EP0923656B1 - Electric iron with a soleplate - Google Patents

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EP0923656B1
EP0923656B1 EP19970918989 EP97918989A EP0923656B1 EP 0923656 B1 EP0923656 B1 EP 0923656B1 EP 19970918989 EP19970918989 EP 19970918989 EP 97918989 A EP97918989 A EP 97918989A EP 0923656 B1 EP0923656 B1 EP 0923656B1
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Andreas Walther
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B05SPRAYING OR ATOMISING IN GENERAL; APPLYING LIQUIDS OR OTHER FLUENT MATERIALS TO SURFACES, IN GENERAL
    • B05BSPRAYING APPARATUS; ATOMISING APPARATUS; NOZZLES
    • B05B17/00Apparatus for spraying or atomising liquids or other fluent materials, not covered by the preceding groups
    • B05B17/04Apparatus for spraying or atomising liquids or other fluent materials, not covered by the preceding groups operating with special methods
    • B05B17/06Apparatus for spraying or atomising liquids or other fluent materials, not covered by the preceding groups operating with special methods using ultrasonic or other kinds of vibrations
    • B05B17/0607Apparatus for spraying or atomising liquids or other fluent materials, not covered by the preceding groups operating with special methods using ultrasonic or other kinds of vibrations generated by electrical means, e.g. piezoelectric transducers
    • B05B17/0638Apparatus for spraying or atomising liquids or other fluent materials, not covered by the preceding groups operating with special methods using ultrasonic or other kinds of vibrations generated by electrical means, e.g. piezoelectric transducers spray being produced by discharging the liquid or other fluent material through a plate comprising a plurality of orifices
    • DTEXTILES; PAPER
    • D06TREATMENT OF TEXTILES OR THE LIKE; LAUNDERING; FLEXIBLE MATERIALS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • D06FLAUNDERING, DRYING, IRONING, PRESSING OR FOLDING TEXTILE ARTICLES
    • D06F75/00Hand irons
    • D06F75/08Hand irons internally heated by electricity
    • D06F75/22Hand irons internally heated by electricity with means for supplying liquid to the article being ironed

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The present invention relates to an electric iron with an iron soleplate, which has a soleplate tip, and with at least one symmetrical to one Center line, which divides the sole of the sole from the tip of the soleplate, Breakthrough arranged in the soleplate in the area of the soleplate tip Passes through a liquid for humidification stored in a liquid tank system an item to be ironed, the liquid being in the form of liquid droplets, by means of a piezo-electrically excited atomizing device above the soleplate generated, emerges from the breakthrough.

An electric iron of the type mentioned above is from DE-A1 43 10 273 known.

The best ironing results, i.e. optimal smoothness at minimum time spent with steam irons or steam ironing stations. The steam outputs of the steam irons are 20 - 30 g / minute and those steam stations at up to 60 g / minute. The steam generated here serves both as a convective heat transporter and for moistening the ironed goods, what is essential for smoothing natural fibers such as cotton, linen and wool is. For an optimal ironing result, however, is a so-called ironing moisture of about 15% by weight is required.

These results are only with the very elaborate classic bursting reached by hand before ironing. Here again are the uneven ones Distribution as well as the difficult dosage are disadvantageous.

With conventional steam ironers, this is for an optimal ironing result required ironing moisture not reached even with a high steam output, as from a temperature of 100 ° C in the fabric, which also when you run over the iron is clearly exceeded, no more condensation takes place. Continues to happen the majority of the steam unused and leads the ironing material usually to an uncomfortable working atmosphere.

Another disadvantage of the steam iron is that the user uses so-called ironing aids such as starch, slip improvers, fragrances, finishes, etc., in a separate operation must apply to the ironing material.

A direct introduction of these ironing aids into the water tank for steam generation is not possible because these auxiliaries are ineffective due to evaporation become. Furthermore, the resulting deposits would become the evaporator chamber permanently destroy the devices.

In order to avoid all these disadvantages, the known from DE-A1 43 10 273 Iron using a piezo-electric transducer produces liquid droplets. The liquid droplets are generated in a side of the ironing surface open, large-sized atomization chamber by the heated soleplate is embraced in a frame shape. A disadvantage of this known iron is however, that, due to the very large atomization chamber, the heated one Part of the soleplate is insufficient for the difficult to smooth natural materials to smooth it perfectly and to dry the moistened fabric ready for the closet. Another disadvantage is that when ironing in the atomization chamber objects attached to the ironing material, e.g. Buttons, caught and thereby can tear off.

