EP1288597B1 - Refrigerated cabinet - Google Patents

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EP1288597B1
EP1288597B1 EP20020292103 EP02292103A EP1288597B1 EP 1288597 B1 EP1288597 B1 EP 1288597B1 EP 20020292103 EP20020292103 EP 20020292103 EP 02292103 A EP02292103 A EP 02292103A EP 1288597 B1 EP1288597 B1 EP 1288597B1
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Marc Anin
François Clavier
Philippe Beauchamp
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47FSPECIAL FURNITURE, FITTINGS, OR ACCESSORIES FOR SHOPS, STOREHOUSES, BARS, RESTAURANTS OR THE LIKE; PAYING COUNTERS
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    • A47F3/04Show cases or show cabinets air-conditioned, refrigerated
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47FSPECIAL FURNITURE, FITTINGS, OR ACCESSORIES FOR SHOPS, STOREHOUSES, BARS, RESTAURANTS OR THE LIKE; PAYING COUNTERS
    • A47F3/00Show cases or show cabinets
    • A47F3/04Show cases or show cabinets air-conditioned, refrigerated
    • A47F3/0439Cases or cabinets of the open type
    • A47F3/0443Cases or cabinets of the open type with forced air circulation
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F25REFRIGERATION OR COOLING; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS; MANUFACTURE OR STORAGE OF ICE; LIQUEFACTION SOLIDIFICATION OF GASES
    • F25DREFRIGERATORS; COLD ROOMS; ICE-BOXES; COOLING OR FREEZING APPARATUS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • F25D21/00Defrosting; Preventing frosting; Removing condensed or defrost water
    • F25D21/14Collecting or removing condensed and defrost water; Drip trays
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F25REFRIGERATION OR COOLING; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS; MANUFACTURE OR STORAGE OF ICE; LIQUEFACTION SOLIDIFICATION OF GASES
    • F25DREFRIGERATORS; COLD ROOMS; ICE-BOXES; COOLING OR FREEZING APPARATUS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • F25D23/00General constructional features
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F25REFRIGERATION OR COOLING; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS; MANUFACTURE OR STORAGE OF ICE; LIQUEFACTION SOLIDIFICATION OF GASES
    • F25DREFRIGERATORS; COLD ROOMS; ICE-BOXES; COOLING OR FREEZING APPARATUS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • F25D2321/00Details or arrangements for defrosting; Preventing frosting; Removing condensed or defrost water, not provided for in other groups of this subclass
    • F25D2321/14Collecting condense or defrost water; Removing condense or defrost water
    • F25D2321/146Collecting condense or defrost water; Removing condense or defrost water characterised by the pipes or pipe connections

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L'invention concerne un meuble frigorifique, selon le préambule de la revendication 1.The invention relates to a refrigerated cabinet, according to the preamble of claim 1.

Un tel meuble est connu du document EP-A-0 722 685.Such a piece of furniture is known from EP-A-0 722 685.

Les meubles frigorifiques de ce type qui sont connus, présentent l'inconvénient majeur que le bac est configuré pour transmettre les efforts notamment occasionnée par le poids du toit, de la structure de paroi arrière et des denrées posées sur les étagères, au dispositif de pied du meuble. Par conséquent, le bac doit présenter une structure mécaniquement résistante qui, de ce fait est complexe et encombrante, ce qui a pour inconvénient par exemple, que lors de l'installation des meubles frigorifiques dans les aires de vente, les mises en linière, c'est-à-dire leur alignement et leur mise en hauteur, sont difficiles à réaliser. En effet, cette opération de la mise en hauteur s'opère généralement par réglage des vérins intégrés dans les pieds des meubles. Or, en raison de la conception des meubles, qui vient d'être décrite, les vérins des pieds qui se trouvant sous les meubles, sont difficilement accessibles si bien que les mises en linière sont compliquées à mettre en oeuvre. Les mises en linière des meubles se compliquent, dans ces conditions, encore davantage du fait qu'ils doivent être axialement juxtaposés sans interstices entre eux tout en étant axialement alignés et à la même hauteur.The refrigerating furniture of this type which are known, have the major drawback that the tray is configured to transmit the forces particularly caused by the weight of the roof, the rear wall structure and the goods placed on the shelves, the foot device furniture. Therefore, the tray must have a mechanically resistant structure which, therefore, is complex and cumbersome, which has the disadvantage, for example, that during the installation of refrigerated furniture in sales areas, linens, c that is to say their alignment and their height, are difficult to achieve. Indeed, this operation of the height adjustment is generally done by adjusting the integrated cylinders in the feet of the furniture. However, because of the design of the furniture, which has just been described, the jacks of the feet that are under the furniture, are difficult to access so that linens are complicated to implement. In this situation, the linings of the furniture are complicated by the fact that they must be axially juxtaposed without gaps between them while being axially aligned and at the same height.

