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issue: November 2006 APPLIANCE Magazine

Cover Story

page 36
43rd Annual Report on HVAC
Evolving Comfort
by Erin Biesen, Associate Editor
The 13 SEER mandate helped give the U.S. HVAC industry a booming year in 2005; now HVAC manufacturers are turning their focus to educating the consumer.

page 38
43rd Annual Report on HVAC
Alternate Energy
by Erin Biesen, Associate Editor

page 40
43rd Annual Report on HVAC
Hot Water
by Erin Biesen, Associate Editor
As homes are growing in size, water heaters need to provide for larger showers with multiple showerheads.

Feature Articles

page 28
Motor Control
Using Sensorless Control to Catch a Spinning Fan
by Aengus Murray, International Rectifier
Over the years, engineers have turned to brushless DC drives with Hall sensor feedback due to their simple control circuitry. However, advancements in sensorless control offer designers alternative solutions.

page 45
Control Panels and Displays
The Interface Makes a Statement
by David Simpson, contributing editor
Exploiting sophisticated control panels and display technology, appliance OEMs use appearance and advanced control interface to set apart their offerings.

page 48
Control Panels and Displays
Accessing Your Appliances’ Control Panels and Displays Online
by David Simpson, contributing editor
Functionally, the control panel and display designs of appliances have not changed much in the past several decades.

page 52
Control Panels and Displays
Getting User Friendly Faster
by David Simpson, contributing editor
NOVX® Systems Inc. supplies addiction clinics with sophisticated, fast and comprehensive drug use analysis systems. In an effort to make its products more functional and user-friendly for the end user, it chose Amulet OnBoard™ module display solutions for its new iMDx™ urine analysis machine.

page 55
Supplier Solutions - Finishing Materials & Equipment
High-Tech Products Use Powder Coating on Magnesium

page 67
Commercial Foodservice
Revolutionizing the Display Warmer
by Steve Wichelecki, Assistant Editor
BKI utilized a cutting-edge glass technology to avoid the typical problems that came when designing a new foodservice display case.

APPLIANCE Engineer®

page 27
The Open Door
Some Thoughts on the Future
by Dick Topping, RFTopping Consultants LLC

page 28
Motor Control
Using Sensorless Control to Catch a Spinning Fan
by Aengus Murray, International Rectifier
Over the years, engineers have turned to brushless DC drives with Hall sensor feedback due to their simple control circuitry. However, advancements in sensorless control offer designers alternative solutions.

page 31
Technology Report
Fueling System Efficiency

Electronic fuel injection technology (efi) is not just for automobiles anymore.  It is now used in gas appliances such as furnaces, boilers and water heaters to increase system efficiency.

page 32
Electronics Report
Combination Sensing
Combination temperature sensors are heating up the sensors market by offering HVAC engineers an alternative to conventional low-temperature cut-outs.

page 34
Motor Technology
Driving Smart
Three new power modules are designed to reduce component count and board space while increasing system reliability and efficiency in air-conditioner motor drives.

page 67
Commercial Foodservice
Revolutionizing the Display Warmer
by Steve Wichelecki, Assistant Editor
BKI utilized a cutting-edge glass technology to avoid the typical problems that came when designing a new foodservice display case.

News Section

This Month's News Headlines

page
U.S. Appliance Industry Shipment Statistics
Factory Unit Shipments Statistics for the month of August 2006
Revised October 24th, 2006

page 15
Appliance Industry
Majors and Comfort Conditioning Index for August 2006

page 18
New Delhi Report
The World is Flat
by Adite Chatterjee, India Correspondent
Indian consumers cannot go without their daily dose of TV viewing.

page 18
Tokyo Report
Toshiba Launches Combination Washer/Dryer/Air-Conditioner
by Wasaku Ishida, Japan Correspondent, and president, JARN (Japan Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News)
Toshiba Consumer Marketing’s Air Conditioning Cycle Drum TW-2500 VC/2000 VC is said to be the world’s first washer/dryer with an air-conditioning function.

page 18
Tokyo Report
Daikin Plans to be Number One Globally
by Wasaku Ishida, Japan Correspondent, and president, JARN (Japan Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News)
Fusion 10 is Daikin Industries’ designation for its strategic plan, taking the company through 2010.

Departments

page 22
People
Jeffrey Day of Bystronic

page 9
Appliance Line
Merchandising Appliances in 2008
Tim Somheil, Editor
If you are in the appliance business, whether in engineering or purchasing or manufacturing, you need to understand the basics of appliance merchandising.

Products

Product Review

New Products and New Literature

 

 

 

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