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JP6116840B2
JP6116840B2 JP2012203076A JP2012203076A JP6116840B2 JP 6116840 B2 JP6116840 B2 JP 6116840B2 JP 2012203076 A JP2012203076 A JP 2012203076A JP 2012203076 A JP2012203076 A JP 2012203076A JP 6116840 B2 JP6116840 B2 JP 6116840B2
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佐藤 誠
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伊藤 健二
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    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F24HEATING; RANGES; VENTILATING
    • F24FAIR-CONDITIONING; AIR-HUMIDIFICATION; VENTILATION; USE OF AIR CURRENTS FOR SCREENING
    • F24F13/00Details common to, or for air-conditioning, air-humidification, ventilation or use of air currents for screening
    • F24F13/08Air-flow control members, e.g. louvres, grilles, flaps or guide plates
    • F24F13/10Air-flow control members, e.g. louvres, grilles, flaps or guide plates movable, e.g. dampers
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F24HEATING; RANGES; VENTILATING
    • F24FAIR-CONDITIONING; AIR-HUMIDIFICATION; VENTILATION; USE OF AIR CURRENTS FOR SCREENING
    • F24F1/00Room units for air-conditioning, e.g. separate or self-contained units or units receiving primary air from a central station
    • F24F1/0007Indoor units, e.g. fan coil units
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F24HEATING; RANGES; VENTILATING
    • F24FAIR-CONDITIONING; AIR-HUMIDIFICATION; VENTILATION; USE OF AIR CURRENTS FOR SCREENING
    • F24F1/00Room units for air-conditioning, e.g. separate or self-contained units or units receiving primary air from a central station
    • F24F1/0007Indoor units, e.g. fan coil units
    • F24F1/0011Indoor units, e.g. fan coil units characterised by air outlets
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F24HEATING; RANGES; VENTILATING
    • F24FAIR-CONDITIONING; AIR-HUMIDIFICATION; VENTILATION; USE OF AIR CURRENTS FOR SCREENING
    • F24F1/00Room units for air-conditioning, e.g. separate or self-contained units or units receiving primary air from a central station
    • F24F1/0007Indoor units, e.g. fan coil units
    • F24F1/0043Indoor units, e.g. fan coil units characterised by mounting arrangements
    • F24F1/005Indoor units, e.g. fan coil units characterised by mounting arrangements mounted on the floor; standing on the floor
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F24HEATING; RANGES; VENTILATING
    • F24FAIR-CONDITIONING; AIR-HUMIDIFICATION; VENTILATION; USE OF AIR CURRENTS FOR SCREENING
    • F24F13/00Details common to, or for air-conditioning, air-humidification, ventilation or use of air currents for screening
    • F24F13/08Air-flow control members, e.g. louvres, grilles, flaps or guide plates
    • F24F13/10Air-flow control members, e.g. louvres, grilles, flaps or guide plates movable, e.g. dampers
    • F24F13/14Air-flow control members, e.g. louvres, grilles, flaps or guide plates movable, e.g. dampers built up of tilting members, e.g. louvre
    • F24F13/1426Air-flow control members, e.g. louvres, grilles, flaps or guide plates movable, e.g. dampers built up of tilting members, e.g. louvre characterised by actuating means
    • F24F2013/1446Air-flow control members, e.g. louvres, grilles, flaps or guide plates movable, e.g. dampers built up of tilting members, e.g. louvre characterised by actuating means with gearings

Description

  The present invention relates to an air conditioner in which a shutter mechanism for opening and closing the air outlet is provided at an air outlet that blows out temperature-controlled air into the room.

  A floor-standing type air conditioner normally blows out air whose temperature is adjusted by circulating a heat exchanger in the unit body from the air outlet provided in the upper front of the front panel of the unit body. It is said that. In such a floor-standing type air conditioner, an air conditioner provided with a shutter mechanism that opens an air outlet when the air conditioner is operating and closes the air outlet when the operation is stopped has been put into practical use. The shutter mechanism is movable up and down along a pair of guide rails provided vertically on both sides of the air outlet, and includes a plate-like shutter that opens and closes the air outlet and an elevator mechanism that raises and lowers the plate shutter. It is set as the structure provided.

  For example, as shown in Patent Document 1, the lifting mechanism includes a rack that moves up and down along a pair of left and right guide rails provided on the base side of the unit body, and is provided on the rack in the vertical direction. The rack gear is meshed with the gear fixed to the output shaft of the drive motor installed on the base side, and the rack is raised and lowered along the guide rail by forward and reverse rotation of the drive motor. It is set as the structure which opens and closes a blower outlet by raising / lowering the shutter connected with.

