AT14875U1 - Arrangement for brushing for animals - Google Patents

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AT14875U1
AT14875U1 ATGM50131/2015U AT501312015U AT14875U1 AT 14875 U1 AT14875 U1 AT 14875U1 AT 501312015 U AT501312015 U AT 501312015U AT 14875 U1 AT14875 U1 AT 14875U1
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Nicolas Tillet
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A01AGRICULTURE; FORESTRY; ANIMAL HUSBANDRY; HUNTING; TRAPPING; FISHING
    • A01KANIMAL HUSBANDRY; CARE OF BIRDS, FISHES, INSECTS; FISHING; REARING OR BREEDING ANIMALS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; NEW BREEDS OF ANIMALS
    • A01K13/00Devices for grooming or caring of animals, e.g. curry-combs; Fetlock rings; Tail-holders; Devices for preventing crib-biting; Washing devices; Protection against weather conditions or insects
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Abstract

The invention relates to an arrangement for brushing animals. The arrangement for brushing comprises a fastening unit (3) for attachment to a support structure (2), a support arm (4) for connection to the attachment unit (3) in a build-up position, and a rotatable brush (6) provided by the support arm (4). will be carried. The support arm (4) can be detachably connected to the attachment unit (3) in a variety of different mounting positions at different heights.

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ARRANGEMENT TO THE BRUSH FOR ANIMALS

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION AND PRIOR ART

The present invention relates to an arrangement for brushing animals, wherein the brushing arrangement comprises a mounting unit for attachment to a support structure, a support arm for connection to the mounting unit in an installed position and a rotatable brush carried by the support arm.

A known arrangement for brushing animals is mounted on a support structure and equipped with a rotating brush which is driven by an electric motor. The brush is equipped with bristles that interact with the fur and skin of an animal when the brush is rotated. The animal is brushed, scratched and / or stapled in this way by the rotating brush.

WO 2013/176596 shows an arrangement for brushing an animal comprising a support member, a brush and an electric motor adapted to rotate the brush about an axis of rotation. The device for brushing an animal comprises a rotation sensor adapted to interact with the brush. The brush may also be rotated by an externally applied force, and the rotation sensor is adapted to sense a rotational movement caused by the externally applied force.

Calves, however, are growing and the average height at withers of the calves in a herd is gradually increasing. Goats and calves are usually raised with straw as bedding material and a supply of new straw raises the floor level. In the event that the brush is positioned at a wrong height relative to the withers height of the animals, the animals can not use the brush in an efficient manner.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The present invention has the object to provide a brush assembly comprising a support arm for a brush and a fixing unit having a construction which allows in a reliable and simple manner, a positioning of the brush at different heights.

This object is achieved by the initially defined arrangement for brushing, which is characterized in that the support arm can be detachably connected in a variety of different mounting positions at different heights with the mounting unit. The fastening unit preferably comprises a plurality of primary connecting parts arranged at different heights, the supporting arm comprising at least one secondary connecting part to be engaged with a selected primary connecting part so that the brush is supported by the supporting arm at a height depends on the height of the selected primary connector. First, an operator fastens the fixing unit to a support structure, such as a wall or a post, at a suitable height in a room for animals. Thereafter, the operator selects which of the primary connection parts of the attachment unit should engage with the secondary connection part of the support arm. The operator may use a formula to select a suitable primary connector. The formula may define a suitable primary link as a function of the withers height of the animals held in the room. In the event that young animals are kept in the room, the brush can simply be gradually arranged at a greater height by connecting the secondary connection part of the support arm to a stepwise higher primary connection part of the fixing unit as the animals grow. In the event that a group of smaller animals is to be kept in the room, the brush can simply be placed at a lower level by connecting the secondary connection part of the support arm to a lower-located primary connection part of the attachment unit.

According to one embodiment of the invention, the fastening unit comprises at least one primary connecting part in the form of a vertical row of connecting holes. In this case, the position of the support arm and the brush is adjusted along a vertical axis.

