Rexroth’s SILENCEPLUS gear pump has been recognised for its innovation in reducing noise pollution at the 11th annual John Connell Awards.
The innovative SILENCEPLUS from Rexroth has been highly commended at the 11th annual John Connell Awards, run by the Noise Abatement Society. Dubbed the ‘Noise Oscars’, the awards promote innovative ideas that make a positive impact on the reduction of excessive noise in industry and the community.
The winning SILENCEPLUS features new generation technology to reduce noise levels by an average of 15dB (A) in comparison to conventional gear pumps. It is also characterised by a lower frequency sound which is more comfortable for the machine operator. This provides cost savings through the elimination of secondary noise reduction measures. The SILENCEPLUS is ideal for use in applications with electric motor drives such as fork lifts, lift platforms or industrial power units and is compatible with all other Rexroth external gear pumps for ease of retrofit.
Mark Simpson, Divisional Manager for Mobile Applications at Bosch Rexroth, said: “We’re exceptionally proud to have been recognised at the John Connell Awards and of the continued success of the SILENCEPLUS pump. By using the SILENCEPLUS our customers can meet legally prescribed noise limits, whilst the Rexroth name ensures high efficiency and a long service life.”
The awards are named in honour of the Society’s founder, John Connell OBE, who successfully lobbied the Noise Abatement Act through Parliament in 1960 when noise became a statutory nuisance for the first time in the UK.
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