Keeping the noise down
Material handling systems are known for being noisy. That’s why we have undertaken various activities to reduce the noise levels of our equipment. Noise should be treated as a serious hazard, which can cause discomfort, loss of awareness, stress and tiredness – and, in the worst cases, even lead to permanent hearing loss. Our Technology department is home to a Noise Expert team, which focuses on providing knowledge and support to engineers in the design of low-noise equipment. This team is actively engaged with local universities and has piloted technologies like noise measuring cameras, and innovative carrier and curve solutions. Working together, HSE teams and product designers define other noise reduction measurements, such as low-noise wheels, frictionless drives, electrically driven belts, and the addition of noise barriers or the use of earplugs.