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Publication numberUS3499605 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 10, 1970
Filing dateDec 22, 1967
Priority dateDec 22, 1967
Publication numberUS 3499605 A, US 3499605A, US-A-3499605, US3499605 A, US3499605A
InventorsAlexander Dreisin
Original AssigneeAllis Chalmers Mfg Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Nozzle holder
US 3499605 A
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Filed Dec. 22. 1967 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 A. DREISIN NOZZLE HOLDER March 10, 1970 2 SheetLs-Sheet 2 Filed Dec. 22. 1967 United States Patent 3,499,605 NOZZLE HOLDER Alexander Dreisin, Olympia Fields, Ill., assignor to Allis- Chalmers Manufacturing Company, Milwaukee, Wis. Filed Dec. 22, 1967, Ser. No. 692,879 Int. Cl. F02m 55/00 US. Cl. 23986 6 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A nozzle and holder for fuel injection on a diesel engine.

This invention relates to a fuel injector and more particularly to a fuel injection nozzle and holder assembly.

The operation of the diesel engine requires injection of fuel into the engine combustion chamber at the time the air in the chamber is under compression. This may be accomplished in various ways. One of the means for injection of fuel into the combustion chamber is by the use of a single injection pump and a distributor which distributes the pressurized charge of fuel sequentially to a plurality of engine combustion chambers through atomizing nozzles. To reduce the unit cost, the size of the nozzle should be reduced but reliable operating conditions should be maintained.

This invention is designed to provide the advantages of an inexpensive nozzle assembly which provides dependable operation and has the space saving features of a small nozzle assembly. The nozzle assembly provides a sealed unit having means for adjusting the differential valve opening pressure, a filter in the unit positioned in the proximity of the valve, and a means of providing a reliable inexpensive unit.

It is an object of this invention to provide a compact nozzle having a lapped seal on the pressure adjusting end of the nozzle assembly and a built-in filter between the fuel supply and discharge nozzle.

It is another object of this invention to provide a nozzle assembly with opening pressure adjusting means remote from a short differential valve in the nozzle end with means for transmitting force from the nozzle pressure adjusting means to control the differential valve opening pressure.

It is a further object of this invention to provide a fuel injection nozzle assembly having a differential valve and fuel filter in a small diameter nozzle.

It is a further object of this invention to provide a hydraulically operated nozzle having a lapped sealed end on the valve opening pressure adjusting end controlling the opening pressure of the differential valve with an edge filter positioned intermediate the fuel supply and the discharge end of the nozzle.

The objects of this invention are accomplished by providing a small diameter sealed unit whereby a differential valve is positioned in the discharge end of the nozzle with a spindle or similar means extending from the remote end of the nozzle assembly to control the hydraulic pressure required to open the difierential valve. The spindle extends from the remote end and has means for guiding it through an axial movement to control the opening pressure of the differential valve. Means define a fuel supply passage in the nozzle assembly with an edge filter positioned intermediate the differential valve and the supply passages. The nozzle assembly is hydraulically sealed externally and transmits high pressure fuel from the injection pump through the edge filter which is near the differtial valve and is discharged from the nozzle.

The preferred embodiments of this invention will be described in the following paragraph and illustrated in the attached drawings.

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FIG. 1 illustrates a cross section view of a nozzle assembly;

FIG. 2 illustrates a three dimensional view of a sleeve for forming an edge filter in the nozzle shown in FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 illustrates a modification of an injection nozzle wherein an additional sleeve having longitudinal slots is used on a base sleeve to form the edge filter;

FIG. 4 is a cross section view of a modification of a nozzle using a sleeve similar to that illustrated in FIG. 5;

FIG. 5 illustrates a three dimensional view of an edge filter sleeve;

FIG. 6 illustrates a modification of a sleeve which is formed sheet metal;

FIG. 7 illustrates a modification of a sleeve formed of sheet metal with slots formed to define an edge filter;

FIG. 8 illustrates the sleeve shown in FIG. 5 prior to its positioning about the periphery of a base sleeve;

FIG. 9 illustrates the sleeve shown in FIG. 6 before it is formed into the sleeve; and

FIG. 10 illustrates slotted sheet metal for forming a sleeve.

