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Reduction of noise emission on machine tools

Objective

Noise pollution caused by industrial activities is an environmental problem with increasing importance in Europe. Most mechanical machinery, specially machine tools, produce excessive noise and workers can suffer physical and psychological harm in the long term. Al though a number of European directives regulate noise emissions, machinery makers have no guides for noise diagnosis and acoustic solutions to achieve these limits. Until now most of the work done to reduce noise levels is related to global machine enclosures (mainly by end users), which is not an efficient solution. In this project the problem is tackled by machine makers, defining appropriate strategies that combine simultaneously tool and structural modifications, and damping /absorbent devices. This way better results can be obtained with less cost than the traditional enclosures approach, increasing also manufacturers competitiveness.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

CENTRO TECNOLOGICO IDEKO A.I.E.
Address
Poligono Industrial Arriaga N°2
20870 Elgoibar
Spain

Participants (9)

AACHEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Germany
Address
Steinbachstrasse 53B
52074 Aachen
BIEMMETI S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via Meucci 21
50052 Certaldo
CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES SA
France
Address
Chemin Du Pre-carre 10 Zirst
38240 Meylan
FAGOR ARRASATE, S. COOP.
Spain
Address
20,Bo San Andres 20
20500 Mondragon
GOITI, S. COOP.
Spain
Address
Poligono Industrial Arriaga S/n
20870 Elgoibar
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Address
300 B,celestijnenlaan 300 B
3001 Heverlee
MICROMEGA DYNAMICS
Belgium
Address
Parc Scientifique Du Sart-tilman, Rue Des Chasseur
4031 Angleur
MONDRAGON ESKOLA POLITEKNIKOA S.COOP.
Spain
Address
Loramendi, 4
20500 Mondragon
SALEMO & MERCA LDA
Portugal
Address
Estradamunicipal 533 - Biscaia - Algeruz
2950-051 Palmela