Japanese Patent No. 4328353

  However, when assembling the elevating mechanism, if the drive motor is fixedly installed on the base and the rack is assembled while inserting the guide pins into the rails of the pair of left and right guide rails from the front side, it will protrude from the drive motor. The output shaft interferes with the installation of the rack. For this reason, as shown in Patent Document 1, the dimension in the thickness direction is increased as a U-shaped cross-sectional configuration so that the rack straddles the drive motor and the output shaft so as not to interfere with the output shaft of the drive motor. Or it was necessary to assemble the drive motor after assembling the rack.

However, in the former configuration, a space for incorporating the shutter mechanism, that is, a space for incorporating a rack having a large thickness direction dimension must be secured, and there is a problem such as an increase in the thickness dimension of the unit. Yes, it was not preferable.
In addition, if the drive motor is retrofitted like the latter, it is necessary to assemble the entire lifting mechanism by overturning it many times, which greatly reduces the assemblability and greatly improves the workability when disassembling and assembling during maintenance. There were problems such as worsening.

  The present invention has been made in view of such circumstances, and has a structure in which a lifting mechanism that lifts and lowers a shutter of a shutter mechanism that opens and closes an outlet is thinned so that a thickness dimension of the unit does not increase and an assembly is performed. It aims at providing the air conditioner which can improve performance and serviceability.

In order to solve the above-described problems, the air conditioner of the present invention employs the following means.
That is, the air conditioner according to the present invention is an air conditioner in which a shutter mechanism for opening and closing the air outlet is provided at the air outlet that blows out the temperature-controlled air into the room. It consists of a shutter that moves up and down along the outlet and opens and closes the outlet, and a lifting mechanism that lifts and lowers the shutter. The lifting mechanism is installed on the base of the unit main body, and the output shaft is on the front side. A drive motor that protrudes to the output shaft, a gear that is fixed to the output shaft, a rack gear that meshes with the gear, and a gear holder guide that is provided with guide pins on the upper and lower sides. And a pair of left and right guide rails that guide the gear holder guide up and down through the guide pins, the guide rails extending along the longitudinal direction. Said guide pins of said gear holder guide has a notch which can be inserted into the rail section in location, notch part is characterized in that it is capable restored by rail cover.

  According to the present invention, there is provided an air conditioner provided with a shutter mechanism that includes a shutter that opens and closes an outlet and an elevating mechanism that elevates and lowers the shutter, and the elevating mechanism is installed on a base on the main body side. A drive motor with the output shaft protruding to the front side, a gear fixed to the output shaft, a rack gear meshing with the gear are provided in the vertical direction, and guide pins are provided on the upper and lower sides on the left and right sides. And a pair of left and right guide rails that guide the gear holder guide up and down through the guide pins so that the gear holder guide can be moved up and down. The holder guide has a notch where the guide pin can be inserted into the rail, and the notch can be restored by the rail cover. Even after a fixed installation of the drive motor with the force shaft protruding to the front side, the drive motor protrudes to the front side by inserting guide pins from the notches into the pair of left and right guide rails Without being obstructed by the output shaft, the gear holder guide can be assembled to the guide rail so as to be movable up and down through the guide pin. Then, after the gear holder guide is assembled, the rail function of the guide rail can be restored by attaching a rail cover to the notch. Therefore, after assembling the drive motor, the gear holder guide can be inserted into the guide rail and assembled, simplifying the assembling of the lifting mechanism and service maintenance, and improving assembling and serviceability. In addition, the gear holder guide, and hence the lifting mechanism, can be made thin so that the thickness dimension of the unit does not increase.

  Furthermore, the air conditioner of the present invention is the above air conditioner, wherein the notch is a position along the longitudinal direction of the guide rail and is higher than the position where the output shaft of the drive motor protrudes. It is provided in the site | part.

  According to the present invention, since the notch is provided at a position along the longitudinal direction of the guide rail and above the position where the output shaft of the drive motor protrudes, the output shaft of the drive motor protrudes. Insert the upper guide pins in the guide pins provided on the top and bottom of the left and right sides of the gear holder guide and insert the gear holder guide into the notch at a position above the position where the gear holder guide is installed. The gear holder guide can be assembled between the pair of guide rails in a state in which the output shaft of the drive motor protrudes in the vertical space along the rack gear provided in. Therefore, after assembling the gear holder guide between the pair of left and right guide rails on the base, the assembly work can be simplified and simplified, and the number of man-hours can be greatly reduced, compared to the case where the drive motor is installed on the back side. it can. In addition, what is necessary is just to insert the lower guide pin of a gear holder guide into a rail part from the lower end part of a guide rail.

