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Title:
CLEANING, WASHING AND DRYING BOX FOR ABRASIVE OR CLEANING OR POLISHING PADS, SPONGES, DISCS, SHEETS AND SIMILAR MATERIALS.
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2019/155242
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
Chamber (21) for cleaning, washing and drying abrasive discs, polishing pads, sponges, sheets, components used for cleaning, polishing, grinding or shaping surfaces of building materials, furniture, cars, floors, metal parts, etc. The objects to be treated are used in portable power/air tools e.g. polishers, sanders, wheeled machines e.g. floor scrubbers, sweepers and other fixed machines e.g. those used in the processing of structural or metallic material's. The object to be treated can be placed on a mounting plate (3), or when the object to be treated is a portable power/air tool, the portable power/air tool can be place in the chamber (21) from the rear side. Centrifugal power can be applied in conjunction with low or high pressure air or liquids.

Inventors:
MATSOLAS, Panagiotis (111 Piraeus Str, Athens, 118 54, GR)
Application Number:
GR2019/000009
Publication Date:
August 15, 2019
Filing Date:
February 05, 2019
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
MATSOLAS, Panagiotis (111 Piraeus Str, Athens, 118 54, GR)
International Classes:
B08B15/02; B08B13/00; B24B53/017
Foreign References:
EP2878387A22015-06-03
US4514936A1985-05-07
US20010001738A12001-05-24
FR2843329A12004-02-13
US20080087306A12008-04-17
DE9204148U11992-05-14
US6319105B12001-11-20
DE102008046088A12010-03-11
DE29706187U11997-07-31
Other References:
None
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Claims:
CLAIMS

1. Cteanma washing' anti drying box for abrasive or Clea in or polishin pads, sponges, discs, sheets and similar materials characterized in that it can carry a motor (27) or not, be wheeled or not, be of various dimensions, with a carrying handle (11), In the interior there is a cleaning sub-chamber (21) bounded by a separation strip (17), on the front there is a door (20) with a slot (Ί6), with a transparent control port above it (13) With a handle (14). The rear has an adjustable height tool platform holder (3) covered in nonslip material, a sliding door (12) with a sliding door handle (9) and locking mechanism (10). mounted on guides (6), and tool input incisions (7,8)..

2. Cleaning, washing and drying box for abrasive or cleaning or polishing pads, sponges, discs, sheets and similar materials characterized in that the cleaning sub-chamber (21) according to Claim 1, is characterized by that the separation strip (17), which on the lateral and upper sides may be detachable while at the bottom it is not, creates a watertight waste collection basin, which has a drainage pipe (19) with a switch (18) and a nozzle (23) to which a pipe leading to the sewer system of the workplace can be connected.

3. Cleaning, washing and drying box for abrasive or cleaning or polishing pads, sponges, discs, sheets and similar materials characterized in that the cleaning sub-chamber (21) according to Claim 1, is characterized by that it has a separating grill (1) at a distance from the bottom, which Is removable, and Inside on a!T sides it has perforate quenching material ( 2 ) for the control of material ejected , which is removable to make it easier to clean.

4. Cleaning, washing and drying box for abrasive or cleaning or polishing pads, sponges, discs, sheets and similar materials characterized in that the cleaning sub-chamber (21) according to Claim 1, is characterized by that it can carry an optional protective mesh in the multiple receptors. (IS) or a. door made up. of grids supported, on. interior horizontal guides (22), so as to be able to vary its distance from the rear inner side of the invention.

5. Cleaning, washing and drying box for abrasive or cleaning or polishing pads, sponges, discs, sheets and similar materials characterized in that the incisions (7, 8) according to

Claim 1, characterized by that the fixed incision (7), which may or may not have a curved" non-siTp tool holder (4) ancfthe incision ofthe rear sliding door (8) have a barrier "curtain" (5), which is made of a flexible material or brush bristles of the appropriate hardness, arranged and directed to "embrace" the "portable power/air tool" when closing, the door and adapts to the shape of it,, preventing the escape of election materials towards it.

