CN1783351A - Operating device for a domestic electrical appliance - Google Patents

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CN1783351A
CN1783351A CN 200510116385 CN200510116385A CN1783351A CN 1783351 A CN1783351 A CN 1783351A CN 200510116385 CN200510116385 CN 200510116385 CN 200510116385 A CN200510116385 A CN 200510116385A CN 1783351 A CN1783351 A CN 1783351A
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迈克尔·普林兹
斯蒂芬·霍斯
罗兰·索勒
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An operating device (10) for a domestic electrical appliance such as a dishwasher or an electric oven, contains a control device, a plurality of electrical operating, switching and/or display elements (14) which and a plurality of mechanical actuating elements (16) and/or optical display elements (17) which can be operated or observed respectively by a user and which are respectively associated with the electrical operating, switching and/or display elements (14). A carrier (18) is provided for holding the plurality of actuating elements (16) and/or optical display elements (17). The plurality of mechanical actuating elements (16) and/or optical display elements (17) and the carrier (18) form an integral functional module (22). The carrier (18) is formed from at least one hard component and the plurality of mechanical actuating elements (16) and/or optical display elements (17) are formed from at least one soft component, thus affording a reduced number of component elements for the operating device, which leads to advantages in regard to storage and assembly.

Description

The operating equipment that is used for household electrical appliance
Technical field
As the preamble of claim 1 limits, the present invention relates to be used for household electrical appliance (domestic electrical application), such as for example dish-washing machine, washing machine, electric furnace, micro-wave oven etc., operation (operating) equipment.
Background technology
The operating equipment of the above-mentioned type is cicada just from DE 200 02 947U1 for example, and the form with example is expressed in accompanying drawing 1.Operating equipment 10 is as the interface between the control device of user and household electrical appliance; It comprises circuit board 12, and a plurality of electricity operation, switch and/or display elements 14 that are coupled to the control device (not shown) are arranged on circuit board 12; The mechanical executive component 16 of a plurality of for example pushbutton switches or Rotation Controllers form and the optical display element (not shown) of seven joint display (seven-segment display) forms for example, it conducts (light guide) or the like by push rod (pushrod), light and is associated with electronic operation, switch and/or display element 14 on the circuit board 12 respectively; Support 18 is used for supported mechanical executive component 16 and optical display element; And decoration panel 20, be positioned at support 18 on user's side.
The another kind of operating equipment of the above-mentioned type is described in DE 102 58 563 B3 that authorize the applicant.In known operating equipment, a plurality of electric operations, switch and/or display element, a plurality of mechanical executive component and/or optical display element and support are that the form with functional unit provides, functional unit is positioned on the user oriented leading flank according to relevant design, thereby decoration panel has a big opening that is used for functional unit.
Summary of the invention
Traditional operation equipment has a large amount of independent components usually, and these independent components partly are difficult to install according to its size and configuration separately, make that the assembly cost of this operating equipment is higher relatively.
Therefore, the objective of the invention is to develop by this way the operating equipment of that type of being set forth in the beginning part of this instructions, thereby promptly its element with smaller amounts is simplified assembling and is reduced assembly cost.
Above-mentioned purpose is to realize by the operating equipment with the described feature of claim 1.Favourable configuration of the present invention and further the improvement are the themes of dependent claims.
The operating equipment of household electrical appliance comprises control module: a plurality of electronic operations, switch and/or the display element that are coupled to control module; A plurality of mechanical executive component and/or the optical display element that can be operated respectively or observe and be associated with electronic operation, switch and/or display element respectively by the user; And the support that is used to support a plurality of executive components and/or optical display element.According to the present invention, a plurality of mechanical executive components and/or optical display element and support are the forms of allomeric function module, its medium-height trestle is made of at least one hard part, and a plurality of mechanical executive components and/or optical display element are made of at least one soft parts.
Therefore, compare, do not have support and a large amount of mechanical executive component and/or the optical display element of necessary assembling, and have only an allomeric function module with traditional operation equipment.Compare with the production cost that the allomeric function module is slightly high, because at least two kinds of material components are having significant saving aspect the cost of complexity and storage and assembling.
The mechanical executive component of functional module comprises for example pushbutton switch, and the optical display element of functional module comprises that for example operation shows, function shows, seven joint displays and/or symbol demonstrations (symbol display).
In another kind of configuration of the present invention, the mechanical executive component of functional module is being equipped with decoction cap (decorative cap) respectively on user's side, and decoction cap preferably includes hard part and becomes whole with functional module.Compare with the traditional operation equipment with this decoction cap, it has further reduced parts and assembly cost.