Referring to FIG. 1, the nozzle tip 1 is brazed to the casing 2 by brazing 3 which may be accomplished by localized heating. The casing 2 is also brazed at 4 to the holder 5. In this manner the housing is unitized to form a high pressure seal as well as strengthen the housing structure.

The tip 1 is formed with a plurality of orifices 157 in the tip of discharge pressurized fuel into the combustion chamber. The housing 6 threadedly engages the connector 7 and retains the gasket 8, nut 9 intermediate the cap 10 and the housing 6. The connector 7 then encloses a pressure adjusting screw 11 which may be rotated by a wrench in the socket 12 in the end adjacent the opening 13, in cap 10. The adjusting screw 11 is locked by means of the nut 14 and washer 15 which engages the upper end of screw 11. The lower end of the screw 11 engages a spring seat 16 compressing the spring 17 on the head 18 of the spindle 19. By adjusting the axial position of the screw 11, the compression on the spring 17 is adjusted and the thrust transmitted through the spindle 19 to the stem end 29 of the needle 21 is controlled. The needle 21 extends into the tip 1 and forms the cone 22 of the needle 21 which is received within a mating valve seat 23 to close the nozzle from discharging fluid until a predetermined pressure is present within the cylindrical opening 24 defined by the tip and the chamber 25 within the casing 2. The needle 21 is constructed with a threaded portion 26 which is adapted for engagement with a tool to extract the needle 21 from the housing 6 in case of repairs.

The spindle 19 extends into a bushing 27 and is guided on its external periphery. Its motion is an axial movement within the housing. The needle 21 also has a lapped portion 28 which forms a fluid seal between the chamber 25 and chamber 29 above the lapped portion 28 of the needle 21. The bushing 27 is received within the sleeve 30 with an interference fit which also forms a fluid seal between the chambers 25 and chamber 29. The portion of the sleeve 30 surrounding the lapped portion of bushing 27 is fitted tightly into housing to assure accurate alignment of needle 21 with the seat 23 in tip 1. The external periphery of the sleeve 30 has formed on its peripheral facing axial grooves which effectively form an edge filter. The axial grooves do not extend the full length of the sleeve 30. The inlet grooves 32 extend a portion of the length of the external facing of the sleeve 30, the outlet grooves 33 extend upwardly from the lower portion of the sleeve 30, and are not connected to the downwardly extending grooves 32. The diameter of the lower portion of sleeve 30 is stepped down to a smaller dimension than the diameter of the sleeve as shown on the middle portion. Communication between the downwardly extending grooves 32 and the upwardly extending grooves 33 is provided by placing the sleeve 30 within the casing 2 which has a larger internal diameter than the smaller external diameter of the sleeve 30 extending for the length of grooves 32. In this manner any burrs, filings, or foreign material cannot pass from the downwardly extending grooves 32 to the upwardly extendnig grooves 33. An edge filter is provided in the nozzle assembly at a point adjacent to the differential valve 35. An inlet passage 36 is formed in the holder 6 to supply fuel under pressure to the peripheral recess 37 in the nozzle holder 6. The pressurized fuel passes through the edge filter through the chamber 25 and the injection pressure operating on the conical portion 38 lifts the needle 21 and the conical valve surface 22 unseats from its mating seat 23 and high pressure fuel is discharged through the plurality of orifices 7 in the tip 1. The high pressure fuel in chamber 25 is prevented from passing into the spring chamber 40.

Referring to FIG. 3, a modification of a nozzle assembly is shown in cross section. The adjustment of the opening pressure for the differential valve is provided substantially as illustrated in FIG. 1 which controls the downward thrust by the adjusting spring 50 operating on the head 51 of the spindle 52. The holder 53 supports the casing 54 which is brazed to the tip 55. The lower end of the tip 55 is formed with discharge orifices 56 for discharging fuel into the combustion chamber.

