(19)
(11)EP 3 159 105 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
04.11.2020 Bulletin 2020/45

(21)Application number: 16193290.0

(22)Date of filing:  11.10.2016
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
B24B 55/02(2006.01)
B24B 27/02(2006.01)
B23Q 11/00(2006.01)
B24B 57/02(2006.01)
B24B 53/007(2006.01)
B24B 3/36(2006.01)
B23Q 11/10(2006.01)

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GRINDING MACHINE WITH MOVABLE WATER TROUGH

SCHLEIFMASCHINE MIT BEWEGLICHER WASSERWANNE

MACHINE DE MEULAGE À BAC D'EAU MOBILE


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

(30)Priority: 21.10.2015 SE 1551356

(43)Date of publication of application:
26.04.2017 Bulletin 2017/17

(73)Proprietor: Tormek AB
711 34 Lindesberg (SE)

(72)Inventor:
  • PERSSON, Håkan
    711 31 LINDESBERG (SE)

(74)Representative: Ström & Gulliksson AB 
P O Box 4188
203 13 Malmö
203 13 Malmö (SE)


(56)References cited: : 
EP-A1- 2 883 655
WO-A2-2007/098470
GB-A- 2 046 145
US-A- 538 331
US-A1- 2006 163 822
EP-A2- 2 660 005
DE-B- 1 084 109
US-A- 144 891
US-A- 570 110
US-B1- 7 121 923
  
      
    Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


    Description

    Technical field



    [0001] The present invention relates to a grinding machine comprising a movable holder for a trough for grinding liquid.

    Background art



    [0002] Grinding or sharpening of edged tools, such as handheld knives or wood working tools such as plane irons, wood chisels or spoke shave blades may be performed in a bench type grinding machine comprising a motor driven grindstone. During sharpening, the edged tool is held with a correct angle in contact with the grindstone and is moved across the grindstone by an operator until sufficiently sharpened. To remove particles produced during sharpening from the grindstone and to cool the edged tool, the grindstone is wetted with grinding liquid. For this purpose the grinding machine comprises a trough for the grinding liquid, typically water, arranged underneath the grindstone.

    [0003] EP2883655A1 shows a grinding machine of the bench type having a trough for grinding liquid.

    [0004] While the grinding machine of EP2883655A1 is robust and effective in use, it is rather cumbersome for a person using the grinding machine to mount the water trough prior to using the grinding machine. In order to mount the water trough it is necessary to push the water trough in position underneath the grindstone and then lift it up and hook it on to a holder in the housing of the grindstone. When the water trough contains grinding liquid, the mounting procedure may result in water spill on the workbench or onto the grinding machine. Removal of the water trough after use of the grinding machine is equally cumbersome. Therefore, the grindstone is occasionally left in contact with the liquid in the water trough at the end of the work day. This may cause excessive soaking of the grindstone and deterioration thereof.

    [0005] WO2007/098470 shows container for cutting fluid for a tooling machine that is designed for gear cutting. The container, in which a work piece is arranged immersed in cutting fluid, may be raised and lowered towards the work tool by a lever.

    [0006] US20060163822 shows a collection trough for collecting coolant fluid from a tooling machine. The collecting trough is movable in vertical direction towards a funnel by means of screw jack.

    [0007] US570110 shows a grinding machine with a trough enclosed in a casing and adjustable in height by means of a vertical rack sliding in a guide.

    [0008] US538331 shows a grinding machine with a water tank in which a float is arranged to be depressed to raise the water more or less as required to wet the surface of the grinding wheel.

    [0009] Thus, it is an object of the present disclosure to provide an improved grinding machine which solves or at least alleviates one of the aforementioned problems. In particular it is an object of the present disclosure to provide a grinding machine which allows for simple mounting of the water trough.

    Summary of the invention



    [0010] According to the present disclosure at least one of these objects is achieved by a grinding machine 100 as defined in appended claim 1. Further preferable embodiments are defined in the dependent claims.

    [0011] In the grinding machine according to the present disclosure mounting and dismounting of the trough holder is considerable simplified. In operation, the trough holder may be lowered to a mounting position where it is easy for the user of the machine to push a trough for grinding liquid on to the trough holder. The trough holder may thereafter, together with the through for grinding liquid, be raised by the lifting/lowering arrangement to a position for wetting a grindstone. At the end of the work day the trough holder may be lowered again such that the grindstone is free of contact with the grinding liquid.

