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JP5772602B2
JP5772602B2 JP2012000330A JP2012000330A JP5772602B2 JP 5772602 B2 JP5772602 B2 JP 5772602B2 JP 2012000330 A JP2012000330 A JP 2012000330A JP 2012000330 A JP2012000330 A JP 2012000330A JP 5772602 B2 JP5772602 B2 JP 5772602B2
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本発明は、例えば給油所に設置され洗車に使用される洗車機に関し、特に、洗浄工程と乾燥工程を1WAYで行う洗車機に関する。   The present invention relates to a car wash machine installed in a gas station, for example, and used for car washing, and more particularly, to a car wash machine that performs a washing process and a drying process in 1 WAY.

従来、洗車に使用される洗車機としては、給油所などに設置されて、被洗浄車両と洗車機本体を前後方向に相対移動させながら、被洗浄車両に貯液タンクに貯留された液剤や洗浄水を噴射して、また、ブラッシングして洗車を行う構成とされる門型洗車機が知られている。この洗車を行う工程としては、液剤や洗浄水を噴射しながらブラッシングして洗浄する洗浄工程と、洗浄後に風を吹き付けて乾燥する乾燥工程を有している。   Conventionally, as a car wash machine used for car washing, it is installed in a gas station, etc., and the liquid agent and washing stored in the liquid storage tank in the car to be washed are moved relative to each other in the front-rear direction. 2. Description of the Related Art A gate type car wash machine is known which is configured to inject water and to perform car washing by brushing. As a process of performing this car wash, there are a cleaning process of cleaning by brushing while spraying a liquid agent or cleaning water, and a drying process of blowing air after cleaning to dry.

洗浄工程においては、先ず、洗浄水を用いて汚れを落とし、次いでシャンプーなどの液剤を用いて洗浄し、さらに洗浄水を用いて水洗いする。この洗浄工程の後で、各送風ノズルから送風して乾燥する乾燥工程が行われる。また、必要に応じて撥水コートやワックスなどの液剤(コーティング剤)塗布工程を適宜組み合わせて洗車を行う。また、複数の洗車モードから所望のモードを選択し、使用する液剤の種類を選択して所定の洗車モードに設定する操作パネルやリモートパネルを備えている。操作パネルは洗車機本体に配設しているが、リモートパネルは洗車機本体から離れた位置に設置して、このリモートパネルと操作パネルとを電気的に接続して、リモートパネルに設定された洗車モードにより、洗車機を駆動可能にしている。   In the washing step, first, dirt is removed using washing water, then washing is performed using a liquid agent such as shampoo, and further washing is performed using washing water. After this washing process, a drying process is performed in which air is blown from each blowing nozzle and dried. In addition, car washing is performed by appropriately combining liquid agent (coating agent) application processes such as a water repellent coat and wax as necessary. In addition, an operation panel and a remote panel are provided for selecting a desired mode from a plurality of car wash modes, selecting a type of liquid agent to be used, and setting a predetermined car wash mode. The operation panel is installed in the car wash machine body, but the remote panel is installed at a position away from the car wash machine body, and the remote panel is electrically connected to the operation panel. The car wash machine can be driven by the car wash mode.

上記した洗車機は、洗浄するための洗浄手段と乾燥のための乾燥手段を備える。そして、これらの洗浄手段と乾燥手段を一体に備えた洗車機本体が被洗浄車両を挟む両側に設置される一対のレールに沿って走行移動する門型構成の洗車機や、洗浄手段を備えた第一走行体と乾燥手段を備えた第二走行体とを有する洗車機本体をそれぞれ独立して前記レールに沿って走行移動する構成の洗車機が知られている。   The above-described car wash machine includes a cleaning unit for cleaning and a drying unit for drying. And, the car washer having the washing means and the drying means integrally provided with a car wash machine having a portal structure that moves along a pair of rails installed on both sides sandwiching the vehicle to be washed, and a washing means. 2. Description of the Related Art There is known a car wash machine having a configuration in which a car wash machine main body having a first travel body and a second travel body provided with a drying means is independently moved along the rail.

また、所定の洗車位置に停車した被洗浄車両に対して洗車機本体を繰り返し往復移動して洗車を行うことや、1WAY方式で1回の往行により洗浄工程と乾燥工程を実施することが行われている。   In addition, the car wash machine main body is repeatedly moved back and forth with respect to the vehicle to be cleaned, which is stopped at a predetermined car wash position, and the washing process and the drying process are carried out by one way in one way. It has been broken.