According to one embodiment of the invention, the support arm comprises at least one secondary connecting part in the form of a protruding connecting member which is to be brought into engagement with one of the connecting bores. The protruding member may be hook-shaped so that it can grip a lower edge portion of a connecting hole of the fixing unit. In this case, the protruding link of the support arm is not unintentionally disengaged from the connection holes of the attachment unit.

The support arm may comprise at least a pair of protruding links, one being spaced above the other when the support arm is in an attached condition. As a result, a more stable connection between the support arm and the fastening unit is ensured.

Alternatively or additionally, the support arm may comprise at least one pair of protruding links, one being disposed at a horizontal distance from the other when the support arm is in a built-up condition. As a result, the stability of the connection between the support arm and the fastening unit is further secured.

According to one embodiment of the invention, the arrangement for brushing comprises a locking mechanism, which is designed for locking the support arm with respect to the fixing unit in the installed position. The animals can muster relatively large forces on the brush and the support arm. Such a locking mechanism prevents the connection between the support arm and the mounting unit dissolves, even if the support arm is exposed to relatively strong external forces.

According to one embodiment of the invention, the attachment unit may be an elongated console. Such a console may have a comparatively simple construction. It may comprise a front part and a rear part, which are separably connected to each other. The console can be attached in a comparatively simple manner to a support structure in the form of a wall or a post. An operator may attach the console by means of a formula at an appropriate height, which includes a parameter relating to the height at the withers of the animals using the brush.

According to one embodiment of the invention, the arrangement for brushing comprises an electric motor which is adapted to set the rotatable brush in rotation. Preferably, the electrical energy is supplied to the electric motor via a cable passing through an elongate groove in the mounting unit. In this way, the height of the brush can be adjusted without disconnecting the cable. The brush arrangement may comprise an electrical switch which can be switched to an "off" position in which electrical power is not supplied to the electric motor and to an "on" position in which electric power is supplied to the electric motor. when an external force acts on the rotatable brush. The arrangement for brushing can be easily turned on and off by means of such an electric switch. The electrical switch can be arranged in the fastening unit.

According to one embodiment of the invention, the brush arrangement comprises a sensor which senses when an external force is applied to the rotatable brush, and a control unit adapted to receive information from the sensor and to switch on the electric motor, if any external force acts on the rotatable brush. Such a brush only rotates when exposed to external force. In this way, electrical energy is saved during the periods when the brush is not being used.

The control unit is preferably arranged in the interior of the support arm. In this position, the control unit is protected by the parts of the support arm. In addition, power cables can run through the interior of the support arm. In this way, the power cables are protected against damage by the animals.

According to one embodiment of the invention, the support arm comprises a first arm portion forming a side portion of the support arm, a second arm portion forming an opposite side portion of the support arm, a top forming an upper portion of the support arm, and a base member forms a lower portion of the support arm. The arm parts can be separably connected to each other. The arm parts may be plate-shaped, so that they form an interior in a built-up state.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The present invention will now be further described by way of a preferred embodiment disclosed by way of example and with reference to the accompanying drawings.

Fig. 1 shows an arrangement for brushing according to an embodiment of the invention; Fig. 2 shows an exploded view of the arrangement for brushing; and Fig. 3 shows in more detail a supporting arm of the arrangement for brushing.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF A PREFERRED EMBODIMENT OF THE INVENTION

Fig. 1 shows an arrangement for brushing for use by animals 1, such as goats or calves. The arrangement for brushing comprises a fastening unit in the form of a bracket 3 for placement on a supporting structure 2, such as a wall, a post, a beam or the like. The brush assembly comprises a support arm 4 for connection to the bracket 3. The support arm 4 comprises a first straight portion having a horizontal extension in a built-up state, a second curved portion and a third short straight portion extending in a single construction State extends vertically. The support arm 4 includes a first end to be connected to the console 3. The support arm 4 includes a second end for connection to an upper end 6a of a cylindrical brush 6 via a hinge assembly 5. The hinge assembly 5 comprises two orthogonal pivot axes 5a, 5b which pivotally move the brush 6 about the pivot axis 5a, 5b in relation to FIG Support arm 4 enable. The brush 6 hangs down vertically when no external forces act on the brush 6. In this position, a lower end 6 b of the brush is arranged vertically below the upper end 6 a of the cylindrical brush 6. An electrical switch 7 is arranged in the console 3. The electric switch 7 includes a knob or key that can be switched to an "off" position and to an "on" position.

