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January 14, 2011

From January 31st to February 3rd, The Modal Shop, Inc. will be in Jacksonville, Florida for the 2011 IMAC Exposition (International Modal Analysis Conference).  In addition to supporting several technical presentations, The Modal Shop and PCB Piezotronics are sponsoring a Hospitality Reception on Tuesday, February 1st from 6:30 to 10:30pm.  

Stop by our booth to meet our team of dedicated modal experts, learn more about our products, and register to win an iPod Touch signal generator.

Exhibition Hours:
Tuesday, Feb 1 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, Feb 2 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, Feb 3 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Scheduling for Supported Technical Presentations:

Session 30 | Tutorial on Sensors and Instrumentation II 
(Tuesday Afternoon 2:30p)
279 - ICPR
D.M. Lally, PCB Piezotronics, Inc.

Piezoresistive (PR) sensors, which find use in a wide range of applications from pressure measurements to high g ballistic shock testing , can now be operated with traditional 2-wire ICP Power Supplies. In-line converters can be used with traditional PR sensors. A new series of ICPR shock accelerometers contain built-in circuitry, allowing seamless operation with any existing ICP Power Supply.

Session 44 | Tutorial On Sensors and Instrumentation III 
(Wednesday Afternoon 4:15p)
262 - Modal Excitation Setup - Best Practices and Practical Considerations
P. Avitabile, University of Massachusetts, Lowell; M. Peres, R.W. Bono, The Modal Shop, Inc.

Tutorial provides a review of the setup and use of modal shakers, addressing many frequently asked questions from industry, defining best practices and practical considerations. Common challenges related to proper stinger selection, shaker alignment and fixturing will be among those discussed.