例えば、洗車機を設置する面積が大きく取れなくて、洗車機本体の走行移動距離が短い場合には、洗浄手段と乾燥手段を一体に備えてコンパクトな構成とされる洗車機本体を用いて、第一洗浄工程(第一往行、例えば洗剤を用いた洗浄)、第二洗浄工程(第一復行、例えば撥水コートやワックスなどの液剤塗布)、乾燥工程(第二往行)を繰り返す往復方式の洗車工程が採用される。   For example, if the area where the car wash machine is installed is not large and the travel distance of the car wash machine is short, using the car wash machine body with a cleaning device and a drying device integrated into a compact structure, Repeat the first cleaning step (first outbound, for example, cleaning using a detergent), the second cleaning step (first backward, for example, applying a liquid agent such as a water-repellent coat or wax), and the drying step (second outbound). A reciprocating car wash process is employed.

一方、洗車機を設置する面積が大きく取れて、洗車機本体の走行移動距離が十分長い場合には、洗浄手段を備えた第一走行体と乾燥手段を備えた第二走行体とを有する洗車機本体を用い、所定間隔離間して一体に走行移動させて、第一走行体により洗浄工程を行い、続いて、第二走行体による乾燥工程を連続して行う1WAY(0.5往復)方式の洗車工程が採用される。   On the other hand, when the area for installing the car wash machine is large and the travel distance of the car wash machine body is sufficiently long, the car wash having the first travel body provided with the cleaning means and the second travel body provided with the drying means A 1WAY (0.5 reciprocation) system in which the machine main body is used to move and move integrally at a predetermined interval, the cleaning process is performed by the first traveling body, and then the drying process by the second traveling body is continuously performed. Car wash process is adopted.

また、洗浄手段と乾燥手段を一体に備えた洗車機本体を用いて、洗浄工程と乾燥工程とを連続して行うことが模索されており、例えば、洗浄手段と乾燥手段との間に、洗浄水の飛散を防止するシャッターを設けて、乾燥部位に洗浄水が掛からないようにして、洗浄工程に続いて連続して乾燥工程が実施可能とした洗車機が既に出願されている(例えば、特許文献1参照)。   In addition, it has been sought to continuously perform a washing process and a drying process using a car wash machine body integrally provided with a washing means and a drying means. For example, between the washing means and the drying means, washing is performed. There has already been filed a car wash machine that is provided with a shutter that prevents water from splashing so that washing water is not applied to the drying site, and the drying process can be carried out continuously following the washing process (for example, a patent) Reference 1).

特開2002−193079号公報JP 2002-193079 A

上記特許文献1に記載された洗車機は、その洗車装置本体の前側に上面ブラシ装置(トップブラシ)、その後方に側面ブラシ装置(サイドブラシ)、更にその後方にブロワノズルを備えた構成とされる。そのために、ブロワノズル(乾燥手段)に近接してサイドブラシが配設されている構成となって、サイドブラシによる洗浄水や液剤の飛散の影響が大きくなる。   The car wash machine described in Patent Document 1 has a top brush device (top brush) on the front side of the car wash device body, a side brush device (side brush) on the back side, and a blower nozzle on the back side. . For this reason, the side brush is arranged in the vicinity of the blower nozzle (drying means), and the influence of scattering of cleaning water and liquid agent by the side brush is increased.

従って、洗浄水の飛散を抑制するために設置するシャッターは、サイドブラシによる洗浄水の飛散を効果的に抑制することが可能な形状や大きさであることが求められる。すなわち、サイドブラシによる洗浄水の飛散を抑制するために設置するシャッターや水飛び防止カーテンなどの所定の大きさが必要であり、洗浄手段と乾燥手段を一体に備えた洗車機本体を十分コンパクトに構成することが困難になる。   Therefore, the shutter installed in order to suppress the scattering of cleaning water is required to have a shape and size that can effectively suppress the scattering of cleaning water by the side brush. In other words, it is necessary to have a predetermined size such as a shutter installed to prevent splashing of washing water by the side brush and a water splash prevention curtain, etc., and the car wash machine main body equipped with washing means and drying means is made sufficiently compact. It becomes difficult to configure.

従って、十分には広くない洗車機の設置場所に、洗浄工程と乾燥工程とを連続して行う1WAY(0.5往復)方式の洗車機を設置する場合には、洗浄手段と乾燥手段をよりコンパクトな構成で一体に備えた洗車機であることが望まれる。   Therefore, when installing a 1 WAY (0.5 reciprocation) type car wash machine that continuously performs the washing process and the drying process at a place where the car washing machine is not sufficiently wide, the washing means and the drying means are more It is desired to be a car wash machine provided integrally with a compact configuration.

本発明は、上記問題点に鑑み、洗車機本体と被洗浄車両とを前後方向に相対移動させながら洗車を行う洗車機において、洗浄手段と乾燥手段を一体に備えたコンパクトな構成であっても水飛びを抑制して洗浄工程と乾燥工程を連続して行うことが可能な洗車機を提供することを目的とする。   In view of the above problems, the present invention provides a car wash machine that performs car washing while relatively moving the car wash machine main body and the vehicle to be washed in the front-rear direction, and has a compact configuration that is integrally provided with washing means and drying means. An object of the present invention is to provide a car washing machine capable of continuously performing a washing process and a drying process while suppressing water splash.

