EP2563202B1 - Water-conducting domestic appliance having a metering device and several metering pumps - Google Patents

Water-conducting domestic appliance having a metering device and several metering pumps Download PDF

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EP2563202B1
EP2563202B1 EP11711899.2A EP11711899A EP2563202B1 EP 2563202 B1 EP2563202 B1 EP 2563202B1 EP 11711899 A EP11711899 A EP 11711899A EP 2563202 B1 EP2563202 B1 EP 2563202B1
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Cornelia Witt
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
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Description

  • The invention relates to a water-conducting household appliance, in particular a laundry treatment appliance for washing laundry. Specifically, the invention relates to the field of washing machines and washer-dryers.
  • From the DE 29 49 254 A1 For example, there are known a method and apparatus for monitoring and controlling a program, particularly water intake and purge addition, in automatic washing machines. Here, the number of rinses and the dosage of the cleaning addition is controlled to monitor and control the program depending on certain concentration levels of dissolved in the rinse liquid cleaning additives. For example, the rinses are terminated when the concentration of an optical brightener of the detergent in the rinse liquid has dropped to a minimum level. In this case, a sensor monitors the optical properties of the cleaning or rinsing liquid or its components, being supplied via an evaluation control pulses for the required number of rinses to a programmer and to a metering device for dosing the still required cleaning or detergent quantity.
  • That from the DE 29 49 254 A1 known methods and the known device have the disadvantage that the use of resources, in particular the water and energy consumption, can increase significantly during the program flow. There is also the disadvantage that a user-expected program runtime is considerably exceeded by a large number of cleaning and rinsing cycles.
  • From the EP 2 050 859 A2 For example, a washing machine and a method for operating a metering device of the washing machine are known. The washing machine comprises a lye container for receiving washing liquid, a storage container for receiving a treatment agent and a control device for carrying out the activated washing or treatment cycle. In this case, the selection of the treatment agent to be dispensed from the storage container takes place on the basis of suitability information for the respectively selected washing or treatment cycle. An automatic dosage from one of the reservoir does not occur if the fitness information does not reach, for example, a threshold for the selected wash or treatment cycle.
  • From the international patent application WO 2011/029766 A1 which is merely state of the art under Article 54 (3) EPC, a water-conducting domestic appliance emerges, which has a metering device and a controller for controlling the metering device, wherein treatment agent parameters are stored in a data memory of the controller. Each of these treatment agent parameters can be set to predetermined treatment means by the user via an input device.
  • The object of the invention is to provide a water-conducting domestic appliance, in which the influence of an automatic metering by the user is improved and, if appropriate, a resource-saving program implementation can be achieved.
  • The object is achieved by a water-conducting domestic appliance, in particular a laundry treatment appliance for washing laundry, according to claim 1.
  • The measures listed in the dependent claims preferred and advantageous developments of the water-conducting household appliance according to the invention are possible.
  • Advantageously, a user can achieve a needs-based adaptation of the treatment program via the treatment agent parameter. For example, a needs-based adjustment of the Behandlungsmitteldosiermenge while ensuring the desired treatment effect and an optimized treatment agent consumption done. Specifically, a needs-based adjustment of the detergent dosage amount while ensuring the desired washing performance and the Detergent consumption can be achieved. For example, a user may adjust the treatment agent parameter depending on the degree of soiling of the laundry. In this case, the user can also take into account the type of laundry, in particular the sensitivity of the fabric.
  • Conventionally, the detergent dosage can be adjusted by the detergent manufacturer adjustments to the pollution, the water hardness and the added amount of textiles to be treated. To simplify the dosage for the user, however, it is advantageous for the controller to detect a loading of the treatment area and for the controller to control the metering device as a function of at least the treatment parameter and the detected loading of the treatment area in accordance with the selected treatment program. Furthermore, a water hardness can be stored, which is taken into account by the controller when controlling the metering device.
  • It is advantageous that an input device connected to the controller is provided, and that the input device allows a change of the treatment agent parameter for setting the treatment agent parameter by the user. This facilitates the adjustment of the treatment agent parameter for the user. In addition, certain areas or specific values for the treatment agent parameter may be predetermined in order to avoid incorrect operation and to further facilitate setting.
