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US20060093498A1
US20060093498A1 US11/221,802 US22180205A US2006093498A1 US 20060093498 A1 US20060093498 A1 US 20060093498A1 US 22180205 A US22180205 A US 22180205A US 2006093498 A1 US2006093498 A1 US 2006093498A1
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    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F04POSITIVE - DISPLACEMENT MACHINES FOR LIQUIDS; PUMPS FOR LIQUIDS OR ELASTIC FLUIDS
    • F04BPOSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT MACHINES FOR LIQUIDS; PUMPS
    • F04B39/00Component parts, details, or accessories, of pumps or pumping systems specially adapted for elastic fluids, not otherwise provided for in, or of interest apart from, groups F04B25/00 - F04B37/00
    • F04B39/10Adaptations or arrangements of distribution members
    • F04B39/1073Adaptations or arrangements of distribution members the members being reed valves
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    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F04POSITIVE - DISPLACEMENT MACHINES FOR LIQUIDS; PUMPS FOR LIQUIDS OR ELASTIC FLUIDS
    • F04BPOSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT MACHINES FOR LIQUIDS; PUMPS
    • F04B35/00Piston pumps specially adapted for elastic fluids and characterised by the driving means to their working members, or by combination with, or adaptation to, specific driving engines or motors, not otherwise provided for
    • F04B35/04Piston pumps specially adapted for elastic fluids and characterised by the driving means to their working members, or by combination with, or adaptation to, specific driving engines or motors, not otherwise provided for the means being electric
    • F04B35/045Piston pumps specially adapted for elastic fluids and characterised by the driving means to their working members, or by combination with, or adaptation to, specific driving engines or motors, not otherwise provided for the means being electric using solenoids

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Disclosed herein is a linear compressor in which a bonding position of a muffler can be accurately determined when the muffler is bonded to a fixing plate so that a center axis of a discharge spring casing formed at the muffler accurately coincides with a center axis of an insertion hole formed at the fixing plate. This enables a discharge valve to be concentrically mounted to a cylinder, thereby eliminating the risk of slight leakage or malfunction of the discharge valve due to eccentric arrangement of the discharge valve and the cylinder.

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    BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • 1. Field of the Invention
  • The present invention relates to a linear compressor, and, more particularly, to a linear compressor in which a muffler is bonded to a fixing plate at a predetermined position, thereby preventing slight leakage or malfunction of a discharge valve.
  • 2. Description of the Related Art
  • Generally, a linear compressor is an apparatus to suction and compress fluid while linearly reciprocating a piston inside a cylinder using a linear driving force of a linear motor to thereby discharge the compressed fluid.
  • FIG. 1 is a longitudinal sectional view of a conventional linear compressor.
  • As shown in FIG. 1, the conventional linear compressor includes a hermetic container 2, and a linear compression unit 10 arranged in the hermetic container 2 to compress fluid, such as gaseous refrigerant (hereinafter, referred to as “fluid”).
  • A suction pipe 4 is penetrated through the hermetic container 2 to introduce fluid from an external source into the hermetic container 2. Also, a loop pipe 6 is penetrated through the hermetic container 2 to discharge the compressed fluid from the linear compression unit 10 to the outside of the hermetic container 2.
  • The linear compression unit 10 includes a cylinder block 14 provided with a cylinder 12, a back cover 28 having a fluid suction pipe 26, a piston 30 inserted in the cylinder 12 to be linearly reciprocated inside the cylinder 12, and a linear motor 40 to generate a driving force required to linearly reciprocate the piston 30 inside the cylinder 12.
  • The cylinder block 14 is supported in a shock-absorbing manner inside the hermetic container 2 by means of a first damper 15.
  • A discharge assembly 16 is mounted at a front side of both the cylinder block 14 and the cylinder 12 to define a compression chamber C along with the piston 30 and the cylinder 12. The discharge assembly 16 serves to discharge the compressed fluid from the compression chamber C into the loop pipe 6.
  • The discharge assembly 16 includes a discharge valve 17 to open or close an end of the cylinder 12, a muffler 21 to elastically support the discharge valve 17 by means of a discharge spring 19, the muffler being formed with fluid discharge holes 20, a discharge plenum 22 to define a fluid channel between an inner wall thereof and an outer wall of the muffler 21, and a fixing plate 24 bonded to the muffler 21 and also bolted to one of the cylinder block 14 and the cylinder 12.