La présente invention a pour but de proposer une conception de meuble qui permet d'éliminer les inconvénients qui viennent d'être énoncés.The present invention aims to propose a furniture design that eliminates the disadvantages just stated.

Pour atteindre ce but, le meuble frigorifique selon l'invention présente les caractéristiques définies dans la revendication 1.To achieve this purpose, the refrigerating cabinet according to the invention has the features defined in claim 1.

Selon une caractéristique préférée de l'invention, ces moyens destinés à éviter la condensation comportent dans la branche de support des pieds des lumières de passage de l'air ambiant pour améliorer l'échange thermique par convection avec l'air ambiant.According to a preferred feature of the invention, these means for avoiding condensation comprise in the support leg of the feet of the passage of the ambient air to improve the heat exchange by convection with the ambient air.

Selon encore une autre caractéristique préférée de l'invention, l'organe de réglage en hauteur d'un pied est accessible à travers une fenêtre pratiquée dans le fond du bac du meuble.According to yet another preferred feature of the invention, the height adjustment member of a foot is accessible through a window made in the bottom of the cabinet tray.

Selon encore une autre caractéristique préférée de l'invention, le rapprochement de deux meubles axialement juxtaposés lors de leur mise en linière se fait par un dispositif qui comporte deux axes chacun disposé dans une des extrémités des deux meubles en regard et un élément de traction tel qu'un ruban métallique fixé à un des deux axes et susceptible d'être enroulé autour de l'autre axe par rotation de celui-ci.According to yet another preferred feature of the invention, the bringing together of two pieces of furniture axially juxtaposed when they are put in linen is done by a device which comprises two axes each disposed in one of the ends of the two facing furniture and a traction element such as a metal strip attached to one of the two axes and capable of being wound around the other axis by rotation thereof.

L'invention sera mieux comprise et d'autres buts, caractéristiques, détails et avantages de celle-ci apparaîtront plus clairement dans la description explicative qui va suivre faite en référence aux dessins schématiques annexés donnés uniquement à titre d'exemple illustrant un mode de réalisation de l'invention et dans lesquels:

  • la figure 1 est une vue schématique, en perspective, d'un meuble selon l'invention;
  • la figure 2 est une vue latérale, à plus grande échelle, de la figure 1;
  • la figure 3 est une vue en perspective d'un dispositif de support de pieds, indiqué en III de la figure 2;
  • la figure 4 est une vue partielle en direction de la flèche IV de la figure 2 de deux meubles frigorifiques selon l'invention, axialement juxtaposés;
  • la figure 5 est une vue en coupe selon la ligne V-V de la figure 4,
  • la figure 6 est une vue à plus grande échelle du détail encerclé en VI sur la figure 5, et
  • les figures 7 et 8 sont des vues en coupe, illustrant un dispositif d'évacuation de liquide du bac, dans ses positions respectives de fermeture et d'ouverture.
The invention will be better understood and other purposes, features, details and advantages thereof will appear more clearly in the following explanatory description made with reference to the accompanying schematic drawings given solely by way of example illustrating an embodiment of the invention and in which:
  • Figure 1 is a schematic perspective view of a piece of furniture according to the invention;
  • Figure 2 is a side view, on a larger scale, of Figure 1;
  • Figure 3 is a perspective view of a foot support device, indicated in III of Figure 2;
  • Figure 4 is a partial view in the direction of the arrow IV of Figure 2 of two refrigerators according to the invention, axially juxtaposed;
  • FIG. 5 is a sectional view along line VV of FIG. 4,
  • FIG. 6 is a view on a larger scale of the detail circled at VI in FIG. 5, and
  • Figures 7 and 8 are sectional views, illustrating a device for discharging liquid tray, in its respective positions of closure and opening.

