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B-rad    0

Anyone have ideas on how to reduce the noise from my still mixer/auger.  Its very loud and we have a super small distillery with a tasting room at one end. I am trying to make it so I can produce and sell bottles at the same time, its difficult with the mixing blade going.  I tried building a plywood box around it and it didn't help much, also tried acrylic. Its also hard to tell if it helped at all, after listening to it all day.  Any ideas?

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Is it a very loud screeching noise like screech, screech, screech?  if so it sounds like the air seals are out of adjustment.  If you can send me a pic or 2 of the motor and every thing that is outside of the still pot especially of the air seals, I can set up a call with one of my techs and they can help you adjust it out.  My email is paul@distillery-equipment.com

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Stumpy's    7

It could also be the key coupling the motor to the gear reducer. We just dealt with that on our still. It was kind of a grinding sound with a squeak. We just pulled it apart, repaired the motor shaft, replaced the key and it's all quiet again. Not sure why the motor shaft wallowed the key-way out in the period of a couple of months, but it happened. Cheers!

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Skaalvenn    24

Mixer should be nearly completely silent.  I put a black mark on the shaft in the air gap so that I can visually see it turning (electric brawn mixer).

If it's 3ph hooked up to a frequency drive you might get noise if the drive is not configured right.  Other than that, you need to post a lot more data other than "noise" because we don't know if it's air or electric powered, if its a grinding, squealing or electrical buzz or what.

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B-rad    0

Sorry for the lack of info, its a electric 3ph motor. I have been running it for over 2.5 years, and its always been loud.  Its not a shrieking noise, just sound like a loud electric motor hum.  I don't think anything is wrong with it, but I hope it might be something I can fix if there is. If it is working as it should, then I am look to contain the noise. thanks 

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