Sound and Vibration Rental Program News

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Sensors and Systems: Rental Vibe News

16 What’s New in Rental at The Modal Shop
Sound and Vibe Rental Selection Guide, Plus Discount on Laser Vibrometer Rental

15 Accelerometers Available Now
Discover the newest accelerometers added to The Modal Shop’s rental inventory and pre-owned sales list, tell us your digital sensing story, and meet our team of rental specialists.

14 Catching Up with Rental: Accelerometers to Meters and More
Featured products from a mini piezoelectric accelerometer to an intrinsically safe noise dosimeter with MSHA approval. Plus, when was the sensor you rented last calibrated?

13 Tiny Triaxes, Clever Cabling, Sound Solutions
Introducing new ultra-miniature triaxial accelerometers with a connector instead of integrated cable. Plus, even more about cables, an often under-appreciated part of the vibration measurement system.

12 Making the Most of Your Shutdown
Learn the benefits of renting a Portable Vibration Calibrator during your seasonal shutdown - experience increased safety and update without a capital expenditure. Plus, learn more about the people who make up our rental team and a Tech Tip about handheld shakers.

11 Wild and Woolly Rental Finds; Plus, A New Accelerometer or Two for You
We highlight some useful, "wild and woolly" equipment found in our rental inventory: these little gems often get overlooked but might be just what you need to simplify your test. Plus, discover new accelerometers now in stock and learn more about the Spider 20 Portable Analyzer from Crystal Instruments.

10 Pocket-sized Signal Conditioner Available to Rent. Plus, Accelerometer Mounting and Calibration Tips
Learn about a pocket-sized signal conditioner now available to rent, and get tips on where to find various types of adhesives for accelerometer mounting. Plus, check out an article on percent vs. deviation in calibration.

9 Looking for a Good Deal on Test Equipment? Plus, Tips for Accelerometer Mounting and Removal
Check out discount test equipment available for sale, and watch videos to learn about safe mounting and removal of teardrop accelerometers. Plus, a special holiday "Ode to Vibration Testing."

8 New Rental Options for National Instruments Data Acquisition Systems and More
Check out our expanded offering of National Instruments Data Acquisition Systems available to rent. Plus, learn more about Model 9000A SmartSineTM Calibration Driver and a brand-new Digital Signal Conditioner small enough to fit in your pocket.

7 Download the Latest Sound and Vibration Rental Selection Guide
View our updated Rental Selection Guide. Learn more about the plug-and-play digital accelerometer, Digiducer. Plus, get some tips on making the case for renting your test equipment.

6 Force Limited Vibration Testing Systems and Shock Accelerometers
Learn more about Force Limited Vibration Testing Systems, and rent sensors for measuring pyroshock events.

5 Shaker Selection Sheets to Simplify Rental Process
New Customizable Selection Sheets will make your shaker run smoother than ever. Plus, view accelerometers and other pre-owned test equipment available for purchase and learn more about what to expect when it comes to the calibration of rental equipment.

4 New Accelerometers in The Modal Shop's Rental Inventory, plus Telemetry Systems and Analyzers Now Available
New miniature triaxial, high temperature, and shock accelerometers available to rent. Also, an introduction to single channel torque telemetry from Accumetrics, and an expanded offering of Crystal Instruments Analyzers.

3 From Seismic to Plug-and-Play Piezoelectric Accels
Seismic Accelerometers: Do you ever have a difficult time explaining in layman's terms to your family or friends what an accelerometer does? GE Global Research performed an experiment: speaking towards a section of the Berlin Wall and converting the measured vibrations...

2 From Human Vibration Meters to Prox Probe Calibration
New Sound and Vibration Rental Pricelist / Selection Guide: The annual Rental Pricelist has been updated and includes dozens of new featured products, as well as many updates including expanded equipment for Room Acoustics testing, unattended Outdoor Noise Monitoring and...

1 Solutions for Your Test and Measurement Challenges
Cryogenic Accelerometers Now Available Cryogenic Sensor: We have started offering 351 Series accelerometers perfect for cryogenic pumps, rocket motor testing, refrigerant handling, or any test situation down to -320ºF (-196ºC). The units are hermetically sealed and...