Furthermore, the air conditioner according to the present invention is the air conditioner according to any one of the above-described air conditioners, wherein the rail cover is detachable and can be restored to the rail function of the guide rail by being installed in the notch. It is characterized by being configured.
According to the present invention, since the rail cover is detachable and is configured to be able to restore the rail function of the guide rail by being installed in the notch portion, the notch portion is removed with the rail cover removed. And the upper guide pin on the gear holder guide side is inserted into the rail part of the pair of left and right guide rails, so that the gear holder guide can be moved to the guide rail without being obstructed by the output shaft of the drive motor protruding to the front side. On the other hand, the rail function of the guide rail can be restored to the original by installing the rail cover after installing the gear holder guide, and the gear holder guide can be smoothly slid along the guide rail. Can do. Therefore, the drive motor, the guide rail, and the gear holder guide can be sequentially assembled by attaching and detaching the rail cover, and the lifting mechanism can be easily disassembled and assembled even during maintenance.

Furthermore, the air conditioner according to the present invention is the air conditioner according to any one of the above-described air conditioners, wherein the gear holder guide is a vertically long rectangular frame, and the rack gear extends in a longitudinal direction at a substantially central portion of the frame. along wherein being configured to be provided integrally.

  According to the present invention, the gear holder guide is a vertically-long rectangular frame, and the rack gear is integrally provided along the length direction at a substantially central portion in the frame. By making the gear holder guide to be held into a frame structure and reducing the amount of constituent materials used, the gear holder guide itself can be reduced in weight. Accordingly, the material cost can be reduced and the cost can be reduced, and the drive motor that raises and lowers the gear holder guide can be reduced in size and the power consumption can be reduced.

  Furthermore, the air conditioner of the present invention is characterized in that, in the above air conditioner, the gear holder guide is integrally provided with a plurality of horizontal lattices between one vertical frame and the rack gear. And

  According to the present invention, since a plurality of horizontal lattices are integrally provided between one vertical frame of the gear holder guide and the rack gear, even if the gear holder guide has a frame structure, a rack gear that is long in the vertical direction is provided. By reinforcing with a plurality of horizontal lattices, the bending strength can be sufficiently ensured. Accordingly, the meshing between the rack gear and the gear can be maintained normally, and the gear holder guide can be smoothly moved up and down along the guide rail by the rotation of the drive motor.

  Furthermore, the air conditioner of the present invention is the air conditioner according to any one of the above-described air conditioners, wherein the shutter and the lifting mechanism are respectively configured such that a lower end portion of the shutter and an upper end portion of the gear holder guide of the lifting mechanism are respectively axes. It is connected through a connector that is rotatably coupled.

  According to the present invention, since the shutter and the lifting mechanism are connected via the connectors in which the lower end portion of the shutter and the upper end portion of the gear holder guide of the lifting mechanism are coupled to each other by a shaft, By moving the gear holder guide of the mechanism up and down in the vertical direction, the shutter connected to the upper end of the mechanism through the connector has a degree of freedom in its movement, while moving up and down along the air outlet in the vertical direction. Can be moved forward. Therefore, the shutter that opens and closes the air outlet can be easily moved to the position when the air outlet is closed and the accommodation position when the air outlet is opened.

  According to the present invention, the guide pins are inserted into the pair of left and right guide rails from the notch portions even after the drive motor having the output shaft protruding to the front side is fixedly installed on the base of the main body side. Thus, the gear holder guide can be assembled to the guide rail so as to be movable up and down via the guide pin without being obstructed by the output shaft of the drive motor protruding to the front side. After the gear holder guide is assembled, the rail function of the guide rail can be restored by attaching the rail cover to the notch, so after assembling the drive motor, insert the gear holder guide into the guide rail and assemble it. It is possible to simplify the work during assembling of the lifting mechanism and service maintenance, improve the assembling property and serviceability, and reduce the thickness of the unit by reducing the thickness of the gear holder guide and eventually the lifting mechanism. Can be prevented from growing.

1 is an external perspective view of an air conditioner according to an embodiment of the present invention. It is a perspective view of the state which removed the upper front panel of the air conditioner shown in FIG. It is a longitudinal cross-sectional view of a state in which the lower front panel of the air conditioner shown in FIG. 1 is removed and a shutter that opens and closes the air outlet is lowered and accommodated on the back side of the upper front panel. It is a longitudinal cross-sectional view of the state which raised the shutter shown in FIG. 3 to the upper end vicinity of a blower outlet. It is a longitudinal cross-sectional view of the state which raised the shutter shown in FIG. 4 further, and was extruded to the front side. It is the perspective view of the state which looked at the said shutter from the front side. It is a perspective view which shows the installation state of the upper guide pin provided in the upper part of the both end surfaces of the said shutter. It is a perspective view which shows the installation state of the lower guide pin provided in the lower part of the both end surfaces of the said shutter. It is a side view of the guide rail which guides raising / lowering of the said shutter. FIG. 10 is a cross-sectional view corresponding to aa in FIG. 9. FIG. 10 is a cross-sectional view corresponding to bb in FIG. 9. It is a perspective view of the assembly | attachment state of the raising / lowering mechanism which raises / lowers the said shutter. It is a perspective view of the state at the time of attaching the lower part side of the rack holder guide in the raising / lowering mechanism of the said shutter to a guide rail. FIG. 14 is a perspective view of a state after the lower side of the rack holder guide shown in FIG. 13 is assembled to the guide rail. FIG. 4 is a side view of the shutter mechanism in which the shutter and the lifting mechanism are coupled by a connector in the state of FIG. 3. It is a side view in the state of FIG. 4 of the shutter mechanism shown in FIG. It is a side view in the state of FIG. 5 of the shutter mechanism shown in FIG.

