Strain Gauge Balances

Through the long time experience in wind tunnel testing, RUAG Aviation is able to engineer, design and build trusted strain gauge balances. These balances provide the necessary accurate data for various wind tunnels worldwide as well as for the RUAG in-house research labs.

Besides the standard block type balance family, RUAG Aviation designs balances for high and dynamic loading as well as for wheel and model component measurements.

Balance Families

Two balance families are available, each with a number of scaled balances: Standard type series 1xx and high-load series 7xx. In order to simplify the critical selection process RUAG provides a selection tool based on EXCEL spreadsheat (see download section). You only have to enter the maximum measurement loads and a suitable selection is shown.

In addition to our families we  provide customized solutions such as multicomponent rotating shaft balances inclusive data transmission,  wing/wheel balances for car models or balance crossings.

All RUAG balances are equally available for rental – a possible option for short projects within a tight timescale.

Technical papers on new developments and product characteristics can be found in the media centre section.