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issue: June 2006 APPLIANCE Magazine

Cover Story

page 34
Connectors and Wire Harnesses
Finding a Reliable Connection
by Lisa Bonnema, Senior Editor
As appliances get more complex, manufacturers are leaning on their connector and wire harness suppliers to ensure safe, reliable products.

page 36
Connectors and Wire Harnesses
Implementing RAST Interconnects
by Lisa Bonnema, Senior Editor

page 38
Connectors and Wire Harnesses
Playing it Safe
by Lisa Bonnema, Senior Editor

Feature Articles

page 41
Floor Care Appliances
Fighting Dust and Mold
by Erin Biesen, Assistant Editor
New features and flexible designs are answering the variety of demands that consumers have regarding their floor care products.

page 47
Supplier Solutions: Testing Equipment
AC Power Converters Ensure Consistent Testing
By Ron Storm, Behlman Electronics, Inc.
A condensed version of this paper appeared in the June 2006 issue of APPLIANCE magazine.

page 54
International-Heating Appliances
Diversification Heats Up
by Paul Roggema, Europe Correspondent
European heating has always been a mixed industry. Now, technological varieties are compounding regional preferences to further diversify the markets.

page 57
Electric Housewares
Healthy Housewares
by Erin Biesen, Assistant Editor
As the world grows more health conscious, the world of housewares innovates to help keep consumers eating right and breathing easier.

APPLIANCE Engineer®

page 25
The Open Door
Outsourcing Product Design
by Anupam Asthana, head of Engineering Services, think3, Inc.
It’s no secret that manufacturers—both big and small—are looking at all options to increase cost efficiency. And as the industry becomes increasingly global, outsourcing is now hitting all aspects of an appliance company’s operations, including design and engineering.

page 26
IATC 2006 Best Paper
Spontaneous Combustion Tendency of Household Chemicals and Clothes Dryers-Part 1
by Delmar “Trey” Morrison, senior engineer, Yee San Su, engineer and Mark J. Fecke, associate engineer, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates
A two-part test program studied the spontaneous combustion tendency of various contaminants on clothing loads placed in household clothes dryers.

page 32
Motor Technology
Blended Control
New digital signal controllers (DSCs) combine the benefits of microcontrollers and digital signal processors to provide cost-effective, efficient motor control.

page 33
Technology Report
CO2 Sensor
An IR-based CO2 transmitter module is said to offer engineers a low-cost, reliable gas sensing solution for kitchen fans, air cleaners, ranges, and other appliances.

Production

page 63
Assembly and Fastening
Automated Productivity
Miele’s Bielefeld plant uses robotics to increase productivity and make manufacturing more competitive.

News Section

This Month's News Headlines

page 18
U.S. Appliance Industry Shipment Statistics
Factory Unit Shipments Statistics for the month of March 2006
Revised June 21st 2006

page 20
European Report
Energy Saving in Gas Cooking
by Paul Roggema, Europe correspondent
APPLIANCE magazine was on location in Milan, Italy on March 30, 2006, for a 1-day technical conference organized by Italian gas cooking component supplier Sabaf.

page 21
Appliance Industry
Majors and Comfort Conditioning Index for March 2006

page 61
Industrial Design
Design Antidote for China’s Petty Profits?
by Viloet Han, China Correspondent
A milestone for the Chinese appliance industry was reached when the 2006 iF Product Design Awards were announced in April.

Departments

page 24
People
Soon Kwon of LG Electronics USA

page 9
Appliance Line
Complicated Connections
by Tim Somheil, Editor
Old challenges aren’t going away. New challenges are demanding more industry attention. To further complicate matters, consumers are beginning to clamor for appliances that are customized to their individual needs and tastes.

Products

New Products and New Literature

 

 

 

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