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issue: February 2008 APPLIANCE Magazine

Cover Story

page 36
Commercial Foodservice Equipment
Green Machines
by Jill Russell, Contributing Editor
Energy efficiency isn’t a new story for commercial appliances, but the green push in foodservice equipment has never been as strong a driver as it is today.

Feature Articles

page 37
Commercial Foodservice Equipment
Not Just an Ice Box

page 40
Metalworking Equipment
Cutting to the Quick
by David Simpson, Contributing Editor
Flexibility, speed, accuracy, reliability: These are some of the attributes valued in metalworking equipment at the core of many appliance production operations.

page 44
Switches & Switching Devices
Switching on Versatility
by Leanna Skarnulis, Contributing Editor
Suppliers of switches and switch technology must meet a host of demands from an appliance industry in flux.

page 48
Supplier Solutions
Plastics Materials, Equipment & Parts

page 50
European Association of Household Appliance Producers Editorial
Beyond "A"—Tomorrow’s Energy Label
by Luigi Meli, director general, European Association of Household Appliance Producers (CECED)
A new energy-labeling system can help Europe achieve its targets for energy-efficiency improvements and greenhouse gas emission reductions.


page 21
The Open Door
by Dick Topping, RFTopping Consultants LLC

page 22
Foam Blowing Agents
Effects of Blowing Agents on the Characteristics of Rigid Polyurethane Foam
by Harpal Singh, Fire Research Laboratory, Central Building Research Institute, and A. K. Jain, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology
Research shows the quantity of physical and chemical blowing agents directly affects the density, cell morphology, and flammability of RPUF samples.

page 28
Motor Technology
Medical Drives in Compliance
Servo drives takes the burden for FCC Class B compliance off medical device design engineers.

page 30
Electronics Report
High-Performance Humidity Sensing
The EE16 is a humidity and temperature transmitter designed to bring a high degree of measurement accuracy and reliability to HVAC applications.

page 32
Technology Report
On a Roll
Flex capacitive touch sensors in a new roll configuration provide production and design flexibility.

page 51
Commercial Appliance Burners
A Powerful Conversion
Midco International cuts component count and keeps cost down by integrating a new control into burners for commercial foodservice appliances and HVAC applications.

News Section

This Month's News Headlines

page 15
Appliance Industry
Majors and Comfort Conditioning Appliances

page 16
U.S. Appliance Industry Factory Unit Shipment Statistics
Factory Unit Shipments Statistics for the month of November 2007

page 18
Europe Report
European Appliance Trade Shows
by Paul Roggema, Europe Correspondent

page 18
China Report
The Chinese Washing Machine Market
by Zu Yingting, China Correspondent


page 9
Appliance Line
Tim Somheil, Editor
The tide has turned against HD DVD. Is it losing to an inferior format? Does it matter?


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