  • The discharge plenum 22 is provided with a fluid discharge pipe 23 that is connected to the loop pipe 6.
  • The fixing plate 24 serves to fix the discharge assembly 16 to one of the cylinder block 14 and the cylinder 12.
  • Meanwhile, the back cover 28 is supported in a shock-absorbing manner inside the hermetic container 2 by means of a second damper 29.
  • The piston 30 includes an elongated suction channel 31 longitudinally formed therein to allow fluid to be introduced into the piston 30, a suction port 32 formed at a front end of the piston 30 towards the compression chamber C, and a suction valve 33 provided at a front end surface of the piston 30 to open or close the suction port 32.
  • At a rear end of the piston 30 is formed a flange portion 34 for the connection of the linear motor 40.
  • The piston 30 further includes a first spring 35 interposed between the flange portion 34 and the cylinder block 14, and a second spring 36 interposed between the flange portion 34 and the back cover 28. With the first and second springs 35 and 36, the piston 30 is elastically supported between the cylinder block 14 and the back cover 28.
  • FIG. 2 is an exploded perspective view of the discharge assembly shown in FIG. 1. FIG. 3 is an enlarged sectional view illustrating an assembled state of the discharge assembly shown in FIG. 1.
  • The muffler 21 has a discharge spring casing 21 a, which protrudes outward from the center of the muffler 21 to receive the discharge spring 19 therein.
  • The fixing plate 24 has a plurality of bolt holes 25 formed at corners thereof. As bolts are penetrated through the bolt holes 25, the fixing plate 24 is able to be fastened to one of the cylinder block 14 and the cylinder 12.
  • The fixing plate 24 further has an insertion hole 26 formed at the center thereof. The cylinder 12 is penetrated through the insertion hole 26 to be mounted to the fixing plate 24.
  • The discharge assembly 16 of the conventional linear compressor, however, has a problem in that, if a center axis O of the discharge spring casing 21 a of the muffler 21 does not coincide with a center axis O′ of the insertion hole 26 of the fixing plate 24 when the muffler 21 is bonded to the fixing plate 24, as shown in FIG. 3, the discharge valve 17 is eccentrically mounted relative to the cylinder 12, causing slight leakage of fluid between the cylinder 12 and the discharge valve 17 and malfunction of the discharge valve 17.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • Therefore, the present invention has been made in view of the above problem, and it is an object of the present invention to provide a linear compressor capable of preventing slight leakage and malfunction of a discharge valve.
  • In accordance with a first aspect of the present invention, the above and other objects can be accomplished by the provision of a linear compressor comprising: a discharge valve to open or close an end of a cylinder, i.e. a compression chamber; a discharge spring to elastically support the discharge valve; a muffler having a discharge spring casing to receive the discharge spring therein; a fixing plate bonded to the muffler and having an insertion hole for the insertion of the cylinder, the fixing plate being mounted to the cylinder; and assembly positioners to guide an assembling position of the muffler so that centers of the discharge spring casing and the insertion hole coincide with each other when the muffler is bonded to the fixing plate.
  • Preferably, the discharge spring casing may protrude from the muffler to define a cylindrical space therein.
  • Preferably, the fixing plate may be bonded to the muffler by brazing.
  • Preferably, the assembly positioners may be a plurality of bosses formed at a surface of the fixing plate along an outer contour of the muffler.
  • Preferably, the assembly positioners may be a plurality of bosses formed at a surface of the fixing plate along an inner wall contour of the muffler.
  • In accordance with a first aspect of the present invention, the above and other objects can be accomplished by the provision of a linear compressor comprising: a cylinder block having a cylinder; a piston disposed to be linearly reciprocated inside the cylinder and having a fluid suction channel defined therein; a linear motor mounted on the cylinder block to linearly reciprocate the piston; a suction valve to open or close the suction channel of the piston; and a discharge assembly to define a compression chamber with the piston and adapted to discharge compressed fluid, wherein the discharge assembly includes: a discharge valve to open or close the compression chamber; a discharge spring to elastically support the discharge valve; a muffler having a discharge spring casing to receive the discharge spring therein and discharge holes; a fixing plate bonded to the muffler and having an insertion hole for the insertion of the cylinder, the fixing plate being mounted to one of the cylinder and the cylinder block; and assembly positioners to guide an assembling position of the muffler so that centers of the discharge spring casing and the insertion hole coincide with each other when the muffler is bonded to the fixing plate.
