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Philadelphia Gear Releases New White Paper on Acoustics

Research Addresses Gear Noise Impact, Sources and Solutions in Industrial Environments


KING OF PRUSSIA, PA., August XX, 2006 ---- Officials of Philadelphia Gear announce the availability of a new white paper titled Acoustic Properties of Industrial Machinery: Design techniques to minimize gear drive radiated noise. The document is written to help manufacturers manage equipment-generated noise in the workplace.


The white paper covers five aspects of unwanted sound:

  • Sound generation, measurement and characteristics;
  • Environment and system characteristics and their affects;
  • Noise tolerance of personnel and equipment, including present regulations and controls;
  • Sound level expectations during spin test, load test and field operations, and;
  • Methods for noise attenuation through gear design.
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"Noise and noise abatement in the workplace is an ongoing challenge across all industries, we hope this white paper will help all to better understand and control industrial noise," said Carl Rapp Philadelphia Gear President.


The white paper is enclosed for your review. Additional copies are available through a Philadelphia Gear representative or on


A founding member of the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA), Philadelphia Gear offers products and services found in use worldwide; from conveyor gear drives used in long wall coal mining operations, to emergency repair services critical to the power generation industries. The company serves thousands of customers across the globe from its regional service and manufacturing facilities in New Castle, DE; Birmingham, AL; Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; and Los Angeles, CA. Philadelphia Gear is headquartered in Norristown, PA.


For more information on Philadelphia Gear, call 1-800-766-5120, fax 610-337-5637.




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