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Document ID (ISN)100668
CIS number 02-1898
ISSN - Serial title 0001-7884 - Acustica
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Brühl P., Grenner J.
Title Impact noise exposure from sheet-metal presses: Manual versus automated production
Bibliographic information 2000, Vol.86, p.378-380. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract Noise exposure was measured in a sheet-metal pressing plant in Sweden with large punch-presses, using individual dosimetry in ten workers during sixteen workdays. A comparison was made between noise doses for workers on a manual production line and on an automated line, with five workers on each line. Although automation increased noise emission, it was found that noise exposures by the workers were significantly reduced on the automated production line. The weighted equivalent noise level was 91.2dB for six hours in the manual production line and 90.0dB in the automated line. However, the most important factor in noise reduction was that the number of noise-exposed workers was reduced from thirteen to six as a consequence of automation.
Descriptors (primary) automation; impact noise; motor vehicle industry; noise dosimetry; sheet-metal working; mechanical power presses
Descriptors (secondary) noise level; assembly-line work; comparative study; exposure evaluation; limitation of exposure
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Metalworking industry