SOUND DAMPENING COVER IS BUILT FOR METAL CUTTING SAW
Benteler Automotive reached out to BUILT Systems for a solution to contain noise levels on a manufacturing saw. A custom product was designed and manufactured meeting all requirements, including effectiveness, usability, and simple installation. Communication from the BUILT team topped off a successful partnership.
The sawing process of aluminum profiles into sticks is an incredibly loud metal on metal operation that is taking place in the Benteler Automotive facility, located in Holland, Michigan. In their mission to lower the overall noise decibel levels in their manufacturing plant, the team at Benteler took note of this sawing process and began looking for a solution.
SOUND DAMPENING COVER
After determining that a covering for the machine could work to cage the noise, they were tasked with finding a manufacturer who could create this custom device and meet all of the requirements at hand.
The cover would clearly need to be effective at dampening the sound, would need access doors with removable features for maintenance and access to stuck parts, have a small profile, and have easy installation.
“We are required to get three quotes for everything we do. BUILT Systems came back with the best design and had better customer service all around. You could tell the designer actually cared about what he was making. The people at BUILT have great character, which is huge for me,” said Victor Pizarro, safety specialist at Benteler.
Overall, the cover was deemed effective, noted by operators, maintenance, and the safety team, and has a reduction rate, on average, of 4.7 – 7.9 decibels when compared to tests runs prior to the cover installation. Benteler is making an effort to reduce their entire plant sound levels to below 80dB.
COMMUNICATION AND SERVICE
BUILT Systems prides itself on its catalog of high-quality standard products with many customizable features, but the company is also structured for flawless custom projects. Our in-house design and engineering teams work to serve our customers to create exactly what their plants need to thrive.
“BUILT Systems is better than any vendor that we have. The shipping was quick, and the designer talked with us through any changes and thoroughly reviewed the approval design. They also sent us a 3D render of the product, which no one has ever done before,” Pizarro said.
“The install instructions with what holes needed to be tapped was clear and the full assembly shipping was amazing and made for a quick installation process.”
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