Pioneer in Noise Control Products, Martinson-Nicholls, Announces New Technology to Suppress Noise and Vibration

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Noise Abater matting can be used for noise and vibration suppression in all environments. Made from 3M Nomad Matting, the product is resistant to most oils and chemicals, making it ideal for industrial and harsh settings! Unlike current foam precuts, this product will not disintegrate in an industrial environment.

Noise Abater is a vinyl, non-woven, continuous-filament bonded product that is designed to reduce noise levels in industrial settings. The product incorporates a vinyl loop design that traps noise and disarms it. Reduction of as much as 10 to 12 db is possible, according to the manufacturer. To reduce harmful noise levels at the source, this product can be incorporated as an OEM application on new equipment and machinery, or it can be attached directly to existing machinery using bolts or a special epoxy. It may also be used to contain noise in a designated area by hanging a "curtain" of the product around production lines or machine operator stations.

Noise Abater matting can be used for noise and vibration suppression in all environments. Made from 3M Nomad Matting, the product is resistant to most oils and chemicals, making it ideal for industrial and harsh settings! Unlike current foam precuts, this product will not disintegrate in an industrial environment. The more dirty it gets, the better it will work. Noise Abator is also designed for use under machinery to contain vibration migration. Smaller pieces are ideal for counter type devices such as centrifuges to keep noise from migrating.

Here is a list of some projects completed using the Nomad matting as a noise abatement material.

Project: Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, Ohio

A slitting machine was open at one end, and noise levels readily reached 115 db. Martinson-Nicholls used Noise Abator matting to close off the open end while inserting clear plastic windows for the machine operator. The end result lowered noise readings to 92 db. Needless to say, everyone was happy. Nomad used: 44 square feet.

Project: Sherwin Williams, Cleveland, Ohio

The problem here was a room 75' X 100' which contained 20 machines. The overall reading before Noise Abator application was 95db. With a noise reduction target of 85 db, Martinson-Nicholls used Nomad on each machine to cut the vibration. Liquid Nails adhesive was used to glue the matting to two of the machines. The focus was to build enclosures around the machines much like shower curtains. In the end, noise levels were lowered to 84 db, allowing operators to eliminate hearing protection. Nomad used: 950 square feet.

Project: Lucas Aero Space, Cleveland, Ohio

At Lucas, an air conditioning unit in the plant was producing vibration and noise. They initially priced out traditional enclosure solutions for around the unit, which they found to be excessive at $10,000. For a small fraction of that cost, Martinson-Nicholls was able to enclose it with Nomad. Nomad used: 98 square feet.

About Martinson-Nicholls

Martinson-Nicholls, over the last 25 years, has established itself as a leader in custom floor matting, noise reduction and safety solutions.

Martinson-Nicholls provides the customer with the exact size needed-small, large, standard, nonstandard, special shapes and logos. Custom installations are also a specialty of the company.

Anti-slip safety tapes and treads are available in various sizes and textures from hand cut or die cut pieces to full rolls and special shapes.

"We have concentrated on floor safety, noise reduction, anti-fatigue and indoor and outdoor heated floor mat applications. We welcome the special applications that our customers present us with. This has enabled us to satisfy come very unique and unusual problems for our customers," says Dan Ruminski, President of Martinson-Nicholls.

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