  • Preferably, the discharge spring casing may protrude from the muffler to have a cylindrical shape.
  • Preferably, the fixing plate may be bonded to the muffler by brazing.
  • Preferably, the assembly positioners may be a plurality of bosses formed at a surface of the fixing plate along an outer contour of the muffler.
  • Preferably, the assembly positioners may be a plurality of bosses formed at a surface of the fixing plate along an inner wall contour of the muffler.
  • The linear compressor of the present invention configured as stated above has the following advantages.
  • Firstly, according to the present invention, a bonding position of the muffler can be accurately determined when the muffler is bonded to the fixing plate so that a center axis of the discharge spring casing formed at the muffler accurately coincides with a center axis of the insertion hole formed at the fixing plate. This enables the discharge valve to be concentrically mounted to the cylinder, thereby eliminating the risk of slight leakage or malfunction of the discharge valve due to eccentric arrangement of the discharge valve and the cylinder.
  • Secondly, according to the linear compressor of the present invention, the plurality of bosses is formed at the surface of the fixing plate along the outer contour of the muffler. This enables the muffler to be accurately positioned and bonded to the fixing plate with a simplified and inexpensive structure.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • The above and other objects, features and other advantages of the present invention will be more clearly understood from the following detailed description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, in which:
  • FIG. 1 is a longitudinal sectional view of a conventional linear compressor;
  • FIG. 2 is an exploded perspective view illustrating a discharge assembly shown in FIG. 1;
  • FIG. 3 is an enlarged sectional view illustrating an assembled state of the discharge assembly shown in FIG. 1;
  • FIG. 4 is a longitudinal sectional view of a linear compressor according to an embodiment of the present invention;
  • FIG. 5 is an exploded perspective view illustrating a discharge assembly shown in FIG. 4;
  • FIG. 6 is an enlarged sectional view illustrating an assembled state of the discharge assembly shown in FIG. 4; and
  • FIG. 7 is an enlarged sectional view of a linear compressor according to another embodiment of the present invention.
  • DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS
  • Now, preferred embodiments of a linear compressor according to the present invention will be described with reference to the accompanying drawings.
  • FIG. 4 is a longitudinal sectional view of a linear compressor according to an embodiment of the present invention.
  • As shown in FIG. 4, the linear compressor according to the present embodiment comprises a hermetic container 50, and a linear compression unit 60.
  • The hermetic container 50 includes a lower shell 51, and an upper shell 52 to cover an upper side of the lower shell 51. A suction pipe 53 is penetrated through the hermetic container 50 to introduce fluid, such as gaseous refrigerant (hereinafter, referred to as “fluid”), into the hermetic container 50. Also, a loop pipe 54 is penetrated through the hermetic container 50 to discharge the fluid, that is compressed while passing through the linear compression unit 60, to the outside of the hermetic container 50.
  • The linear compression unit 60 is supported in the hermetic container 50 in a shock-absorbing manner by means of first and second dampers 61 a and 61 b arranged in the hermetic container 50. For this, a rear portion of the linear compression unit 60 is disposed on the first damper 61 a, and a front portion of the linear compression unit 60 is disposed on the second damper 61 b. The linear compression unit 60 includes a cylinder block 64 having a cylinder 62, a back cover 79 having a suction pipe 78, a piston 80 inserted in the cylinder 62 to be linearly reciprocated inside the cylinder 62, and a linear motor 100 to generate a driving force required to linearly reciprocate the piston 80 inside the cylinder 62.
  • A discharge assembly 65 is mounted at a front side of the cylinder 62 to define a compression chamber C between the discharge assembly 65 and the piston 80. If fluid inside the compression chamber C is compressed beyond a predetermined pressure, the compressed fluid is discharged into the loop pipe 54 by way of the discharge assembly 65.