Fig. 2 shows an exploded view of the arrangement for brushing. The bracket 3 comprises a front part 3 a, which forms a front portion and parts of two side portions of the bracket 3. The bracket 3 includes a rear part 3b that forms a rear portion and complementary parts of two side portions of the bracket 3. The front part 3a and the rear part 3b are detachably connected to each other detachably by screws arranged in the side portions of the parts 3a, 3b. The front portion of the console 3 comprises an opening 3 c for the electrical switch 7. The electrical switch 7 is mounted by means of carrying means 8 in an interior of the console 3. The electrical switch 7 includes cable glands 9 for attaching power cables lines. The front portion 3a further includes a first series of communication holes 3d and a second series of communication holes 3e spaced apart from each other. The rows 3d, 3e extend vertically in the building position. The connecting holes 3d, 3e are elongated. The front portion 3a also includes a centrally located elongated groove 3f which is disposed between the two parallel rows of the connection bores 3d, 3e.

The support arm 4 comprises a first arm part 4a and a second arm part 4b, which form mutually opposite side sections of the support arm 4. Each arm part 4a, b comprises at a first end an upper hook-shaped protruding connecting member 4f and a lower protruding connecting member 4g. The protruding links 4f, 4g of the first arm part 4a must be engaged with two adjacent connection holes in the first row 3d of the bracket 3. The protruding links 4f, 4g of the second arm part 4b must be inserted into two adjacent connection holes in the second row 3e of the bracket 3. The support arm 4 comprises an upper part 4c forming an upper portion of the support arm 4, and a lower part 4d forming a lower portion of the support arm. The support arm 4 also includes an end plate 4e for placement on the first end of the support arm 4. The first arm part 4a, the second arm part 4b, the upper arm part 4c, the lower arm part 4d and the end plate 4e are by means of suitable fastening means, such as screws , detachably connected.

The arrangement for brushing comprises a locking mechanism, which is designed for locking the support arm 4 in a built-up position on the console 3. The locking mechanism comprises a lock nut 10, which is arranged in the interior of the console 3 and a bolt and a washer-lock nut 11 which are arranged in the interior of the support arm 4. The lower part 4d of the support arm 4 comprises an opening which provides access to the bolt and the washer lock nut 11 of the locking mechanism. A cover plate 13 is slidably disposed between an open position in which it releases the opening and a closed position in which it closes the opening. A control unit 14 is arranged in the interior of the support arm 4. The hinge assembly 5, which comprises the two orthogonal pivot axes 5a, 5b, is disposed at the second end of the support arm 4. In addition, the second end of the support arm 4 encloses a cable protection 16.

The upper end 6a of the brush 6 comprises a head plate 18 which is dimensioned to prevent the animals from chewing the upper bristles of the brush. The top plate 18 is connected to the hinge assembly 5 via a U-profile 17. The brush 6 includes a through hole extending between the upper end 6 a and the lower end 6 b of the brush 6. An electric tube motor 19 is inserted in the through hole. A sensor 20 is adapted to sense when the brush 6 is subjected to an external force. The sensor 20 can sense rotational movements of the brush 6 and / or a pivotal movement of the brush 3 in the hinge assembly 5, which are triggered by external forces. The electric motor 19 and the sensor 20 are inserted into a tubular motor protection 21. A dog clutch 22 is disposed between the electric motor 19 and the tubular motor protection 21 and transmits the rotation to the tubular motor protection 21, which transmits the rotation through the top plate 18 to the brush 6.