  • It is furthermore advantageous that a display device connected to the controller is provided, that the controller determines at least one characteristic program property of the selected treatment program, which depends on the treatment agent parameter, with respect to the changed treatment agent parameter when changing the treatment agent parameter and that the display device determines that of the Control displays certain characteristic program property of the selected treatment program. Specifically, it is advantageous that a characteristic program characteristic of the selected treatment program that can be displayed by the display device is an expected program duration, an expected energy requirement, an expected water requirement or an expected treatment agent requirement. For example, the user may be replaced by the Treatment agent parameters change the dosage of a treatment agent. By an increased amount of the treatment agent, for example, the program duration can be reduced, which can then be displayed to the user immediately. Thus, the user can influence the program flow in an advantageous manner.
  • It is also advantageous that a user-adjustable treatment agent parameter is a type of treatment agent. In this case, it is further advantageous that the controller prescribes a plurality of types of treatment agent from which the user selects one for setting the type of treatment agent, wherein the types of treatment agent a heavy duty detergent and / or a mild detergent and / or a heavy duty concentrate and / or a mild detergent concentrate and / or a laundry detergent and or a colorant concentrate. In this case, it is also advantageous that the treatment agent container has a plurality of chambers, which serve for receiving a plurality of treatment agents, that the metering device has a plurality of metering pumps, which are associated with the chambers of the treatment agent container, and that the controller when executing the selected treatment program depending on the set Behandlungsmitteltyp activates the individual metering pumps of the metering device. For example, a mild detergent may be provided for a particular treatment program selected by the user. The user can then select, for example, a colored laundry detergent instead of the fine detergent, which may shorten the expected program duration due to an increased cleaning effect, reduce an expected energy requirement and / or an expected water requirement is reduced. Thus, an advantageous adaptation to the wishes of the user is possible. Here, the user can determine which resource, especially time, material, energy, water needs, is most important to him. In this case, an adaptation to time-changing needs of the user can be made possible in an advantageous manner.
  • It is also advantageous that a user-adjustable treatment agent parameter is a treatment agent quantity. Here, it is further preferable that the controller sets a treating agent base amount for the treating agent amount and that the control for adjusting the treating agent amount makes a relative or absolute increase or decrease in the amount of the treating agent based on the predetermined one Treatment agent base amount allows. In this case, the currently set value for the amount of treatment agent can advantageously be displayed in the display device as absolute or relative size. For example, the amount of treating agent may be displayed relative to the base amount of the treating agent in percent. For example, starting from 100%, the user may set a treatment amount of 120% of the basic treatment amount. This ensures easy operation.
  • Thus, resources can be conserved in an advantageous manner. Here, a minimum amount of treatment agent can be specified to save the resource detergent. For increasing or decreasing the amount of treatment agent, a certain range is preferably predetermined in order to prevent undesired over- or underdosing and, in particular, to reliably achieve a successful treatment result.
  • Preferred embodiments of the invention are explained in more detail in the following description with reference to the accompanying drawings. It shows:
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    a water-conducting household appliance in a partial, schematic representation according to an embodiment.
  • Fig. 1 shows a water-conducting household appliance 1 in a partial, schematic representation according to an embodiment. The water-bearing domestic appliance 1 can in particular be designed as a laundry treatment appliance and serve for washing and optionally for drying laundry. Specifically, the water-bearing domestic appliance 1 can be configured as a washing machine or washer-dryer. The water-bearing domestic appliance 1 is suitable in accordance with adapted modification, however, also for other applications, in particular, it may be configured as a dishwasher.
  • The water-bearing domestic appliance 1 has a fresh water line 2, which can be connected to a connection 3 with a pipe system of a domestic installation or the like. In the fresh water line 2, a check valve 4 is arranged. Here, the water-bearing domestic appliance 1, a controller 5, which the check valve. 4 according to a program flow of a treatment program drives. When the shut-off valve 4 is open, fresh water from the fresh water line 2 flows via a free air gap into a dispensing container 6.