  • The discharge assembly 65 includes a discharge valve 66 to open or close the compression chamber C, especially, a front end 63 of the cylinder 62, a discharge spring 68 to elastically support the discharge valve 66, a muffler 70 having a discharge spring casing 69 to receive the discharge spring 68 therein, a fixing plate 73 bonded to the muffler 70 and formed with an insertion hole 72 for the penetration of the cylinder 62, assembly positioners 75 to guide an assembling position of the muffler 70 so that centers of the discharge spring casing 69 and the insertion hole 72 coincide with each other when the muffler 70 is bonded to the fixing plate 73, and a discharge plenum 77 provided with a fluid discharge pipe 76 connected to the loop pipe 54.
  • The discharge spring casing 69 protrudes from the muffler 70 to define a cylindrical space therein.
  • The muffler 70 defines an interior space to allow the front end 63 of the cylinder 62 to be partially inserted into the space and to receive the discharge valve 66.
  • A plurality of discharge holes 71 are formed at the muffler 70 to discharge the fluid, that is compressed in the compression chamber C to thereby be introduced into the interior space of the muffler 70, to the loop pipe 54.
  • The muffler 70 is a discharge muffler to attenuate operational noise generated upon opening or closing of the discharge valve 66. The muffler 70 is spaced apart from the discharge plenum 77 to define a predetermined space therebetween to attenuate noise when the compressed fluid, discharged through the discharge holes 71 of the muffler 70, passes through the discharge plenum 77.
  • The fixing plate 73 serves to affix the discharge assembly 65 to the cylinder block 64 or the cylinder 62. The fixing plate 73 is fastened to the cylinder block 64 or the cylinder 62 by means of fasteners.
  • The insertion hole 72, formed at the fixing plate 73 having a flat plate shape, has a diameter slightly larger than an outer diameter of the front end 63 of the cylinder 62 to allow part of the front end 63 of the cylinder 62 to be easily inserted into the insertion hole 72.
  • Meanwhile, the back cover 79 is fastened to a motor cover 110, which will be described hereinafter, by means of bolts, etc.
  • The piston 80 includes a fluid suction channel 81 longitudinally formed therein to allow the fluid to be introduced into the piston 80, a suction port 82 centrally formed toward a front end of the piston 80 to have a diameter smaller than that of the fluid suction channel 81, and a suction valve 83 mounted at a front end surface of the piston 80 to open or close the suction port 82.
  • The suction valve 83 is an elastic member fastened to the front end surface of the piston 80 by means of a bolt 84. The suction valve 83 opens or closes the suction port 82 using a pressure difference between the compression chamber C and the suction port 82.
  • The piston 80 further includes a flange 87 formed at a rear end thereof for the connection of the linear motor 100. A suction muffler 88 is mounted behind the flange 87 to guide the fluid, introduced through the suction pipe 78 of the back cover 79, into the fluid suction channel 81 of the piston 80, and to attenuate noise generated upon opening or closing of both the suction valve 83 and the discharge valve 66.
  • The linear motor 100 includes an outer stator core 101 mounted to the cylinder block 64, a bobbin 102 mounted in the outer stator core 101, a coil 103 wound around the bobbin 102, an inner stator core 104 mounted to the cylinder block 64 to have a predetermined gap with the outer stator core 101, a magnet 105 interposed between the outer stator core 101 and the inner stator core 104 to be linearly reciprocated using a magnetic force generated in the vicinity of the coil 103, and a magnet frame 106 to support the magnet 105 mounted thereon. The magnet frame 106 is coupled to the flange 87 of the piston 80 to transmit a linear movement force to the piston 80.
  • Meanwhile, the linear compressor further comprises the motor cover 110 to cover a part of the linear motor 100, a spring support 116 fastened to the flange 87 of the piston 80 by means of bolts, etc., a first spring 112 interposed between the spring support 116 and the back cover 79, and a second spring 114 interposed between the spring support 116 and the motor cover 110.
  • The motor cover 110 is positioned on a side of the outer stator core 101 to cover one surface of the outer stator core 101.
  • Considering operation of the linear compressor according to the embodiment of the present invention configured as stated above, initially, the piston 80 is linearly reciprocated inside the cylinder 62 upon driving of the linear motor 100.
  • By virtue of a pressure difference generated during linear reciprocation of the piston 80, the fluid inside the hermetic container 50 passes through the suction pipe 78 of the back cover 79, the suction muffler 88, and the fluid suction channel 81 and the suction port 82 of the piston 80 in this sequence, thereby being introduced into the compression chamber C.