Meters and Mics: Rental Sound News

14 Tight Spaces or Open Places: Noise Measurement Solutions
From room acoustics measurement tools to remote noise monitoring – find solutions in TMS Rental. Plus, G4 and LD Atlas updates available now.

13 ROCK Your Vibe Monitoring, Plus Modal Testing Webinars
Did you know the Larson Davis SoundAdvisor Sound Level Meter with Octave Band Analysis allows users to set a reference spectrum and compare data between a measurement set and the reference baseline? And learn more about a no-risk trial of ROCK wireless vibration monitoring.

12 From Noise Dose to FFT Measurements: New Solutions to Rent
FFT is now available on the Larson Davis SoundAdvisor Model 831C. Get some tips on choosing the right FFT window for your application. Plus, noise dosimetry in environments that require an intrinsically safe device and a free checklist for outdoor noise monitoring products.

11 Monitor Sound and Vibration at Construction Sites
Remote monitoring of construction vibration can be just as easy as remote noise monitoring when you rent ROCK, a wireless, cloud-based vibration monitoring solution. Learn more about some less commonly known solutions in our rental inventory for sound power measurements and more.

10 Music Festival + Sound Meter Rental = Happy Neighbors
Rental equipment was used at a music festival to provide live noise levels to neighboring communities. Plus, The Modal Shop’s support of the SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge and Formula SAE and some Modal Education on noise dosimetry terminology.

9 Are you protecting your workers from noise induced hearing loss?
Learn why Occupational Health and Safety named the Spartan Wireless Dosimeter its new Product of the Year for Noise and Vibration Monitoring, calling the device noteworthy in its ability to improve workplace safety. Check out an acoustic camera we now offer for rent, and view a webinar on-demand designed to help demystify sound level meter calibration.

8 5 Ways Larson Davis Simplifies Your Test Setup
How can using free G4 Utility software with your Sound Level Meter simplify your measurements? Plus, visit Sound Terminology to untangle the confusion between sound measurement parameters like Lpeak and Lmax and learn how to match the right noise monitoring approach to your project and budget.

7 Ready for a Year End Deal on Test Equipment? Plus, Top 5 Reasons to Use G4 with your Sound Level Meter
Check out discount test equipment available for sale, learn about the benefits of using G4 Software with your Sound Level Meter, and review sound terminology with our new quarterly feature: "Modal U: Sound Measurement Basics". Plus, a special holiday "Ode to Acoustics".

6 What I Heard on My Summer Vacation
Go on vacation with SoundAdvisor Model 831C to learn how to use dynamic triggering to make sound recordings when noise levels exceed background noise. Plus, get a preview of one of our newest rental offerings, Audiometer Calibration Systems, Model AudCal.

5 Updated Rental Selection Guide, Measuring Gunshot Sound, and a Primer on Benefits of Rental
View the new Rental Selection Guide to see new inventory available. See how to make noise measurements for gunshot testing - download preprogrammed setup files. Plus, get some tips on making the case for renting your sound measurement equipment.

4 Outdoor Noise Monitoring and More
The new SoundAdvisor Model 831C and tips on outdoor noise monitoring. Watch a video on how to setup your long-term outdoor noise monitoring system, Model NMS044, and get some hints for making noise measurements in cold weather.

3 Simplify Your Sound Level Meter Selection Process
Check out our new customizable Sound Level Meter Selection Sheet, designed to help make your rental process smoother and deliver the items you need to get the job done. Plus, microphone for sale and the new Larson Davis Model AEC206 Headphone Test Fixture available to rent.

2 Ready for a Sound Level Meter Upgrade?
The new SoundAdvisor Model 831C Sound Level Meter from Larson Davis, now available to rent from The Modal Shop, provides all of the options and flexibility you've come to expect from Larson Davis plus a level of connectivity never seen before in a sound level meter.

1 Mics of All Kinds: from low noise to high frequency
Low Noise Microphone Measurements: Measure to 6.5 dBA and below with the new 378A04 pre-polarized microphone system offered in Rental. The matched system includes a high sensitivity microphone, low noise preamplifier, and in-line filter for free-field response over...