Fig. 3 shows an illustration of the support arm 4 in an assembled state. A first cable 23 extends from the manual switch 7 through the elongated groove 3f to the control unit 14. The first cable supplies electrical energy from the electrical switch 7 to the control unit 14. A second cable 24 supplies electrical energy from the control unit 14 to the electric motor 19. The Second cable 24 also transmits signals relating to the presence of external forces acting on brush 6 from sensor 20 to control unit 14.

The arrangement for brushing may preferably be constructed in a room for goats or calves. The installation method first comprises the step of attaching the bracket 3 to a suitable support structure in the room. The rear part 3b of the console 3 can be fixed by bolts to a stationary supporting structure in the form of a stationary wall or by means of U-clamps on a stationary post. The lowermost part of the console 3 is preferably fixed at a height Y above a floor in the room, according to the formula Y = X + C, where X is the average height at withers X of the goats / calves and where C is a constant on Based on the length of the neck of the animal 1 is selected and may be, for example 355 mm for a console 3, which has a length of 754 mm.

Thereafter, the front part 3a of the console is connected to the rear part 3b of the console. The next step is to connect the support arm 4 to the console 3 at a suitable height above the ground. The second end 6b of the brush 6 is preferably fixed at a height H above the ground when hanging vertically downwards, according to the formula H = X-C, where X is the maximum goat / calf height at the withers and C is a constant is that z. B. may be 205 mm. The connecting bores 3d, 3e of the console 3 are selected in such a way that the second end 6b of the brush 6 will be arranged at the height H above the ground according to the above formula.

In order to connect the support arm 4 to the bracket 3, the support arm 4 is moved to a position in which the first straight portion of the support arm 4 inclines downward from the curved portion to the first end. In this position, it is possible to insert the upper hook-shaped connecting links 4f into selected connecting holes in the rows 3d, 3e. Thereafter, the support arm 4 is rotated to a position in which the first straight portion receives a horizontal extension. During this rotational movement, the lower links 4g are engaged with the connecting holes in the respective rows 3d, 3e located below the connecting holes which have been engaged with the upper links. The support arm 4 is now in a stable position with respect to the console 3. Thereafter, the locking mechanism 10, 11 is used to lock the support arm 4 in this position. The bolt and the washer lock nut 11 are connected to the lock nut 10 through a through hole in the end plate 4e and the elongated groove 3f. Finally, the cover plate 1 3 is moved to the closed position, in which it covers the opening to the bolt and to the washer lock nut 11 of the locking mechanism. The arrangement for brushing is now ready for use.

When the electric switch 7 is in the "off" position, no electric current flows to the control unit 14. The brush 6 hangs down vertically and the animals 1 can not turn on the brush 6. When the electric switch 7 is switched to the "on" position, the control unit 14 is supplied with electric power. The animals 1 can now use the brush 6. The brush hangs down vertically in a non-rotatable state as long as it is not exposed to an external force. When an animal 1, in the desire to be brushed by the brush arrangement, abuts the brush 6, the sensor 20 senses that the brush is being subjected to an external rotational force. The control unit 14 receives this information from the sensor 20 and provides electrical power to the electric motor 19 to cause rotation of the brush 6.

Calves grow and therefore the height of the calves increases continuously. If the brush is positioned at a wrong height relative to the withers height of the calves, the calves will be unable to use the brush in an efficient manner. Therefore, it is important that the height H of the brush 6 is adjusted regularly. When the height H of the support arm 4 is to be adjusted, an operator moves the cover plate 13 to the open position where the opening to the lock mechanism in the support arm 4 is exposed. The operator releases the bolt and the washer lock nut 11 from the lock nut 10 of the lock mechanism. The support arm 4 is no longer locked against the console 3 now. The operator inclines the outer end of the support arm 4 upward so that the lower connection members 4g are disengaged from the connection holes 3d, 3e. Thereafter, the operator disengages the upper links 4f from the connection holes 3d, 3e. The support arm 4 is now released from the console 3.