    [0012] A further advantage of the grinding machine according to the present disclosure is that it allows for simple use of grindstones with different diameters. It is easy to raise the trough holder to different heights in dependency of the diameter of the grindstone such that grindstones of both large and small diameter may be wetted. The same trough may thereby be used for grindstones of both large and small diameter.

    [0013] The trough holder 10 is configured to be guided in a vertical slot 5 in the housing 1 of the grinding machine, wherein the vertical slot 5 extends along an axis (X) extending from the base 2 of the grinding machine through the shaft 3 for holding a grindstone. Thereby is stable and secure movement of the trough holder ensured in vertical direction along the housing of the grinding machine.

    [0014] Preferably, the lifting/lowering arrangement 20 comprises an actuator 21 having a first coupling means 24 and a second coupling means 25 arranged on the trough holder 10, wherein the coupling means 24, 25 are configured to couple the actuator 21 and the trough holder 10 such that actuation of the actuator 21 causes the trough holder 10 to move in vertical direction.

    [0015] Preferably the first coupling means 24 and the second coupling means 25 comprises intermeshing gears. Intermeshing gears provides robust and controlled coupling, free of play, between the actuator and the trough holder.

    [0016] Preferably, the first coupling means 24 is a gear wheel and the second coupling means 25 is a toothed rack 25. This type of coupling is easy to maneuver by the operator since turning of the actuator and thereby the rotation of gear wheel results in a corresponding linear displacement of the toothed rack and the trough holder. By appropriate design of the gear wheel and the toothed rack it is further possible to control the gearing ratio, i.e. the resulting vertical displacement of the trough holder in dependency of the degree of turning of the gear wheel.

    [0017] Preferably, the trough holder 10 comprises at least one support arm 14 for supporting a trough 6 for grinding liquid extending from an external side surface 11 of the trough holder 10.

    [0018] Preferably, the external side surface 11 of the trough holder 10 comprises a yoke 15, whereby a first support arm 14 extends from a first end of the yoke 15 and a second support arm 14 extends from a second end of the yoke 15. The yoke makes it possible to supporting a trough for grinding liquid in a simple and stable manner.

    [0019] Preferably, the second coupling means 25 is arranged on an internal side surface 12 of the trough holder 10.

    [0020] Preferably, the actuator 21 is an actuator shaft 21 having a first end 22 and a second end 23, wherein the first end 22 and the second end 23 are journalled in the housing 1 of the grinding machine, whereby the first end 22 of the actuator shaft 21 is arranged to be manually turned by an operator of the grinding machine and whereby the second end 23 of the actuator shaft 21 comprises said first coupling means 24.

    [0021] Preferably, the grinding machine comprises a locking arrangement 40 for locking the actuator shaft 21 from rotating, wherein the locking arrangement comprises:

    a locking sleeve 41, comprising at least one locking notch 42, and;

    at least one locking tooth 43 arranged on the actuator shaft 21, wherein;

    the locking sleeve 41 is attached to the housing 1 of the grinding machine and surrounds a portion of the actuator shaft 21, whereby the actuator shaft 21 is slidable in axial direction such that the at least one locking tooth 43 may engage and/or disengage the at least one locking notch 43 on the locking sleeve 41.



    [0022] The locking arrangement 40 effective secures the trough for grinding liquid in a selected position.

    Brief description of the drawings



    [0023] 

    Figure 1: A schematic drawing of a grinding machine according to the present invention.

    Figure 2: A schematic drawing of a grinding machine according to the present invention in a cross-sectional view.

    Figure 3: A schematic drawing showing an enlargement of a portion of figure 2.

    Figure 4: A schematic drawing of a locking arrangement included in a grinding machine according to the present invention.

    Figure 5: A schematic drawing of a grinding machine according to the present invention with the trough in a raised position.

    Figure 6: A schematic drawing of a grinding machine according to the present invention with the trough in a lowered position.


    Definitions



    [0024] By "vertical direction" is meant a direction which is perpendicular to the base 2 of the grinding machine.