In addition, can provide decoration panel on user's side in functional module, panel has the respective openings that is used for mechanical executive component and/or optical display element.Alternatively, functional module makes and can omit independently decoration panel from being equipped with ornamental design on user's side, and this causes the further simplification of assembling and the saving of cost.
In another kind of configuration of the present invention, functional module also for example its away from user's side on and/or packoff is equipped with in the fringe region so that the electronic component of seal operation equipment.Packoff preferably also is made of soft parts and becomes whole with functional module, thereby has further simplified the assembling and the storage of operating equipment.
In a kind of configuration of the present invention, a plurality of electric operation, switch and/or the display element of operating equipment are set in the casing, and functional module is connected to described casing.
In another configuration of the present invention, functional module further is equipped with damper element, is used for mechanical shock absorption or buffering between the adjacent component (for example decoration panel or casing) of functional module and operating equipment.Damper element is preferably also made by soft parts, and becomes whole with functional module, thereby has further simplified the assembling and the storage of operating equipment.
In a preferred embodiment of the invention, form support and a plurality of mechanical executive component and/or optical display element by unitary, injection-molded technology (integral injectionmoulding).In this respect, at least a hard part is casing plastic material (plastic material), such as ABS, PA, PA66, PBT, PCABS or its analog, at least a soft parts are thermoplasticity (thermoplastic) or thermosetting ameripol (thermosettingelastomer).
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Address further feature and advantage before of the present invention with reference to the accompanying drawings from hereinafter being understood better as an example the description of preferred, unrestriced embodiment, wherein:
The viewgraph of cross-section of accompanying drawing 1 expression traditional operation equipment;
Accompanying drawing 2 expression is the skeleton view during from top the observation as the preferred embodiment of the functional module example of operations according to the instant invention equipment;
The skeleton view of the embodiment of a part in the accompanying drawing 3 expressions functional module soft component form, accompanying drawing 2;
Accompanying drawing 4A represents first in the functional module hard part form, accompanying drawing 2
The skeleton view of embodiment;
Accompanying drawing 4B represents second portion in the functional module hard part form, accompanying drawing 2
The skeleton view of embodiment;
Accompanying drawing 4C represents the side view of embodiment of enhancing element of the part of hard part form among the accompanying drawing 4A; And
The skeleton view of the functional module of accompanying drawing 5 expression accompanying drawings 2 during from beneath.
Embodiment
Hereinafter will be with reference to the accompanying drawings 2 to 5 preferred embodiments of describing the functional module of operations according to the instant invention equipment in further detail.At this, accompanying drawing 2 and 5 each all represent the skeleton view of whole functional module, and accompanying drawing 3 and 4 various piece of presentation function module in further detail.
Allomeric function module 22 shown in the accompanying drawing 2 to 5 can be used to the operating equipment 10 of household electrical appliance, and the structure example of operating equipment is as corresponding to the structure shown in the accompanying drawing 1.At this, operating equipment 10 can be used to such as dish-washing machine, washing machine, electric furnace, micro-wave oven and etc.
Allomeric function module 22 shown in the accompanying drawing 2 to 5 is combined into a structure member with the assembly 16-18 of operating equipment 10 in the accompanying drawing 1, thereby has reduced parts significantly, and this has caused the assembling and the more simple and cost less of storage of operating equipment.
Especially, allomeric function module 22 has the support 18 that is made of hard part.As shown in accompanying drawing 4A and 4B, support 18 has a plurality of opening 27 and a plurality of openings 28 that are used for optical display element 17 that are used for mechanical executive component 16.Mechanical executive component 16 that be made of at least a soft parts, corresponding and optical display element 17 are set in those openings 27,28.
In the present embodiment, functional module 22 comprises the optical display element 17 of mechanical executive component 16, the seven joint display forms of six pushbutton switch forms altogether, five operations are display format and the optical display element 17 of optical display element 17 that be associated with each pushbutton switch 16 respectively and three functions or symbol display format.Yet, will recognize that the present invention is not only limited to specific embodiment as an example.Especially, according to the present invention, in the operating equipment 10 of household electrical appliance, can use following functional module 22: have the mechanical executive component 16 of varying number and/or layout functional module, have the functional module of the optical display element 17 of varying number and/or layout, only have the functional module of mechanical executive component 16, only have optical display element 17 functional module, have the mechanical executive component 16 of variety classes and/or size functional module, have the functional module etc. of the optical display element 17 of variety classes and/or size.
