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issue: February 2007 APPLIANCE Magazine

Cover Story

page 53
Floor Care
Green Cleaning
by Steve Wichelecki, Assistant Editor

Tsann Kuen Group is making good use of Nielsen Innovation’s understanding of European culture, as well as the design firm’s engineering advances, to help it develop highly efficient vacuum cleaners for global markets.

Feature Articles

page 24
Sensors
Choosing a Temperature Sensor
by Merle Tingelstad, global marketing manager for Flexible Circuits and the Medical Implant Industry, Minco
The following provides an overview of how to select the appropriate temperature sensor for a specific engineering application.

page 32
Metalworking
Metalworking Ages Gracefully
by David Simpson, Contributing Editor
Metalworking equipment suppliers keep up with the times by offering more flexibility and quick changeover.

page 34
Metalworking
Electrolux Makes the Cut with Stainless Steel
by David Simpson, Contributing Editor
While appliance companies face high stainless-steel costs, Electrolux (Augusta, Georgia, U.S.), has found a way to at least keep down stainless steel production expenses. Instead of having blanks delivered to its Juarez, Mexico refrigerator facility, it processes stainless-steel coils in a cut-to-length (CTL) system.

page 38
Switches and Switching Devices
Adapting Electromechanical Switches to Meet an Application
Despite the abundance of electromechanical switch varieties and configurations available to design engineers, an off-the-shelf product may not always be there to meet the needs of specific applications. As a result, the mechanical and/or electrical attributes of a switch may need refinement or wholesale modification.

page 40
Switches and Switching Devices
Touch Chips Yield Prize-Winning Appliances at Gorenje
Slovenian kitchen appliance maker Gorenje made a conscious decision to move upmarket, and over the past 5 years it has worked to strengthen its image as a design and technology trendsetter.

page 41
Vending
Quick Vend
by Erin Biesen, Associate Editor
Vending machines are bringing instant gratification to retail purchases with new cashless payment methods and the ability to sell a wider array of consumer products.

APPLIANCE Engineer®

page 23
The Open Door
A Matter of Ethics
by Tim Brooks, APPLIANCE Engineering Advisory Board

page 24
Sensors
Choosing a Temperature Sensor
by Merle Tingelstad, global marketing manager for Flexible Circuits and the Medical Implant Industry, Minco
The following provides an overview of how to select the appropriate temperature sensor for a specific engineering application.

page 28
Technology Report
On High Alert
A new audio transducer allows engineers to obtain a higher dB level in appliance applications with alarm functions.

page 29
Electronic Report
Complexity Control
Complex applications such as laptops and digital TVs can be simplified using a highly integrated digital signal controller.

page 30
Motor Technology
Going Digital
A new generation of switched reluctance (SR) motor-blowers brings digital motor control to central vacuum cleaners.

News Section

This Month's News Headlines

page
U.S. Appliance Industry Factory Unit Shipment Statistics
Factory Unit Shipments Statistics for the month of November 2006

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

page 18
China Report
China RoHS is Officially Released
by Viloet Han, China Correspondent

On Nov. 6, 2006, China officially released three standards

page 18
European Report
On Location: Barcelona, Spain: Innovation Incubator—Electrolux Design Lab 2006
by Paul Roggema, Europe Correspondent
Sunny Barcelona was the setting for the 2006 Electrolux Design Lab. This annual design competition offers a global platform for young designers to show their talents.

Departments

page 9
APPLIANCE Line
Content Crazy
Tim Somheil, Editor
We want content. We need content. The makers of content delivery technology are intent on giving it to us everywhere.

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