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 SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts