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Cleaning device for rotationally symmetrical bodies

Imported: 24 Feb '17 | Published: 06 Jan '04

Oliver Wohlgemuth

USPTO - Utility Patents

Abstract

This invention relates to a cleaning device for rotationally symmetrical bodies, in particular for vehicle wheel rims with or without tires. Said device is designed for mechanical cleaning, using a moving cleaning fluid in a cleaning bath (

20). The cleaning bath (

20) has at least one vibrator (

34 to

37) which places a cleaning fluid in a state of turbulence in the ultrasound region. A heater (

38) is also provided in order to heat the cleaning fluid and is located in the cleaning unit. A holder (

30) is arranged in the cleaning unit in order to accommodate a receiving device which can e swiveled inwards or swiveled outwards and which is designed to hold the rotationally symmetrical body that is to e cleaned.

Description

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a schematical representation of a cleaning apparatus in operating condition;

FIG. 2 a schematical representation of the cleaning apparatus of FIG. 1 with open flap cover;

FIG. 3 a schematical representation of the cleaning apparatus of the FIGS. 1 and 2 with open flap cover and with a holding device swiveled out of the cleaning bath;

FIG. 4 a further embodiment of the cleaning apparatus in side elevation;

FIG. 5 the cleaning apparatus of FIG. 4 in top elevation;

FIG. 6 a further embodiment of the cleaning apparatus in schematical side elevation.

Claims

1. A cleaning apparatus for cleaning rotationally symmetrical bodies, comprising:

2. The cleaning apparatus according to claim 1, further comprising a heater to heat the cleaning fluid.

3. The cleaning apparatus according to claim 1, wherein at least one of the plurality of ultrasound vibrators comprises a piezoelectric transducer.

4. The cleaning apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the plurality of ultrasound vibrators are arranged in the cleaning bath to be completely surrounded by the cleaning fluid.

5. The cleaning apparatus according to claim 1, wherein at least one of the plurality of ultrasound vibrators is operated at 25 to 30 kHz.

6. The cleaning apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the cleaning bath further comprises one from a group consisting of a heat isolated cover, a sound isolated cover, and an oscillation dampened cover.

7. The cleaning apparatus according to claim 1, further comprising:

8. The cleaning apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the cleaning bath is coupled via a supply line and a drain line to a dirt and oil separator for separating pollution material contained in the cleaning fluid, the supply line and the drain line operable to shut off flow therethrough.

9. The cleaning apparatus according to claim 1, further comprising a holding device coupled to the cleaning bath.

10. The cleaning apparatus according to claim 1, further comprising a control apparatus to control at least one of the plurality of ultrasound vibrators.

11. The cleaning apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the rotationally symmetrical bodies are tires.

12. A cleaning apparatus for cleaning rotationally symmetrical bodies, comprising:

13. The cleaning apparatus according to claim 12, wherein a rotational body and a wheel rim are arranged rotatably in the receiving holder.

14. The cleaning apparatus according to claim 13, further comprising:

15. The cleaning apparatus according to claim 14, wherein the rotationally symmetrical bodies are tires.

16. A cleaning apparatus for cleaning rotationally symmetrical bodies, comprising:

17. A cleaning apparatus for cleaning rotationally symmetrical bodies, comprising:

18. The cleaning apparatus of claim 17, wherein at least one of the plurality of vibrators comprises an ultrasound vibrator to place the cleaning fluid in a state of turbulence near the ultrasound vibrator.

19. The cleaning apparatus according to claim 18, wherein at least one of the plurality of ultrasound vibrators is operated at 25 to 30 kHz.

20. The cleaning apparatus according to claim 17, wherein at least one of the plurality of vibrators comprises a piezoelectric transducer.

21. The cleaning apparatus according to claim 17, wherein the plurality of vibrators are arranged in the cleaning bath to be completely surrounded by the cleaning fluid.

22. The cleaning apparatus according to claim 17, wherein the cleaning bath further comprises one from a group consisting of a heat isolated cover, a sound isolated cover, and an oscillation dampened cover.

23. The cleaning apparatus according to claim 17, further comprising:

24. The cleaning apparatus according to claim 17, wherein the cleaning bath is coupled via a supply line and a drain line to a dirt and oil separator for separating pollution material contained in the cleaning fluid, the supply line and the drain line operable to shut off flow therethrough.

25. The cleaning apparatus according to claim 17, further comprising a holding device coupled to the cleaning bath.

26. The cleaning apparatus according to claim 17, further comprising a control apparatus to control at least one of the plurality of vibrators.

27. The cleaning apparatus according to claim 17, wherein the rotationally symmetrical bodies are tires.

28. A cleaning apparatus for cleaning rotationally symmetrical bodies, comprising:

29. The cleaning apparatus according to claim 28, wherein a rotational body and the wheel rim are arranged rotatably in the receiving holder.

30. The cleaning apparatus according to claim 28, further comprising:

31. The cleaning apparatus according to claim 30, wherein the rotationally symmetrical bodies are tires.

32. A cleaning apparatus for cleaning rotationally symmetrical bodies, comprising:

33. The cleaning apparatus of claim 32, wherein at least one of the plurality of vibrators is an ultrasound vibrator to place the cleaning fluid in a state of turbulence near the ultrasound vibrator.

34. Cleaning apparatus according to claim 32, wherein the cleaning bath further comprises one from a group consisting of a heat isolated cover, a sound isolated cover, and an oscillation dampened cover.

35. The cleaning apparatus according to claim 32, further comprising a heater to heat the cleaning fluid.

36. The cleaning apparatus according to claim 32, wherein at least one of the plurality of vibrators comprises a piezoelectric transducer.

37. The cleaning apparatus according to claim 36, wherein at least one of the plurality of vibrators is operated at 25 to 30 kHz.

38. The cleaning apparatus according to claim 32, wherein the plurality of vibrators are arranged in the cleaning bath to be completely surrounded by the cleaning fluid.

39. The cleaning apparatus according to claim 32, wherein the cleaning bath further comprises one from a group consisting of a heat isolated cover, a sound isolated cover, and an oscillation dampened cover.

40. The cleaning apparatus according to claim 32, further comprising:

41. The cleaning apparatus according to claim 32, wherein the cleaning bath is coupled via a supply line and a drain line to a dirt and oil separator for separating pollution material contained in the cleaning fluid, the supply line and the drain line operable to shut off flow therethrough.

42. The cleaning apparatus according to claim 32, further comprising a holding device coupled to the cleaning bath.

43. The cleaning apparatus according to claim 32, further comprising a control apparatus to control at least one of the plurality of vibrators.

44. The cleaning apparatus according to claim 32, wherein the rotationally symmetrical bodies are tires.

45. A cleaning apparatus for cleaning rotationally symmetrical bodies, comprising:

46. The cleaning apparatus according to claim 45, wherein a rotational body and the wheel rim are arranged rotatably in the receiving holder.

47. The cleaning apparatus according to claim 46, further comprising:

48. The cleaning apparatus according to claim 47, wherein the rotationally symmetrical bodies are tires.

49. A cleaning apparatus for cleaning rotationally symmetrical bodies, comprising:

50. A cleaning apparatus, comprising: