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issue: September 2006 APPLIANCE Magazine

Cover Story

page 46
59th Annual Report on Laundry Appliances
Washing Away the Competition
by Jill Russell, Senior Associate Editor
Efficiency—be it with energy, water, time, or space, it is the driving design force as laundry manufacturers attempt to clean up with their latest garment care appliances.

Feature Articles

page 32
Guest Editorial
The Spirit of Volunteerism
by Edward V. McAssey III, chairman of the board of directors of the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM)
We all remember the famous quote by the patriot and Revolutionary War hero Nathanial Hale “I regret that I have but one life to give for my country.”

page 83
Electrical Manufacturing
An Educational Experience
by Fred A. Brown, president and chairman of the Board of Directors, Electrical Manufacturing & Coil Winding Association, Inc.
If you manufacture appliances, or if you are a supplier to the appliance industry, there are two events being held at the Indianapolis Convention Center (Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.) Sept. 18–21, 2006, that you will want to attend.

page P-8

29th Annual Portrait of the U.S. Appliance Industry
The Portrait of the U.S. Appliance Industry is an annual statistical report based on unit factory shipments that covers U.S. appliance share of market, life expectancy/replacement picture, household saturation, and the Who's Who of the Appliance Industry. Revenue information is not included.

page P-8

Who’s Who in the North American Appliance Industry
This directory contains more than 450 companies whose main business is the production of appliance end-products (OEM). Component or sub-system suppliers are not included. Contact names are not included.

APPLIANCE Engineer®

page 35
The Open Door
Researching Beyond Refrigerants
by Reinhard Radermacher, Center for Environmental Energy Engineering (CEEE), University of Maryland

page 36
Motor Testing
Identifying Motor Defects Using the Rotor Fault Zone
Using a fault-zone testing approach, the rotor is analyzed to identify potential defects in motor designs.

page 40
Motor Technology
Stepping Inside
From the outside, the new SST43D motor may appear to be a standard NEMA 17 stepper, but a redesigned interior reportedly provides NEMA 23 performance.

page 42
Electronics Report
Slim Sound Solution
A single-chip microphone is said to bring high acoustic performance to laptops, mobile phones and digital video and still cameras.

page 44
Technology Report
Safety Sensor
Bringing added safety to household dryers, a new pressure switch notifies end users of blockage issues and helps maintain appliance efficiency.

page 61
Product Design
Optimized Boiler Design
by Jeff Jelinek and Ryan Hardesty, Product Engineering, Weil-McLain
Weil-McLain turned to computational fluid dynamics (CFD) during the design of a new boiler and ended up taking substantial cost and time out of the product development process.

Production

page 83
Electrical Manufacturing
An Educational Experience
by Fred A. Brown, president and chairman of the Board of Directors, Electrical Manufacturing & Coil Winding Association, Inc.
If you manufacture appliances, or if you are a supplier to the appliance industry, there are two events being held at the Indianapolis Convention Center (Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.) Sept. 18–21, 2006, that you will want to attend.

page 84
Production
Electrical Manufacturing Expo 2006 Program

News Section

This Month's News Headlines

page
U.S. Appliance Industry Shipment Statistics
Factory Unit Shipments Statistics for the month of June 2006
Revised August 17, 2006

page 17
Appliance Industry
Majors and Comfort Conditioning Index for June 2006

page 20
Tokyo Report
All-Electric Home Trend Grows in Japan
by Wasaku Ishida, Japan Correspondent, and president, JARN (Japan Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News)
An increasing number of newly constructed luxury apartments in Japan are being equipped with an all-electric system, seen as a selling point to many home-buyers.

page 20
New Delhi Report
Retail is on a Roll in India
by Adite Chatterjee, India Correspondent
While organized retail in India is a tiny 2 percent of the total Rs 10 trillion (approx. U.S. $215 billion) retail industry, it is expected to grow 25 percent annually.

Departments

page 30
People
Frank Pulaski of Danfoss

page 9
Appliance Line
Future Engineers at Play
One of the most sophisticated consumer devices on the market is engaging the interest of kids who could become the next generation of engineers.

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