  • The fluid, introduced into the compression chamber C, is compressed by the piston 80, and then, is introduced into the muffler 70. Thereby, the fluid is discharged to the outside by passing through the discharge holes 71 of the muffler 70, the space defined between the muffler 70 and the discharge plenum 77, the discharge pipe 76, and the loop pipe 54 in this sequence.
  • Meanwhile, the linear compressor as stated above is designed to minimize noise, transmitted to the discharge assembly 65, in the space between the muffler 70 and the discharge plenum 77 of the discharge assembly 65.
  • FIG. 5 is an exploded perspective view illustrating the discharge assembly shown in FIG. 4. FIG. 6 is an enlarged sectional view illustrating an assembled state of the discharge assembly shown in FIG. 4.
  • The fixing plate 73 has a plurality of bolt holes 74 formed at corners thereof. As bolts 73 a are fastened through the bolt holes 74, the fixing plate 73 is fastened to the cylinder block 64 or the cylinder 62.
  • The fixing plate 73 is also bonded to the muffler 70 by brazing.
  • The assembly positioners 75 are a plurality of bosses, which are formed at a surface of the fixing plate 73 to be distributed along an outer contour of the muffler 70.
  • The plurality of bosses 75 protrude from the fixing plate 73 between the insertion hole 72 and the fastening holes 74.
  • In the case of the discharge assembly 65 configured as stated above, if the muffler 70 is positioned inside the plurality of bosses 75 to come into close contact with the fixing plate 73, the muffler 70 is fixed in position by means of the plurality of bosses 75 so as not to move in all directions. In this case, a center axis O of the discharge spring casing 69 of the muffler 70 coincides with a center axis O′ of the insertion hole 72 of the fixing plate 73. Then, as a contact region between the muffler 70 and the fixing plate 73 is brazed, the muffler 70 is fixedly bonded to the fixing plate 73.
  • After the muffler 70 is bonded to the fixing plate 73, the discharge spring 68 is inserted in the discharge spring casing 69 of the muffler 70, and the discharge valve 66 is connected to the discharge spring 68. In succession, if the front end 63 of the cylinder 62 is partially inserted into the insertion hole 72 of the fixing plate 73, the discharge valve 66 is accurately concentric with the cylinder 62.
  • Reference numeral 64 a denotes fastening holes formed in the cylinder block 64 to allow the fixing plate 73 to be fastened to the cylinder block 64 by means of the bolts 73 a.
  • FIG. 7 is an enlarged sectional view of a linear compressor according to another embodiment of the present invention.
  • As shown in FIG. 7, the linear compressor according to the present embodiment is configured such that a plurality of bosses 75′ are formed at the surface of the fixing plate 73 to be distributed along an inner wall contour of the muffler 70. Other configuration and operation of the present embodiment are identical to those of the above-described embodiment, and thus, a detailed description thereof will be omitted.
  • Admittedly, the assembly positioners 75 may be modified without being limited to the above-described configurations. For example, a rib, having the same outer or inner wall contour as the muffler 70, may be provided to allow part of the muffler 70 to be inserted inside or outside the rib.
  • As is apparent from the above description, the present invention provides a linear compressor having the following effects.
  • Firstly, according to the present invention, a bonding position of a muffler can be accurately determined when the muffler is bonded to a fixing plate so that a center axis of a discharge spring casing formed at the muffler accurately coincides with a center axis of an insertion hole formed at the fixing plate. This enables a discharge valve to be concentrically mounted to a cylinder, thereby eliminating the risk of slight leakage or malfunction of the discharge valve due to eccentric arrangement of the discharge valve and the cylinder.
  • Secondly, according to the linear compressor of the present invention, a plurality of bosses is formed at a surface of the fixing plate along an outer contour of the muffler. This enables the muffler to be accurately positioned and bonded to the fixing plate with a simplified and inexpensive structure.
  • Although the preferred embodiments of the present invention have been disclosed for illustrative purposes, those skilled in the art will appreciate that various modifications, additions and substitutions are possible, without departing from the scope and spirit of the invention as disclosed in the accompanying claims.