Comme on le voit sur la figure 1, un meuble frigorifique, selon l'invention, comporte essentiellement une partie de toit 1 supportée par une structure de paroi arrière 2 servant également de support d'une pluralité d'étagères ou plateaux 3 d'exposition de denrées, un bac 4 reposant sur des dispositifs de pieds 5, prévus à chaque extrémité du meuble, qui comportent chacun deux pieds 6 par lesquels ils prennent appui sur le sol 7. Selon une caractéristique de l'invention, les dispositifs de pied sont configurés pour supporter directement la structure de paroi arrière 2.As can be seen in FIG. 1, a refrigerating cabinet, according to the invention, essentially comprises a roof part 1 supported by a rear wall structure 2 also serving as a support for a plurality of shelves or trays 3 of exposure of goods, a tray 4 resting on feet devices 5, provided at each end of the furniture, which each comprise two feet 6 by which they bear on the ground 7. According to a characteristic of the invention, the foot devices are configured to directly support the rear wall structure 2.

Comme le montre schématiquement la figure 1, le bac 4 loge un dispositif de refroidissement 8 et des ventilateurs 9 destinés à créer un écoulement d'air froid remontant dans la structure de paroi 2 jusqu'à l'avant du toit 1 d'où il sort en 10 pour former devant les plateaux 3 et ainsi devant les denrées, c'est-à-dire à l'avant du meuble, un rideau d'air froid, ce rideau étant repris en bas du meuble, au niveau du bord supérieur de la paroi avant 11 du bac 4 par un dispositif de reprise d'air 12. La circulation de l'air et le rideau d'air à l'avant du meuble sont indiqués par des flèches. On constate encore, qu'une partie de l'air froid passe sur les étagères. Le dispositif de reprise est supporté par la paroi avant 11 du bac 4 par l'intermédiaire d'une pluralité de pièces de support 16 également adaptées pour supporter le bord avant du plateau inférieur d'exposition de denrées. Il est à noter que le dispositif de reprise d'air 12 comporte des ouvertures de reprise horizontales 14 et des ouvertures de reprise verticales 15, dans l'exemple avantageux de la figure 1, mais pourrait aussi ne comporter que des ouvertures de reprise horizontales comme le montre, également à titre d'exemple, la figure 2.As shown schematically in FIG. 1, the tank 4 houses a cooling device 8 and fans 9 intended to create a cold air flow. going up in the wall structure 2 to the front of the roof 1 from which it leaves in 10 to form in front of the trays 3 and thus in front of the goods, that is to say at the front of the piece of furniture, a cold air curtain, this curtain being taken up at the bottom of the cabinet, at the upper edge of the front wall 11 of the tray 4 by an air intake device 12. The air circulation and the air curtain at the front of the cabinet are indicated by arrows. There is still some cold air on the shelves. The take-back device is supported by the front wall 11 of the tray 4 through a plurality of support pieces 16 also adapted to support the front edge of the lower food exposure tray. It should be noted that the air intake device 12 comprises horizontal return openings 14 and vertical return openings 15, in the advantageous example of FIG. 1, but could also comprise only horizontal recovery openings such as shows, also by way of example, Figure 2.

La figure 3 illustre en une vue en perspective la configuration d'un dispositif de pieds 5 selon l'invention. Ce dispositif est essentiellement formé par une pièce 18 en forme d'un L, creux, présentant une section transversale sensiblement rectangulaire. Cette pièce comprend une branche sensiblement horizontale formant une traverse 20 et une branche sensiblement verticale 22 constituant un embout perpendiculaire à la traverse. La branche horizontale sert pour le montage des pieds 6 qui font saillie de la face inférieure plane, horizontale, tandis que la face supérieure 25 est adaptée pour servir de surface d'appui du bac. La branche verticale 22, c'est-à-dire l'embout, est configurée pour supporter un montant 27 porteur de la structure de paroi arrière 2. Ce montant sera emmanché sur l'embout 20.Figure 3 illustrates in a perspective view the configuration of a foot device 5 according to the invention. This device is essentially formed by a piece 18 in the shape of a hollow L, having a substantially rectangular cross section. This part comprises a substantially horizontal branch forming a cross member 20 and a substantially vertical branch 22 constituting a tip perpendicular to the cross member. The horizontal arm is used for the mounting of the feet 6 which project from the flat, horizontal lower face, while the upper face 25 is adapted to serve as a support surface of the tray. The vertical leg 22, that is to say the tip, is configured to support a post 27 carrying the rear wall structure 2. This amount will be fitted on the end piece 20.