Hereinafter, an embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to FIGS.
FIG. 1 is an external perspective view of a floor-standing air conditioner according to an embodiment of the present invention, FIG. 2 is a perspective view of a state in which the upper front panel is removed, and FIG. A longitudinal sectional view of the state in which the lower front panel is removed and a shutter for opening and closing the air outlet is lowered and accommodated on the back side of the upper front panel is shown.
The floor-standing air conditioner 1 includes a unit body 2 having a vertically long rectangular parallelepiped shape assembled from a rear panel 4, a left / right side panel 5, a front panel 6, a ceiling panel 7, and the like installed on a base plate 3. Yes.

  The front panel 6 is a U-shaped cross-sectional panel having rearward extensions on both sides, and is divided into two vertically, and suction grills for sucking room air into both sides of the lower front panel 6A. 8 is provided, and an air outlet 9 for blowing out temperature-adjusted air into the room is provided in front of the upper portion of the upper front panel 6B. The air outlet 9 is provided with a shutter mechanism 10 that opens and closes the air outlet 9. The shutter mechanism 10 is configured as described later, and closes the air outlet 9 when the operation of the air conditioner 1 is stopped, and opens the air outlet 9 when the air conditioner 1 is operated.

  As shown in FIG. 6, the room air sucked from the suction grill 8 through the air filter is pumped toward the upper side of the unit main body 2 on the back side of the lower front panel 6 </ b> A, that is, inside the unit main body 2. A blower 11 such as a sirocco fan is incorporated. The blower outlet 12 of the blower 11 is connected to an air passage 13 formed in the unit body 2 in the vertical direction. In the air passage 13, a rectangular plate fin tube type heat exchanger 14 that is long in the vertical direction is obliquely disposed with the lower end portion positioned on the front side and the upper end portion positioned on the rear side.

  The heat exchanger 14 circulates air that is pumped from the lower side to the upper side of the air passage 13 in the vertical direction by the blower 11 and cools or heats the air by exchanging heat with the refrigerant therebetween, so that the conditioned air at a set temperature. As a result, the air is blown out from the air outlet 9 into the room. The heat exchanger 14 is connected to the outdoor unit side via a refrigerant pipe composed of a refrigerant gas pipe and a refrigerant liquid pipe, and constitutes a known refrigeration cycle. In addition, a drain pan 15 is disposed below the lower end of the heat exchanger 14, collects drain water that condenses and flows down on the surface of the heat exchanger 14, and discharges it outside through the drain pipe. Has been.

  The conditioned air temperature-controlled by the heat exchanger 14 is converted into a flow in a direction perpendicular to the air outlet 9 provided on the upper front surface of the upper front panel 6B and blown into the room. In order to adjust the wind direction, a plurality of vertical louvers 16 in the vertical direction and a plurality of horizontal louvers 17 in the horizontal direction are rotatably disposed at the outlet 9. Further, at the upper part of the heat exchanger 14, when the conditioned air is changed in the direction perpendicular to the lower corner portion of the air outlet 9, separation is suppressed to prevent a reduction in the air volume and generation of noise, and the air outlet smoothly A guide vane 18 for leading to 9 is fixedly installed on a side plate of the heat exchanger 14 via a bracket portion 19.

  The shutter mechanism 10 that opens and closes the air outlet 9 includes a shutter 20 that is installed in the air outlet 9 so as to be movable up and down along a vertical direction through a guide, and an elevating mechanism 21 that raises and lowers the shutter 20. As shown in FIG. 6, the shutter 20 is a horizontally-long rectangular resin plate having substantially the same size as the air outlet 9, and the upper guide pins 22 and the lower guides made of resin are provided at the upper and lower positions of both end surfaces. Pins 23 are provided. The upper guide pin 22 and the lower guide pin 23 slide in a guide groove 28 of a guide rail 27 described later, and are configured to have different projecting lengths from both end faces.