上記目的を達成するために本発明は、洗車機本体と被洗浄車両とを前後方向に相対移動させながら洗車を行う洗車機において、洗車機本体の前側に被洗浄車両の側面をブラッシングするサイドブラシを設け、その後方に被洗浄車両の上面をブラッシングするトップブラシを設け、更にその後方に乾燥用の送風ノズルを配設するとともに、前記トップブラシを相対向して水を跳ね上げる方向に互いに逆方向に回転する前後一対のブラシ体から構成したことを特徴としている。   In order to achieve the above object, the present invention provides a side brush that brushes the side of a vehicle to be cleaned on the front side of the car washer main body in a car washer that performs car washing while relatively moving the car washer main body and the vehicle to be cleaned in the front-rear direction. A top brush for brushing the upper surface of the vehicle to be cleaned is provided at the rear, and a blower nozzle for drying is provided at the rear, and the top brushes are opposed to each other in the direction of splashing water. It is characterized by comprising a pair of front and rear brush bodies rotating in the direction.

この構成によると、サイドブラシと乾燥用の送風ノズル間の距離が長くなるので、サイドブラシによる水飛びの影響は小さくなる。また、送風ノズルに近いトップブラシは、対向する方向に水を跳ね上げる前後一対のブラシ体から構成されるので、ブラシ体が跳ね上げる水は送風ノズルには届かない。すなわち、洗浄手段と乾燥手段を一体に備えたコンパクトな構成であっても水飛びを抑制して洗浄工程と乾燥工程を連続して行うことが可能な洗車機を得ることができる。   According to this configuration, since the distance between the side brush and the air blowing nozzle for drying is increased, the influence of water splashing by the side brush is reduced. Moreover, since the top brush close to the blowing nozzle is composed of a pair of front and rear brush bodies that splash water in the opposite direction, the water that the brush body splashes does not reach the blowing nozzle. That is, it is possible to obtain a car wash machine capable of continuously performing the cleaning process and the drying process while suppressing water splashing even with a compact configuration integrally including the cleaning means and the drying means.

また本発明は上記構成の洗車機において、前記トップブラシは、回転する前記ブラシ体の先端が当接する程度に近接して配置されることを特徴としている。この構成によると、トップブラシを用いて被洗浄車両の上面をブラッシングすることにより水を跳ね上げても、跳ね上げられた水は相対向するブラシ体間の密閉空間に留まり、当接するブラシ体の上部には跳ね上げることがなく、トップブラシによる水飛びを効果的に抑制できる。   According to the present invention, in the car wash machine configured as described above, the top brush is disposed as close as possible to abut the tip of the rotating brush body. According to this configuration, even if the water is splashed by brushing the upper surface of the vehicle to be cleaned using the top brush, the splashed water remains in the sealed space between the opposing brush bodies, and the brush body that comes into contact with There is no splashing at the top, and water splashing by the top brush can be effectively suppressed.

また本発明は上記構成の洗車機において、前記送風ノズルは、被洗浄車両の上面を乾燥するトップ送風ノズルと、被洗浄車両の側面を乾燥するサイド送風ノズルとを備え、前記トップブラシに近い方に前記トップ送風ノズルを配設したことを特徴としている。この構成によると、トップ送風ノズルがトップブラシに近い位置に配設されていても、トップブラシによる水飛びが抑制されているので、トップ送風ノズルに水が掛からない。また、サイド送風ノズルは、サイドブラシから遠い位置に配設されるので、サイドブラシによる水飛びの影響も受けない構成となる。   In the car wash machine having the above-described configuration, the blow nozzle includes a top blow nozzle that dries the top surface of the vehicle to be cleaned and a side blow nozzle that dries the side surface of the vehicle to be cleaned, and is closer to the top brush. It is characterized in that the top blower nozzle is disposed on the top. According to this configuration, even if the top blowing nozzle is disposed at a position close to the top brush, water splashing by the top brush is suppressed, so that the top blowing nozzle is not splashed with water. Further, since the side blowing nozzle is disposed at a position far from the side brush, the side blowing nozzle is not affected by water splashing by the side brush.

本発明によれば、洗車機本体の前側にサイドブラシを、その後方にトップブラシを、更にその後方に乾燥用の送風ノズルを配設し、前記トップブラシを相対向して水を跳ね上げる方向に回転する前後一対のブラシ体から構成したので、洗浄手段と乾燥手段を一体に備えたコンパクトな構成であっても水飛びを抑制して洗浄工程と乾燥工程を連続して行うことが可能な洗車機を得ることができる。   According to the present invention, the side brush is disposed on the front side of the car wash machine main body, the top brush is disposed on the rear side thereof, and the air blowing nozzle for drying is further disposed on the rear side thereof. Since it is composed of a pair of front and rear brush bodies that rotate in a straight line, it is possible to carry out the washing process and the drying process continuously while suppressing water splashing even in a compact configuration with the washing means and the drying means integrated. You can get a car wash.