    Detailed description of embodiments



    [0025] The grinding machine according to the present invention will now be described more fully hereinafter. The grinding machine according to the present invention may however be embodied in many different forms without departing from the scope defined by the appended claims and should not be construed as limited to the embodiment set forth herein. Rather, this embodiment is provided by way of example so that this disclosure will be thorough and complete, and will fully convey the scope of the present disclosure to those persons skilled in the art. Like reference numbers refer to like elements throughout the description.

    [0026] Figure 1 shows schematically a grinding machine 100 according to a first preferred embodiment of the invention in perspective front view. The grinding machine 100 is of the bench type, i.e. it is of a design that allows it to be placed on a table in a workshop and to be operated manually by a person. The grinding machine 100 comprises a housing 1. The housing has a plane base 2 on which the grinding machine is supported. The grinding machine comprises a shaft 3 which is rotated by an electrical motor (not shown) enclosed in the housing 1. The shaft 3 is provided to hold and rotate a grindstone against which blades are ground or sharpened. The grindstone is not shown in figure 1 for clarity reasons. However, figures 2, 5 and 6 shows alternative views of the grinding machine of figure 1 with a grindstone 4 mounted on the shaft 3.

    [0027] The grinding machine 100 comprises a trough holder 10 for holding a trough 6 for grinding liquid. In figure 1 the trough 6 has been removed from the grinding machine in order to make the parts of the trough holder 10 visible. Thus, the trough holder 10 comprises two support arms 14 which extend from an external side surface 11 of the trough holder 10, i.e. the side of the trough holder section that faces away from the housing 1. In figure 1, the external side surface 11 of the trough holder 10 comprises a yoke 15, whereby the two support arms 14 extend from a respective end of the yoke 15. In operation the trough 6 for grinding liquid is carried by, i.e. supported on the support arms 14. The trough holder 10 is arranged below, i.e. underneath the shaft 3.

    [0028] According to the present invention the trough holder 10 is movable in vertical direction along the housing 1 of the grinding machine. The trough holder is thereby movable in at least a portion of the area between the base 2 and the shaft 3 for holding a grindstone. In the disclosed embodiment this is achieved by guiding the trough holder 10 in a slot 5, e.g. a groove, which extends in vertical direction from the base 2 of the housing towards the shaft 3 for supporting the grindstone. Thus, the straight slot 5 is centered with respect to the shaft 3 for supporting the grindstone. As shown in figure 1, the trough holder 10 is thus movable in vertical direction along an axis (X) which extends from the base 2 of the housing through the shaft 3 for supporting the grindstone.

    [0029] Figure 2 is a cross-sectional view of the grinding machine 100 shown the interior of the housing 1 in the area behind the grindstone 4. Figure 2 shows an internal side surface 12 of the trough holder 10. The internal side surface 12 of trough holder 10 is connected to the external side surface 11 of the trough holder 10 (shown in figure 1) through the slot 5 by an intermediate piece (not shown). Thus, the trough holder 10 may slide along the slot 5 but is prevented from moving in any other direction.

    [0030] According to the present invention, the grinding machine comprises a lifting/lowering arrangement 20 for moving the trough holder 10 along the housing 1 of the grinding machine. Figure 2 shows a lifting/lowering arrangement 20 for moving the trough holder. The lifting/lowering arrangement is shown in detail in figure 3.

    [0031] Thus, figure 3 shows a detailed view of the lifting/lowering arrangement 20 shown in figure 2. The lifting/lowering arrangement 20 comprises an actuator 21 in the form of an actuator shaft 21 which has a first end 22 and a second end 23. The first end 22 and the second end 23 of the actuator 21 are journalled in a respective first and second attachment 31, 32 in the housing 1 of the grinding machine. The attachments 31, 32 may be bearings 31, 32, i.e. comprising circular openings for receiving the actuator 21. By journaling the actuator 21 in the first and the second attachment 31, 32 in the housing 1, the actuator 21 may be manually turned in clockwise/anticlockwise direction by an operator. To facilitate turning, the first end 22 of the actuator 21 extends to the outside of the housing 1 and may be provided with a knob 27.

    [0032] The second end 23 of the actuator 21 comprises a first coupling means 24 in the form of a gear wheel.