Etant donné que le dispositif de pieds 5 est par son embout 22 en contact avec un montant 27 de la paroi arrière 2 du meuble, à travers laquelle passe la circulation d'air froid, il existe le risque que la température de la pièce 18 devient trop faible et provoque une condensation de l'humidité contenue dans l'air ambiant. L'invention prévoit des moyens qui évitent une telle condensation.Since the foot device 5 is by its end 22 in contact with a post 27 of the wall rear 2 of the cabinet, through which the flow of cold air, there is the risk that the temperature of the room 18 becomes too low and causes condensation of moisture contained in the ambient air. The invention provides means which avoid such condensation.

A cette fin, une barrière thermique est disposée dans la branche verticale 22. Cette barrière est réalisée sous forme d'un insert 28 en un matériau thermiquement isolant, tel que du polystyrène qui est placé à l'intérieur de cette branche. De plus, on a prévu dans la branche horizontale formant traverse 20 une pluralité de lumières 29 à travers lequel l'air ambiant peut passer pour assurer, par un effet de convection, un échange thermique assurant le maintien de la température en au-dessus du seuil de la condensation. Ces lumières 29 sont dimensionnées et réparties dans la traverse de façon que l'effet d'échange thermique soit optimal, sans pour autant affaiblir trop, mécaniquement, cette pièce destinée à transmettre les efforts de la paroi arrière 2 au pieds 6.To this end, a thermal barrier is disposed in the vertical branch 22. This barrier is formed as an insert 28 of a thermally insulating material, such as polystyrene which is placed inside this branch. In addition, a plurality of lumens 29 through which the ambient air can pass are provided in the horizontal branch forming a cross member 20 to ensure a heat exchange by means of a convection effect which maintains the temperature above the temperature. threshold of condensation. These lights 29 are dimensioned and distributed in the cross member so that the heat exchange effect is optimal, without weakening too mechanically, this part intended to transmit the forces of the rear wall 2 to the feet 6.

Le fait que les efforts mécaniques sont transmis directement de la paroi arrière aux dispositifs de pied 5 présente de multiples avantages dont certains seront maintenant décrits ci-après.The fact that the mechanical forces are transmitted directly from the rear wall to the foot devices has many advantages, some of which will now be described hereinafter.

Cette particularité de l'invention permet la réalisation d'un concept d'un réglage en hauteur des pieds 6, qui est particulièrement avantageux. Comme le montre notamment la figure 2, un pied selon l'invention comporte essentiellement un organe 31 d'appui sur le sol dont la face arrière porte une tige filetée 32 qui coopère avec un écrou approprié 33 qui est monté fixe dans la traverse 5. L'extrémité arrière libre 34 de la tige filetée 32 est accessible à travers une lumière 35 pratiquée dans la paroi de fond 36 du bac et de trous 35' dans la traverse. L'extrémité 34 présente une empreinte par exemple hexagonale pouvant recevoir une clé de forme complémentaire 38. L'extrémité de la clé indiquée en 37 peut être introduite dans l'empreinte de façon que la tige 32 puisse être entraînée en rotation à l'aide de la clé de l'intérieur du bac. La tige est ainsi aisément accessible. Cette rotation relative de la tige dans l'écrou 33 provoque bien entendu un déplacement en hauteur de l'organe d'appui 31.This feature of the invention allows the realization of a concept of a height adjustment of the feet 6, which is particularly advantageous. As shown in particular in Figure 2, a foot according to the invention essentially comprises a support member 31 on the ground whose rear face carries a threaded rod 32 which cooperates with a suitable nut 33 which is fixedly mounted in the crossbar 5. The free rear end 34 of the threaded rod 32 is accessible through a hole 35 formed in the bottom wall 36 of the tray and holes 35 'in the cross member. The end 34 has an example hexagonal footprint that can receive a key shape Complementary 38. The end of the key indicated at 37 can be introduced into the cavity so that the rod 32 can be rotated with the key from the inside of the tray. The stem is thus easily accessible. This relative rotation of the rod in the nut 33 causes of course a displacement in height of the support member 31.