本発明に係る洗車機の全体構成を示す側面図である。It is a side view showing the whole car wash machine composition concerning the present invention. 本発明に係る洗車機の概略正面図である。It is a schematic front view of the car wash machine concerning the present invention. 本発明に係る洗車機の洗車状態を示す概略側面図である。It is a schematic side view which shows the car wash state of the car wash machine which concerns on this invention. トップブラシによる洗浄工程を示す概略側面図である。It is a schematic side view which shows the washing | cleaning process by a top brush. 従来の洗車機の構成を示す概略説明図である。It is a schematic explanatory drawing which shows the structure of the conventional car wash machine.

以下に本発明の実施形態を図面を参照して説明する。図1、図2は一実施形態の洗車機WAを示す側面図、概略正面図である。洗車機WAは左右の対向する2つのスタンド部90の上端を連結する天井部91を有して門型に形成される洗車機本体(本体部)1を備える。洗車機本体1の進入経路上にはリモートパネル7Aが配される。被洗浄車両CAはリモートパネル7Aの面前で停車し、リモートパネル7Aの操作によって洗車の受け付け等を行う。   Embodiments of the present invention will be described below with reference to the drawings. 1 and 2 are a side view and a schematic front view showing a car wash machine WA according to an embodiment. The car wash machine WA includes a car wash machine main body (main body part) 1 that has a ceiling 91 that connects upper ends of two left and right opposing stand parts 90 and is formed in a gate shape. A remote panel 7 </ b> A is disposed on the approach path of the car wash machine body 1. The vehicle to be cleaned CA stops in front of the remote panel 7A, and receives a car wash by operating the remote panel 7A.

洗車機本体1の底面には地面に設けられた左右一対のレール2上に配される車輪3が設けられる。これにより、洗車機本体1はレール2上を走行して被洗浄車両CAに対して前後に相対移動するように立設される。   Wheels 3 arranged on a pair of left and right rails 2 provided on the ground are provided on the bottom surface of the car wash machine main body 1. As a result, the car wash machine main body 1 is erected so as to travel on the rail 2 and move relative to the vehicle to be cleaned CA.

洗車機本体1には被洗浄車両CAをブラッシングする複数の回転するブラシを設けている。ブラシはトップブラシ4、サイドブラシ5及びロッカーブラシ6から成っている。トップブラシ4は被洗浄車両CAの上面をブラッシングして洗浄し、布(織布、編布、不織布等)や樹脂繊維から成るブラシ毛を放射状に固着して形成される。   The car wash machine main body 1 is provided with a plurality of rotating brushes for brushing the vehicle to be cleaned CA. The brush comprises a top brush 4, a side brush 5 and a rocker brush 6. The top brush 4 is formed by brushing and cleaning the upper surface of the vehicle CA to be cleaned, and radially fixing brush hairs made of cloth (woven fabric, knitted fabric, non-woven fabric, etc.) or resin fibers.

サイドブラシ5は左右一対設けられ、被洗浄車両CAの両側面と前後面に摺動して被洗浄車両CAを洗浄する。ロッカーブラシ6は左右一対設けられ、被洗浄車両CAのタイヤを含む側面下部を洗浄する。サイドブラシ5及びロッカーブラシ6もトップブラシ4と同様の回転軸及びブラシ毛を有している。   A pair of left and right side brushes 5 is provided, and slides on both side surfaces and front and rear surfaces of the vehicle to be cleaned CA to clean the vehicle to be cleaned CA. A pair of left and right rocker brushes 6 are provided to clean the lower portion of the side surface including the tire of the vehicle CA to be cleaned. The side brush 5 and the rocker brush 6 also have the same rotating shaft and brush hair as the top brush 4.

洗車機本体1の一方の側方には洗剤やワックス等の各種液剤を貯液する複数の貯液タンク(不図示)を収納するタンク収納部(不図示)が配される。タンク収納部の上方には市水及び各貯液タンクからの液剤を電磁弁等を介して分配する分配配管部(不図示)が設けられる。分配配管部には第一洗浄ノズル11、第二洗浄ノズル12、第三洗浄ノズル13が導出される。洗車機本体1の後方には洗浄液や高圧空気を供給する供給部(不図示)が設けられ、分配配管部に接続される。洗浄液は市水だけでなく、洗剤やワックス等の各種液剤と混合されてもよい。   A tank storage unit (not shown) for storing a plurality of liquid storage tanks (not shown) for storing various liquid agents such as detergents and waxes is disposed on one side of the car wash machine body 1. A distribution pipe (not shown) that distributes city water and the liquid agent from each liquid storage tank via a solenoid valve or the like is provided above the tank housing. A first cleaning nozzle 11, a second cleaning nozzle 12, and a third cleaning nozzle 13 are led out to the distribution pipe section. A supply unit (not shown) for supplying cleaning liquid and high-pressure air is provided behind the car wash machine main body 1 and is connected to a distribution pipe unit. The cleaning liquid may be mixed not only with city water but also with various liquid agents such as detergents and waxes.