    [0033] The lifting/lowering arrangement 20 further comprises a second coupling means 25 in the form of a toothed rack. The second coupling means 25 is arranged on the internal side surface 12 of the trough holder 10. The second coupling means 25 is thereby fixed to the internal side surface 12 of the trough holder 10 and oriented such that it extends in vertical direction of the internal side surface 12 of the trough holder 10, i.e. parallel with the slot 5.

    [0034] The first coupling means 24 on the actuator 21 and the second coupling means 25 on the internal side surface 12 of the trough holder 10 are configured such that they engage each other. Thus, the teeth of the gear wheel on the actuator shaft 21 are configured such that they engage the teeth of the toothed rack on the internal side surface 12 of the guiding section 11.

    [0035] Thus, when the actuator shaft 21 is turned, the teeth on the gear wheel on the end of the actuator shaft 21 engages the teeth on the toothed rack and forces the trough holder 10 to move along the slot 5 in the housing 1. Clockwise turning of the actuator shaft 21 causes the trough holder 10 to move upwards, i.e. in direction towards the shaft 3 for holding a grindstone. Anti-clockwise turning of the actuator shaft 21 causes the trough holder 10 to move downwards, i.e. in direction towards the base 2 of the grinding machine.

    [0036] The lifting lowering arrangement 20 may further comprise a locking arrangement 40 for locking the trough holder 10, and thus the trough 6 for grinding liquid, in position after turning of the actuator shaft.

    [0037] Figure 4 shows a closed-up view of a lifting/lowering arrangement 20 as described in figure 3 including a locking arrangement 40. The locking arrangement 40 comprises a locking sleeve 41 which is arranged around the second end 23 of the actuator shaft 21. The locking sleeve 41 is of quadratic cross-section, having four sides of which one side is attached to the housing 1 of the grinding machine. An end surface of the locking sleeve 41 is directed towards the coupling means 24 of the actuator shaft 21 and comprises locking notches 42. In figure 4, one locking notch 42 is provided on each side of the locking sleeve 41. However, it is possible to provide further locking notches over the locking sleeve. It is also possible that the locking sleeve is cylindrical.

    [0038] The locking arrangement 40 further comprises locking teeth 43 which are arranged around the circumference of the second end 23 of the actuator shaft 21 and faces the end of the locking sleeve 41. The locking teeth 43 are dimensioned such that their size and shape correspond to the size and shape of the locking notches 42 in the locking sleeve 41.

    [0039] The actuator shaft 21 is arranged slidable in the axial direction such that the locking teeth 43 may be moved into and out of engagement with the locking notches 42 in the locking sleeve 41. Typically, the actuator shaft 21 is spring biased such that the locking teeth 43 on the actuator shaft 21 are forced by spring force in the axial direction towards the locking sleeve 41. The locking arrangement 40 may thereby comprise a spring 28, e.g. a helical pressure spring, which is arranged around the first end 22 of the actuator shaft 21 such that the opposite ends of the spring 28 are in contact with the housing 1 and the knob 27 respectively.

    [0040] When no external forces act in the axial direction on the actuator shaft 21, the force from spring forces the locking teeth 43 into engagement with the locking notches 2 and the actuator shaft 21 is prevented from turning. When the trough 6 for grinding liquid should be raised or lowered, the knob 27 is pushed towards the housing 1 of the grinding machine. This causes the locking teeth 43 on the actuator shaft 21 to slide out of engagement with the locking notches 42 on the locking sleeve 42 and the actuator shaft 21 may be turned.

    [0041] Figure 5 shows the grinding machine 100 in a grinding position in which the trough 6 for grinding liquid is raised such that the grindstone 4 is contacting the grinding liquid (not shown) in the trough. Figure 6 shows the grinding machine 100 in a mounting position in which the trough 6 for grinding liquid is lowered towards the base 2 such that the grindstone 4 is free of contact with the grinding liquid in the trough. In this position the trough 6 may be removed from the trough holder 10.

    [0042] Although a particular embodiment has been disclosed in detail this has been done for purpose of illustration only, and is not intended to be limiting. In particular it is contemplated that various substitutions, alterations and modifications may be made within the scope of the appended claims. For example, the lifting/lowering arrangement may be realized with first and second coupling means in the form of friction surfaces instead of intermeshing teeth. It is also possible to include further coupling means, such as linkages, in the lifting/lowering arrangement.


