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Noise control at machines

Cascade gear box of a bucket-wheel power unit

In order to reduce the sound emission of a gearing, the tooth geometry and the casing were optimised. Sheets of the casing critical for the radiation of sound were identified, and the casing was so stiffened as to avoid the sheets to vibrate in resonance.
The sound emission could be reduced by more than 9 dB(A), and disturbing tonal components could be successfully eliminated.

Cascade gear box of a bucket-wheel
power unit

Portalkran Straddle Carrier

In the course of an acoustical weak point analysis, the sound emission behaviour of a straddle carrier was being investigated.
IBS suggested modifications in the machine structure in order to reduce the sound emission. In collaboration with the manufacturer, sound control measures were being developed (acoustical optimisation of the machine casing, enclosure around the motor).

straddle carrier

Air conditioning device for underground railway car

For the new underground railway cars of type DT5 (two-car trainset #5) of the Hamburg Aerial Railway Company, the air conditioning devices are being supplied by Liebherr Transportation Systems GmbH & Co. KG, Korneuburg.
The sound-optimised air conditioning devices were developed by Liebherr in close collaboration with IBS.
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Air conditioning device for underground
railway car

Intensitaetskartierung

Using sound intensity mapping, sound sources can be located, and sources that contribute to the radiation of sound in a relevant way can be identified and visualised graphically.

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