required?

For installation, recommended materials include lint free wipes, non-residue-leaving tapes (such as flash breaker tape), rulers, protractors, and any other helpful route-marking tools.

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