Another iron is known from DD-PS 214 404. With this iron is in a separate aerosolization room, in which an electro-mechanical Ultrasonic atomization system is arranged, atomized. Via an externally controllable The conveyor then turns the aerosol into another distribution space and from there to individual aerosol distribution channels, which are located in the soleplate Aerosol outlet openings end, supplied. With such an arrangement the risk that along the flow path of the aerosol from the aerosolization space up to the outlet openings, the aerosol on the walls of the flow channels condenses or the individual aerosol droplets become larger Put the drops together so that they come out of the outlet openings in the soleplate Drops of liquid emerge and wet spots appear on the ironing material can not dry again during the normal ironing process become.

From DE-AS 10 87 107 is a steam iron with a drop evaporator, the is designed as a disc, known. The guidance of the steam in the iron takes place in such a way that even in the different positions of the iron the water supply not to the openings or openings in the soleplate from which the steam escapes, can get. The breakthroughs in the soleplate from which the steam escaping when ironing is arranged on a circle with circular ones Cross sections or cross sections in the form of an elongated hole.

EP-A1 0 358 310 is concerned with steam irons, in which the breakthroughs are distributed in the soleplate in such a way that they either lie on a center line, that divides the soleplate from the center of the soleplate, or parallel to it this line. These breakthroughs are in the form of elongated holes or slots intended; in one embodiment, a single opening is also approximately in the middle of the soleplate.

Based on the prior art specified above, the invention lies the task to create an electric iron, in which the above-mentioned disadvantages are avoided and in particular one guaranteed application of moisture to the items to be ironed without that heavily drenched areas can arise, and that in all Direction of movement of the soleplate of the iron on the item to be ironed comparably good ironing results achieved.

The above task is based on the generic mentioned above State of the art, solved in that the atomizing device comprises at least one piezo-electrically excited, thin membrane plate, one a plurality of atomizing openings associated with the respective opening of the soleplate has an average opening width of 30 to 100 µm, wherein the number of atomizing openings is chosen so that the soleplate a liquid delivery is guaranteed up to a maximum of 8 g / minute, and the openings, regardless of the length, a maximum of 10 mm exhibit.

Due to the construction according to the invention, the atomization of the liquid takes place immediately in the area of the soleplate, namely at the atomizing openings that are arranged directly at the openings above the bow loop. The Atomizing openings are so with an average opening width of 30 to 100 µm dimensioned that no liquid when the atomizer is not operated can emerge from the openings. Beyond that is the number of atomization openings designed so that a liquid delivery up to about 8 g / minute is guaranteed. About 70 to 100 atomization openings are dependent on this of the average opening width in the range of 30 to 100 microns, required what again leads to fine atomization. Because the individual breakthroughs are symmetrical are arranged to the center line, starting from the soleplate tip dividing the soleplate in the middle ensures that there is movement in all directions uniform moistening of the iron and subsequent Smoothing takes place while drying the items to be ironed. The breakthroughs can be relative be long, but it must be ensured that they are wide have a maximum of 10 mm, so that there are none on the ironing material in these openings existing parts, such as buttons, can get caught in such a way that Damage to the items being ironed can be caused. additionally the openings in the transition area to the soleplate surface are rounded off educated. The fact that the individual atomizing openings of the Soleplate are spaced apart, the atomized at the atomizing openings First spread the liquid unhindered into the openings in the soleplate, before the liquid particles hit the items to be ironed.

With this type of moistening, conventional textiles such as linen, cotton, Silk, synthetic fibers and blended fabrics, up to 50% better ironing results than can be achieved with conventional steam irons on the same ironing smoothness, up to 50% of the ironing time can be saved. In particular, however, the bracket arrangement according to the invention is characterized by the uniform distribution of the liquid in the finest droplets by the Pass through openings to reach the ironing material.

