Strain Gauges

PCB Strain Gauge Testing Kit

PCB Strain Gauge Testing Kit

Everything You Need for PCB Testing

Get started right away: The printed circuit board test kit includes all materials you need for strain measurement on PCBs.

Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Test Kit: Fast and Easy Testing

The reliability of complex electronics in mobile use or harsh environments is a result of the experience gained in development and intensive testing. At HBK, we have made it our business to make mechanical durability and reliability testing based on strain measurement on printed circuit boards as simple and fast as possible.

The printed circuit board test kit contains all the tools and aids required for measuring strain on PCBs in compliance with IPC/JEDEC 9704, from the strain gauges to the measuring bridge amplifier and the data acquisition software showing the results in a live display.


In addition to the matching pre-wired strain gauges and their installation aids, the kit contains a QuantumX bridge module and CATman software with a ready-to-use testing project including a pre-configured test certificate as a report in Microsoft Word format. The package includes one year of software maintenance.


Compact Kit

  • Includes all materials for fast and easy strain measurement on printed circuit boards
  • Portable case including all material
  • Flexible installation in different locations
  • Compact Kit
  • Enables fast, easy, and flexible setup – also in different locations.

Excellent Support

  • Video Tutorials about strain gauge installation on PCBs
  • Dedicated seminar for PCBs offered by the HBK Academy
  • On-site customer service available
  • Excellent Support
  • Optimal support for every measurement task.


  • Fully compatible with all QuantumX modules and catman software packages
  • All products available off-the-shelf for reordering
  • Scalable
  • Can be upgraded with HBM standard products.


PCB Test Kit Contents

1 catman Easy Software Package

1 Adhesive Tape

1 QuantumX MX1615B Module

1 Flat Brush
1 Pack of 1-LY41-1.5/120 strain gauges

1 Folding Magnifying Glass
1 Pack of 1-RF95-1/120ZE strain gauges

1 Graduated Ruler, 150mm
1 Power supply unit for QuantumX

1 Hard Rubber Erasing Pen
1 Ethernet Cable

1 Pair of Toothed and Pointed Scissors
1 Wiring Mate

1 Wide Pair and Pointed Pair of Tweezers
1 Pack of connectors for MX1615 module

1 Flexible Ruler
1 Pack 1-LS7 solder terminals

1 Dental Probe with Bent tip
1 Silicone covering SG250

1 Cementa Spatula
200 Cleaning Pads 50 x 50 mm

1 Cutting Pliers with wire strippers
100 cm³ Cleaning Agent RMS 1

1 Petri Dish 60/15
1 Flux Pen

1 Scalpel holder, plus 6 blades
1 Solder, lead free

25 g solder, Ø1 mm
10m Flat strip cable 6 x 0.14 mm²,

1 Roll of Scotch Tape
1 Cold Curing Superglue Z70

1 Sheet each of Sand Paper Grade 180/220/360
1 HBM Pen 1 Rubber

A Simple and Reliable Measurement Chain

The portable and easy-to-use PCB Test Kit contains in addition to the matching strain gauges in compliance with IPC/JEDEC 9704 standard and their installation aids, a QuantumX bridge amplifier module and a ready-to-use measurement project in catman DAQ software allowing to automatically generate a test report or certificate. From sensor to results: simply “plug and measure”.