EP1288367A2 - Drying cabinet - Google Patents

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EP1288367A2
EP1288367A2 EP02405756A EP02405756A EP1288367A2 EP 1288367 A2 EP1288367 A2 EP 1288367A2 EP 02405756 A EP02405756 A EP 02405756A EP 02405756 A EP02405756 A EP 02405756A EP 1288367 A2 EP1288367 A2 EP 1288367A2
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    • DTEXTILES; PAPER
    • D06TREATMENT OF TEXTILES OR THE LIKE; LAUNDERING; FLEXIBLE MATERIALS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • D06FLAUNDERING, DRYING, IRONING, PRESSING OR FOLDING TEXTILE ARTICLES
    • D06F58/00Domestic laundry dryers
    • D06F58/10Drying cabinets or drying chambers having heating or ventilating means

Abstract

The device has a drying chamber in a housing, a dehumidifying unit and a heating element; heated air is fed from below into the drying chamber. An air induction opening(s) is arranged in the central height region of the drying chamber and an air outlet opening(s) in the upper region. Moist air from the drying chamber passes through the induction opening into the dehumidifying unit; dry air passes via the outlet opening to the drying chamber. The device has a drying chamber (2) enclosed by a housing (1), a dehumidifying unit (8) and a heating element (5), whereby heated air is fed from below into the drying chamber. At least one air induction opening (7) is arranged in the central height region of the drying chamber and at least one air outlet opening (6) in the upper region. Moist air from the drying chamber passes through the air induction opening into the dehumidifying unit and dry air passes via the outlet opening to the drying chamber.

Description

Technical field

The invention relates to a drying cabinet according to the preamble of claim 1. The drying cabinet is suitable especially for drying laundry.

State of the art

A generic drying cabinet is from US-A-5'152'077 known. Here is a in the floor area of the drying cabinet Fan arranged, which blows air through a heating element and leads from below into a drying chamber. The air rises upwards and absorbs moisture from the laundry. The damp Air is sucked down by the fan where it is flows over a condensation plate to return as dry, reheated air to get into the drying chamber. This The drying apparatus has the disadvantage that items of laundry, which are close to the air supply opening, first with a dry one Air and the more distant laundry items only moist air flows around it. The laundry thus dry differently, so that the whole Drying process takes a relatively long time. In addition, one is relative great performance of the fan necessary to ensure adequate To ensure air circulation.

US-A-5'755'040 discloses a drying cabinet in which the heating element at the bottom and the fan at the top.

Part of the heated air is in a side, from the Drying chamber passed separate channel up, being through openings which are distributed over the height of the chamber are led into it. This structure is relatively complicated and increases the manufacturing cost of the Drying cabinet.

CH-A-690'038 also describes a drying cabinet in which Heating element and dehumidifier on top of the cabinet are arranged. This arrangement has the disadvantage that the natural rise of warm air is not used and therefore an increased fan output is necessary. There too here a uniform drying of the laundry is not guaranteed is a relatively long drying time and accordingly high energy requirements required.

Presentation of the invention

It is therefore an object of the invention to provide a drying cabinet, especially for drying laundry, which create a enables efficient and energy-saving drying and still is inexpensive to manufacture.

This task is solved by a drying cabinet with the characteristics of Claim 1.

The drying cabinet according to the invention has air circulation in which warm, dry air from below into a Drying chamber is supplied, part of the air in the middle Height leaves the drying chamber for dehumidification and dehumidified Air is fed into the drying chamber from above. This ensures an even drying, so that shorten the total drying time required and at the same time the fan power required to generate air circulation can be minimized.

In a preferred embodiment, is in the lower area Heating element arranged and a dehumidifier is on the side attached to the drying cabinet.

In a preferred embodiment are in the drying cabinet first suspension means available, which are at least parallel to a front opening of the drying cabinet. Further there is at least one second suspension means, which runs transversely to the first hanging means and which one for hanging of hangers is suitable.

Further advantageous embodiments can be found in the dependent ones Claims.