The spindle 52 biases the needle 57 downwardly on its mating seat 58 to close communication between a cylindrical passage 159 and the discharge orifices 56. An additional sleeve is used in this assmbly by comparison to the nozzle assembly as shown in FIG. 1, the lapped portion 60 of the needle 57 provides a seal between the chamber 61, and chamber 62. The needle reciprocates within the bushing 63. The bushing 63 is received within the sleeve 64 by a ringing fit which in turn provides a fluid tight seal between the chamber 61 and chamber 62. The filter sleeve 66 has a looser fitting tolerance between itself and the casing 54 except in the portion around the lapped portion. In this portion sleeve 64 is enlarged suflficiently to provide a tight fit between it and filter sleeve 66 and casing 54 to assure accurate alignment of the needle on its seat 58. A filter sleeve 66 is similar to the rolled metal as shown in FIG. 5 which essentially forms a sleeve when assembled in a nozzle assembly. The filter sleeve may be formed of a piece of sheet metal as shown in FIG. 5 or may be a single piece of tubing with axial slots cut to form an edge filter.

The inlet passage 59 feeds fuel into the inlet axial slot 68 which extends downwardly from the inlet passage 59 for a length shorter than the total length of the filter sleeve 66. Similarly cut outlet slots 69 extend upwardly from the lower end of the sleeve but do not extend the full lentgh of the sleeve 66. The loose fitting tolerance between the filter sleeve 66 and the int rnal dimension of the casing 54 permit fluid passage between the slots 68 and the slots 69 and provides an edge filter intermediate the passage 69 and the chamber 61.

The upper end of the sleeve 64 is received within a peripheral ridge 71 of the housing 72 and is also brazed at 73 to form a high pressure fluid seal at the upper end of the sleeve 64.

The differential valve 173 operates in response to pressurized fluid acting on the valve whereby the injection pressure acting on the needle 57 biases the valve to an open position against the downward thrust of the spring 50. The high pressure fluid entering the inlet passage 59 provides the pressure to open the differential valve.

The assembly as shown is fabricated to show welding or brazing of a plurality of parts which form the unitized housing of the assembly.

Referring to FIG. 4, another modification is illustrated wherein the tip 80 is received within a casing 81 and brazed to form a fluid tight assembly. The casing 81 is 4 received within the holder 82 and brazed at 83 to unitize the holder with casing 81 and tip 80.

The holder 82 threadedly receives a connector 84 and is retained in this position by the washers 85, 88, and lock nut 86. The connector 84 extends upwardly within the cap 87. The adjusting screw 89 may be removed by using a suitable wrench in the socket 90. The adjusting screw is locked in position by the lock nut 91 when properly adjusted. The lower portion of the adjusting screw 89 is formed with a head 92 which engages an adjusting spring 93. The adjusting spring 93 is compressed between the head 92 and the spring retainer 94 on the upper end of the spindle 95. Passage 96 is a leakoff passage for fluid leakage during the operation of the injection nozzle.

A spindle extends downwardly and engages the stem end of the needle 97. A spring 98 is received within the mating helical grooves on the external periphery of the stem and of needle 97 and the lower end of the spindle 95. The spring 98 merely provides a means for extracting the needle 97 for disassembly of the unit.

The supply passage 100 feeds into the annular recess 101 within the holder 82. A filter sleeve 102 is positioned radially intermediate the casing 81 and the bushing 103.

The bushing 103 is formed with an enlarged opening to receive the spring 98.

The lower portion and reduced diameter portion of bushing 103 is lapped to form a mating surface for the needle 97 to form a fluid tight seal between the chamber 108 and chamber 109. The bushing 103 is received within the filter sleeve 102. The filter sleeve 102 may be constructed in a manner as shown in FIG. 5, 6 or 7. FIGS. 8, 9 and 10 show a means of construction this sleeve out of a piece of sheet metal. The construction may be any manner such as a stamping which is stamped and rolled onto a spindle to form a sleeve construction as illustrated in FIGS. 5, 6 and 7.