6. Cleaning, washing and drying box for abrasive or cleaning or polishing pads, sponges, discs, sheets and similar materials with motor (27) according to Claim 1, characterized in that it has a belt or chain or drive gears (26) depending on the position of the motor, a mounting plate (25) connected to the axis (28) and the rotation speed power switch (24).

7. Cleaning, washing and drying box for abrasive or cleaning or polishing pads, sponges, discs, sheets and similar materials characterized in that the axis (28) according to Claim 6, is characterized by that it ends in threads or incisions in which a mounting plate (25) or backing pads or various chuck adapters are screwed' or fitted" in order to have multiple options for fitting backing pads or other parts, which can be provided with disc holding accessories or has a surface to provide Velcro sponges, sticker sponges or other types. 8. Cleaning, washing and drying box for abrasive or cleaning or polishing pads, sponges, discs, sheets and similar materials characterized in that according to Claims 1 and 6, it can be manufactured in various forms, e.g. (29) and in various sizes depending on the size of the discs and' generally with another configuration of its structural elements to facilitate its functionality, manufacture and to accept any size sponges or sheets.

9. Cleaning, washing and drying box for abrasive or cleaning or polishing pads, sponges, discs, sheets and similar materials according to Claim 1, characterized in that it can be equipped with a high or low pressure nozzle system, spraying air or liquid, rotating or not, automatically in front of the object being cleaned.

Description:
DESCRIPTION

Cleaning, washing and drying box for abrasive or cleaning or polishing pads, sponges, discs, sheets and similar materials.

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This invention concerns a cleaning and drying chamber for polishing pads, discs, sponges, sheets and other parts of equipment used in the cleaning, polishing, smoothing or shaping of building materials, furniture-car-floor-metal parts surfaces, etc. The above mentioned objects are used in handheld power/air tools like sanders andQ- polishers or -in· wheeled· machines like- floor scrubbers, sweepers and also in fixe machines used for processing building or metal materials.

Henceforth for the sake of brevity, the polishing pads, discs, sponges, sheets and ail other tools used for the polishing, smoothing, cleaning and processing of various surfaces and materials, will be referred to as "polishing pads". The term "portable5 power/air tool" will be used to refer to the small light handheld power or air tool holding the "polishing pads" that are to be maintained.

Up until now users have to wash "polishing pads" in containers of water or under taps in order to clean them. This results in the 100% wetting of the "polishing pads" making them unfit for use until dry. This total moistening also affects the glue keeping the foam0 of "pofishlhg pads" and ' its underlay (usually VeTcroJ Together, which adheres to the face of the backing pad of the "portable power/air tool", thus reducing its life span. It also alters its efficiency. Other users resort to holding the lighter "portable power/air tool" while working, on maximum rotations and cleaning , the "polishing , pads" with the aid of compressed air. This jeopardizes their safety by risking the abrupt ejection of the5 "polishing pads" and the injury of their eyes from flying scrap. This method also causes the littering of their surroundings, their getting dirty and it is a painstaking and dangerous process. The above mentioned method ' is applied only if the "portable power/air tool" is light, so in the case of a bigger machine or tool with orbital movement it is neither feasible nor efficient. This way of cleaning does not allow for 0 high quality cleaning and washing or drying thus affecting the users' job negatively while wasting time and money and risking their health.

This invention offers solutions to all the problems mentioned above. First and foremost 5 it protects the user from possible injuries caused by the abrupt ejection of the "polishing pads", since the "polishing pads" are placed in the cleaning sub-chamber (21). The "portable power/air ΐoo is supported by the toof platform holder (3 and " held by the incisions (7, 8) and by securing the sliding door (12) with the locking mechanism (10) it is very stable and does not tire the user. The process can be 10 monitored through the transparent control port ( . 13). safely and without getting , dirty.

