Advantage Puck’s Quiet Puck™ Lowers Factory Noise Levels
A quieter factory floor reduces stress and improves workers’ ability to communicate, creating happier and more productive employees. This level of factory operation can be achieved through the use of Quiet Pucks™, which reduce decibel levels within automated filling lines using carrier handling systems, known as pucks.
Advantage Puck developed the Quiet Puck™ by coupling energy-absorbing material and bumpers with Advantage Puck’s established and reliable standard puck design. The result is a noise reduction of up to 10 times the dBA level which is emitted when standard pucks collide at the end of filling lines.
“When pucks are returned to the line, plastic meets plastic and makes a sound. Multiply that by numerous pucks and manufacturing equipment and you have a noisy manufacturing floor,” said Bruce Cleevely, an engineer who worked on the Quiet Puck™ project with 35 years of experience in the plastics industry.
Pucks are used by many companies to increase throughput, eliminate changeover time and cost, shorten time to market, and increase product capabilities. With the Quiet Puck™, manufacturers can enjoy all of the productivity gains which pucks deliver and multiply those with the benefits of a quieter workplace with reduced stress levels.