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Identification and reduction of punch press noise.
Steward ND; Daggerhart JA; Bailey JR
Inter-Noise 74: Proceedings, 1974 International Conference on Noise Control Engineering, Washington, D.C., September 30 - October 2, 1974. Snowdon JC, ed., Poughkeepsie, NY: Noise/News for Institute of Noise Control Engineering, 1974 Oct; :225-228
A pilot study to identify and control noise emanating from punch presses demonstrates that a 10 decibel reduction in peak noise level can be achieved by installing commercially available mufflers. Clearance is an important parameter in determining the level of punching noise. Substitution of a shear punch can lower the peak pressure level by 5 to 8 decibel. A significant portion of the noise radiated during punch press operation is due to the transient vibration of the workpiece, a fact suggesting that clamping might be effective in further reducing punch press noise.
NIOSH-Grant; Noise-induced-hearing-loss; Noise-control; Noise-sources; Noise-levels; Noise-reduction; Control-measures; Analytical-measures; Noise-measurement; Measurement-instrumentation; Industrial-equipment; Metalworking; Control-equipment; Safety-equipment
Mechanical and Aerospace Engr North Carolina State Univ Post Office Box 5801 Raleigh, N C 27607
Inter-Noise 74: Proceedings, 1974 International Conference on Noise Control Engineering, Washington, D.C., September 30 - October 2, 1974
North Carolina State University Raleigh, Raleigh, North Carolina
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