Waste is gathered in the waste collection basin at the bottom of the sub-chamber (21) and can be thrown in the drains by opening the drain switch (18). In the case of a rotary tool the drying process is maximized due to the centrifugal power caused by the high rotation. Ail ' the above is feasible if the "portable power/air tool" is light and rotary. If 15 the "portable power/air tool" is big or orbital we extract the "polishing pads" and place it in the invention with the motor (fig.3) on the mounting plate (25) with the suitable receptor-holders or on a suitable adhesive surface e.g , Velcro.

The application includes the following Figures:

Figure 1: Perspective of the invention.

,2Q· figure 2r. Bac view of the invention.

Figure 3: Back view of the variation of the invention with a motor.

Figure 4: Alternative form of the invention.

Below I will describe the invention extensively.

The features of the invention are defined in the claims.

25 The invention hastwo variartions, one wilti a mptor (27) (fig.3t and a second wfthotrt a motor (fig.l, 2). It can be on wheels and built in several sizes in order to accommodate "polishing pads" of all sizes. While under construction the structural elements may change position and form if deemed necessary by the manufacturer.

Description of the invention without a motor. The "portable power/air tool" is positioned sideways on the height-adjustable tool platform holder (3) and into the curved non-slip tool holder (4) of the fixed-incision (7) and so the "polishing pads" and the mounting plate (25) are now in the cleaning sub- chamber (21). The tool platform holder is adjustable in height to be able to accept "portable power/air tool of different sizes and the upper surface has non-slip material. Then we close the rear sliding door (TZj and immobilize it with the locking mechanism (10) (fig. 1, 2) so that the barrier "curtain" (5) of the incisions (7.8) "embraces" the "portable power/air tool" thus stabilizing it and protecting it from ejected materials at the same time.

If the "polishing pads" are oversized , usually from wheeled or fixed large-volume machines the invention with a motor (27) (fig. 3) is used. We remove the "polishing pads" and place them on the mounting plate (25) (fig. 3). Because the "polishing pads" used * are of different dimensions and they have different adhesion or restraining surfaces on the fool or machine for which they are made, we can change mounting plates(25) in the invention with a motor (fig.3) to offer suitable surfaces. The mounting plate (25) of the invention is adjusted on the axis (28) (fig. 3) . We can screw a backing plate or adjust adapters or drill heads on this axis (28) to provide the appropriate adhesion or reception surface for the "polishing pads".

In both variations of the invention, as long as the "polishing pads" are placed inside the sub-chamber (21) and the "portable power/air tool" is put into operation or the motor invention is put into operation (via the power switch with the adjustment of the speed (24) (fig. 3) by the user), then the remaining actions are the same.

The user can blow onto the "polishing pads" using a compressed air blow gun through the front slot (16). The compressed air blow gun , if desired, may bear a snout length adjustment ring in order to avoid contact with the "polishing pad". The snout length adjustment ring cannot be passed through the slot (16) of the front door. The ring may also be of a size that passes through the slot (16) but does not pass through the optional protective grille that is placed on the multiple receptors (15) of the optional protection grid or through the door with a grid that adapts to the interior guides (22).

The optional protection grid and the door with a grid are not included in the designs to avoid any difficulty in reading them.

At this point the centrifugal force exerted on the "polishing pads" combined with compressed air , clean and dry effectively. If we wish to clean the sponge with liquid, having the front door (20) and the transparent control door (13) open, we spray or rinse the sponge with low or high pressure liquid, provided the optional protection grid or the door with mesh protects us from contact with the ''pofishmg pads".

The waste is concentrated in the watertight waste collection basin at the bottom of the cleaning sub-chamber (21) (fig. 1). The waste collection basin has a drainage pipe (19) and a drain switch (18). After the user finishes his job he can transfer the invention with the carrying handle (11) to any drainage in the work area and empty it. If desired, the invention can be permanently connected by using a pipe leading to the sewer network of the work araa through th e drainage nozzle (23 ) (fig. 2) In the case of a large volume. invention, the above permanent connection is recommended.

When we wish to clean the invention, in order to facilitate cleaning, we can remove the bottom separating grill (1), the perforated quenching material (2) and the spacer strip (17) which in the lateral and upper parts can be detachable.