Another advantage is that the user of the iron of any kind suitable additives, such as finishes, starches, brighteners, fragrances, Slip improver, wrinkle remover, disinfectant, etc., in the liquid tank can bring, which then with the droplet rain from the atomizing openings can be finely distributed on the ironing material without the Mix additives from the liquid, usually distilled water or there could be premature evaporation of certain components, which is the case when such additives are used in conventional steam irons become.

The active heating of the entire iron surface by the Breakthroughs is enclosed by suitable heating elements as well as thermally Conductive connection of this surface via webs to the surface, which is also heated the soleplate outside the part enclosed by the openings, so that the entire ironing surface has an even heat distribution. For this In a preferred embodiment, the individual breakthroughs in the Soleplate and thus also the atomizing openings assigned to these openings arranged in a circle so that the area of the soleplate passed through the circle of the breakthroughs is enclosed, represents a sufficient area, to assign a heating element to this surface. If individual breakthroughs are so different are spaced that between these openings, wherein elongated holes are preferably used, webs can remain along this The heating elements are guided on the inside of the soleplate.

It has been shown that the openings are preferably elongated holes or circular sections should be trained with a preferred maximum number of Breakthroughs in the soleplate of 6, preferably 3 or 4. This will ensures that in all directions when moving the iron on the Ironing is evenly moistened as the soleplate is moved the areas on the ironing material, which are separated by bridges between neighboring areas Breakthroughs are covered and not moistened, then with certainty the subsequent opening seen in the direction of displacement of the soleplate are painted over and thus moistened.

If three openings are provided, they should each have a radial circular section referred to the center of the circle on which the breakthroughs lie, of up to 100 ° each. This then results in between neighboring ones Breakthroughs in each case a free space that an angular section related to the center of 20 °.

To additionally ensure that when there is no humidification when ironing no liquid droplets emerge from the atomizing openings, should be in the area above the liquid-covered membrane plate during a negative pressure is maintained during ironing. Such negative pressure can for example via the ventilation of the tank, from which liquid is removed during ironing will be built.

While the atomizing openings have an average opening width of 30 to 100 µm can have an opening width of 45 to 60 μm is preferred, a range which ensures that on the one hand sufficient amounts of liquid from the openings are released, but on the other hand the size of the liquid droplets is sufficient is small, and that is also prevented that without actuation of the atomizer Liquid can escape from the atomizing openings.

To achieve even humidification on the one hand, but on the other hand one The breakthroughs should get quick drying and smoothing of the ironing material on a circle with a diameter of 50 to 100 mm, preferably of about 70 mm. Under usual dimensions of the soleplate then remains on all sides around these breakthroughs up to the Edge of the soleplate still a sufficient edge area that is heated and over the moistened ironing material slides.

For a quick and immediate delivery of the liquid to the ironing material is the inner structure of the atomizing arrangement chosen so that in the basic position of the iron, i.e. during ironing, the membrane plate or the membrane plates limit or limit the liquid supply as a wall part. This means, that immediately above the membrane plate and thus above the atomizing opening or even the liquid standing in the atomizing openings themselves then, with the membrane plates vibrating, without any delay from the Atomization openings emerges.

To ensure that when ironing, when the iron is fast is moved back and forth or is inclined differently, with actuation the atomizing device, always a sufficient liquid level above the membrane plate stands, which are atomized directly from the openings can, the liquid supply and the liquid discharge from the membrane plate damped, for example corresponding flow resistances in the form of narrowed channels or the like can be provided.

Embodiments of the invention are shown in the drawings and are described below.

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Figure 1
2 shows an exploded view of an iron according to the invention with a schematically illustrated liquid outlet from the soleplate,
Figure 2
3 shows a plan view of an iron soleplate with openings, although in contrast to the arrangement in FIG. 1, three openings are provided,
Figure 3
3 shows a plan view of an iron soleplate, comparable to FIG. 2, but with six elongated holes,
Figure 4
another plan view of an iron soleplate with circular openings arranged on a circle, and
Figure 5
3 shows a section along the section line AA in FIG. 2.

The iron, as shown in the exploded view of Figure 1, has one Main housing 1 with a power connector 2 for the electrical supply, the has a handle 3 formed on its upper side. The main case 1 comprises a central housing extension part 4, around which a U-shaped front housing section 5, which among other things as a water reservoir serves, creates. This front housing section 5 clamps with not shown Elements on the main housing 1 firmly.

