Acoustic measurement at STIHL

Thirteen background articles provide you with interesting facts right from the STIHL plant. Read on to find out what happens before your tool makes its way to specialist dealers. This article is about our acoustic measurement room.

Power comes in quiet packages

When you enter the acoustic measurement room in STIHL plant 2, it takes your breath away. The silence in the room is absolutely jaw-dropping. It’s an experience in itself, but there’s a good reason for the peace and quiet. This is where our acoustic development engineers measure the noise levels of our tools. An array of microphones dotted around the room record the sound.

Acoustic measurement

Focus on people and the environment

These measurements are our contribution to reducing the noise impact of power tools both on neighbourhoods and the surrounding environment. We measure the noise pressure level at the height of users’ ears. This allows us to judge whether hearing protection is necessary while using a tool. The sound power level is documented on the enveloping surface of the tool. This value is the standard for noise emission in the immediate vicinity. You can find this label on all of our tools, meaning you can pick your tool of choice from our wide range of products according to noise criteria.

You will find an overview of all background articles for this series on our blog post „STIHL quality in detail: Innovative technology, developed by STIHL“.

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