  • The water-bearing domestic appliance 1 also has a metering device 7 with one or more metering pumps 8, 9. In this embodiment, two dosing pumps 8, 9 are shown to simplify the illustration. The metering device 7 is used for conveying one or more treatment agents from a treatment agent container 10 via one or more lines 11, 12 in the dispenser 6. In this embodiment, the treatment agent container 10 chambers 13, 14, which can be filled with different treatment agents by a user , In this case, the chambers 13 or 14 of the treatment agent container 10 each store a larger amount of the filled treatment agent, so that sufficient processing means are provided for a plurality of program implementations. The metering device 7 serves for metering the respectively required for the program amounts of laundry treatment.
  • The subsidized by the metering device 7 in the dispenser 6 treatment agent are flushed by the current through the dispenser 6 fresh water via a connecting piece 15 in a treatment area 16 of the water-bearing household appliance 1. In this embodiment, the treatment area 16 is at least substantially surrounded by a tub 17. An outlet of the tub 17 is connected to a drain line 18 which is connectable to an outlet 19 of the water-bearing domestic appliance 1 with a sewer pipe of the domestic installation or the like. In this case, a drain pump 20 is arranged in the drain line 18, which is controlled by the controller 5 according to the program flow to pump out an alkali or the like from the treatment area 16.
  • The water-bearing domestic appliance 1 has a display device 25 and an input device 26 with feeler elements 27, 28, 29, 30. In this case, the display device 25 and the input device 26 can also be realized by a combined display and input device 25, 26. The display device 25 and the input device 26 are connected to the controller 5. The controller is also connected to a memory element 31 which serves to store variable parameters.
  • The controller 5 has several treatment programs. Here, the controller 5 offers a user selection of one of the treatment programs from the plurality of treatment programs. In this case, a possible treatment program is displayed in the display device 25, wherein via the sensing elements 27, 28 of the input device 26, a change of the treatment program by the user is possible. Specifically, a user may select a delicates washing program, a washing program for coloreds, or a washing program for cooking linen. Such a washing program may be assigned a specific washing temperature and a certain type of treatment agent, for example a heavy duty detergent, a mild detergent, a heavy duty detergent concentrate, a mild detergent concentrate, a colored laundry detergent or a colored laundry concentrate. An example is a program for delicates, to which a washing temperature of 30 ° C and a mild detergent may be assigned.
  • After the selection of the treatment program by the user, one or more treatment agent parameters can be set. The adjustment of the treatment agent parameters preferably takes place by a selection of the desired treatment agent parameter from a predetermined list or from a predetermined range. Specifically, the controller 5 may specify a particular value for the treatment agent parameter, which may depend on the chosen treatment program. This predetermined treatment agent parameter can be displayed to the user by the display device 25. For example, a treatment agent type is predetermined by the selected treatment program. When selecting a program for delicates, for example, a mild detergent is specified as the type of treatment. This program parameter, namely the type of detergent gentle detergent, the user can modify by the sensing elements 29, 30. As a result, for example, instead of the mild detergent, the user may select a colored laundry detergent as the type of treatment for the selected treatment program. After the possible setting of further treatment agent parameters, the treatment program, for example the program for delicates, is then carried out with the selected type of treatment agent, for example the colored laundry detergent.
  • The controller 5 executes the selected treatment program. In this case, the controller 5 controls, inter alia, the metering device 7 according to the selected treatment program. The controller 5, when executing the selected treatment program, takes into account the treatment agent parameters set by the user, which are possibly changed from predetermined treatment agent parameters.
  • By way of example, a specific treatment agent can be predetermined during the course of the program by means of a treatment agent parameter which is a type of treatment agent. For example, in the execution of a program for delicates as a rule, a mild detergent is specified as the type of treatment agent for the detergent, so that the controller 5 controls the metering device 7 for metering the fine detergent. If, on the other hand, a different type of treatment agent, for example a colored detergent, has been set instead of the fine detergent by the user, then the controller 5 controls the metering device 7 for metering the laundry detergent instead of the mild detergent.
  • For example, the chamber 13 may serve to receive colored laundry detergent, while the chamber 14 serves to receive light detergent. By activating either the metering pump 8 or the metering pump 9 of the metering device 7, the fine detergent or the colored detergent is then metered according to the type of treatment agent set by the user.
  • For example, the user can fill heavily soiled, but temperature-sensitive delicates in the treatment area 16. By selecting the program for delicates and changing the type of detergent from mild detergent to colored laundry detergent, an increased cleaning effect can then be achieved during the course of the program.
