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March 27, 2008
The Modal Shop Achieves A2LA Accreditation to ISO17025

The Modal Shop, a PCB Group Company, today announced their recent in-house calibration laboratory achievement of A2LA accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and ANSI/NCSL Z540-1-1994, internationally recognized standards, which specify general requirements necessary to exhibit technical competence in carrying out various calibration methods, in accordance with ISO 9001.

As part of this accreditation, The Modal Shop has expanded their in-house calibration service offering to both primary and secondary calibration of accelerometers, condenser microphones, impulse force hammers and force sensors, for both PCB® sensors and other manufacturers’ models.

Notes Modal Shop president, Mike Lally, “In conjunction with sister company PCB Piezotronics, we are proud to have available the industry’s most extensive calibration test services and equipment offerings.  This recent accomplishment will provide customers across PCB Group with additional flexibility and service options for calibration of PCB® accelerometers and transducers through The Modal Shop, with expedited lead times, and the added assurance of our compliance with rigorous industry quality standards.”

In addition to calibration services, The Modal Shop manufactures a number of standard and custom calibration workstations and turnkey systems, designed to offer quality calibrations conforming to recommended industry standards, and available for purchase or rental, including the Model K394A30/A31 air bearing shaker, which meets ISO 16063-21 recommendations for transverse motion, as well as the PneuShockTM Shock Acceleration Calibration system, which conforms to ISO 16063-22 shock calibration standards.  All calibration services and equipment are backed by the PCB Group Total Customer Satisfaction Policy, which guarantees satisfaction or your money refunded.

For additional information on these or other services, contact THE MODAL SHOP, INC., 3149 E. Kemper Road Cincinnati, OH 45241-1516, Internet:, (800) 860-4867, Fax (513) 458-2172 or e-mail:

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