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issue: February 2005 APPLIANCE Magazine

IATC Preliminary Program
56th Annual International Appliance Technical Conference & Exhibition


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This year’s conference will be held March 28-30, 2005 at the Ramada Plaza Hotel O’Hare in Rosemont, IL, U.S.

Monday, March 28

Noon to 7:00 p.m.—Registration
Please register for the conference and/or the exhibits in the Foyer of the Convention Center, Ramada Plaza Hotel.

Workshop A—1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
(30-Min Break)
and 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.
Conference Room A
"Methods to Automatically Assemble Stators for Electric Motors"
By Jim Kirkhoff, sales engineer, Alliance Winding Equipment

Workshop B—1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
(30-Min Break)
and 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Conference Room B
"Advanced Adhesive Technology"
By Sean McGrath and Edward Fisher, Loctite

Workshop C—1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
(30-Min Break) and 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Conference Room C
"Blueprint for Success in Programs Involving Mechatronics"
By Sandor J. Baranyi, president, Trogetec, Inc.

Tuesday, March 29

7:00 a.m.
Registration

General Session (Conference Rooms B & C)
8:00 a.m.
Welcome
by Mr. Ewald Weber, Conference Chairman

8:05 a.m.
Keynote Address
"Challenges Facing the Appliance Industry"
Joseph M. McGuire, president,
Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, Washington, DC, U.S.

Session A-1
Conference Room A
NEW DEVELOPMENTS

9:00 a.m.
"Modulating Burner for Residential/ Commercial Appliances"
By Frank Johnson, Ph.D., Rich Van Camp, and Tim Cole, Gas Technology Institute, Des Plaines, IL,  U.S.

9:30 a.m.
"New Technologies and Ergonomics in White Goods"
By Konrad Steblovnik, Gorenje d.d., Velenje, Slovenia

10:00 a.m.
45-Min Break in Exhibits Area

Session B-1
Conference Room B
SAFETY/RELIABILITY

9:00 a.m.
" Fully Programmable Proved Ignition System for Cooking Appli-ances with Fast Response Time and Improved Safety and Reliability"
By Thomas A. Chodacki, Saint-Gobain Igniter Products, Milford, NH, U.S.

9:30 a.m.
" Major Appliance Teardowns: A Review of Electrical Interconnection Results"
By Brian J. Stumm, ETCO, Incorporated, Warwick, RI, U.S.

10:00 a.m.
45-Min Break in Exhibits Area

Session C-1
Conference Room C
SENSORS & CONTROLS

9:00 a.m.
" Sensorless Motor Control for Compressor Applications"
By Yashvant Jani and Ritesh Tyagi, Renesas Technology America, Inc., San Jose, CA, U.S.; Yuji Mori, Renesas Technology Corp.; and Yoshitaka Iwaji and K. Endo, Hitachi Research Laboratory, Tokyo, Japan

9:30 a.m.
" Sensorless Three-Phase Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor Including Low and Zero Speed"
By Peter Balazovic and Roman Filka, Freescale Semiconductor, Czech Republic

10:00 a.m.
45-Min Break in Exhibits Area

Session A-2
Conference Room A
MATERIALS

10:45 a.m.
" Innovative Die Casting Technologies Stimulate Appliance Market Trends"
By Leo J. Baran, North American Die Casting Association, Wheeling, IL, U.S.

11: 15 a.m.
" Low Temperature Arc Vapor Deposition for Cosmetic and Durable Coatings on Appliances"
By Patrick Sullivan, Ph.D. and Gary Larson, Vapor Technologies, Inc., Longmont, CO, U.S.

Session B-2
Conference Room B
NOISE CONTROL

10:45 a.m.
" Achieving Sound and Vibration Control in Appliance Design with Pressure Sensitive Adhesives: How to Make Appliances
Really Quiet!"
By Cynthia Bellian, Avery Dennison Specialty Tape Division, Painesville, OH, U.S.

11:15 a.m.
" Identification and Improvement of Abnormal Noise of the Outdoor Unit of an Air-Conditioner Based on Psychoacoustics Analysis"
By Ding Houming, Hisense, Qingdao, P.R. China

Session C-2
Conference Room C
SENSORS & CONTROLS

10:45 a.m.
" Low-Cost Sensorless Field Oriented Control ACIM for Improved Washing Machine Performance Enabled by Advanced Hybrid Controllers"
By William Hutchings, Freescale Semiconductor,
Tempe, AZ, U.S.

11:15 a.m.
" Intelligent Motor Control Software Algorithms Add Flexibility and Reduce Cost"
By Kedar Godbole, Texas Instruments Inc., Stafford, TX, U.S.

12:00 p.m.
Luncheon
Penthouse Ballroom, 9th Floor

Luncheon Address
" Outsourcing: Outperforming or Outrageous?"
By Ken David, Ph.D.,
MBA, Michigan State University

Session A-3
Conference Room A
MATERIALS

1:30 p.m.
" Plastics for Improved Major Appliances"
By Werner Posch, Borealis GmbH, Linz, Austria

2:00 p.m.
" Flexible Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) Based on Ionomer Technology"
By J. McCoy, A. Montalvo, R. Sadeghi, and A. Puttarudraiah, A. Schulman, Inc., Akron, OH, U.S.

2:30 p.m.
" Structural Plastics:  Smart Solutions for Smart Designs"
By Maria Witbrod, Solvay Advanced Polymers,
Alpharetta, GA, U.S.

3:00 p.m.
45-Min Break in Exhibits Area

Session B-3
Conference Room B
NOISE CONTROL

1:30 p.m.
" Seeing is Believing: A Better Way to Diagnose Noise Sources"
By Ravinder Beniwal, Manmohan Moondra, and Sergio Mazza, SenSound; and Dr. Sean F. Wu, Wayne State University,
Detroit, MI, U.S.

2:00 p.m.
" Design of an Appliance Panel Damper for Noise Reduction and Sound Quality"
By Mr. Christopher R. Conklin, Material Sciences Corporation, Elk Grove Village, IL, U.S.

2:30 p.m.
" Diagnostics of Engine Noise During Run-Up by Using HELS-Based Nearfield Acoustical Holography"
By Authors A. Abualfeilat and S. Chevalier Powertran/NVH Metaldyne, Plymouth, MI, and M. S. Moondra, R. Beniwal, D. Gaddis, and S. Mazza SenSound, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI, and S. F. Wu, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, U.S.

3:00 p.m.
45-Min Break in Exhibits Area

Session C-3
Conference Room C
SENSORS & CONTROLS

1:30 p.m.
" Beyond Touch Panels: Appliance Solutions Using E-Fields"
By Brad Stewart, Freescale Semiconductor, Tempe, AZ, U.S.

2:00 p.m.
" Design Considerations for Capacitive Touch-Control Switching for Large and Small Appliances"
By S. E. Wetterling and P. H. Barrett, P.E., Lamb Industries, Inc. Portland, OR, U.S.

2:30 p.m.
" Choosing the Right Motor Control Algorithm for Laundry Products"
By David Wilson, Freescale Semiconductor, Austin, TX, U.S.

3:00 p.m.
45-Min Break in Exhibits Area

Session A-4
Conference Room A
NEW TECHNOLOGY

3:45 p.m.
" Commercial AC Grid Connected Two-Switch, Boost-Half Bridge Type Soft Switch PMW Power Converter for Consumer Induction Heating"
STUDENT PAPER—By Hiroaki Tanimatsu, Tarek Ahmed, and Mutsuo Nakaoka, Yamaguchi University; Izuo Hirota, Kenji Yasui, Toshiaki Iwai, and Hideki Omori, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. Japan; and Hyun Woo Lee, Kyungnam University, Masan,
South Korea

4:15 p.m.
" A Novel, Compact, High-Frequency Planer Transformer Linked, Soft-Switch, PWM DC-DC Converter for Low-Voltage, Large-Current Power Supplies"
STUDENT PAPER—By Tetsuya Etoh, Y. Ishigami, Tarek Ahmed, and E. Hiraki, Yamaguchi University; K. Morimoto, T. Doi, and H. Manabe, Daihen Corp., Japan; and Nabil A. Ahmed, Hyun Woo Lee, and Mutsuo Nakaoka, Kyungnam University, Masan, South Korea

4:45 p.m.
" Micro-Generation Appliances for the U.S. Market"
By Robert A. Zogg, Richard F. Topping, W. Peter Teagan,
Allan Chertok, and Justin S. Spencer, TIAX LLC, Cambridge, MA, U.S.