  • Another possible treatment agent parameter that can be adjusted by the user is a quantity of treatment agent. Here, the controller 5 may specify a basic treatment agent amount for each of the stored processing agents. The basic treatment agent amount may be selected from the selected Depend on treatment program. By means of the feeler elements 29, 30, the predetermined amount of treatment agent indicated in the display device 25 can be increased or reduced. Here, a relative or absolute increase or decrease is possible. For example, the display device 25 can display the amount of treatment agent as an absolute value in a unit volume, in particular in milliliters. The display device 25 may also display the amount of treatment agent as a percentage of the amount of treatment agent. This allows intuitive operation by the user. Thus, the user can make an increase or decrease in the amount of treatment agent depending on the degree of contamination.
  • During the program execution of the treatment program selected by the user, the controller 5 then controls the metering device 7 in such a way that the treatment agent quantities of the respective treatment agent which are set by the user and may differ from the basic treatment agent quantities are metered. In this case, the quantities of treatment agent and the quantities of base treatment agent can relate to specific loadings of the treatment area 16, for example to a load of 5 kg of textiles. The actual loading of the treatment area 16 with textiles can then be detected at the beginning of the program sequence. The controller 5 can then control the metering device 7 as a function of both the treatment agent parameters and the detected loading of the treatment area 16 in accordance with the selected treatment program. It is also possible here that the current loading of the treatment area 16 is already taken into account when the treatment agent base amount is displayed by the display device 25. In this way, the user can directly read off the amount of treatment agent provided for the textiles in the treatment area 16 and, if necessary, modify it to the desired value.
  • The user-friendliness of the water-bearing domestic appliance 1 can be further improved by displaying characteristic program properties of the selected treatment program. Specifically, a user-friendly design results if, during the adjustment of the treatment agent parameters by the user, an indication of these characteristic program properties takes place. In this case, in the display device 25 one or more characteristic program properties of the selected treatment program depending on the treatment agent parameters to be adjusted. When changing the treatment agent parameters, a continuous update is performed by the controller 5. In this case, the controller 5 determines the characteristic program properties as a function of the changed treatment agent parameters.
  • Characteristic program properties displayed by the display device 25 include, for example, an expected program duration, an expected energy demand, an expected water demand, and an expected treatment resource requirement. For example, if a user changes the treatment agent parameter treatment agent amount, then this affects the expected program duration. Since the controller 5 re-determines the expected program duration depending on the amount of processing agent and the updated value for the expected program duration is displayed in the display device 25, the user can directly recognize the effect of his selection on the program flow. Thus, for example, by increasing the amount of treatment agent, a user can shorten the program duration.
  • Thus, the user has the opportunity to act in various ways on the treatment to be carried out the textiles in the treatment area 16. In this case, the user can influence the amount of detergent to be supplied and the type of detergent. Furthermore, in this case also the washing mechanism, a quantity of water, a temperature control and a program duration can be influenced. Furthermore, by choosing the type of detergent, for example a concentrated or normal detergent, a heavy-duty detergent or a mild detergent, influence on the program sequence can also be taken. For example, by selecting the type of detergent, the user can activate or deactivate, for example, a programming optimized for the presence of bleach. The same applies to other, existing in different detergent types ingredients.
  • Specifically, the user can achieve a particularly short washing time with increased use of detergent or a particularly economical, but longer washing time of the washing program with less use of detergent. The actual addition of detergent takes place in an advantageous manner by the metering device 7, whereby an over or under dosage is avoided. In this case, the actually metered amount of the laundry treatment agent may be influenced by further variables taken into account by the controller 5, for example by the loading of the treatment area 16 or a water hardness that may be set in the storage element 31.
  • By means of the display device 25 and the input device 26, a user-friendly dialog function with a user guidance can be realized. In this case, a simple operation can be achieved in an advantageous manner by preset or determined by the controller 5 recommendations. In this case, the user can decide for himself whether or not he wishes to modify the prescribed recommendation for the treatment agent parameters of the selected treatment program.
