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Document ID (ISN)55869
CIS number 91-982
ISSN - Serial title 0736-2501 - Noise Control Engineering Journal
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wong C.J.
Title Timing belt noise of office machines
Bibliographic information Nov.-Dec. 1990, Vol.35, No.3, p.103-112. Illus. 7 ref.
Abstract Drive systems, especially timing belts, are a major source of the noise produced by office machines such as copiers and printers. Most previous studies of belt drive noise have dealt only with manufacturing equipment. Here, the effects of belt pitch, belt materials, pulley materials, flange sizes, pulley sizes, shaft alignment, belt length, belt width, drive speed, torque and initial tension on noise generation were measured. In general, pulleys should be solid steel, large in diameter with narrow flanges, and precisely aligned. Belts should be made of neoprene, narrow, with fine pitch and minimum tension, and should be operated at minimum speed.
Descriptors (primary) noise; office equipment; friction drives
Descriptors (secondary) printing and duplicating; duplicating; design of equipment; noise control
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Office work