    Claims

    1. A grinding machine (100) comprising a housing (1) having a base (2) for supporting the grinding machine, a shaft (3) for holding a grindstone (4), a motor for rotating the shaft (3) and a trough holder (10) for holding a trough (6) for grinding liquid underneath the grindstone (4), the trough holder (10) being arranged below the shaft (3), wherein the trough holder (10) is movable in a vertical direction between the base (2) of the housing (1) and the shaft (3) for holding a grindstone, so that the trough (6) for grinding liquid may be raised so that the grindstone (4), in use, is contacting grinding liquid in the trough (6) and that the grinding machine (100) comprises a lifting/lowering arrangement (20) for moving the trough holder (10) in said vertical direction, characterized in that the trough holder (10) is configured to be guided in a vertical slot (5) in the housing (1) of the grinding machine, wherein the vertical slot (5) extends along an axis (X) extending from the base (2) of the grinding machine through the shaft (3) for holding a grindstone.
     
    2. The grinding machine (100) according to claim 1, wherein the lifting/lowering arrangement (20) comprises:

    an actuator (21) having a first coupling means (24); and

    a second coupling means (25) arranged on the trough holder (10), wherein

    the coupling means (24, 25) are configured to couple the actuator (21) and the trough holder (10) such that actuation of the actuator (21) causes the trough holder (10) to move in the vertical direction.


     
    3. The grinding machine (100) according to claim 2, wherein the first coupling means (24) and the second coupling means (25) comprises intermeshing gears.
     
    4. The grinding machine (100) according to claim 3, wherein the first coupling means (24) is a gear wheel and the second coupling means (25) is a toothed rack.
     
    5. The grinding machine (100) according to any one of claims 1 - 4, wherein the trough holder (10) comprises at least one support arm (14) for supporting a trough (6) for grinding liquid, said at least one support arm (14) extending from an external side surface (11) of the trough holder (10).
     
    6. The grinding machine (100) according to any one of claims 1 - 5, wherein the external side surface (11) of the trough holder (10) comprises a yoke (15), whereby a first support arm (14) extends from a first end of the yoke (15) and a second support arm (14) extends from a second end of the yoke (15) .
     
    7. The grinding machine (100) according to anyone of claims 2 - 6wherein the second coupling means (25) is arranged on an internal side surface (12) of the trough holder (10).
     
    8. The grinding machine (100) according to anyone of claims 2 - 7, wherein the actuator (21) is an actuator shaft (21) having a first end (22) and a second end (23), wherein the first end (22) and the second end (23) are journalled in the housing (1) of the grinding machine, whereby the first end (22) of the actuator shaft (21) is arranged to be manually turned by an operator of the grinding machine and whereby the second end (23) of the actuator shaft (21) comprises said first coupling means (24).
     
    9. The grinding machine (100) according to claim 8, comprising a locking arrangement (40) for locking the actuator shaft (21) from rotating, wherein the locking arrangement comprises:

    a locking sleeve (41), comprising at least one locking notch (42), and;

    at least one locking tooth (43) arranged on the actuator shaft (21), wherein;

    the locking sleeve (41) is attached to the housing (1) of the grinding machine and

    surrounds a portion of the actuator shaft (21), whereby the actuator shaft (21) is slidable in an axial direction such that the at least one locking tooth (43) may engage and/or disengage the at least one locking notch (43) on the locking sleeve (41).


     


    Ansprüche

    1. Schleifmaschine (100), umfassend ein Gehäuse (1), das eine Basis (2) zum Stützen der Schleifmaschine aufweist, eine Welle (3) zum Halten eines Schleifsteins (4), einen Motor zum Drehen der Welle (3) und einen Troghalter (10) zum Halten eines Trogs (6) für Schleifflüssigkeit unter dem Schleifstein (4), wobei der Troghalter (10) unterhalb der Welle (3) angeordnet ist, wobei der Troghalter (10) in einer vertikalen Richtung zwischen der Basis (2) des Gehäuses (1) und der Welle (3) zum Halten eines Schleifsteins bewegbar ist, so dass der Trog (6) für Schleifflüssigkeit angehoben werden kann, so dass der Schleifstein (4) im Gebrauch mit Schleifflüssigkeit in dem Trog (6) in Kontakt steht, und wobei die Schleifmaschine (100) eine Hebe-/Senkanordnung (20) zum Bewegen des Troghalters (10) in der vertikalen Richtung umfasst, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass
    der Troghalter (10) dazu ausgelegt ist, in einem vertikalen Schlitz (5) in dem Gehäuse (1) der Schleifmaschine geführt zu sein, wobei sich der vertikale Schlitz (5) entlang einer Achse (X) erstreckt, die sich von der Basis (2) der Schleifmaschine durch die Welle (3) zum Halten eines Schleifsteins erstreckt.
     