  • In addition, the user can also be a simplified setting possible. For example, the setting of the treatment agent parameter or of the treatment agent parameters can also take place via simplified selection options. Here, the user can be given a choice between "economical", "normal" and "fast" with regard to the treatment agent for setting the treatment agent parameter (s) in the display device 25. For example, if the user selects the option "economical", then a program execution can be carried out with a reduced amount of treatment agent, with less energy and less fresh water with a correspondingly longer program duration. If, on the other hand, the user selects the option "fast", the program execution can be carried out with an increased amount of treatment agent, with more energy and with a larger supply of fresh water, as a result of which the duration of the program is reduced.
  • Depending on the selected treatment agent parameters, the treatment program can also be influenced in other ways. For example, by the type of the selected treatment agent type, the temperature control can be influenced. For example, a bleach or component of a bleach in a detergent may require a longer heating period. Also, this may require a different washing mechanism. The washing temperature will however preferably not changed, so that the program is performed at the predetermined or set by the user wash temperature.
  • Thus, the program duration can be influenced by the user, especially by the type of treatment agent and / or the amount of treatment agent.
  • The invention is not limited to the described embodiments.
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    Water-conducting household appliance
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    Fresh water pipe
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    connection
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Claims (7)

  1. Water-conducting domestic appliance (1), in particular a laundry-treatment appliance for washing laundry, having a treatment area (16), a treatment-agent container (10), which is used to store at least one treatment agent, a dosing unit (7), which is used to dispense the treatment agent for the treatment area (16), and a controller (5), wherein the controller (5) has a plurality of treatment programs and is used to control the dosing unit (7) according to a treatment program selected by a user from the treatment programs, wherein at least one treatment-agent parameter is provided, which can be set by the user, wherein an input unit (26) connected to the controller (5) is provided, which enables a change to be made by the user to the treatment-agent parameter for the purpose of setting the treatment-agent parameter, wherein the controller (5) executes the selected treatment program on the basis of the treatment-agent parameter, wherein the treatment-agent quantity is a treatment-agent parameter that can be selected by the user, wherein the controller (5) presets a treatment-agent reference quantity for the treatment-agent quantity, wherein the controller (5) for setting the treatment-agent quantity allows a relative or absolute increase or decrease in the treatmentagent quantity proceeding from the preset treatment-agent reference quantity, wherein a display unit (25) connected to the controller (5) is provided, wherein the controller (5), when the treatment-agent parameter is changed, also defines at least one characteristic program property of the selected treatment program, said property depending on the treatment-agent parameter, with reference to the changed treatment-agent parameter, and the display unit (25) displays the characteristic program property, defined by the controller (5), of the selected treatment program.
  2. Water-conducting domestic appliance according to claim 1, wherein a continuous update by the controller (5) takes place when the treatment-agent parameter is changed, by the controller (5) determining the characteristic program property on the basis of the modified treatment-agent parameter.
  3. Water-conducting domestic appliance according to claim 1 or 2, wherein the characteristic program property, which can be displayed by the display unit (25), of the selected treatment program is an expected program length, an expected energy consumption, an expected water consumption or an expected treatment-agent consumption.
  4. Water-conducting domestic appliance according to any of the previous claims, wherein a treatment-agent type is a further treatment-agent parameter that can be set by the user.
  5. Water-conducting domestic appliance (1) according to claim 4, wherein the controller (5) presets a plurality of treatment-agent types from which one can be selected by the user to set the treatment-agent type, wherein the treatment-agent types comprise a general-purpose detergent and/or a delicates detergent and/or a general-purpose detergent concentrate and/or a delicates detergent concentrate and/or a coloured-wash detergent and/or a coloured-wash detergent concentrate.
  6. Water-conducting domestic appliance (1) according to one of claims 4 or 5, wherein the treatment-agent container (10) has a plurality of compartments (13, 14), which are used to hold a plurality of treatment agents, the dosing unit (7) has a plurality of dosing pumps (8, 9) which are assigned to the compartments (13, 14) of the treatment-agent container (10), and the controller (5) when executing the selected treatment program controls the individual dosing pumps (8, 9) of the dosing unit (7) on the basis of the set treatment-agent type.
  7. Water-conducting domestic appliance according to any of the previous claims, wherein the controller (5) detects a load in the treatment area (16), and that the controller (5) controls the dosing unit (7) on the basis of at least the treatment-agent parameter and the detected load in the treatment area (16) according to the selected treatment program.
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