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Reduction of noise emission on machine tools

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G1RD-CT-2002-00784

  • Start date

    1 July 2002

  • End date

    30 June 2005

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 886 893

  • EU contribution

    € 1 746 179

Coordinated by:

CENTRO TECNOLOGICO IDEKO A.I.E.

Spain

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.

Coordinator

CENTRO TECNOLOGICO IDEKO A.I.E.

Address

Poligono Industrial Arriaga N°2
20870 Elgoibar

Spain

Participants (9)

AACHEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Germany

BIEMMETI S.R.L.

Italy

CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES SA

France

FAGOR ARRASATE, S. COOP.

Spain

GOITI, S. COOP.

Spain

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

MICROMEGA DYNAMICS

Belgium

MONDRAGON ESKOLA POLITEKNIKOA S.COOP.

Spain

SALEMO & MERCA LDA

Portugal