Against the underside of the main housing 1 and the front housing section 5 becomes an iron soleplate 6, on the inside of which a heating element support plate 7 is placed is, which in turn carries a coiled electric heating element 8, screwed. For the electrical contacting of the electrical heating element 8 are two connecting lugs 9 are provided.

In the area of the front third of the soleplate 6, symmetrical to a center line, which is indicated by the dash-dotted line 10 in Figure 1, four breakthroughs 11 are provided which penetrate the entire soleplate 6. These four breakthroughs 11 is assigned a membrane plate 12, which is on a round support part 13 is held. This membrane plate 12 is thus at its edge in the carrier part 13 held that they, at least in the area of the openings 11, which are also in the carrier part 13 are provided, can swing freely. On the membrane plate 12 is a piezoelectric element 14, which is constructed in the form of a circular ring, arranged that with an excitation part, not shown, that in the main housing 1 is arranged, can be connected via an electrical connecting line 15.

Different arrangements of the openings 11, which in connection with the means of the piezoelectric element 14 made atomization of liquid in the soleplate 6 are suitable, are further shown in Figures 2, 3 and 4. The The arrangement of the openings 11 is essentially symmetrical the center line 10 and lying on a circle, the center of which is shown in FIGS to 4 is designated by the reference numeral 16.

The number of breakthroughs 11 in accordance with the embodiment in FIG. 2 is three, these individual openings being constructed as curved elongated holes, each occupying a segment of a circle with respect to the center 16 of approximately 100 °. The ends 17 of the respective openings 11 are spaced apart from one another, that in between a web 18 remains, the sole area 19, which of the Breakthroughs 11 is enclosed with the further sole area or sole surface 20 connect.

In a third embodiment of the openings 11, which is shown in FIG A total of six openings are provided, which in turn are symmetrical to the center line 10 run. However, it is contrary to the explanations of Figures 1 and 2 to rectilinear slots that form an imaginary circle with the Center point, which is designated by the reference numeral 16, evenly distributed tangent.

Finally, FIG. 4 shows an arrangement of the openings 11, however is not to be regarded as preferred, in the form of circular holes, namely a total of 16 holes arranged on a circle with the center point 16 are. The diameter of the circle on which the respective openings 11 are centered are aligned or tangent to it with their center line, is about 60 to 65 mm. The width of the openings in each case, designated by the reference symbol 21, i.e. the dimension transverse to the longitudinal extent of the individual elongated holes is approximately 5 mm; this small width ensures that no parts of the ironing material, such as for example buttons, can get caught in these openings when ironing.

On the other hand, this dimension of the openings is sufficient to make a necessary one To achieve liquid discharge.

In an embodiment, as shown in Figure 5, is above the soleplate 6 shows a tank system 22, which is the front housing section 5 can act, arranged. This tank system 22 comprises a carrier plate, which with the carrier part 13 in Figure 1 is comparable, which in turn comprises openings 23 which correspond in size to the openings 11 in the soleplate 6. On The top of this carrier part 13 is the membrane plate 12, as also shown in FIG. 1 is shown, which in turn has a plurality of atomizing openings 24. This membrane plate 12 is relatively thin, so that it, at the edge of the support part 13 held, in the area of the openings 23 with a corresponding piezoelectric Excitation can swing. Immediately above this membrane plate 12 there is a space 25 which contains a part of the liquid with which to iron To be moistened well. Another liquid reservoir 26 that the Main liquid reservoir in the iron is above room 25, separated from the room 25 by a partition 27.

The space 25 and the main reservoir 26 are connected to one another via a connecting channel 28 connected. To ensure that in the room 25 suitable pressure conditions are present, a pump 29 or in the connecting channel 28 another suitable facility may be provided. On the one hand, this promotes liquid from the main reservoir 26 in all operating states of the iron to the room 25, indicated by the arrow 32, so that the room 25 preferably completely filled with liquid. On the other hand there are suitable pressure conditions for dispensing liquid droplets 30, which, as also shown in FIG 1 can be seen, indicated by the directional arrow 31, perpendicular to the soleplate surface, be delivered.