Brief description of the drawing

The subject matter of the invention is explained below using a preferred exemplary embodiment, which is illustrated in the accompanying drawing. Show it:

Figure 1
a longitudinal section through an inventive drying cabinet;
Figure 2
a cross section through the cabinet according to Figure 1 along AA;
Figure 3
a cross section through the cabinet according to Figure 1 along BB;
Figure 4
a section of a suspension rail and
Figure 5
a detailed view of a corner area of the cabinet housing.
Ways of Carrying Out the Invention

1 shows a drying cabinet according to the invention. The drying cabinet can be used for drying of various items such as food, wood and Use leather. However, its preferred area of application is Drying laundry or clothing, so that in the following this application is described.

The drying cabinet has a housing 1, the interior of which forms a drying chamber 2. There are means in the drying room available to store the elements to be dried. Will the Drying cabinet used to dry laundry W, so are in the closet suspension devices such as rails 3,3 ', rods 4 or Linen, present.

The housing 1 has an upper cover 10, two side walls 11, a rear wall 12 and a bottom 13. The front side is designed to be lockable. In the example shown here is therefore in the upper area a roller shutter box 16 with a roller shutter 16 'arranged. However, it is also possible to use the closet to lock one or two doors. The floor 13 is preferably on feet 15 or castors. The housing 1 is pluggable formed, the individual walls can be inserted into clamping profiles 14 are, as shown in Figure 5. Thereby the housing can be manufactured easily and inexpensively. moreover assembly is easier, so the drying cabinet too is available as a kit. As can be seen in Figure 1, leave with tall cupboards, the vertical walls also consist of individual elements put together by bridging clamping profiles 14 'can be used.

As can be seen in Figure 1, is in the lower region of the housing 1, more precisely, a heating element 5 is arranged on the floor 13. The heating element 5 is here laid over the floor 13, electrical heating coils formed, as can be seen in Figure 2 is. However, there are other types of heating elements possible, which is arranged on or just above the floor 13 are. A radiation cover 17 is fastened over the heating element 5, around the heat generated by the heating element 5 if possible evenly distributed over the floor area in the drying room 2 radiate. The cover 17 can for example consist of a Made of aluminum sheet.

A dehumidifier 8 is on the side and in the upper area Housing 1 attached. This dehumidifier 8 has the for a dehumidification necessary elements, which essentially a compressor 80, an evaporator 81, an air condenser 82, a condensate pan 83 and a fan 84. Further is an operating and control unit on the dehumidifier 8 85 attached, by means of which the user uses the drying cabinet served. Any in the closet are not shown arranged temperature and humidity sensors and one corresponding associated electronics.

The drying cabinet has approximately the average height of the Drying chamber 2 has an air intake opening 7, in which a Filter 7 is arranged. In the upper area of the drying chamber 2, a blow-out opening 6 is arranged, in which air baffles 6 'are arranged. The dehumidifier 8 is now on Housing 1 arranged that air coming from the drying chamber 2 escapes through the suction opening 7, through the dehumidifier 8 flows and by means of the fan 84 through the blow-out opening 6 passed back into the drying chamber 2 becomes.

This inventive arrangement of the heating elements 5 and Inlet or suction opening 6.7 enables efficient Drying. Since the heating element 5 is arranged on the floor, warm air rises along the laundry to be dried. It creates a natural air flow, which the laundry W evenly flows around. As a result, the air absorbs some of the moisture the laundry W on. At least part of this air is now in the middle of the drying chamber 2 through the suction opening 7 deducted into the dehumidifier 8. Through the blow-out opening 6 is dry air from above into the drying chamber 2 blown, which flows through the laundry W from top to bottom. This is in addition to the top area already damp but warm air still a bit cooled, but still dry air is present, which also dampens the laundry W can record. In this way, the laundry W in the upper and in the lower area at least approximately evenly and dried quickly.

The control unit preferably regulates the interaction between Heat generation by means of the heating element 5, the dehumidification by means of the dehumidifier 8 and the air circulation by means of the fan 84. This allows the drying temperature regulate in drying chamber 2 to a maximum of 40 ° C.

The drying cabinet described here also has via a hanging device for the laundry W to be dried, which also supports the drying process. So are in the drying chamber 2 suspension rails 3.3 'arranged. Depending on The height of the cabinet is two or more one above the other Rails. There are also several rails at the same height 3,3 'arranged parallel to each other. These suspension rails 3.3 ' run parallel to the front opening of the housing 1, so that their entire length is easily accessible. The suspension rails 3,3 ' are attached to the side walls 11 of the housing 1. To the For this purpose, side walls 11 are fastening profiles at different heights 18 arranged, the cross sections of the shape of a have U open to the top.

