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issue: April 2008 APPLIANCE Magazine

Cover Story

page 52
Supplier Solutions
Motors and Air-Moving Devices

Feature Articles

page 23
End Product Innovations
Networked Home Appliances

page 38
Consumer Electronics
Can CE Cut the Cord?
by Tim Somheil, Editor
The consumer electronics industry reduces size and power consumption, determined to make all media mobile.

page 40
Consumer Electronics
End of the Format War

page 42
Green Manufacturing
Manufacturing Goes Green
by Yaling Lee, Managing Editor
Appliance OEMs are embracing eco-friendly manufacturing in the form of new production techniques and environmental management systems.

page 44
Green Manufacturing
Recycled Plastics Find Second Life

page 46
Refrigeration Systems
The Next Big Switch
An APPLIANCE Staff Feature
Refrigeration suppliers and OEMs seem well prepared for the 2010 phaseout of R-22 in new equipment—but can they convince commercial users to make the move to more environmentally friendly systems?

page 47
Refrigeration Systems
Application Spotlight

page 48
Refrigeration Systems
Quieting a Workhorse
by Jill Russell, Contributing Editor
Reciprocating compressors get reduced noise and high efficiency levels with the help of a unique new steel muffler.


page 25
The Open Door
The Technology behind Standby Power
by Vipin Bothra, STMicroelectronics

page 26
A New Approach to Blind Riveting
by Harry E. Taylor, Manchester Consulting Group
A patent-pending blind rivet solution is designed to help appliance manufacturers save on necessary blind rivet purchases and reduce unnecessary product waste.

page 32
Electronics Report
Taking on the World
With global approvals and a low profile, a new sugar-cube relay is designed to meet the needs of international appliance companies.

page 34
Technology Report
Joint Power
Two technologies team up to give appliance engineers power handling capability in a small form factor.

page 36
Manufacturing Technology
Is E-Manufacturing the Future?
A survey of product and manufacturing engineers reveals that e-manufacturing is quickly coming to the mass market.

News Section

This Month's News Headlines

page 14
U.S. Appliance Industry Factory Unit Shipment Statistics
Factory Unit Shipments Statistics for the month of January 2008

page 15
Appliance Industry
Majors and Comfort Conditioning Appliances

page 16
China Report
Status Report: China’s Environmental Policies
by Qi Li, China Correspondent

page 18
Europe Report
Domotechnica 2008: On Location in Cologne, Germany
by Paul Roggema, Europe Correspondent


page 8
Appliance Line
Embracing Agility
Tim Somheil, Editor
Can OEMs accelerate time to market using software development strategies?


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