As can be seen in Figure 5, the liquid droplets 30 are immediately in the Area of the soleplate 6, i.e. in the openings 11 of the soleplate or Openings 23 are created in the carrier part 13.

In the embodiment in FIG. 1, the membrane plate 12 becomes as shown in FIG is seen through a piezo-electric element 14 which is suitably above the membrane plate 12 is arranged to vibrate to release the liquid droplets 30 in defined quantities. To a fine drizzle of liquid to achieve the diameter of the individual atomizing openings 24 are in the range from 30 to 100 µm, with opening widths between 45 up to 60 µm are preferable. Under this dimensioning and with a radius of the circle on which the openings 11 lie, from about 60 to 70 mm, the Number of these atomizing openings selected so that a maximum of 8 g / minute of liquid is released from the liquid container 25 onto the ironing material.

Due to the symmetrical arrangement of the openings to the center line 10 or on a circle with the center 16 ensures that a defined Zone on the ironed goods moistened when moving the soleplate over the ironed goods becomes. Even with multiple changes of direction, the humidification remains constant ensures that a quasi ring-shaped volume emerges from the soleplate Liquid droplets, as indicated in perspective in Figure 1, emerges. Furthermore, no cold surfaces of the soleplate 6 are formed, as, in particular It can also be seen from FIG. 1 that the heating element 8 is guided in such a way that that the sole area 19, which is enclosed by the openings 11, is heated.

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  1. An electric iron comprising a soleplate having a soleplate tip, and at least one penetration which is arranged in the area of said soleplate tip in said soleplate in symmetry with a center line centrally dividing said soleplate, starting from said soleplate tip, and which serves the passage of a liquid stored in a liquid tank system for moistening a material to be ironed, said liquid exiting from said penetration in the form of liquid droplets produced by means of a piezoelectrically excited atomizing means above said soleplate, characterized in that said atomizing means (12, 13, 14; 29) comprises at least one piezoelectrically excited thin membrane plate (12) which comprises a multitude of atomization openings (24) which are assigned to the respective penetration (11) of said soleplate (6) and have each a mean opening width of 30 to 100 µm, the number of said atomization openings (24) being chosen such that a liquid discharge of up to about 8 g/minute at the most is ensured via said soleplate (6), and said penetrations (11) having a width of not more than 10 mm, irrespective of their length.
  2. The electric iron according to claim 1, characterized in that said penetrations (11) are arranged and distributed around a center point (16) on the center line (10) of said soleplate (6).
  3. The electric iron according to claim 1, characterized in that neighboring penetrations (11) are spaced apart via webs (18).
  4. The electric iron according to claim 3, characterized in that said penetrations (11) are arranged in circular fashion.
  5. The electric iron according to claim 4, characterized in that said penetrations (11) are each configured as an elongated hole or as a circular section.
  6. The electric iron according to claim 5, characterized in that the number of penetrations (11) in said soleplate (6) is not more than six, preferably three or four.
  7. The electric iron according to claim 6, characterized in that there are provided three penetrations (11) which occupy a radial section of up to 100° each when viewed from the center point (16).
  8. The electric iron according to claim 6 or claim 7, characterized in that a heating element (8) is assigned to the portion (19) of said soleplate (6) that is enclosed by said penetrations (11).
  9. The electric iron according to claim 1, characterized in that during ironing a negative pressure is maintained at least in an area above said membrane plate (12) which is covered with liquid.
  10. The electric iron according to claim 1, characterized in that the opening width of said atomization openings (24) is 45 to 60 µm.
  11. The electric iron according to claim 4, characterized in that said penetrations (11) are arranged on a circle having a diameter of 50 to 100 mm, preferably of about 70 mm.
  12. The electric iron according to claim 1, characterized in that said penetrations (11) have a maximum width (21) of 6 mm.
  13. The electric iron according to claim 1, characterized in that said membrane plate(s) (12) define(s) said liquid reservoir (25) as a wall member during ironing.
  14. The electric iron according to claim 1, characterized in that the number of atomization openings (24) is between 70 and 100.
  15. The electric iron according to claim 1, characterized in that the liquid supply to and the liquid discharge from said membrane plate (12) is attenuated.
  16. The electric iron according to claim 1, characterized in that said penetrations (11) are rounded off in the transitional area towards the soleplate surface (19, 20).
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