SOURCE: Vishay Precision Group

Vishay Precision Group

December 20, 2010 11:00 ET

VPG Announces Micro-Measurements Division's U.S. Training Session Schedule for the First Half of 2011

Three Different Workshops and Short Courses Offered to Train Customers in the Proper Use of Strain Measurement Techniques

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwire - December 20, 2010) - Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG) today announced its Micro-Measurements division's U.S. training session schedule for the first half of 2011. Held at VPG's Micro-Measurements facility in Raleigh, N.C., and at other locations across the U.S., the three different courses being offered are designed to train customers in the proper use of strain measurement techniques.

The Micro-Measurements workshops provide excellent hands-on training for those who use, plan, supervise, or instruct others in stress analysis techniques. In addition, the short courses combine additional visual aids and demonstrations to allow for wide coverage of the subject with added depth in key areas.

Workshops and short courses being conducted in the first half of 2011 include the Strain Gage Technology Workshop (course number W62), Strain Gage Workshop (course number W65), and the Strain Measuring Systems Workshop (course number SC300). Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are awarded for the successful completion of each stress analysis training course.

A detailed schedule of the workshops and short courses is available on the VPG website here:

The Strain Gage Workshop is a hands-on program in which each participant completes three gage installations using materials selected for suitability in a majority of test environments. The workshop is intended to develop proficiency in strain gage selection and installation.

In addition to the strain gage installation topics covered in the W65 program, the Strain Gage Technology Workshop includes a review of instrumentation. Workshop participants will make several complete strain gage installations, including electrical connections, check-out, and environmental protection, and use appropriate readout instrumentation to verify results of their own installations.

The Strain Measuring Systems Workshop reviews stress analysis principles and methods of locating stress concentrations in a complex strain field using modern optical techniques. Performance characteristics of the strain gage and selection criteria are covered, in addition to several laboratory projects in which strain gages are bonded, electrical connections completed, environmental protection applied, and installation integrity verified.

About Micro-Measurements
The Micro-Measurements division of Vishay Precision Group is an industry leader in the development, manufacture, and marketing of sensors for high-precision strain measurement. Micro-Measurements offers a full complement of strain gages, data acquisition systems, PhotoStress equipment and coatings, and supplies necessary to obtain accurate, reliable stress data. Our products are used throughout the industrialized world -- both in the practice of stress analysis and as the sensing elements in a wide variety of transducers for measuring physical variables (weight, force, torque, pressure, etc.).

About Vishay Precision Group
Vishay Precision Group produces sensors based on precision resistive foil technology, and sensor-based systems. We provide vertically integrated products and solutions for multiple growing markets in the areas of stress, force, weight, pressure and current measurements. As a spin-off from Vishay Intertechnology, our decades-long track record encompasses innovations in foil precision resistors, which we invented, current sensors, and strain gages, which have served as a foundation for our more recent expansion into strain gage instrumentation, load cells and transducers, weighing modules and complete systems for process control and on-board weighing. Vishay Precision Group may be found on the Internet at

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