Il est à noter que l'accès aisé à la tige filetée 32 de l'intérieur du bac est devenu possible parce que ce bac est désencombré du fait qu'il n'a plus à transmettre des efforts mécaniques de la paroi arrière du meuble qui supporte le poids et les denrées par l'intermédiaire des plateaux, comme dans le cas des meubles frigorifiques classiques.It should be noted that easy access to the threaded rod 32 of the interior of the tray has become possible because this tray is uncluttered because it no longer has to transmit mechanical forces of the rear wall of the cabinet that supports the weight and the food through the trays, as in the case of conventional refrigerated cabinets.

Un autre avantage procuré par le transfert direct des efforts mécaniques de la structure de paroi arrière aux dispositifs de pied 5, réside dans la possibilité de simplifier l'opération du rapprochement de deux meubles frigorifiques axialement alignés, tels que montrés sur la figure 4, à l'aide d'un dispositif d'une structure simple, d'un accès facile et d'un maniement aisé. Ce dispositif sera décrit en se référant aux figures 4 à 6. Il porte la référence générale 40 et comporte essentiellement deux axes 42, 43 chacun monté rotatif dans la traverse d'un des deux meubles.Another advantage provided by the direct transfer of the mechanical forces of the rear wall structure to the foot devices 5 lies in the possibility of simplifying the operation of bringing together two axially aligned refrigerated cabinets, as shown in FIG. using a device of simple structure, easy access and easy handling. This device will be described with reference to Figures 4 to 6. It has the general reference 40 and essentially comprises two axes 42, 43 each rotatably mounted in the crossbar of one of the two furniture.

Ainsi, l'axe 43 fait partie de la traverse 18 du meuble A tandis que l'axe 42 appartient à la traverse 18 du meuble B. Ce dispositif 40 comporte en outre un ruban 45, notamment métallique, dont une extrémité 46 est fixée à l'axe 42 du meuble B, tandis que l'autre extrémité 47 est susceptible d'être enroulée autour de l'axe 43 par rotation de celle-ci à l'aide d'un élément d'entraînement en rotation, approprié, tel qu'une clé. L'extrémité supérieure 49 de l'axe 43 est configurée en conséquence. Pour permettre l'accès aux axes 42 et 43, il suffit de prévoir dans la paroi de fond 36 du bac correspondant un évidement approprié 51.Thus, the axis 43 is part of the crosspiece 18 of the furniture A while the axis 42 belongs to the crosspiece 18 of the cabinet B. This device 40 further comprises a ribbon 45, in particular metal, one end 46 is fixed to the axis 42 of the cabinet B, while the other end 47 is capable of being wound around the axis 43 by rotation thereof with the aid of a rotating drive element, appropriate, such than a key. The upper end 49 of the axis 43 is configured accordingly. To allow access to the axes 42 and 43, it is sufficient to provide in the bottom wall 36 of the corresponding tray a suitable recess 51.

Pour que les axes 42, 43 puissent accomplir leur fonction, ils doivent bien entendu être solidement implantés dans leur traverse 18. Le maintien des axes se fait par deux pattes horizontales 44 situées à une distance verticale appropriée l'une au-dessus de l'autre et obtenues par découpe, l'une dans la paroi latérale droite et l'autre dans la paroi latérale gauche de la traverse. Ces pattes ainsi découpées sont ensuite repliées d'un angle de 90°. L'axe 43 d'enroulement du ruban 45 est inclinable de façon à permettre de déplacer cet axe entre une position de rotation et d'enroulement du ruban et une position de blocage en rotation de cet axe.For the axes 42, 43 to perform their function, they must of course be firmly implanted in their crosspiece 18. The axes are maintained by two horizontal tabs 44 located at a suitable vertical distance one above the another and obtained by cutting, one in the right side wall and the other in the left side wall of the cross. These tabs thus cut are then bent at an angle of 90 °. The winding axis 43 of the ribbon 45 is tiltable so as to make it possible to move this axis between a position of rotation and winding of the ribbon and a locking position in rotation of this axis.

A cette fin, l'ouverture 53 de passage de cet axe à travers la paroi supérieure de la traverse présente deux parties, une partie large 54 permettant la rotation de l'axe lorsque celle-ci se trouve dans cette portion et une portion étroite 55 de blocage en rotation de l'axe. Celle-ci est déplaçable à l'aide de la clé entre les deux positions. Ainsi à la fin de l'enroulement du ruban 45 sur l'axe 43, lorsque les deux meubles A et B sont rapprochés, il suffit de faire pivoter l'axe de la zone de rotation 54 dans la position étroite de blocage 55 pour que les deux meubles soient verrouillés dans leur position rapprochée.To this end, the opening 53 of passage of this axis through the upper wall of the cross member has two parts, a wide portion 54 allowing the rotation of the axis when it is in this portion and a narrow portion 55 locking in rotation of the axis. It is movable using the key between the two positions. Thus at the end of the winding of the tape 45 on the axis 43, when the two pieces of furniture A and B are brought together, it is sufficient to rotate the axis of the rotation zone 54 in the narrow locking position 55 so that both pieces of furniture are locked in their close position.

En se référant notamment aux figures 7 et 8 on décrira une autre particularité structurelle du meuble frigorifique selon l'invention, obtenu grâce au transfert direct des efforts mécaniques de la paroi arrière dans les dispositifs de pieds 5, avec la possibilité d'abaisser considérablement le bac par rapport aux meubles classiques.With particular reference to FIGS. 7 and 8, another structural feature of the refrigerating cabinet according to the invention will be described, obtained by direct transfer of the mechanical forces of the rear wall in the feet devices 5, with the possibility of considerably lowering the tray compared to classic furniture.

Les figures 7 et 8 montrent un dispositif d'évacuation de l'eau s'accumulant dans le bac, qui remplace les siphons classiques utilisés jusqu'à présent dans des meubles frigorifiques et qui obligent à laisser un espace relativement important entre le bac et le sol. Or, la présente invention, grâce au transfert direct des efforts de la paroi arrière 2 du meuble au dispositif de pied 5 permet un abaissement de la cuve et ainsi de minimiser la hauteur de façade du meuble.Figures 7 and 8 show a device for discharging water accumulating in the tank, which replaces the conventional siphons used until now in refrigerated cabinets and which require to leave a relatively large space between the tray and the ground. However, the present invention, thanks to the direct transfer of the forces of the rear wall 2 of the furniture foot device 5 allows a lowering of the tank and thus minimize the height of the front of the furniture.

Par rapport au siphon classique, le dispositif d'évacuation 55 selon l'invention comporte essentiellement un flotteur 56 configuré pour obturer l'ouverture d'évacuation 57 de la cuve lorsque la quantité de liquide accumulée au fond de celle-ci est négligeable. Comme le montre les figures, l'ouverture 57 est reliée par un raccord 58 en forme d'un L à un tuyau d'évacuation 60 qui s'étend horizontalement juste en dessous du bac.Compared to the conventional siphon, the discharge device 55 according to the invention essentially comprises a float 56 configured to close the discharge opening 57 of the tank when the amount of liquid accumulated at the bottom thereof is negligible. As shown in the figures, the opening 57 is connected by an L-shaped connector 58 to a drain pipe 60 which extends horizontally just below the tray.

L'ouverture 57 qui est située au fond d'un creux circulaire 61 dans la paroi de fond du bac présente un rebord annulaire surélevé 63. Le flotteur 56 comporte un corps sensiblement cylindrique 65 dont le diamètre extérieur est supérieur au rebord annulaire 63 et inférieure au diamètre du creux 61 et est pourvu à sa face arrière d'une partie en saillie 66 dont le diamètre extérieur est inférieur au diamètre de l'ouverture d'évacuation 57 et qui assure le guidage de la tête de flotteur 56 dans cette ouverture. Comme le montre la figure 7, dans sa position d'obturation, la tête de flotteur 65 repose sur le rebord annulaire 53 de l'ouverture d'évacuation 57.The opening 57 which is located at the bottom of a circular hollow 61 in the bottom wall of the tray has a raised annular flange 63. The float 56 comprises a substantially cylindrical body 65 whose outer diameter is greater than the annular rim 63 and lower the diameter of the hollow 61 and is provided at its rear face with a projecting portion 66 whose outer diameter is smaller than the diameter of the discharge opening 57 and which guides the float head 56 in this opening. As shown in FIG. 7, in its closed position, the float head 65 rests on the annular flange 53 of the discharge opening 57.

