MiniTec UK Ltd is introducing a new range of noise-reduction components that enable fast and effective construction of acoustic enclosures and noise-abating safety screens using its proven Profile System machine base and structural framing system.
The MiniTec Noise Reduction System includes 20mm and 34mm-thick acoustic panels in a range of sizes and finishes together with special fixing and sealing elements that combine with base frames built from the modular MiniTec 45mm extruded aluminium profiles. With the Profile System including a selection of 'building block' ancillary components such as wheels, handles, hinges, windows and doors, complete multipurpose systems can be built to suit the individual needs of each application.
To meet the budget and performance requirements of both simple and sophisticated noise-reduction systems, two panel designs are available with a number of options. The 20mm panel is a sound-absorbing PU foam material that is bonded to a sheet material for its stiffness and strength. Available sheet materials include 2mm thick aluminium or steel fitted with special insert seals that slot into the aluminium profile. The PU material may also be bonded to 8mm-thick chipboard panels for a low-cost option. The alternative 34mm-thick noise-reducing panel provides ISO 140-3 certified sound insulation and is capable of a noise reduction of 25dB(A) on a regular basis if applied correctly. This panel features a specially designed laminated construction with a premium mineral wool fibre core sandwiched between a perforated steel internal plate and a zinc-plated solid steel outer plate. This panel is assembled into the frame slot using a special ABS sealing strip and clamping system with optional bolt locks if required.
Both panel types are available in several sizes (including the Profile System frame), from 250mm x 250mm up to 1m x 2m, providing flexibility for the finished enclosure design. Metal panels supplied with both systems can include a durable finish in a choice of RAL colours. Both internal and external acoustic screens and enclosures can be supplied.
With the rising costs of occupational health and its consequential production downtimes, as well as the added benefits of reduced noise in the working environment leading to increased productivity, the MiniTec Noise Reduction system will appeal to companies requiring a quick, ergonomic and visually attractive approach to noise reduction.
MiniTec provides a complete design and build service for noise-reduction systems and the new components are also included in its free-of-charge iCAD Assembler software, which enables machine builders and designers to conceptualise, plan and cost their own machine designs across the complete range of Profile System and Linear System machine framing and automation components.
A comprehensive guide to the new noise-reduction components and their application in active noise control is also featured in a new eight-page brochure - available as a PDF download (1.13MB) from www.minitec.co.uk or in hard copy on request.