    2. Schleifmaschine (100) gemäß Anspruch 1, wobei die Hebe-/Senkanordnung (20) umfasst:

    ein Stellglied (21), das ein erstes Kupplungsmittel (24) aufweist; und

    ein zweites Kupplungsmittel (25), das an dem Troghalter (10) angeordnet ist;

    wobei die Kopplungsmittel (24, 25) dazu ausgelegt sind, das Stellglied (21) und den Troghalter (10) so zu koppeln, dass eine Betätigung des Stellglieds (21) bewirkt, dass sich der Troghalter (10) in der vertikalen Richtung bewegt.


     
    3. Schleifmaschine (100) gemäß Anspruch 2, wobei das erste Kupplungsmittel (24) und das zweite Kupplungsmittel (25) ineinandergreifende Zahnräder aufweisen.
     
    4. Schleifmaschine (100) gemäß Anspruch 3, wobei das erste Kupplungsmittel (24) ein Zahnrad und das zweite Kupplungsmittel (25) eine Zahnstange ist.
     
    5. Schleifmaschine (100) gemäß einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 4, wobei der Troghalter (10) mindestens einen Stützarm (14) zum Stützen eines Trogs (6) für Schleifflüssigkeit umfasst, wobei sich der mindestens eine Stützarm (14) von einer äußeren Seitenfläche (11) des Troghalters (10) erstreckt.
     
    6. Schleifmaschine (100) gemäß einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 5, wobei die äußere Seitenfläche (11) des Troghalters (10) ein Joch (15) umfasst, wobei ein erster Stützarm (14) sich von einem ersten Ende des Jochs (15) erstreckt und ein zweiter Stützarm (14) sich von einem zweiten Ende des Jochs (15) erstreckt.
     
    7. Schleifmaschine (100) gemäß einem der Ansprüche 2 bis 6, wobei das zweite Kupplungsmittel (25) an einer inneren Seitenfläche (12) des Troghalters (10) angeordnet ist.
     
    8. Schleifmaschine (100) gemäß einem der Ansprüche 2 bis 7, wobei das Stellglied (21) eine Stellgliedwelle (21) ist, die ein erstes Ende (22) und ein zweites Ende (23) aufweist, wobei das erste Ende (22) und das zweite Ende (23) in dem Gehäuse (1) der Schleifmaschine gelagert sind, wobei das erste Ende (22) der Stellgliedwelle (21) so angeordnet ist, dass es von einem Bediener der Schleifmaschine manuell gedreht werden kann, und wobei das zweite Ende (23) der Stellgliedwelle (21) das erste Kupplungsmittel (24) umfasst.
     
    9. Schleifmaschine (100) gemäß Anspruch 8, umfassend eine Verriegelungsanordnung (40) zum Verriegeln der Stellgliedwelle (21) gegen Drehung, wobei die Verriegelungsanordnung umfasst:

    eine Verriegelungshülse (41), die mindestens eine Verriegelungskerbe (42) umfasst; und

    mindestens einen Verriegelungszahn (43), der auf der Stellgliedwelle (21) angeordnet ist;

    wobei die Verriegelungshülse (41) an dem Gehäuse (1) der Schleifmaschine angebracht ist und einen Abschnitt der Stellgliedwelle (21) umgibt, wobei die Stellgliedwelle (21) in einer axialen Richtung verschiebbar ist, so dass der mindestens eine Verriegelungszahn (43) mit der mindestens einen Verriegelungskerbe (42) an der Verriegelungshülse (41) in Eingriff und/oder außer Eingriff kommen kann.