Lorsque la quantité de liquide dans le fond de la cuve augmente de façon à remplir complètement le creux 60, la tête de flotteur 65 est soulevée par le liquide, libère ainsi l'ouverture d'évacuation 57 et permet l'évacuation du liquide de la manière illustrée sur la figure 8. Après l'évacuation, le flotteur peut revenir dans sa position d'obturation.When the amount of liquid in the bottom of the tank increases so as to completely fill the depression 60, the float head 65 is lifted by the liquid, thus releases the discharge opening 57 and allows the evacuation of the liquid from the reservoir. illustrated in Figure 8. After evacuation, the float can return to its closed position.

Il ressort de la description qui vient d'être faite, que le meuble selon l'invention présente de multiples avantages, grâce à la conception générale du meuble assurant un transfert des efforts directement au dispositifs de pied, sans intermédiaire du bac, comme l'accessibilité aisée des pieds et la possibilité de rapprocher deux meubles juxtaposés d'une façon simple, et cette nouvelle conception, du dispositif d'évacuation du liquide accumulée dans le bac.It follows from the description that has just been made, that the furniture according to the invention has multiple advantages, thanks to the general design of the furniture ensuring a transfer of effort directly to the foot devices, without intermediate tray, such as the easy accessibility of the feet and the possibility of bringing two furniture juxtaposed in a simple way, and this new design, the device for discharging the liquid accumulated in the tray.

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  1. A refrigerated cabinet, notably a vertical cabinet, of the type comprising a portion forming a roof (1), a rear wall (2) structure bearing said roof (1), uprights bearing this structure (2), shelves or trays (3) for displaying foodstuffs, supported by the rear wall (2) structure, a pan (4) housing a cooling device (8, fans (9) for having cold air flow towards the top of the cabinet inside the rear wall structure, devices (5) for supporting the feet (6), through which the cabinet is supported on the ground (7), the mechanical forces exerted on the rear wall (2) structure being directly transmitted to the devices (5) for supporting the feet (6), and thermal insulation means for avoiding condensation on the device (5) supporting the feet (6), of moisture contained in the ambient air, characterized in that a device (5) for supporting the feet (5) is a part (18) which has the general shape of an L, the longest branch (20) of which extends substantially horizontally and is intended for supporting at least two feet (6), and the vertical branch (22) of which is hollow, in that an end (27) of an upright is fitted on this vertical branch (22), and in that the thermal insulation means comprise an insert (28) in a thermally insulated material, which is inserted into the vertical branch (22) of the device (5).
  2. The refrigerated cabinet according to claim 1, characterized in that the means for avoiding condensation further include lumens (29) for the passage of ambient air into the supporting branch (20) of the feet (6) to improve heat exchange by convection with the ambient air.
  3. The refrigerated cabinet according to claim 1 or 2, characterized in that it includes a device for adjusting the height of the feet (6), the adjustment member (32) of which is accessible from the inside of the pan (4).
  4. The refrigerated cabinet according to claim 3, characterized in that the adjustment member is a threaded rod (32) associated with a supporting member (31) through which the foot is supported on the ground (7) and which is rotatably mounted in an appropriate component forming a nut (33) fixedly mounted in the device for supporting the feet (5), the adjustment member being accessible through a lumen (35) provided in the bottom wall (36) of the pan (4).
  5. The refrigerated cabinet according any of claims 1 to 4, characterized in that it includes a device (55) for discharging water accumulating in the bottom of the pan (4), which includes a float (56) for blocking a discharge port (57) for the liquid, which is connected to a discharge tube (60).
  6. The refrigerated cabinet according to claim 5, characterized in that the aforementioned discharge port (57) is positioned in a recess (61) of the bottom wall (36) of the pan, and in that the float (56) is caused to clear the discharge port (7) under the effect of the liquid accumulating in the recess.
  7. The set of refrigerated cabinets according to any of the preceding claims, characterized in that it includes a device for bringing a cabinet closer to another axially aligned cabinet, which substantially includes a member (42) set up in the feet supporting device (5) of one of the cabinets, a member in the form of an axis (43) rotatably mounted in the feet supporting device (5) of the other cabinet and a component such as a strip (45), one end of which (46) is attached onto said member (32) whereas the other end (47) is capable of being wound around the rotary axis (43).
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