例えば、第1洗浄ノズル11は洗車機本体1の手前側に配され、被洗浄車両CAに対して市水を噴射する。第2洗浄ノズル12は洗車機本体1の中ほどに配され、被洗浄車両CAに対して洗剤を噴射する。第三洗浄ノズル13は洗車機本体1の奥側に配され、被洗浄車両CAに対して撥水コート剤やワックスなどの液剤を噴射する。   For example, the 1st washing nozzle 11 is arranged on the near side of car wash machine main part 1, and injects city water with respect to washed car CA. The second washing nozzle 12 is arranged in the middle of the car wash machine main body 1 and injects detergent onto the vehicle to be washed CA. The third cleaning nozzle 13 is disposed on the back side of the car wash machine body 1 and injects a liquid agent such as a water repellent coating agent or wax to the vehicle CA to be cleaned.

また、洗車機本体1には被洗浄車両CAを乾燥させる送風ノズルとしてトップ送風ノズル21とサイド送風ノズル22とを設けている。洗車機本体1の後方上部にはトップ送風ノズル21が設けられ、さらに後方の両側方にサイド送風ノズル22が設けられる。トップ送風ノズル21及びサイド送風ノズル22はブロワ20からの送風を被洗浄車両CAに対して吹き付けて乾燥させる。   The car wash machine main body 1 is provided with a top blow nozzle 21 and a side blow nozzle 22 as blow nozzles for drying the vehicle CA to be cleaned. A top blowing nozzle 21 is provided at the upper rear portion of the car wash machine main body 1, and side blowing nozzles 22 are further provided on both sides on the rear side. The top blower nozzle 21 and the side blower nozzle 22 blow the blown air from the blower 20 against the vehicle CA to be cleaned.

洗車機本体1の前面上部には車両センサ8が設けられている。車両センサ8は光電センサや超音波センサ等から成り、洗車機本体1に進入する被洗浄車両CAを検知する。また、洗車機本体1の入り口部には、被洗浄車両CAの車形を検知する車形検知部9を設けている。この車形検知部9は、透過式光電センサからなるエリアセンサであって、洗車機本体1の一方の側部の上下方向に投光器を併設し、これらの投光器に対向する他方の側部の上下方向に受光器を併設することで、洗浄位置に進入してくる被洗浄車両の車形を検知して、その先端部と後端部およびボンネット高さを検知する。   A vehicle sensor 8 is provided on the front upper portion of the car wash machine body 1. The vehicle sensor 8 includes a photoelectric sensor, an ultrasonic sensor, and the like, and detects the vehicle to be cleaned CA that enters the car wash machine body 1. In addition, a vehicle shape detection unit 9 that detects the vehicle shape of the vehicle CA to be cleaned is provided at the entrance of the car wash machine body 1. The vehicle shape detection unit 9 is an area sensor composed of a transmissive photoelectric sensor, and is provided with a projector in the vertical direction on one side of the car wash machine body 1, and the upper and lower sides of the other side facing the projector. By installing a light receiver in the direction, the vehicle shape of the vehicle to be cleaned entering the cleaning position is detected, and the front end portion, the rear end portion, and the hood height are detected.

洗車機本体1の一方の側方の前面には操作パネル7が配される。操作パネル7はリモートパネル7Aと同様の操作ボタンを備え、被洗浄車両CAから降車したユーザ等の操作により洗車の受け付けや洗車条件の設定を行う。   An operation panel 7 is disposed on the front surface on one side of the car wash body 1. The operation panel 7 has the same operation buttons as the remote panel 7A, and accepts a car wash and sets car wash conditions by the operation of a user who gets off the vehicle to be cleaned CA.

洗車条件の設定としてはシャンプー、ワックス掛け、撥水コート等を水洗いに追加するボタンが操作パネル7及びリモートパネル7Aに設けられる。また、高級なシャンプー、高級なワックス(例えば、艶出しコーティング)、高級な撥水コート、特殊なコート等を行うボタンも設けられている。さらに、フロントガード有り、フェンダーポール有り、ドアミラー有り、リヤワイパー有り、該当装備品無し等の装備品設定ボタンが設けられている。   As setting of the car wash conditions, buttons for adding shampoo, waxing, water repellent coat, etc. to the water wash are provided on the operation panel 7 and the remote panel 7A. In addition, buttons for performing high-grade shampoo, high-grade wax (for example, glazing coating), high-grade water repellent coating, special coating, and the like are also provided. In addition, equipment setting buttons such as front guard, fender pole, door mirror, rear wiper, and no applicable equipment are provided.

