September 1, 2015 | Written by: Steve Africk | Original Publication: Appliance Design

An Appliance Noise Tutorial

After a long and arduous design process, it can be frustrating to learn that a product has a “noise problem.” Perhaps Marketing has determined that the product may not fare well against the competition, especially internationally where noise standards are higher. Maybe sales are sluggish even though the product has superior performance. Fortunately, these scenarios can be avoided by incorporating low noise components and noise reduction treatments within the product design during development. Applying noise reducing “Band-Aids” after a product has been designed is always possible although typically difficult, as options may be limited due to constraints imposed by mechanical reliability and function as well as weight, size and cost.

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