5:15 p.m.
Conference Adjourns for the Day

Session B-4
Conference Room B
TESTING

3:45 p.m.
" Time vs. Humidity-Controlled Tumble Drying: Are There Differences in Energy Consumption in Real Use?"
STUDENT PAPER—By Prof. Dr. R. Stamminger and  Sonja Reich, University of Bonn, Germany

4:15 p.m.
" Sensorial Testing: A Scientific Method for the Appliance Industry"
By Prof. Dr. Michaela Schlich, University of Koblenz-Landau, Koblenz, Germany

4:45 p.m.
" A Structured Approach to Finding the Right Packaging Solution for Appliances"
By Alice Holm Kristensen, Lachenmeier Inc., Hollywood, FL, U.S.

5:15 p.m.
Conference Adjourns for the Day

Session C-4
Conference Room C
SENSORS & CONTROLS

3:45 p.m.
" Remote Temperature and Pressure Monitoring"
By Donnie Garcia, Freescale Semiconductor, Mexico

4:15 p.m.
" Water-Level Measurement Design Trade-Offs Using MEMS Pressure Sensors"
By  Michael Nelson and Rod Borras, Freescale Semiconductor, Austin, TX, U.S.

4:45 p.m.
" Intelligent Cooking Control of Glass Ceramic Appliances through Advanced Temperature Sensing and Control Techniques"
By Peter R. Wilkins, Ceramaspeed, Ltd., Oldington, Kidderminster, United Kingdom

5:15 p.m.
Conference Adjourns for the Day

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Suppliers’ Reception

Wednesday, March 30

7:00 a.m.
Registration

General Session (Conference Rooms B & C)

8:00 a.m.
Welcome by Ewald Weber, Conference Chairman

8:05 a.m.
Keynote Address—"Merloni Elettrodomestici: New Thinking, Logic, and Dimensions"
By Giuseppe Cavalli, director of Business Unit–Washing, Indesit Company (Merloni Elettrodomestici), Fabriano, Italy

Session A-5
Conference Room A
SMART HOME

9:00 a.m.
" Smart Home: Status Quo, Opportunities and Risks for the Appliance Industry"
By Prof. Dr. Ing. Elmar Schlich, Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen,
Germany

9:30 a.m.
" Power-Line Communication for Household Appliances"
By  Jon Burroughs, Microchip Technology, Inc., Chandler, AZ, U.S.

10:00 a.m.
" A Multidisciplinary Concept to Evaluate Acceptance of Innovative Domestic Technology"
STUDENT PAPER—By Daniel Pozzi, University of Bonn, Germany

10:30 a.m.
45-Min Break in Exhibits Area

Session B-5
Conference Room B
APPLIANCE DESIGN

9:00 a.m.
" Dishwasher with Variable Speed Drive System"
By Songul Bayraktar and Dr. Orjam Diril, Arçelik, Istanbul, Turkey

9:30 a.m.
" Methodology and Technical Achievements for Designing the Most Energy-Efficient Refrigerator"
By Gorkem Suner, Alper Soysal, and Cemil Inan, Arçelik A.S., Eskisehir, Turkey

10:00 a.m.
" A Finite-Difference Solution of Combined Heat and Mass Transfer in a Rotary Dehumidifier"
STUDENT PAPER—By R. Khalaj Amineh and M. Ravan, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

10:30 a.m.
45-Min Break in Exhibits Area

Session C-5
Conference Room C
STANDARDS & TESTING

9:00 a.m.
" Performance Evaluation of Clothes Washing Machines: Rewriting the American National Standard"
By Richard Cripps, Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, Washington, DC, U.S.

9:30 a.m.
" Data that Drives Decisions"
By Jill Notini, Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, Washington, DC, U.S.

10:00 a.m.
" Comparison of Tracking Phenomena in Outdoor Polymeric Insulating Materials"
By Prof. V. Rajini, S.S.N. College of Engineering, Kalavakkam, India

10:30 a.m.
45-Min Break in Exhibits Area

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Special Panel Session  A-6
Conference Room A
" Extended Producer Responsibility"
Wayne Morris, Presiding

12:30 p.m.
Awards Luncheon
Penthouse Ballroom, 9th Floor

12:45 p.m.
Luncheon Address
" How are Consumer and Technology Trends Driving Opportunities for Innovation in the Major Home Appliance Industry?"
By Henry O. Marcy, Ph.D., vice president, Corporate Innovation and Technology, Whirlpool Corporation, Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.

1:20 p.m.
Awards Presentations—James Stevens, IATC, presiding

1:30 p.m.
Conference Adjourns

1:45 p.m.
Tour Bus Departs for the Gas Technology Institute for Lab Visit


For more information, see the IATC web site:
http://www.iatc.net/

 

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