本実施形態の洗車機WAは、洗車機本体1と被洗浄車両CAとを前後方向に相対移動させながら、被洗浄車両CAの洗車を行う洗車機であって、洗車機本体1の前側にサイドブラシ5を、その後方にトップブラシ4を、更にその後方に乾燥用の送風ノズルを配設し、前記トップブラシ4を相対向して水を跳ね上げる方向に互いに逆方向に回転する前後一対のブラシ体4a、4bから構成している。   The car wash machine WA of the present embodiment is a car wash machine that performs a car wash of the vehicle to be cleaned CA while relatively moving the car wash machine body 1 and the vehicle to be cleaned CA in the front-rear direction. A pair of front and rear rotating brushes 5, a top brush 4 at the rear, and a blower nozzle for drying at the rear, and rotating the top brush 4 opposite to each other in the direction of splashing water. It consists of brush bodies 4a and 4b.

すなわち、図3に示すように、洗車機本体1を図中の矢印D1方向に移動しながら、被洗浄車両CAを、その前方からサイドブラシ5による側面洗浄を行い、次いで、ロッカーブラシ6による側面下部の洗浄とブラシ体4a、4bを備えたトップブラシ4による上面洗浄を行い、その後、送風ノズルから乾燥用空気を吹き付けて乾燥を行う。   That is, as shown in FIG. 3, while the car wash machine body 1 is moved in the direction of arrow D <b> 1 in the drawing, the vehicle to be cleaned CA is cleaned from the front side by the side brush 5, and then the side surface by the rocker brush 6 is used. The lower surface is cleaned and the upper surface is cleaned with the top brush 4 provided with the brush bodies 4a and 4b, and then the drying air is blown from the blowing nozzle to perform the drying.

上記の構成であれば、サイドブラシ5と乾燥用の送風ノズル間の距離が長くなるので、サイドブラシ5による水飛びの影響は小さくなる。また、送風ノズルに近いトップブラシ4は、対向する方向に水を跳ね上げる前後一対のブラシ体4a、4bから構成されるので、ブラシ体が跳ね上げる水は送風ノズルには届かない。すなわち、洗浄手段と乾燥手段を一体に備えたコンパクトな構成であっても水飛びを抑制して洗浄工程と乾燥工程を連続して行うことが可能な洗車機WAを得ることができる。   If it is said structure, since the distance between the side brush 5 and the ventilation nozzle for drying becomes long, the influence of the water splash by the side brush 5 becomes small. Moreover, since the top brush 4 close to the blowing nozzle is composed of a pair of front and rear brush bodies 4a and 4b that splash water in the opposite direction, the water that the brush body splashes does not reach the blowing nozzle. That is, it is possible to obtain a car wash machine WA that can perform the washing process and the drying process continuously while suppressing water splash even with a compact configuration that integrally includes the washing means and the drying means.

図4に示すように、トップブラシ4は、前後一対の比較的小型のブラシ体4a、4bから成る。また、このトップブラシ4は、回転するブラシ体4a、4bの先端が当接する程度に近接して配置されている。この構成であれば、よりコンパクトな構成にでき、被洗浄車両CAの上面CAaに当接しながら回転することで跳ね上げられる水滴41は、ブラシ体4a、4b間の密閉された領域内に留まり、当接するブラシ体により上部に跳ね上げられない。従って、比較的コンパクトな構成であってもトップブラシ4による遠くに飛ばされる水滴42が減少して、水飛びを効果的に抑制できる。   As shown in FIG. 4, the top brush 4 includes a pair of front and rear relatively small brush bodies 4a and 4b. Further, the top brush 4 is arranged so close that the tips of the rotating brush bodies 4a and 4b come into contact with each other. If it is this structure, it can be made a more compact structure, and the water droplet 41 splashed up by rotating while contacting the upper surface CAa of the vehicle to be cleaned CA stays in the sealed region between the brush bodies 4a and 4b. It cannot be flipped up by the brush body in contact. Therefore, even if it is a relatively compact configuration, the water droplets 42 that are blown away by the top brush 4 are reduced, and water splashing can be effectively suppressed.

すなわち、トップ送風ノズル21がトップブラシ4に近い位置に配設されていてコンパクトな構成であっても、トップブラシ4による水飛びが抑制されているので、トップ送風ノズル21に水が掛からない。また、サイド送風ノズル22は、サイドブラシ4から遠い位置に配設されるので、サイドブラシ4による水飛びの影響も受けない構成となる。   That is, even if the top blowing nozzle 21 is disposed at a position close to the top brush 4 and has a compact configuration, water splashing by the top brush 4 is suppressed, so that the top blowing nozzle 21 is not splashed with water. Further, since the side air blowing nozzle 22 is disposed at a position far from the side brush 4, the side air blowing nozzle 22 is not affected by water splashing by the side brush 4.