Essentially, the sleeves as formed define inlet slots 111 extending downwardly from the angular recess 101 but do not extend for the full length of the sleeve 102. Similarly, slots 112 extend upwardly from the lower end of the sleeve 102 but do not extend the full length of the sleeve. Communication between the inlet slot 111 and the outlet slot 112 is provided by permitting the sleeve 102 to fit with the desired clearance over a portion of its length so that passage is provided between the two sets of slots whereby the pressurized fluid passes in its movement from the inlet passage 100 to the discharge orifices 113.

Referring to FIGS. 5 and 8, the sheet metal element 114 is cut with slots 111 and 112 and is rolled on a spindle to form the sleeve 114 as shown in FIG. 5. This formation of a sleeve 11-4 is then assembled within the casing 81 about the periphery of the bushing 103.

FIGS. 6 and 9 illustrate a modification wherein tapered slots 118 and 119 are formed on an element 120. Only a single inlet slot 119 and a single outlet slot 118 are shown but any number may be formed.

FIGS. 7 and 10 illustrate a modification whereby outlet slots 121 are formed in a sheet metal element 122 and also inlet slots 123 are formed in the element 122. The slots 121 do not extend the total length of the sheet metal element 122. The sheet metal element 122 is then rolled onto a spindle to form a sleeve as indicated in FIG. 7.

The preferred embodiments of this invention have been described in the preceding paragraphs. Their operation is generally similar and will be described in the following paragraphs.

Referring to FIG. 1, the differential valve 35 operates within the nozzle end of the nozzle assembly. Its closing pressure is regulated by the downward thrust of spring 17 which in turn is controlled by the axial adjusting of the adjusting screw 11. By increasing the thrust of spring 17 the thrust on the needle 21 increases the opening pressure required on the needle valve. The hydraulic fluid entering passage 36 passes downwardly into the chamber and acts upon the conical portion 38 of the needle 21 to bias the needle valve to an open position against the force of spring 17. The alignment of the needle 21 on seat 23 is assured during manufacture and is not dependent upon the aligned movement of the spindle 19. The bushing 27 and filter sleeve maintain axial alignment of the needle 21. The portion 28 of the needle 21 is lapped to form a fluid tight seal and an accurate guide for reciprocal movement of the needle 21. The conical portion 22 of needle 21 is thus maintained in concentric alignment with the conical seat 23 in the tip 1.

The diameter of the assembly is of a small dimension and requires only enough cross sectional area to permit passage of high pressure fluid from inlet passage at 36 to the chamber 24. The construction is unitized to provide rigidity and maintain alignment of the moving elements within the assembly. The adjusting means in the remote end of the nozzle assembly controls the opening pressure of the valve. The thrust responsive to the compression force of spring 17 is transmitted through the spindle 19 and the spindles movement need not be accurately aligned because the needle valve movement is accurately controlled by a lapped and guided portion.

An edge filter is formed by the sleeve 30 in the assembly which is located with its lower portion adjacent the needle valve 35. This eliminates any possibility of burrs, filings, etc., from contaminating the nozzle tip and preventing reliable operation.

As high pressure fluid enters passage 36, it surrounds the sleeve 30 in the annular recess 37 and moves downwardly through the grooves. The fluid then passes across the lands between the grooves 32 and 33 and down grooves 33 to chamber 25.

The passage of fluid from grooves 32 to 33 provides an edge filter filtering out any burrs, filings or impurities of a larger size than the clearance between sleeve 30 and the casing 2. The high pressure fluid in the chamber 25 operates against the conical section 38 of the needle 21 biasing the needle valve 21 to an open position permitting discharge of high pressure fluid through the discharge orifices 157 into the combustion chamber. When the pressure of the inlet passage 36 is reduced to a predetermined level, the thrust of spring 17 is sufiicient to overcome the force of the fluid acting against the conical sections 38 and 22 on the needle 21 thereby forcing the differential valve to a closed position and injection is terminated.

FIGS. 3 and 4 illustrate similar nozzle assemblies which operate in substantially the same manner. The edge filters as shown in FIGS. 3 and 4 are of a different construction. Basically the difference is that the peripheral facing on the filter sleeve is not formed with axial grooves but in contrast is formed with axial slots and a second sleeve is received within this filtering element. Essentially its operation is the same and it operates to filter fluid before it is permitted to pass into the differential valves or be discharged from the discharge orifices.