  As shown in FIGS. 7 and 8, the upper guide pin 22 and the lower guide pin 23 protrude vertically from a rectangular attachment portion 25 in which a through hole of the screw 24 is provided and from one side of the attachment portion 25. The guide pin has the same configuration and the cylindrical pin 26 having a predetermined length. As shown in FIG. 7, the upper guide pin 22 is mounted from the end surface of the shutter 20 by installing the mounting portion 25 at a position where the cylindrical pin 26 of the guide pin protrudes fully from the end surface of the shutter 20. On the other hand, as shown in FIG. 8, the lower guide pin 23 is formed in a cylindrical shape by installing the mounting portion 25 at a position inside the predetermined dimension from the end face of the shutter 20. The protruding length of the pin 26 from the end face of the shutter 20 is shorter than the upper guide pin 22 by a predetermined dimension.

  The shutter 20 is movable up and down along a pair of left and right resin guide rails 27 that are vertically installed on the inner surfaces of both sides of the air outlet 9. As shown in FIGS. 9 to 11, the guide rail 27 has a slightly wider upper portion, and extends on the inner surface side in the vertical direction in which the upper guide pin 22 and the lower guide pin 23 slide. A guide groove 28 having a constant depth is provided. The upper portion 28A of the guide groove 28 is inclined obliquely from the predetermined upper position toward the front surface side, and when the air outlet 9 is closed by the shutter 20, the upper front surface of the shutter 20 is placed on the upper front panel 6B. It is set as the structure which can be advanced to the position which becomes substantially flush with the front surface.

  Further, when the upper guide pin 22 reaches the upper end position of the guide groove 28 due to the upward movement of the shutter 20, that is, when the upper guide pin 22 reaches the upper end position of the guide groove 28, the shutter 20 is located at a position corresponding to the position where the lower guide pin 23 is lifted. Extrusion grooves 29 for extruding the lower part of the front side to the front side are provided in the horizontal direction in conjunction with the guide grooves 28. As shown in FIG. 10, only the lower guide pin 23 in which the groove depth is shallower than the guide groove 28 and the protruding length from the left and right end faces of the shutter 20 is shortened. The upper guide pin 22 is not allowed to enter the push groove 29.

  The position of the front end portion 29A protruding to the front side of the push groove 29 is the same as the position of the upper end of the upper portion 28A inclined to the front side of the guide groove 28 to the front side. When the pin 22 and the lower guide pin 23 are moved in the guide groove 28 and the push groove 29 to a position where the air outlet 9 is closed, the front surface thereof and the front surface of the upper front panel 6B are substantially flush with each other. Has been. Further, as shown in FIG. 10, the upper portion of the guide rail 27 that is a little wider, the gap on the surface side of the guide rail is gradually narrower toward both sides of the shutter 20 toward the front side. It is set as the inclined surface 30 of the direction which becomes.

  As described above, the shutter 20 is moved up and down along the guide rail 27, the upper guide pin 22 is raised to the upper end position in the guide groove 28, and the lower guide pin 23 is pushed out to the distal end portion 29 </ b> A of the pushing groove 29. Thus, the air outlet 9 is closed, and in the closed position, the front surface of the shutter 20 is substantially flush with the front surface of the upper front panel 6B. Further, the guide groove 28 is lowered to the lower end position, thereby forming between the back side of the upper front panel 6B and the base 31 installed in the unit main body 2 as shown in FIG. It is accommodated in the accommodating space 32.

  On the other hand, as shown in FIGS. 2 and 12, the elevating mechanism 21 that elevates the shutter 20 includes a pair of left and right guide rails 40 installed in parallel in the vertical direction at a predetermined interval with respect to the base 31. A gear holder guide 41 slidably incorporated in the vertical direction with respect to the guide rail 40 via a guide pin 42; a rack gear 43 having a predetermined length provided integrally with the gear holder guide 41 in the vertical direction; A drive motor 44 that is fixedly installed on the base 31 and moves up and down the gear holder guide 41 along the guide rail 40, and a gear 46 that is fixed to the output shaft 45 of the motor 44 and meshed with the rack gear 43 (see FIG. 2). ).

  The guide rail 40 is a resin rail in which rail portions (not shown) such as rail grooves along the length direction are integrally formed, and is fixedly installed on the base 31 via screws or the like. The gear holder guide 41 is a vertically long rectangular frame body, and a rack gear 43 is integrally molded through a plurality of reinforcing horizontal lattices 41A along the length direction at a substantially central portion in the frame body. It is. Further, the guide pins 42A and 42B are integrally molded products made of a resin material, and a total of four guide pins 42A and 42B are provided on the left and right side surfaces of the gear holder guide 41 in the longitudinal direction. It is supposed to be movable. The guide pins 42A and 42B may have the same configuration as the upper and lower guide pins 22 and 23 described above.

