Test and Analysis of Bush Roller Chains for Noise Reduction
A low noise duplex bush chains with split rollers was developed through changing roller structure to reduce noise of bush roller chains. The split rollers could absorb more impact energy, mitigate meshing impact and reduce chain drive noise. The noise generated by different types of duplex bush roller chains was carried out to test in same speed, low noise characteristics of duplex sleeve chains with split rollers was verified. By analysis of testing data, noise level of duplex sleeve chains with split rollers compared with that of the other duplex bush roller chains was reduced by the average 3 ~ 8dB, and low 10 ~ 13dB than that of 16A simplex sleeve roller chains. The chains made chain drive significantly improve in the working environment, with steady transmission, strong bearing, low noise, and a significant noise reduction was achieved.
X. L. Liu et al., "Test and Analysis of Bush Roller Chains for Noise Reduction", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 52-54, pp. 430-435, 2011