上記したように、本実施形態の洗車機WAは、洗車機本体1の全長L1(図3参照)を最少にすることができ、トップブラシ4と乾燥用の送風ノズルとの距離を小さくしたコンパクトな構成の洗車機となる。   As described above, the car wash machine WA according to the present embodiment can minimize the overall length L1 (see FIG. 3) of the car wash machine body 1 and can reduce the distance between the top brush 4 and the air blowing nozzle for drying. It becomes a car wash machine with a simple structure.

次に。従来構成の洗車機WBにおける水飛びの影響について図5を用いて説明する。   next. The influence of water splash in the conventional car wash machine WB will be described with reference to FIG.

従来構成の洗車機WBは、洗車機本体1Aの前側にトップブラシ4Aを、その後方にサイドブラシ5Aを、配設しており、その後方に乾燥用の送風ノズル(トップ送風ノズル21A)を配設している。また、トップブラシ4Aは一本の比較的大きなブラシ体から成る。   The conventional car wash machine WB has a top brush 4A on the front side of the car wash machine main body 1A, a side brush 5A on the rear side thereof, and a drying nozzle (top blowing nozzle 21A) on the rear side. Has been established. The top brush 4A is composed of a single relatively large brush body.

そのために、サイドブラシ5Aに近接してトップ送風ノズル21Aが配設されており、サイドブラシ5Aにより跳ね上げられる水がトップ送風ノズル21Aに掛かってしまい、トップ送風ノズル21Aによる乾燥効果が低下してしまう。   Therefore, the top blowing nozzle 21A is disposed close to the side brush 5A, and water splashed by the side brush 5A is applied to the top blowing nozzle 21A, and the drying effect by the top blowing nozzle 21A is reduced. End up.

従って、従来構成の洗車機WBは、被洗浄車両CAに対して1往行による洗車工程では十分良好な洗車効果を得ることができず、往行時に洗浄工程を行い、復行時に乾燥工程を行う等の往復工程が必要となる。   Therefore, the car wash machine WB having the conventional configuration cannot obtain a sufficiently good car wash effect in the car wash process by one way with respect to the vehicle CA to be cleaned, and performs the washing process in the forward way and the drying process in the return way. A reciprocating process such as performing is required.

1往行のみにより洗浄工程と乾燥工程とを実行するためには、洗浄手段と乾燥手段との間隔を長く取るか、もしくは、これらの間に水飛び防止用のカーテンやシャッター部材等を配設して、洗浄手段が乾燥手段に影響を与えず、乾燥手段が洗浄手段に影響を与えないように構成する必要が生じる。   In order to execute the cleaning process and the drying process only by one way, a long interval between the cleaning means and the drying means is provided, or a curtain or a shutter member for preventing water splash is disposed between them. Thus, it is necessary to configure the cleaning unit so that it does not affect the drying unit, and the drying unit does not affect the cleaning unit.

すなわち、洗車機WBを、洗浄工程と乾燥工程を連続して行う1WAY(0.5往復)方式の洗車機とするには、長さの長い洗車機本体とするか、洗浄手段と乾燥手段との間に水飛び防止用のカーテンやシャッター部材等を配設する必要が生じることになり、いずれにしても、十分コンパクトな構成とはならない。   That is, in order to make the car wash machine WB a car wash machine of 1 WAY (0.5 reciprocation) system in which the washing process and the drying process are continuously performed, the car wash machine body having a long length or the washing means and the drying means In this case, it becomes necessary to dispose a curtain for preventing water splash, a shutter member, and the like, and in any case, the configuration is not sufficiently compact.

一方、本実施形態によれば、洗車機本体1の前側にサイドブラシ5を、その後方にトップブラシ4を、更にその後方に乾燥用の送風ノズルを配設し、トップブラシ4を相対向して水を跳ね上げる方向に回転する前後一対のブラシ体4a、4bから構成しているので、サイドブラシ5と乾燥用の送風ノズル間の距離が長くなって、サイドブラシ5による水飛びの影響は小さくなる。また、送風ノズルに近いトップブラシ4は、対向する方向に水を跳ね上げる前後一対の比較的小型のブラシ体4a、4bから構成されるので、よりコンパクトな構成にでき、ブラシ体が跳ね上げる水は送風ノズルには届かない。すなわち、洗浄手段と乾燥手段を一体に備えたコンパクトな構成であっても水飛びを抑制して洗浄工程と乾燥工程を連続して行うことが可能な洗車機を得ることができる。   On the other hand, according to the present embodiment, the side brush 5 is disposed on the front side of the car wash machine body 1, the top brush 4 is disposed on the rear side thereof, and the air blowing nozzle for drying is disposed on the rear side thereof. In this case, the distance between the side brush 5 and the drying air blowing nozzle is increased, and the influence of the water splash by the side brush 5 is as follows. Get smaller. Further, the top brush 4 close to the air blowing nozzle is composed of a pair of relatively small brush bodies 4a and 4b that jump up and down in the opposite direction, so that it can be made more compact and the water that the brush body jumps up. Does not reach the blower nozzle. That is, it is possible to obtain a car wash machine capable of continuously performing the cleaning process and the drying process while suppressing water splashing even with a compact configuration integrally including the cleaning means and the drying means.