  Thus, the elevating mechanism 21 is integrated with the rack gear 43 by rotating the gear 46 by rotating the drive motor 44 forward and backward, and moving the rack gear 43 meshing with the gear 46 in the vertical direction. The gear holder guide 41 is configured to be moved up and down along the guide rail 40 via the upper guide pin 42A and the lower guide pin 42B.

  The drive motor 44 is fixed to the base 31 with screws from the back side, and is installed so that the output shaft 45 protrudes to the front side. Since the elevating mechanism 21 has a structure in which a guide rail 40 is installed on the surface side of the drive motor 44 and a gear holder guide 41 is slidably incorporated, after the drive motor 44 is fixedly installed, the gear holder guide If it is going to assemble 41 to the guide rail 40, the output shaft 45 will become obstructive. However, if the drive motor 44 is to be installed after the guide rail 40 is inserted into the guide rail 40, it is necessary to assemble the lift mechanism 21 while being turned over several times, and the assemblability deteriorates.

  Therefore, in the present embodiment, a notch portion 47 in which a part of the guide rail 40 is notched is provided at a position above the output shaft 45 of the drive motor 44 of the pair of left and right guide rails 40. By inserting the guide pin 42 provided on the gear holder guide 41 from the notch portion 47 into the rail portion of the guide rail 40, the gear holder guide is installed despite the protrusion of the output shaft 45 after the drive motor 44 is installed. 41 can be assembled to the guide rail 40. Then, after the gear holder guide 41 is assembled, a rail cover 48 that restores the rail portion to the cutout portion 47 is detachably fixed with screws or the like so that the rail function of the guide rail 40 is not impaired.

  As described above, the lifting mechanism 21 that lifts and lowers the shutter 20 is configured such that the gear holder guide 41 can be moved up and down along the guide rail 40 by a predetermined stroke when the drive motor 44 rotates forward and backward. As shown in FIGS. 12 and 15, one end of a connector 49 is rotatably coupled to the elevating mechanism 21 via the shaft 50 to the upper end portion of the gear holder guide 41. Is pivotally connected to the lower end of the shutter 20 via a shaft 51. For this reason, the shutter 20 is configured to be lifted and lowered via the connector 49 by the lifting and lowering of the lifting mechanism 21.

  That is, the shutter 20 and the lifting mechanism 21 are housed in the housing space 32 on the back surface of the upper front panel 6B as shown in FIG. 3 while the air conditioner 1 is in operation. FIG. 15 shows the postures of the shutter 20 and the elevating mechanism 21 in the guide rails 27 and 40 at this time. When the operation of the air conditioner 1 is stopped and the air outlet 9 is closed by the shutter 20, when the drive motor 44 rotates, the rack gear 43 meshed with the gear 46 is moved, and the gear holder guide 41 integrated therewith is guided. It slides up and down along the rail 40, and the shutter 20 is pushed up and raised along the guide rail 27 through the connector 49.

  Since the shutter 20 is lifted along the guide groove 28 of the guide rail 27, when the shutter 20 reaches the upper part 28 </ b> A of the guide groove 28 inclined to the front side, the upper guide pin 22 is guided by the upper part 28 </ b> A. The upper part is gradually advanced to the front side as shown in FIG. Then, when the upper guide pin 22 reaches the upper end portion of the guide groove 28, the raising of the shutter 20 is stopped. FIG. 16 shows the posture of the shutter 20 and the lifting mechanism 21 in the guide rails 27 and 40 at this time, and the upper part of the shutter 20 is inclined to the front side.

  When the elevating mechanism 21 is further raised from this state, the shutter 20 is stopped at the upper end position of the guide groove 28, so that the connector 49 operates to push the lower end portion of the shutter 20 forward while tilting. . By this operation, the lower guide pin 23 of the shutter 20 enters the push groove 29 from the guide groove 28 and is moved to the tip end portion 29A of the push groove 29, so that the lower end portion of the shutter 20 is pushed to the front side. As a result, as shown in FIG. 5, the upper end and the lower end of the shutter 20 are both substantially flush with the front surface of the upper front panel 6B, and the air outlet 9 is closed. FIG. 17 shows the postures of the shutter 20 and the lifting mechanism 21 in the guide rails 27 and 40 at this time, and the shutter 20 and the gear holder guide 41 are in parallel with each other in the vertical direction. .

Thus, according to the present embodiment, the following operational effects are obtained.
A shutter mechanism 10 that opens the air outlet 9 for blowing the conditioned air into the room during operation of the air conditioner 1 and closes the air outlet when the air conditioner 1 is stopped includes a plate-like shutter 20 that can open and close the air outlet 9, and the shutter 20 as a guide rail. An upper and lower guide pins 22 that slide in guide grooves 28 along the vertical direction of a pair of left and right guide rails 27 provided on both sides of the air outlet 9. The air outlet 9 can be opened and closed by moving the plate-like shutter 20 up and down through 23.

