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The Modal Shop, Inc. installs Ultra High Pressure Calibration System at Chesapeake Testing

The Modal Shop, Inc. is pleased to announce the installation of the Model K9905D Ultra High Pressure Calibration System at Chesapeake Testing in Belcamp, Maryland. Chesapeake Testing is using the K9905D to support its Ammunition Testing Services. Chesapeake offers a total of eight indoor firing ranges, including one drive-in range for testing large-scale and full-up weapon systems and defense platforms.

K9905D Ultra High Pressure Calibration System

The company offers ammunition testing in accordance with Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers Institute (SAAMI), FBI, and NATO protocols, and uses The Modal Shop's Ultra High Pressure Calibration System as an in-house calibration system for validating piezoelectric pressure sensors used on the company's test range. The system allows Chesapeake to have faster response in characterizing ammunition cartridge pressure, greater repeatability in testing, more accurate data sets and faster turnaround time.

The K9905D puts the company in the position of having pressure sensor calibration capability as well as having accreditation for the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC), National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) and American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) 17025:2005.

Chesapeake uses its accreditation in the testing of ballistic-resistant personal body armor (NIJ 0101.06), stab-resistant Person Protective Equipment (PPE) (NIJ 0115.00), hard armor, soft armor and helmet testing (US Army - Aberdeen Test Center) as well as Forced Entry/Ballistic Resistance Testing (SD-STD-01.01).

About The Modal Shop, Inc.
Based in Cincinnati, OH, The Modal Shop, Inc. a PCB Group Company, manufactures electrodynamic shakers, structural test products, calibration systems and non-destructive testing systems for a range of industries from metrology to manufacturing. For more information on our pressure calibration systems, as well as other available systems, visit our calibration web page at www.modalshop.com/calibration.

About PCB Piezotronics, Inc.
PCB Piezotronics, Inc. is a global manufacturer of microphones, vibration, pressure, force, torque, load, and strain sensors, as well as the pioneer of ICP® technology. This instrumentation is used for test, measurement, monitoring, and control requirements in automotive, aerospace, industrial, R&D, military, educational, commercial, OEM applications, and more. Our Platinum Products program ensures fast delivery of over 10,000 sensors that are covered by a Lifetime Warranty. With a customer support team of more than 30 Customer Service Representatives and Application Engineers, PCB proudly stands behind their products with the services you value most, including 24-hour technical support, a global distribution network, a best in class warranty and the industry's only commitment to Total Customer Satisfaction. Visit us at www.pcb.com

For more information, please contact :-

The Modal Shop, Inc.
Mike Dillon, Calibration Product Manager at
or at +1 513-351-9919.

For more information regarding Chesapeake's accredited testing services, please contact Kyle North, Specialized Test Operations Manager at
kyle.north@chesapeaketesting.com or at +1 410-297-8154.

PCB Piezotronics Ltd.
Tel: +44(0)1462 429710
Fax: +44(0)1462 429712 (New)

June 2015

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