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issue: May 2006 APPLIANCE Magazine

Cover Story

page 55
Supplier Solutions: Fasteners, Adhesives and Tapes
Fasteners, Adhesives and Tapes
Delhi Industries (Delhi, Ontario, Canada) makes industrial fans and blower units used in the HVAC systems of large buildings and factories.

Feature Articles

page 12
Guest Editorial
Another Perspective on RoHS
by Richard Topping, RFTopping Consultants LLC
One cannot pick up a trade publication or surf an industry Web site these days without seeing something (and often quite a bit) about RoHS.


page 35
The Open Door
The Need for Prototyping Insight
by Jomichael Porter, engineering manager, Ignition, Inc.

page 36
International Appliance Technical Conference 2006
Future Solutions
by Tim Somheil, Editor
Technology is being developed to keep tech-savvy appliance buyers safe, to save them energy, even give them a little bling.

page 40
Technology Report
Sensitive Sensors
Three highly sensitive accelerometers offer appliance engineers design flexibility and enhanced functionality for a range of appliance applications.

page 42
Motor Technology
A Clean Machine
Designed for medical appliance applications, a 16-mm brushless motor provides sterilization features and high performance in a compact package.

page 43
Electronics Report
Efficient LED Driver
Ideal for the hand-held electronics market, a new step-up converter can drive nine white LEDs in a series at 20 mA from a single-cell lithium ion battery.

page 45
Cooking Appliances
Details Make the Difference
Rommelsbacher’s double hotplate uses a new control that integrates an “on/off” switch with a bimetal thermostat.

News Section

This Month's News Headlines

page 18
U.S. Appliance Industry Shipment Statistics
Factory Unit Shipments Statistics for the month of February 2006
Revised May 20th 2006

page 21
Appliance Industry
Portable Appliances/Majors and Comfort Conditioning Indexes for February 2006

page 24
Tokyo Report
Japanese PAC Market Growing Steadily
by Wasaku Ishida, Japan correspondent, and president, JARN (Japan Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News)
Demand for packaged air-conditioners (PACs) began to grow in the second-half of 2003 and growth continued throughout 2005, reflecting the recovery in the Japanese economy.

page 24
New Delhi Report
Indians Prefer Foreign Appliances
by Adite Chatterjee, India Correspondent
Fifteen years ago, Indian consumers generally favored foreign-made products, and any consumer product with a Made in India tag might be considered inferior and of poor quality.


page 30
Jerry Segal of Dormont Manufacturing Company

page 9
Appliance Line
Mail-in Marketing?
by Tim Somheil, Editor
Mail-in rebates still bring in customers, but are the customers happy about it?


Product Review

New Products and New Literature




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