The operator selects new connection holes 3d, 3e to engage the upper links 4f at an appropriate height. The operator sets the upper ones

Connecting members 4f in engagement with the selected connection holes 3d, 3e, whereupon the lower connection members 4g are brought into engagement with the connection holes 3d, 3e arranged thereunder. Thereafter, the operator locks the support arm 4 in the new built-up position by means of the locking mechanism 10, 11. The operator moves the cover plate 13 in the closed position. The arrangement for brushing is now ready for use. Consequently, the height of the support arm 4 is very easy to adjust and thus the height of the brush 6 when the calves grow.

The invention is not limited to the described embodiment, but can be freely varied within the scope of the claims.

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  1. claims
    An arrangement for brushing animals, wherein the brushing assembly comprises a fixing unit (3) for attachment to a support structure (2), a support arm (4) for connection to the attachment unit (3) in an installation position, and a rotatable brush (6) comprises, which is supported by the support arm (4), characterized in that the support arm (4) in a plurality of different mounting positions at different heights is detachably connectable to the fastening unit (3).
  2. An arrangement for brushing according to claim 1, characterized in that the fixing unit (3) comprises a plurality of primary connecting parts arranged at different heights, the supporting arm (4) comprising at least one secondary connecting part (4f, 4g) is engageable with a selected primary link so that the brush (6) is carried by the support arm (4) at a height that depends on the height of the selected primary link (3d, 3e).
  3. 3. Arrangement for brushing according to claim 2, characterized in that the fastening unit (3) comprises at least one primary connecting part in the form of a vertical row of connecting bores (3d, 3e).
  4. 4. An arrangement for brushing according to claim 3, characterized in that the support arm (4) comprises at least one secondary connecting part in the form of a protruding connecting member (4f, 4g) engageable with one of the connecting bores (3b, 3e).
  5. 5. Arrangement for brushing according to claim 4, characterized in that the protruding connecting member (4f) is hook-shaped.
  6. Brushing arrangement according to one of Claims 4 or 5, characterized in that the support arm (4) comprises at least one pair of protruding connecting links (4f, 4g), one connecting link (4f) being at a distance above the other connecting link (4g). is arranged when the support arm (4) is in a built-in state.
  7. An arrangement for brushing according to any one of claims 4 to 6, characterized in that the support arm (4) comprises at least one pair of protruding links (4f, 4g), one link (4f, 4g) being at a horizontal distance from the other link (4f, 4g) is arranged when the support arm (4) is in a built-up state.
  8. Brushing arrangement according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the arrangement comprises a locking mechanism (10, 11) designed to lock the support arm (4) and the fixing unit (3) in the built-up position.
  9. 9. Arrangement for brushing according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the fastening unit is an elongated bracket (3).
  10. A brushing arrangement according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the brushing arrangement comprises an electric motor (19) adapted to set the rotatable brush (6) in rotation.
  11. An arrangement for brushing according to claim 10, characterized in that the electrical energy is supplied to the electric motor (19) via a cable (23) passing through an elongated groove (3f) in the fixing unit (3).
  12. Brushing arrangement according to claim 10 or 11, characterized in that it comprises an electric switch (7) which can be switched to an "off" position, in which no electric power is supplied to the electric motor, and into a "switch off" position. Apposition in which electric power is supplied to the electric motor when an external force acts on the rotatable brush (6).
  13. A brushing arrangement according to any one of claims 10 to 12, characterized in that the brushing arrangement comprises a sensor (20) which senses when an external force is applied to the rotatable brush, and a control unit (14) connected to Receiving information from the sensor (20) and for turning on the electric motor (19) is formed when an external force is applied to the rotatable brush (6).
  14. 14. Arrangement for brushing according to claim 13, characterized in that the control unit (14) is arranged in the interior of the support arm (6).
  15. An arrangement for brushing according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the support arm (4) comprises a first arm part (4a) forming a side portion of the support arm (4), a second arm part (4b) having an opposite side portion of the support arm (4), a third upper part (4c) constituting an upper portion of the support arm (4) and a fourth lower part (4d) constituting a lower portion of the support arm (4), the arm parts (4a to d ) form a support arm (4) with an interior. For this 3 sheets of drawings
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US2622834A (en) * 1946-08-17 1952-12-23 Sparring Birger Shelving
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