EP2056307B1 - Dismantling device for dismantling magnetically detachable anti-thief devices - Google Patents

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EP2056307B1
EP2056307B1 EP20080163674 EP08163674A EP2056307B1 EP 2056307 B1 EP2056307 B1 EP 2056307B1 EP 20080163674 EP20080163674 EP 20080163674 EP 08163674 A EP08163674 A EP 08163674A EP 2056307 B1 EP2056307 B1 EP 2056307B1
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    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01FMAGNETS; INDUCTANCES; TRANSFORMERS; SELECTION OF MATERIALS FOR THEIR MAGNETIC PROPERTIES
    • H01F7/00Magnets
    • H01F7/02Permanent magnets [PM]
    • H01F7/0273Magnetic circuits with PM for magnetic field generation
    • H01F7/0278Magnetic circuits with PM for magnetic field generation for generating uniform fields, focusing, deflecting electrically charged particles
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E05LOCKS; KEYS; WINDOW OR DOOR FITTINGS; SAFES
    • E05BLOCKS; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR; HANDCUFFS
    • E05B73/00Devices for locking portable objects against unauthorised removal; Miscellaneous locking devices
    • E05B73/0017Anti-theft devices, e.g. tags or monitors, fixed to articles, e.g. clothes, and to be removed at the check-out of shops
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01FMAGNETS; INDUCTANCES; TRANSFORMERS; SELECTION OF MATERIALS FOR THEIR MAGNETIC PROPERTIES
    • H01F7/00Magnets
    • H01F7/02Permanent magnets [PM]
    • H01F7/0205Magnetic circuits with PM in general
    • H01F7/021Construction of PM
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
    • Y10T24/00Buckles, buttons, clasps, etc.
    • Y10T24/32Buckles, buttons, clasps, etc. having magnetic fastener
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
    • Y10T24/00Buckles, buttons, clasps, etc.
    • Y10T24/50Readily interlocking, two-part fastener requiring either destructive or tool disengagement