Optical display element 17 each light that all form separately that comprise soft parts conduct or mirror field (reflector field), be used for radiation is directed to the side of operating equipment 10 towards the user from the electric display element 14 on the circuit board 12, and optical display element 17 also can combine with diffusion (diffusing) lid or symbolic representation.Machinery executive component 16 is used for whether inserting the electricity on the actuation circuit plate 12 mechanically to operate or on-off element 14 by push rod.The executive component 16 of pushbutton switch form preferably has the elasticity with restoring force specific.If the restoring force deficiency that the material of executive component 16 and structure are provided, additional enhancing element 26 (seeing accompanying drawing 4C) then can be provided alternatively, and the support of itself and hard part 18 is whole to be constituted and helps the executive component 16 of soft parts to turn back to its initial position.
Allomeric function module 22 is preferably produced by casting process.In this case, the support 18 that comprises hard part at first is injected into type, the mechanical executive component 16 and the optical display element 17 that comprise at least one soft parts then are injected into type in the support 18 that provides, constitute the entire combination part of hard and soft parts thus.As known, this subassembly can be reinforced by the mechanical anchor unit between two material components.The allomeric function module 22 that comprises at least two different materials parts can reasonably be made by this way.
Preferably, only soft parts both had been used to the mechanical executive component 16 of functional module 22, also were used to the optical display element 17 of functional module 22, because simplify and reduced manufacturing cost like that.For this reason, between the light conductive property of soft parts and mechanical attributes, must make compromise.But, according to the present invention, can use the soft parts of a plurality of differences and a plurality of different hardness parts equally, this has improved production cost undeniablely, but this allows the optimal-adaptive of more than 22 functional area of functional module on the other hand.
Can be in simple mode, in the injection molding operation, realize having the different variants of the functional module 22 of different optical display element 17 and mechanical executive component 16 by means of the interchangeable embolus in the Variable Area.
As long as only soft parts are used to the difference in functionality parts of functional module 22 in each case, preferably only one separately the insertion point can be used to three optical display element 17 of upper right portion in the accompanying drawing 2 and be used for five be mutually related pushbutton switch 16 and light conduction 17 (seeing accompanying drawing 3).
The hard part that is used for support 18 is preferably the casing plastic material, for example ABS, PA, PA66, PBT, PCABS or the like.The soft parts that are used for mechanical executive component 16 and optical display element 17 are for example based on the thermoplastic elastomer or the thermosetting ameripol such as the self-adhesion liquid silicone resin with the platinum catalyst (platinumcatalyst) that is used for complete cure (full vulcanisation) (self-adhering liquid silicone) of tygon (polyethylene), polyurethane (polyurethane), polypropylene (polypropylene) etc.
For the ease of assembling function module 22, for example on the side of functional module, have many locking hook (latching hook) 24 away from the user, as shown in Figure 5, these lockings hook can with the respective openings interlock on the casing (not shown) of the electronic unit of operating equipment 10.Locking hook 24 is preferably made by hard part and is whole with 18 one-tenth on the support of functional module 22.
For the support 18 of functional module 22, can expect that also construct first housing part, it is connected to second housing part that comprises hard part by thin slice folding (film hinge) (preferably including soft parts).After the circuit board 12 with electric operation, switch and/or display element 14 was installed in second housing part, functional module 22 can be used as lid and is installed on second housing part, so the electronic unit of operating equipment 10 is integrated in the casing.Circuit board 12 is for example by being connected to the control module of household electrical appliance with the suitable connector ways of connecting of second housing part.Two housing parts and thin slice folding are preferably by unitary, injection-molded.
Also as shown in accompanying drawing 5, functional module 22 also can be used for the electric parts of seal operation equipment 10, especially with respect to fluid at its place, side configuration packoff 30 away from the user.By the configuration of functional module 22 according to the present invention, packoff 30 also can be made by soft parts, also provides with functional module 22 integral body.
Although not expression, but the allomeric function module 22 of operations according to the instant invention equipment 10 can further comprise at least one damping or buffer element, be used for providing especially the adjacent component of functional module 22 with respect to operating equipment 10, such as decoration panel 20 or electronic unit casing, mechanical shock absorption.This damper element preferably also is made of soft parts, also with functional module 22 integral production.
Packoff 30 and damper element also can be by making than mechanical executive component 16 and optical display element 17 more soft soft parts.
The mechanical executive component 16 of functional module 22 also can be equipped with decoction cap in the side towards the user.Those decoction caps preferably are made of hard part, and therefore if desired, they advantageously also can be made with functional module 22 integral body.
