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Title:
CLEANING MACHINE FOR WINDOWS, FAÇADE ELEMENTS, SOLAR MODULES, AND SMOOTH-SURFACED SURFACE ELEMENTS OF THAT KIND
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2013/068575
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
The invention relates to a cleaning machine for windows (F) façade elements, solar modules, and smooth-surfaced surface elements of that kind, in particular at great height, which cleaning machine enables quick and efficient cleaning in particular at great height and provides improved cleaning effectiveness compared to known "hand cleaning" performed using long rods (telescoping rods). For this purpose, the cleaning machine according to the invention comprises the following: a) a machine body (4) arranged on a chassis (2), b) a rod-guiding unit (5) arranged on the machine body (4) in such a way that the rod-guiding unit can be pivoted relative to the machine body, c) a telescoping rod (6), which is arranged in the rod-guiding unit (5) in such a way that the telescoping rod can be moved in the longitudinal direction of the telescoping rod and which is constructed of telescopic segments (6a, 6b) joined inside each other and which has a free end on an innermost telescopic segment, a wiping head (8) being arranged on the free end, d) a drive (7) for moving the telescoping rod (6) back in forth in the longitudinal direction of the telescoping rod relative to the rod-guiding unit by a specified stroke, e) a water applicator for applying water, in particular distilled water, to a surface to be cleaned in the region of the wiping head (8), and f) a water-supply unit for supplying water, in particular distilled water, to the water applicator.

Inventors:
BIEDER, Michael (4 The Fairway, Leatherhead Surrey KT22 7QS, Leatherhead Surrey KT22 7QS, GB)
Application Number:
EP2012/072341
Publication Date:
July 25, 2013
Filing Date:
November 12, 2012
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
BIEDER, Michael (4 The Fairway, Leatherhead Surrey KT22 7QS, Leatherhead Surrey KT22 7QS, GB)
International Classes:
A47L1/02; A47L11/38; A47L11/40; B60S3/04; B63B59/06; B64F5/00; E04G23/00
Domestic Patent References:
WO2000001905A12000-01-13
Foreign References:
FR2674559A11992-10-02
US3439372A1969-04-22
DE9115946U11993-01-21
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
V. EICHEL-STREIBER, Caspar et al. (Raffay & Fleck, PatentanwälteGroße Bleichen 8, Hamburg, 20354, DE)
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