Description

    Technical area
  • The present invention describes a release device for releasing magnetically releasable anti-theft devices consisting of a release-side cover plate and a support plate or support base plate between which serving to solve the anti-theft permanent magnet elements are arranged.
  • State of the art
  • For a long time, textiles in department stores and, for example, garments in clothing stores have been secured against theft by theft-proof fasteners releasably attached to the textiles. This anti-theft devices are designed in several parts, usually a thorn-like fastener is passed through the fabric and after the penetration of the substance is recording in a holding means. The releasable connection is a positive and / or non-positive connection between the fastening means and the holding means and can be solved in the interest here type of anti-theft devices only by the use of a high magnetic field and high magnetic induction.
  • A release device for solving theft is in the EP0047264 discloses wherein a ring magnet and a magnetic disk are vertically spaced from one another, forming a plurality of horizontally lying layers, and vertically bounded by a cover plate and a bottom plate. The ring magnet and the magnetic disk have different strength magnetic field strengths and can be made of different materials. The release device has a sandwich-like shape in the vertical direction, wherein the Magnetic disc is located on the bottom plate and is surrounded by a steel disc, which also lies on the bottom plate. On the steel disk, the ring magnet is vertically spaced from the magnetic disk. In the bore of the magnetic disk, the magnetic field lines are mainly vertical and thus axially in the direction of the magnetic disk, so that a force component acts mainly in the vertical direction. Are anti-theft devices guided vertically in the direction of the bottom plate through the hole in the cover plate and through the hole in the ring magnet, a strong vertical magnetic field, which ensures the release of the anti-theft device acts.
  • With the device described above, strong magnetic fields can be achieved in the bore of the ring magnet, due to suitably chosen magnetic materials of the magnetic disk, which are suitable to solve theft prevention of textiles. By using a ferromagnetic cover plate with a corresponding hole through which the anti-theft devices are feasible, a higher magnetic flux in the bore of the ring magnet can be achieved, so that special anti-theft devices for which higher magnetic field strengths are needed can be solved.
  • The described structure has a sandwich-like shape in the vertical direction, whereby a corresponding height results. Depending on the material used thicker magnetic disks and ring magnets are used, whereby the height of the entire release device is further increased. Since the anti-theft device must be brought close to the strongly magnetized magnetic disk, so that the magnetic field is sufficiently large, holes are provided, the diameter of the anti-theft devices must be sufficiently large. With this structure, this does not guarantee that all Theft locks are removable because the diameter of the anti-theft devices vary.
  • Presentation of the invention
  • The present invention has for its object to provide a device for solving the magnetically releasable anti-theft devices, which has a vertical single-layer and flat structure, which is simple and easy to produce material and particularly space-saving next to the cash register in a table top or the like can be lowered.
  • These tasks, while ensuring sufficiently high magnetic fields to standardized anti-theft devices and anti-theft devices, which require higher magnetic field strengths to solve, solves a release device according to the features of claim 1.
  • Further advantageous embodiments of the inventive release device are listed in the dependent claims.
  • Brief description of the drawings
  • The invention will be described below in conjunction with the drawings.
  • FIG. 1
    shows a plan view of the top of a novel release device without cover plate, while the
    FIG. 1a
    the frame magnet with recess in a plan view and
    FIG. 1b
    the segmented magnet with second recess and 3/13 Represents segments in a top view.
    FIG. 2
    shows a plan view of the top of another rectangular configured embodiment of the release device.
    FIG. 3
    shows a sectional view of the release device with bottom plate and cover plate, wherein the respective north and south poles of the permanent magnet are indicated.
    FIG. 4
    shows a sectional view of a release device according to the invention, wherein the release device has a trough in the strong magnetic top.
    description
  • In the following, a release device 1 will be described, which is based on a Halbach array, which has a strong magnetic top 10 and a weak magnetic bottom 11. A Halbach array has the special property that due to the suitable arrangement of the permanent magnet elements the magnetic field is concentrated on the strongly magnetic upper side 10, while on the upper side 10 opposite underside 11 almost no magnetic field lines emerge from the Halbach array, whereby only one weak magnetic field near the bottom 11 is measurable.
  • With the attachment of a ferromagnetic base plate 5 excess magnetic field is bound to the bottom 11, which causes a field leakage reduction on the bottom 11 in unbalanced magnet arrangement and the magnetic field at the top 10 slightly reinforced. The bottom 11 has in this case about 1/4 of the magnetic field of the top 10.
  • As in FIG. 3 can be seen, the release device 1 consists of a plurality of permanent magnet elements, which are adjacent to each other and embedded in one another in a plane, wherein the magnetization directions of directly adjacent permanent magnet elements are arranged in mutually approximately perpendicular planes.
  • The magnetization direction of the individual permanent magnet elements is, as usual in physics, indicated by an arrow whose arrowhead points to the magnetic north pole of the considered permanent magnet element. According to this convention, a representation of the magnetization directions of the individual permanent magnet elements is obtained, as in FIG FIG. 3 indicated. The respective north magnetic poles and south magnetic poles are designated N and S in the figures.
  • The release device 1 for releasing magnetically releasable anti-theft devices has a cover plate 6 which covers the release side on the highly magnetic top 10. The opposite bottom 11 is covered by one of the bracket or the support serving base plate 5. Between the cover plate 6 and the bottom plate 5 is at least one circumferentially closed frame magnet 2, which has a first recess 20 in which further elements can be accommodated.
  • While in FIG. 1a an annular frame magnet 2 is shown, shows FIG. 2 a rectangular frame magnet 2. The magnetization direction of the at least one frame magnet 2 is approximately perpendicular to the paper plane and thus approximately parallel to the central axis of the annular or rectangular frame magnet 2. The connecting line between the north pole and south pole is oriented approximately perpendicular to the paper plane, the north pole to Bottom 11 of the release device 1 has.
  • In the first recess 20, a segmented magnet 3 is inserted flush with the frame magnet 2, the magnetization direction is aligned approximately perpendicular to the magnetization direction of the frame magnet 2 and thus is approximately parallel to the paper plane. According to the invention, the frame magnet 2 and the segmented magnet 3 are located in the same plane by the engagement of the segmented magnet 3, resulting in a flat structure.
  • The segmented magnet 3 comprises a plurality of segments 31 and has a second recess 30. By way of example, the possible two embodiments shown here show segmented magnets 3 each with four segments 31, the south poles of the individual segments 31 abutting against the inner wall of the first recess 20 of the frame magnet 2, while the north poles of the individual segments 31 are facing the second recess 30.
  • Within the second recess 30 of the segmented magnet 3, a magnetic core 4 is fastened, again in the same plane in which the frame magnet 2 and the segmented magnet 3 are located. The magnetic core 4 has a magnetization direction approximately parallel to its central axis, wherein the vector arrow of the magnetization direction to the top 10 of the release device 1 shows. The magnetic north pole of the magnetic core 4 thus has, in contrast to the frame magnet 2 in the direction of the upper side 10 of the release device.
  • In order to achieve the maximum possible magnetic field strengths, it is advantageous to align the magnetization directions of the frame magnet 2 and the segments 31 of the segmented magnet 3 in each case exactly perpendicular to each other. When the magnetization direction of the frame magnet 2 and the magnetic core 4 are oppositely directed by 180 ° and the magnetization directions of the individual segments 31 are respectively perpendicular to the magnetization directions of the frame magnet 2 and the magnetic core 4, a release device 1 having a strong magnetic side results and a weak magnetic side.
  • This described arrangement of the individual permanent magnet elements results in a reinforced magnetic field in the vicinity of the upper side 10 of the release device 1, while the Strength of the magnetic field in the vicinity of the bottom 11 of the release device 1 is negligible. There is a quasi amplification of the magnetic field of the entire release device 1 in the vicinity of the top 10, which leads depending on the choice of dimensions and the permanent magnetic material to magnetic flux densities of more than one Tesla. By means of these achievable flow densities, it is possible to solve almost all of the magnetically held and detachable anti-theft devices currently in circulation.
  • In order to obtain the most homogeneous possible distribution of the magnetic field lines and thus the magnetic flux densities, the first recess 20 and the second recess 30 should each be mounted centrally in the frame magnet 2 and in the segmented magnet 3. Optimum results were achieved with the ring-shaped frame magnet 2 and a central first recess 20 in the form of a cylindrical bore and a central second recess 30 in the segmented magnet 3, which in the FIGS. 1a and 1b are shown.
  • The problem is the arrangement and attachment of the permanent magnet elements, since the same magnetic poles of adjacent permanent magnet elements partially overlap and therefore sometimes very large repulsive forces occur. To stabilize the release device 1, the frame magnet 2, the segmented magnet 3 and the magnetic core 4 can be glued to the bottom plate 5 and connected to it inseparably. The individual segments 31 are also glued in the first recess 20 to the inner surfaces of the frame magnet 2 for stabilization. To protect the strong magnetic top 11 of the release device 1, the cover plate 6 is permanently attached to the top 10, so that a compact single-layer release device 1 results from permanent magnet elements, for example, in a Table top can be inserted. For bonding the individual permanent magnet elements, for example, two components epoxy resins are used.
  • The use of high magnetic materials, high remanence magnetic materials such as samarium cobalt, neodymium-iron-boron and aluminum-nickel-cobalt makes it possible to reduce the thickness of the release device 1, thereby providing dissolvers 1 in disk shapes of 15 mm to 10 mm are possible. The cover plate 6, as well as the bottom plate 5 are made of chrome steel and are used in addition to design purposes, the protection of the permanent magnet elements. Preferably, neodymium-iron boron is used for the dissolution devices disclosed herein.
  • If the vertical height of either the frame magnet 2 or the segmented magnet 3 is selected to be higher than the structural height of the magnetic core 4 and thus the magnetic core 4 in the direction of the top 10 is surmounted by the other permanent magnet elements, creating a well on the highly magnetic Top 10, whereby the magnetic field on the top 10 is still increased by about 10% to 20% compared to the planar design.
  • While a segmented magnet 3 consisting of four segments 31 has hitherto been described so far in a preferred embodiment, it is also possible for only one annular segment 31 to form the magnet 3. In order to produce a release device according to the invention, the number of segments 31 must be at least one.
  • LIST OF REFERENCE NUMBERS
  • 1
    Release device 10 upper side (strong magnetic) 11 lower side (low magnetic)
    2
    Frame magnet 20 first recess
    3
    Segmented magnet 30 second recess 31 segment
    4
    Magnetic core
    5
    baseplate
    6
    cover

Claims (9)

  1. A release device (1) for the release of magnetically releasable anti-theft devices consisting of a cover plate (6) on the release side, and a base plate (5) serving as a mounting or support, between which are arranged permanent magnet elements enabling the release of the anti-theft device,
    characterised in that a peripherally-closed frame magnet (2) is magnetised in the axial direction and has a first opening (20), in which a segmented magnet (3), in the form of at least one segment (31) magnetised in the radial direction, is arranged, wherein
    the segment or segments (31) leave free a second opening (30), in which an axially-magnetised magnetic core (4) is inserted, so that the release device constitutes a vertically single-layer and flat arrangement of permanent magnet elements.
  2. The release device in accordance with Claim 1,
    characterised in that the frame magnet (2), the segmented magnet (3), and the magnetic core (4), are attached to the base plate (5) such that they cannot be released.
  3. The release device in accordance with Claim 1,
    characterised in that the frame magnet (2), the segmented magnet (3), and the magnetic core (4) are designed in the shape of a circular disk.
  4. The release device in accordance with Claim 1, characterised in that the first opening (20) and the second opening (30) are holes with cross-sectional areas of circular shape.
  5. The release device in accordance with Claim 1,
    characterised in that the cover plate (6) projects beyond the radial dimensions of the frame magnet (2), as a result of which the release device (1), inserted into an opening, can be attached in a form fit.
  6. The release device in accordance with Claim 1,
    characterised in that the build height of the frame magnet (2) is selected to be larger than the build heights of the segmented magnet (3) and the magnetic core (4).
  7. The release device in accordance with Claim 1,
    characterised in that the build height of the segmented magnet (3) is selected to be larger than the build height of the frame magnet (2) and the magnetic core (4).
  8. An application of a Halbach array in a release device for the release of magnetically held anti-theft devices, with a peripherally-closed frame magnet (2) that is magnetised in the axial direction, and which has a first opening (20), in which is arranged a segmented magnet (3), in the form of at least one segment (31) magnetised in the radial direction, wherein
    the segment or segments (31) leave free a second opening (30), in which an axially magnetised magnetic core (4) is inserted, wherein
    the release device constitutes a vertical and flat arrangement of permanent magnets.
  9. The application in accordance with Claim 8 of a release device in accordance with Claim 6, characterised in that the Halbach array is formed from the frame magnet (2), the segmented magnet (3), in the form of at least one segment (31) magnetised in the radial direction, and the magnetic core (4), wherein
    respectively adjacent permanent magnet elements are magnetised relative to one another alternately aligned in mutually perpendicular planes.
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