In addition, operating equipment 10 is equipped with decoration panel 20 facing usually on user's the side, and decoration panel 20 comprises the mechanical executive component 16 that is used for operating equipment 10 and the suitable opening of optical display element 17.Under the situation of operations according to the instant invention equipment 10, Art Design may be equipped with for the side of allomeric function module 22, towards the user, make decoration panel in this zone, to be omitted and only must have the framework that has a big opening.For operating equipment 10, such structure is especially possible, because by means of the suitable selection of material components, functional module 22 also can have fabulous insulation (insulating) performance.This structure that is used for operating equipment 10 has been disclosed at DE 102 58563 B3 that authorize the applicant in a similar manner.
In sum, the characteristics of operating equipment 10 of the present invention are allomeric function module 22, the allomeric function module can be come a plurality of component parts and the function of combination operation equipment by support, such as for example optical display element, mechanical executive component, packoff, damper element etc.Because global facility, linkage editor is compared with the traditional operation equipment with a plurality of independent component elements and has fully been simplified.
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10 operating equipments
12 circuit boards
Electricity operation, switch and/or display element on 14 12
16 mechanical executive components
17 optical display element
18 supports
20 decoration panels
22 functional modules
24 lockings hook
26 strengthen element
28 openings
30 packoffs

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1. operating equipment (10) that is used for household electrical appliance comprising:
Control module:
A plurality of electric operations, switch and/or display element (14), described a plurality of electric operations, switch and/or display element (14) are coupled to described control module;
A plurality of mechanical executive components (16) and/or optical display element (17), described a plurality of mechanical executive components (16) and/or optical display element (17) can be operated respectively or observe by the user, and are associated with described electric operation, switch and/or display element (14) respectively; And
Be used to support the support (18) of described a plurality of executive component (16) and/or optical display element (17),
It is characterized in that:
Described a plurality of mechanical executive components (16) and/or optical display element (17) and described support (18) are the forms of allomeric function module (22), wherein said support (18) is made of at least one hard part, and described a plurality of mechanical executive components (16) and/or optical display element (17) are made of at least one soft parts.
2. operating equipment according to claim 1 is characterized in that, the mechanical executive component (16) of described functional module (22) comprises pushbutton switch.
3. operating equipment according to claim 1 and 2 is characterized in that, the optical display element (17) of described functional module (22) comprises that operation shows, function demonstration, seven saves displays and/or symbol shows.
4. according to any described operating equipment in the claim 1 to 3, it is characterized in that the mechanical executive component (16) of described functional module (22) is being equipped with decoction cap respectively on user's side.
5. operating equipment according to claim 4 is characterized in that, the decoction cap of the mechanical executive component (16) of described functional module (22) is made by hard part, and becomes whole with described functional module (22).
6. according to any described operating equipment in the claim 1 to 5, it is characterized in that, decoration panel (20) on user's side, is equipped with in described functional module (22), who decoration panel have the respective openings that is used for described mechanical executive component (16) and/or optical display element (17).
7. according to any described operating equipment in the claim 1 to 5, it is characterized in that described functional module (22) is being equipped with ornamental design on user's side.
According to any described operating equipment in the claim 1 to 7, it is characterized in that 8, described functional module (22) further is equipped with the packoff (30) of the electronic unit that is used to seal described operating equipment (10).
9. operating equipment according to claim 8 is characterized in that, the packoff (30) of described functional module (22) is soft parts, and becomes whole with described functional module (22).
10. according to any described operating equipment in the claim 1 to 9, it is characterized in that, a plurality of electric operation, switch and/or the display element (14) of described operating equipment (10) are set in the casing, and described functional module (22) is connected to described casing.
11., it is characterized in that described functional module (22) further is equipped with the damper element that is used for damping between the adjacent component of described functional module (22) and described operating equipment (10) according to any described operating equipment in the claim 1 to 10.
12. operating equipment according to claim 11 is characterized in that, the damper element of described functional module (22) is soft parts, and becomes whole with described functional module (22).
13., it is characterized in that described support (18) and described a plurality of mechanical executive components (16) and/or optical display element (17) form by unitary, injection-molded according to any described operating equipment in the aforementioned claim.
14., it is characterized in that described at least one hard part is the casing plastic material, such as for example ABS, PA, PA66, PBT, PCABS etc. according to any described operating equipment in the aforementioned claim.
15., it is characterized in that described at least one soft parts are thermoplasticity or thermosetting ameripol according to any described operating equipment in the aforementioned claim.
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