     


    Revendications

    1. Machine de meulage (100) comprenant un boîtier (1) ayant une base (2) pour supporter la machine de meulage, un arbre (3) pour maintenir une meule (4), un moteur pour faire tourner l'arbre (3) et un support de bac (10) pour maintenir un bac (6) pour le liquide de meulage au-dessous de la meule (4), le support de bac (10) étant agencé au-dessous de l'arbre (3), dans laquelle :

    le support de bac (10) est mobile dans une direction verticale entre la base (2) du boîtier (1) et l'arbre (3) pour supporter une meule, de sorte que le bac (6) pour le liquide de meulage peut être levé de sorte que la meule (4), à l'usage, est en contact avec le liquide de meulage dans le bac (6) et en ce que la machine de meulage (100) comprend un agencement de levage / abaissement (20) pour déplacer le support de bac (10) dans ladite direction verticale, caractérisée en ce que :

    le support de bac (10) est configuré pour être guidé dans une fente verticale (5) dans le boîtier (1) de la machine de meulage, dans laquelle la fente verticale (5) s'étend le long d'un axe (X) s'étendant à partir de la base (2) de la machine de meulage à travers l'arbre (3) pour supporter une meule.


     
    2. Machine de meulage (100) selon la revendication 1, dans laquelle l'agencement de levage / abaissement (20) comprend :

    un actionneur (21) ayant un premier moyen de couplage (24) ; et

    un second moyen de couplage (25) agencé sur le support de bac (10), dans laquelle :
    les moyens de couplage (24, 25) sont configurés pour coupler l'actionneur (21) et le support de bac (10) de sorte que l'actionnement de l'actionneur (21) amène le support de bac (10) à se déplacer dans la direction verticale.


     
    3. Machine de meulage (100) selon la revendication 2, dans laquelle le premier moyen de couplage (24) et le second moyen de couplage (25) comprennent des engrenages d'engrènement.
     
    4. Machine de meulage (100) selon la revendication 3, dans laquelle le premier moyen de couplage (24) est une roue dentée et le second moyen de couplage (25) est une crémaillère dentée.
     
    5. Machine de meulage (100) selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 4, dans laquelle le support de bac (10) comprend au moins un bras de support (14) pour supporter un bac (6) pour le liquide de meulage, ledit au moins un bras de support (14) s'étendant à partir d'une surface latérale externe (11) du support de bac (10).
     
    6. Machine de meulage (100) selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 5, dans laquelle la surface latérale externe (11) du support de bac (10) comprend un joug (15), moyennant quoi un premier bras de support (14) s'étend à partir d'une première extrémité du joug (15) et un second bras de support (14) s'étend à partir d'une seconde extrémité du joug (15).
     
    7. Machine de meulage (100) selon l'une quelconque des revendications 2 à 6, dans laquelle le second moyen de couplage (25) est agencé sur une surface latérale interne (12) du support de bac (10).
     
    8. Machine de meulage (100) selon l'une quelconque des revendications 2 à 7, dans laquelle l'actionneur (21) est un arbre d'actionneur (21) ayant une première extrémité (22) et une seconde extrémité (23), dans laquelle la première extrémité (22) et la seconde extrémité (23) sont tourillonnées dans le boîtier (1) de la machine de meulage, moyennant quoi la première extrémité (22) de l'arbre d'actionneur (21) est agencée pour être manuellement entraînée en rotation par un opérateur de la machine de meulage et moyennant quoi la seconde extrémité (23) de l'arbre d'actionneur (21) comprend ledit premier moyen de couplage (24).
     
    9. Machine de meulage (100) selon la revendication 8, comprenant un agencement de verrouillage (40) pour empêcher l'arbre d'actionneur (21) de tourner, dans laquelle l'agencement de verrouillage comprend :

    un manchon de verrouillage (41) comprenant au moins une encoche de verrouillage (42) ; et

    au moins une dent de verrouillage (43) agencée sur l'arbre d'actionneur (21), dans laquelle :
    le manchon de verrouillage (41) est fixé sur le boîtier (1) de la machine de meulage et entoure une partie de l'arbre d'actionneur (21), moyennant quoi l'arbre d'actionneur (21) peut coulisser dans une direction axiale de sorte que la au moins une dent de verrouillage (43) peut se mettre en prise et/ou se dégager de la au moins une encoche de verrouillage (43) sur le manchon de verrouillage (41).


     




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