また、互いに逆方向に回転する前後一対のブラシ体4a、4bを用いているので、一方向の回転では洗浄が困難な部位であっても、他方向に回転するブラシ体により良好に洗浄できるので、より効果的な洗浄効果を発揮する。   In addition, since a pair of front and rear brush bodies 4a and 4b that rotate in opposite directions are used, even a portion that is difficult to clean by rotating in one direction can be cleaned well by a brush body that rotates in the other direction. Demonstrate more effective cleaning effect.

上記したように、本実施形態に係る洗車機WAによれば、洗浄手段と乾燥手段との間に水飛び防止カーテンやシャッター部材等を配設する必要がなく、コンパクトな構成を維持しながら洗浄工程と乾燥工程を連続して行う1WAY(0.5往復)方式の洗車機を実現することができる。   As described above, according to the car wash machine WA according to the present embodiment, it is not necessary to provide a water splash prevention curtain, a shutter member, or the like between the cleaning means and the drying means, and cleaning is performed while maintaining a compact configuration. A 1 WAY (0.5 reciprocating) type car wash machine that continuously performs the process and the drying process can be realized.

そのために、結果的に最少スペースの1WAY方式の洗車機を得ることができる。また、この洗車機を用いて、往行・復行を繰り返す、1.5往復方式や2.5往復方式の洗車工程にも対応できることは明らかである。   Therefore, as a result, a 1 WAY type car wash machine with a minimum space can be obtained. In addition, it is obvious that this car wash machine can cope with a 1.5-way or 2.5-way car wash process that repeats going and returning.

そのために、本発明に係る洗車機は、設置面積が十分大きくない洗車場の洗車機として好適に適用される。   Therefore, the car wash machine according to the present invention is suitably applied as a car wash machine in a car wash place where the installation area is not sufficiently large.

1 洗車機本体
2 レール
3 車輪
4 トップブラシ
4a、4b ブラシ体
5 サイドブラシ
21 トップ送風ノズル
22 サイド送風ノズル
CA 被洗浄車両
WA 洗車機
DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 1 Car wash machine body 2 Rail 3 Wheel 4 Top brush 4a, 4b Brush body 5 Side brush 21 Top ventilation nozzle 22 Side ventilation nozzle CA Car to be cleaned WA Car wash machine

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洗車機本体と被洗浄車両とを前後方向に相対移動させながら洗車を行う洗車機において、
洗車機本体の前側に被洗浄車両の側面をブラッシングするサイドブラシを設け、その後方に被洗浄車両の上面をブラッシングするトップブラシを設け、更にその後方に乾燥用の送風ノズルを配設するとともに、
前記トップブラシを相対向して水を跳ね上げる方向に互いに逆方向に回転する前後一対のブラシ体から構成し、
前記トップブラシは、回転する前後一対の前記ブラシ体の先端が当接する程度に近接して配置されることを特徴とする洗車機。
In a car wash machine that performs a car wash while relatively moving the car wash machine body and the vehicle to be cleaned in the front-rear direction,
A side brush for brushing the side surface of the vehicle to be cleaned is provided on the front side of the car wash machine main body, a top brush for brushing the upper surface of the vehicle to be cleaned is provided behind it, and a blower nozzle for drying is further provided behind the brush.
The top brush is composed of a pair of front and rear brush bodies that rotate in opposite directions to each other in the direction of splashing water .
The car wash machine according to claim 1, wherein the top brush is disposed close enough to contact the tips of the pair of front and rear rotating brush bodies .
前記送風ノズルは、被洗浄車両の上面を乾燥するトップ送風ノズルと、被洗浄車両の側面を乾燥するサイド送風ノズルとを備え、前記トップブラシに近い方に前記トップ送風ノズルを配設したことを特徴とする請求項に記載の洗車機。 The blowing nozzle includes a top blowing nozzle for drying the upper surface of the vehicle to be cleaned and a side blowing nozzle for drying the side surface of the vehicle to be cleaned, and the top blowing nozzle is disposed closer to the top brush. The car wash machine according to claim 1 , characterized in that:
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