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issue: July 2006 APPLIANCE Magazine

Cover Story

page 20

Product Review: Grills

Feature Articles

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Stirring Things Up: Hamilton Beach Talks with APPLIANCE
by Jill Russell, Senior Associate Editor
Just two days after the announcement of Hamilton Beach/Proctor-Silex's planned merger with Applica, APPLIANCE magazine spoke to Michael Morecroft, the man slated to lead the new company.

page 35
Packaging Materials & Equipment
Packing Light
by Erin Biesen, Assistant Editor
Suppliers provide the necessary packaging solutions for OEMs and keep them up to date on new technology.

page 38
Packaging Materials & Equipment
Wrapping Up
Electrolux in Anderson, South Carolina, U.S., switches from corrugated to clear-plastic film packaging of refrigerators, achieving cost savings with a flexible, automated system.

page 41
Sensors and MCUs
Controlling the Cool, by Day and by Night
by David Simpson, Contributing Editor
Ice Energy offers what it describes as the industry’s first ice storage module developed to reduce air-conditioning costs for small- to medium-sized commercial businesses.

page 43
Sensors and MCUs
Hands-Free Appliance Differentiation
by David Simpson, Contributing Editor
Will voice control technology move from the toy industry into appliances?

page 45
Sensors and MCUs
Offering Clear Choices
by David Simpson, Contributing Editor
When Tanita Corporation designed a glass version of its body composition monitor, it also needed to develop transparent electrodes with the same accuracy as metal electrodes used in the past.

page 46
Sensors and MCUs
A Low-Power Way to Staunch the Flow
by David Simpson, Contributing Editor
Water leaks from appliances in homes and businesses can be a serious problem, wasting water and, in severe cases, creating costly overflow damage.

page 48
Supplier Solutions: Switches and Switching Devices
Charge-Transfer Sensing Revolutionizes Appliance Control Design, Functionality
by Jill Russell, Senior Associate Editor

page 51
Supplier Solutions: Switches and Switching Devices
Sensor Selection 101: Types of Touch Panels
by Jill Russell, Senior Associate Editor

page 59
China Refrigeration 2006
A Vibrant Gathering
by Viloet Han, China Correspondent
China Refrigeration expands its scope as Chinese market consumption of comfort conditioning and refrigerated commercial equipment grows.

APPLIANCE Engineer®

page 25
The Open Door
Testing: Emotional or Scientific?
by Alexander J. Porter, testing and engineering development manager, Intertek ETL Entela

page 26
IATC Best Paper 2006
Spontaneous Combustion Tendency of Household Chemicals and Clothes Dryers-Part 2
by Delmar “Trey” Morrison, senior engineer, Yee San Su, engineer and Mark J. Fecke, associate engineer, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates
The following is the second installment of the edited version of the paper delivered at the 57th Annual International Appliance Technical Conference (IATC), held March 27-29 in Rosemont, Illinois, U.S. The paper’s authors were awarded the Dana Chase, Sr. Memorial Award for the best paper presented at the conference.

page 31
Technology Report
Front-End Digital TV Solution
A consumer electronics OEM enters the components marketplace with a front-end technology solution for digital TV and set-top box engineers.

page 32
Motor Technology
High-Efficiency HVAC Motor
Combining the efficiency of brushless DC and the simplicity of permanent split capacitor (PSC), a new motor claims to be a cost-effective solution to HVAC efficiency requirements.

page 33
Electronics Report
Anti-Reflective Touch Panels
New anti-reflective touch panels are designed to offer improved transmissivity and durability for outdoor appliance applications.

page 41
Sensors and MCUs
Controlling the Cool, by Day and by Night
by David Simpson, Contributing Editor
Ice Energy offers what it describes as the industry’s first ice storage module developed to reduce air-conditioning costs for small- to medium-sized commercial businesses.

page 43
Sensors and MCUs
Hands-Free Appliance Differentiation
by David Simpson, Contributing Editor
Will voice control technology move from the toy industry into appliances?

page 45
Sensors and MCUs
Offering Clear Choices
by David Simpson, Contributing Editor
When Tanita Corporation designed a glass version of its body composition monitor, it also needed to develop transparent electrodes with the same accuracy as metal electrodes used in the past.

page 46
Sensors and MCUs
A Low-Power Way to Staunch the Flow
by David Simpson, Contributing Editor
Water leaks from appliances in homes and businesses can be a serious problem, wasting water and, in severe cases, creating costly overflow damage.

Production

page 38
Packaging Materials & Equipment
Wrapping Up
Electrolux in Anderson, South Carolina, U.S., switches from corrugated to clear-plastic film packaging of refrigerators, achieving cost savings with a flexible, automated system.

News Section

This Month's News Headlines

page 15
Appliance Industry
Portable Appliances/Majors and Comfort Conditioning Indexes for April 2006

page 16
US. Appliance Industry Shipment Statistics
Factory Unit Shipments Statistics for the month of April 2006
Revised June 21st 2006

page 18
Tokyo Report
Hitachi Develops Commercial CO2 Heat Pump Water Heater
by Wasaku Ishida, Japan Correspondent and president, JARN (Japan Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News)
Hitachi Home & Life Solutions Co., Kansai Electric Power Co. and Tokyo Electric Power Co. jointly developed the Hitachi Commercial-Use Eco Cute, a compact, high-efficiency heat pump water heater intended for 2006 release.

page 18
New Delhi Report
India’s Refrigerator Market Comes to Life
by Adite Chatterjee, India Correspondent
The Indian appliance market is bristling with new launches, especially in the refrigerator category.

page 18
Tokyo Report
Toshiba Group Holds Environmental Expo
by Wasaku Ishida, Japan Correspondent and president, JARN (Japan Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News)
Toshiba Group held its 15th Toshiba Group Environmental Expo at the company’s head office in Tokyo, with the theme of “Prevention of Global Warming.”

page 18
Tokyo Report
Daikin to Acquire McQuay/OYL
by Wasaku Ishida, Japan Correspondent and president, JARN (Japan Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News)
Daikin Industries, Ltd. (Osaka, Japan) said in mid-May it would acquire O.Y.L. Industries Bhd., based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. OYL is a global HVAC producer and owns McQuay International (formerly SnyderGeneral, acquired in 1994).

Departments

page 22
People
Brian Bishop of Demag Plastics Group, Corp.

page 9
Appliance Line
Globalization Oversimplified
by Tim Somheil, Editor
Beijing in May. It’s a warm morning and the streets are bustling in front of the Beijing Expo Center as the Appliance World Expo opens. The people in the sidewalk crowds exhibit a sort of post-holiday exuberance. After all, millions of Chinese just got back from a week of vacation.

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