  The shutter 20 is housed in the housing space 32 formed on the back side of the upper front panel 6B when the air conditioner 1 is in operation. When the operation is finished, the shutter 20 is driven via the elevating mechanism 21. Is rotated along the guide rail 27, and the upper guide pin 22 is inclined at the upper end position of the upper portion 28A inclined forward of the guide groove 28 at the raised end position, and the lower guide pin 23 is moved to the tip end portion 29A of the push groove 29. Are moved to the front side, and the air outlet 9 is closed in a state of being substantially flush with the front surface of the upper front panel 6B.

  The raising / lowering mechanism 21 for raising and lowering the shutter 20 is fixedly installed on the base 31 on the main body side from the back side, and the output shaft 45 projects from the front side, and is fixed to the output shaft 45. Gear holder 46 and a rack gear 43 that meshes with the gear 46 are provided in the vertical direction, and a gear holder in the form of a vertically long rectangular frame provided with upper and lower guide pins 42A and 42B on the upper and lower sides on the left and right sides. A guide 41 and a pair of left and right guide rails 40 that guide the gear holder guide 41 up and down through the guide pins 42A and 42B are provided. The guide rails 40 are located at positions along the longitudinal direction. The upper guide pin 42 </ b> A of the gear holder guide 41 has a notch 47 into which the rail can be inserted, and the notch 47 is provided as a rail cover 48. There is a restored configurable.

  For this reason, even after the drive motor 44 with the output shaft 45 protruding to the front surface side is fixedly installed on the base 31 on the main body side, the upper guide pin extends from the notch 47 to the pair of left and right guide rails 40. 42A is inserted into the guide rail 40 so that the gear holder guide 41, which is a vertically long rectangular frame, is not obstructed by the output shaft 45 of the drive motor 44 protruding to the front side. , 42B can be assembled so as to be vertically movable. The lower guide pin 42B may be inserted into the rail portion from the lower end portion of the guide rail 40. The rail function of the guide rail 40 can be restored by attaching the rail cover 48 to the notch 47 after the gear holder guide 41 is assembled.

  Therefore, according to the present embodiment, after the drive motor 44 is assembled, the gear holder guide 41 can be inserted into the guide rail 40 and assembled, simplifying the work of assembling the lift mechanism 21 and service maintenance, Assemblability and serviceability can be improved, and the thickness of the unit body 2 can be prevented from being increased by reducing the thickness in the thickness direction of the gear holder guide 41 and thus the elevating mechanism 21 by reducing the thickness. .

  The notch 47 is provided at a position along the longitudinal direction of the guide rail 40 and above the position where the output shaft 45 of the drive motor 44 protrudes. The upper guide pins 42A of the guide pins 42A and 42B provided on the upper and lower sides of the gear holder guide 41 are inserted into the notch 47 at a position above the position where the 45 protrudes, and the gear holder By incorporating the guide 41, the gear holder guide 41 is placed between the pair of guide rails 40 in a state where the output shaft 45 of the drive motor 44 protrudes into the vertical space along the rack gear 43 provided in the gear holder guide 41. Can be incorporated.

  As a result, after assembling the gear holder guide 41 between the pair of left and right guide rails 40 on the base 31, the assembling work is simplified and simplified as compared with the case where the drive motor 44 is installed on the back side thereof, and the man-hour is greatly increased. Can be reduced. The lower guide pin of the gear holder guide 41 may be inserted into the rail portion from the lower end portion of the guide rail 40 as described above, and the cutout portions 47 need not be provided at a plurality of locations.

  Furthermore, the rail cover 48 is detachable with screws or the like, and is configured to be able to restore the rail function of the guide rail 40 by being installed in the notch 47, and with the rail cover 48 removed. By opening the notch portion 47 and inserting the upper guide pin 42A on the gear holder guide 41 side into the rail portion of the pair of left and right guide rails 40, the output shaft 45 of the drive motor 44 protruding to the front side is obstructed. The gear holder guide 41 can be incorporated into the guide rail 40 without any change. On the other hand, after the gear holder guide 41 is assembled, the rail cover 48 is attached and installed to restore the rail function of the guide rail 40 to the original state. The guide 41 can be slidably guided along the guide rail 40. Therefore, the drive motor 44, the guide rail 40, and the gear holder guide 41 can be sequentially assembled by attaching and detaching the rail cover 48, and the lifting mechanism 21 can be easily disassembled and assembled even during maintenance.