The embodiments of the invention in which an exclusive property or privilege is claimed are defined as follows:

1. A fuel injection nozzle comprising a housing, a differential valve operating in response to the hydraulic pressure Within the housing, a valve opening pressure regulating means in said housing remote from said differential valve for producing a valve closing force, spindle means transmitting the force from said regulating means to said differential valve to bias said valve to a normally closed position, means defining fuel supply passage means for supplying pressurized fuel to said housing, a fuel filter means intermediate said supply passage means and said differential valve including a bushing extending axially within said housing aligning said differential valve, a filter sleeve receiving said bushing and having a portion loose fitting with a portion of said housing, said filter sleeve defining inlet slots extending a lesser dimension downwardly from the upper end of said filter sleeve than the length of said filter sleeve and defining outlet slots angularly spaced relative to said inlet slots extending upwardly a lesser dimension than the length of said filter sleeve, filtering passages defined by the clearance between said housing and the external periphery of said filter sleeve to thereby control the filtering of fuel from the inlet passage means to said nozzle.

2. A fuel injection nozzle as set forth in claim 1 wherein said differential valve includes a needle, said bushing aligns said needle of said valve, said pressure regulating means includes a spring received within said housing, an adjusting screw controlling the compression of said spring, said spindle means defines a spindle extending a substantial distance through said housing and engaging said valve for transmitting the compressive force of said spring to said differential valve to control the opening pressure of said differential valve.

3. A fuel injection nozzle as set forth in claim 1 wherein said valve includes a short differential valve needle, a long spindle extends axially within said housing from said regulating means and engages said differential valve needle, said bushing aligning said needle to thereby control the alignment of said differential valve.

4. A fuel injection nozzle as set forth in claim 1 wherein said differential valve includes a needle having a lapped portion received within said bushing, said bushing and said filter sleeve defining a tight fit surrounding said needle, said filter sleeve and said housing defining a tight fit surrounding said needle to assure positive closing of the differential valve regardless of the concentricity and axial movement of the spindle means.

5. A fuel injection nozzle as set forth in claim 1 wherein said filter sleeve includes portions tightly fitted with said housing axially above and below said supply passage means, a needle of said valve having a lapped portion received in said bushing, said bushing within said filter sleeve defining a tight fit to thereby provide sealing of said nozzle and concentrically maintaining alignment of said differential valve.

6. A fuel injection nozzle as set forth in claim 1 wherein said differential valve includes a needle, a lapped portion about the external periphery of said needle, said bushing having a lapped internal portion mating the lapped portion of said needle to provide a fluid seal, a base sleeve tightly receiving said bushing, said filter sleeve fitted with a loose fitting with said housing for a portion of said filter sleeve and a tightly fitted portion surrounding said needle, said filter sleeve including an element wrapped in a peripheral manner about said base sleeve to form the clearance between said filter sleeve and housing to thereby control the filtering action of said filter means.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification239/86, 239/590.5, 210/488, 239/453, 138/43
International ClassificationF02M61/16, F02M61/10, F02M61/12
Cooperative ClassificationF02M2700/074, F02M61/12, F02M61/165, F02M61/10
European ClassificationF02M61/10, F02M61/16D, F02M61/12
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Jul 10, 1985ASAssignment
Owner name: DEUTZ-ALLIS CORPORATION BOX 933, MILWAUKEE, WI 53
Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST.;ASSIGNOR:ALLIS-CHALMER CORPORATION A DE CORP;REEL/FRAME:004434/0722
Effective date: 19850627
Jul 28, 1983ASAssignment
Owner name: CONNECTICUT NATIONAL BANK THE, A NATIONAL BANKING
Free format text: SECURITY INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:ALLIS-CHALMERS CORPORATION A DE CORP.;REEL/FRAME:004149/0001
Effective date: 19830329
Owner name: WOODS KATHLEEN D., AS TRUSTEE