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1. A linear compressor comprising:
a discharge valve to open or close an end of a cylinder;
a discharge spring to elastically support the discharge valve;
a muffler having a discharge spring casing to receive the discharge spring therein;
a fixing plate bonded to the muffler and having an insertion hole for the insertion of the cylinder, the fixing plate being mounted to the cylinder; and
assembly positioners to guide an assembling position of the muffler so that centers of the discharge spring casing and the insertion hole coincide with each other when the muffler is bonded to the fixing plate.
2. The compressor as set forth in claim 1, wherein the discharge spring casing protrudes from the muffler to define a cylindrical space therein.
3. The compressor as set forth in claim 1, wherein the muffler internally defines a space to allow the cylinder to be partially inserted into the space and to receive the discharge valve.
4. The compressor as set forth in claim 1, wherein the fixing plate is bonded to the muffler by brazing.
5. The compressor as set forth in claim 1, wherein the fixing plate has fastening holes so as to be fastened to the cylinder by means of fasteners.
6. The compressor as set forth in claim 5, wherein the assembly positioners protrude from the fixing plate between the insertion hole and the fastening holes.
7. The compressor as set forth in claim 1, wherein the assembly positioners are a plurality of bosses formed at a surface of the fixing plate along an outer contour of the muffler.
8. The compressor as set forth in claim 1, wherein the assembly positioners are a plurality of bosses formed at a surface of the fixing plate along an inner wall contour of the muffler.
9. A linear compressor comprising:
a cylinder block having a cylinder;
a piston disposed to be linearly reciprocated inside the cylinder and having a fluid suction channel defined therein;
a linear motor mounted on the cylinder block to linearly reciprocate the piston;
a suction valve to open or close the suction channel of the piston; and
a discharge assembly to define a compression chamber with the piston and adapted to discharge compressed fluid,
wherein the discharge assembly includes:
a discharge valve to open or close the compression chamber;
a discharge spring to elastically support the discharge valve;
a muffler having a discharge spring casing to receive the discharge spring therein and discharge holes;
a fixing plate bonded to the muffler and having an insertion hole for the insertion of the cylinder, the fixing plate being mounted to one of the cylinder and the cylinder block; and
assembly positioners to guide an assembling position of the muffler so that centers of the discharge spring casing and the insertion hole coincide with each other when the muffler is bonded to the fixing plate.
10. The compressor as set forth in claim 9, wherein the muffler internally defines a space to allow the cylinder to be partially inserted into the space and to receive the discharge valve.
11. The compressor as set forth in claim 9, wherein the discharge spring casing protrudes from the muffler to define a cylindrical space therein.
12. The compressor as set forth in claim 9, wherein the fixing plate is bonded to the muffler by brazing.
13. The compressor as set forth in claim 9, wherein the fixing plate has fastening holes so as to be fastened to the cylinder by means of fasteners.
14. The compressor as set forth in claim 11, wherein the assembly positioners protrude from the fixing plate between the insertion hole and the fastening holes.
15. The compressor as set forth in claim 9, wherein the assembly positioners are a plurality of bosses formed at a surface of the fixing plate along an outer contour of the muffler.
16. The compressor as set forth in claim 9, wherein the assembly positioners are a plurality of bosses formed at a surface of the fixing plate along an inner wall contour of the muffler.
17. The compressor as set forth in claim 9, wherein the discharge assembly further includes a discharge plenum to define a predetermined space with the muffler.
18. The compressor as set forth in claim 9, wherein the discharge assembly further includes a fluid discharge pipe mounted on the discharge plenum.
19. The compressor as set forth in claim 9, wherein the linear motor includes:
an outer stator core mounted to the cylinder block;
a bobbin mounted in the outer stator core;
a coil wound around the bobbin;
an inner stator core mounted to the cylinder block to have a predetermined gap with the outer stator core;
a magnet interposed between the outer stator core and the inner stator core; and
a magnet fame to support the magnet mounted thereon, the magnet frame being coupled to the piston.
20. The compressor as set forth in claim 9, further comprising:
a back cover having a suction pipe;
a motor cover configured to cover a part of the linear motor; and
a spring support fastened to the piston by means of fasteners, such as bolts, and adapted to support a first spring interposed between the back cover and the spring support and a second spring interposed between the motor cover and the spring support.
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