  Further, the gear holder guide 41 is a vertically long rectangular frame, and the rack gear 43 is integrally provided along the length direction at a substantially central portion in the frame. The gear holder guide 41 itself can be reduced in weight by making the gear holder guide 41 to hold | maintain into a frame structure, and reducing the usage-amount of a constituent material. Accordingly, the material cost can be reduced and the cost can be reduced, and the drive motor 44 that raises and lowers the gear holder guide 41 can be reduced in size and the power consumption can be reduced.

  Further, the gear holder guide 41 is configured such that a plurality of reinforcing horizontal lattices 41 </ b> A are integrally formed between one vertical frame and the rack gear 43. For this reason, even if the gear holder guide 41 has a frame structure, the flexural strength can be sufficiently ensured by reinforcing the rack gear 43 that is long in the vertical direction with a plurality of horizontal lattices 41A. Accordingly, the meshing between the rack gear 43 and the gear 46 can be maintained normally, and the gear holder guide 41 can be smoothly moved up and down along the guide rail 40 by the rotation of the drive motor 44.

  Furthermore, in this embodiment, the shutter 20 and the lifting mechanism 21 are connected via a connector 49 in which the lower end portion of the shutter 20 and the upper end portion of the gear holder guide 41 of the lifting mechanism 21 are coupled to each other so as to be rotatable. The configuration is as follows. For this reason, by raising and lowering the gear holder guide 41 of the elevating mechanism 21 in the vertical direction, the shutter 20 connected to the upper end portion thereof via the connector 49 is given a degree of freedom in movement, and the air outlet 9 It is possible to move forward along the front side while moving up and down along. Therefore, the shutter 20 that opens and closes the air outlet 9 can be easily moved to the position when the air outlet 9 is closed and the accommodation position when the air outlet 9 is opened.

  In addition, this invention is not limited to the invention concerning the said embodiment, In the range which does not deviate from the summary, it can change suitably. For example, in the above-described embodiment, the upper guide pin 22 and the lower guide pin 23 are guide pins having the same configuration and shared, but an example in which the pin length is different may be used. Of course. The upper guide pin 22 and the lower guide pin 23 and the upper and lower guide pins 42A and 42B provided on the gear holder guide 41 of the elevating mechanism 21 may be configured in common.

  Furthermore, in the said embodiment, in the raising / lowering mechanism 21 which raises / lowers the shutter 20, although the gear holder guide 41 and the rack gear 43 are integrally molded products by resin, it does not necessarily need to be an integrally molded product, and it shape | molded separately. It is good also as a structure which combined things. Although the gear holder guide 41 is a frame, a part of the plate material may be punched into a rectangular shape, and a rack gear 43 may be provided on the end face of the punched portion.

DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 1 Air conditioner 2 Unit main body 9 Outlet 10 Shutter mechanism 20 Shutter 21 Lifting mechanism 31 Base 40 Guide rail 41 Gear holder guide 41A Horizontal lattice 42A Upper guide pin 42B Lower guide pin 43 Rack gear 44 Drive motor 45 Output shaft 46 Gear 47 Cutting Notch 48 Rail cover 49 Connector 50, 51 axis

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  1. In the air conditioner provided with a shutter mechanism that opens and closes the air outlet at the air outlet that blows out the temperature-controlled air into the room,
    The shutter mechanism is composed of a shutter that moves up and down along the air outlet, opens and closes the air outlet, and an elevating mechanism that raises and lowers the shutter.
    The elevating mechanism is installed on the base of the unit main body, and includes a drive motor whose output shaft projects to the front side, a gear fixed to the output shaft, and a rack gear that meshes with the gear in the vertical direction. And a gear holder guide provided with guide pins on the upper left and right sides, and a pair of left and right guide rails that guide the gear holder guide up and down through the guide pins.
    The guide rail has a notch part in which the guide pin of the gear holder guide can be inserted into the rail part at a position along the longitudinal direction, and the notch part can be restored by a rail cover. Air conditioner.
  2.   The said notch part is a position along the longitudinal direction of the said guide rail, Comprising: It is provided in the upper site | part rather than the position where the said output shaft of the said drive motor protrudes. Air conditioner.
  3.   3. The air conditioner according to claim 1, wherein the rail cover is detachable and is configured to be able to restore a rail function of the guide rail by being installed in the notch portion. 4. Machine.
  4. The gear holder guide is a vertically long rectangular frame, according to claim 1, characterized in that it is configured provided integrally the rack gear at a substantially central portion of the frame body along the longitudinal direction The air conditioner in any one of thru | or 3.
  5.   The air conditioner according to claim 4, wherein the gear holder guide is integrally provided with a plurality of horizontal lattices between one vertical frame and the rack gear.
  6.   The shutter and the elevating mechanism are connected to each other through a connector in which a lower end portion of the shutter and an upper end portion of the gear holder guide of the elevating mechanism are coupled to each other by a shaft. The air conditioner according to any one of claims 1 to 5.
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