Each suspension rail 3, 3 'has, as shown in Figure 4 is, an elongated support element 30 on the end faces Fastening lugs 32 are arranged. These mounting lugs 32 can be hooked into the fastening profiles 18.

The support element 30 has an elliptical cross section. It thus forms a support surface on which the laundry W without clips or other fasteners can and does not fall off when drying. So that Wash laundry also dries well in the area of its contact surface the rails 3,3 'air passage openings 31. Preferably there are suspension rails 3,3 'with different widths. Is a relatively narrow rail 3 above and one below wide rail 3 'arranged, long items of laundry become trapezoidal open. The air can thus optimally along this long items of laundry flow upwards, so that these too Let items of laundry dry evenly and efficiently. It is With higher cabinets it is also possible to have three or more rails to be arranged one above the other, the middle rails middle have wide.

As can be seen in FIG. 3, there are 10 or arranged in the upper area suspension rods 4, which cross run to the suspension rails 3,3 '. Instead of poles tensioned cords can also be used. On these hanging bars 4 hangers 4 'can be hung. On hangers 4 'clothes are hung between the hanging rails 3.3 'held. This prevents the Rotate clothes hanger 4 'through the air flow and close the clothes lie close together. This also optimizes the drying process. The suspension device described here can also be used use in other drying cabinets.

The drying cabinet according to the invention enables efficient Drying with minimal energy consumption. Still is the drying cabinet is inexpensive and easy to install.

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Laundry
1
casing
10
top cover
11
Side wall
12
rear wall
13
ground
14
clamping profile
14 '
Bypass clamping profile
15
feet
16
A roller shutter case
16 '
shutters
17
radiation cover
18
mounting profile
2
drying chamber
3
Upper suspension rail
30
support element
31
Air passage opening
32
fixing lug
3 '
lower suspension rail
4
Upright
4 '
hanger
5
heating elements
6
exhaust vent
6 '
slats
7
suction
7 '
filter
8th
dehumidifier
80
compressor
81
Evaporator
82
air condenser
83
Drain pan
84
fan
85
Operating and control unit

Claims (10)

  1. Drying cabinet, in particular for drying laundry or clothing, with a drying chamber (2) enclosed by a housing (1), a dehumidifier (8) and a heating element (5), the air being supplied from below by air heated by the heating element (5) into a drying chamber (2) of the drying cabinet, characterized in that at least one air suction opening (7) is arranged at a middle height of the drying chamber (2) and at least one air outlet opening (6) in the upper area, and that moist air from the drying chamber (2) through the air suction opening (7) in the dehumidifier (8) and from this dried air flows through the air outlet opening (6) into the drying chamber (2).
  2. Drying cabinet according to claim 1, characterized in that the dehumidifier (8) is attached to the side of the drying cabinet and covers the air outlet opening (6) and the air suction opening (7).
  3. Drying cabinet according to claim 1, characterized in that the heating element (5) is arranged on a floor (13) of the drying cabinet.
  4. Drying cabinet according to claim 3, characterized in that the heating element (5) are heating coils running above the floor (13).
  5. Drying cabinet according to claim 3, characterized in that a radiation cover (17) is arranged above the heating element (5) for the purpose of at least approximately uniform surface radiation of the heat generated by the heating element (5) into the drying chamber (2).
  6. Drying cabinet according to claim 1, characterized in that in the drying cabinet there are first suspension means (3, 3 ') which run at least approximately parallel to a front closable opening of the drying cabinet.
  7. Drying cabinet according to claim 6, characterized in that the first suspension means are suspension rails (3, 3 ') with an elliptical cross-section, which have a support surface for supporting laundry items and which have air passage openings (32).
  8. Drying cabinet according to claim 7, characterized in that the suspension rails (3, 3 ') can be suspended in U-shaped fastening profiles (18), the fastening profiles (18) being fastened to side walls (11) of the drying cabinet.
  9. Drying cabinet according to claim 7, characterized in that hanging rails (3, 3 ') arranged one above the other in the drying cabinet have different widths, their width increasing from top to bottom.
  10. Drying cabinet according to claim 6, characterized in that in the drying chamber (2) second suspension means (4) are arranged, which extend transversely to the first suspension means (3,3 ') and are suitable for hanging clothes hangers (4').
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