Inventor (s): Cristobal Salmerón Barrientos

Description of the invention:

The device for the collection of evaporator radiator fins object of this invention presents particular construction aimed at satisfactorily solving the problem described above. According to the invention this device comprises:

- a conveyor having: an upper entrance zone, to which the fins produced in the press access in a horizontal position; a lower delivery area of said fins in a vertical position; and an inclined section of descent of the fins from the upper entrance zone to the lower delivery zone;

- a fan arranged in the upper entrance area of the conveyor, which pneumatically drives the fins by the conveyor in the direction of advance towards the lower delivery zone;

- a receiving box, in vertical position, of the fins coming from the conveyor, said receiving box comprising: a bottom provided with suction holes connected to an air inlet of the fan and a pneumatic cylinder that laterally displaces the fins that access said receiver box, to an accumulator and;

- an accumulator inside which the fins are grouped and displaced laterally by the action of the pneumatic cylinder of the receiving box.

This device for the collection of fins of evaporator radiators, being of a great constructive simplicity, realizes the displacement of the fins by means of the conveyor to the reception box; and later, by means of the cylinder, from the receiving box to the interior of the accumulator, where they are grouped and displaced laterally by the action of the pneumatic cylinder.

Object of the invention:

Traditionally evaporator radiator fins are made from aluminum plates that are shaped and die cut in a press and are ejected on a rotating stacker device. The use of this type of stacker raises different disadvantages among which it is worth mentioning that it is necessary to stop production every time the stacker is turned to change its position, with the consequent loss of productivity; and that in this operation the vertical rods are often dislodged, so the press must also be stopped to proceed with its repositioning. 

This invention allows to remove from its interior successive groups of fins, as it is being filled, without the need to stop the production, and consequently obtain a higher yield.

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