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issue: May 2008 APPLIANCE Magazine

Cover Story

page 44
Sensors and Microcontrollers
A Sense of Sophistication
by Jill Russell, Contributing Editor
Highly developed sensor systems and more-capable microcontrollers are satisfying functional safety standards and providing better energy efficiency capabilities.

Feature Articles

End Product Innovations
Personal Care Appliances

page 36

55th Annual Appliance Industry: Overview & Forecast 2007
Price: $145.00 Published: 5/2008 Format: PDF Pages: 4

page 40
Guest Editorial
European Vending Focuses on Power
by Marco Baron, market and product manager, Fas International S.p.A.
The European vending industry proactively addresses efficiency concerns with a new protocol for measuring power cosumption.


page 25
The Open Door
The Mess Between Emotion and Function
by Martha Cotton, Associate Partner, gravitytank

page 26
Putting Dishwasher-Safe to the Test
by David S. Porter, PhD, technical associate, and Randy S. Beavers, polymer solutions executive, Specialty Plastics Business Organization, Eastman Chemical Co.
A look at how today’s plastics are standing up to the tough dishwasher environment.

page 32
Motor Technology
Packaged Efficiency
A high-voltage IGBT module lowers assembly cost and improves reliability by reducing the number of external components in the main circuit of the inverter.

page 34
Electronics Report
Bright Idea
Appliance manufacturers can use light to communicate with end users thanks to a new capacitive switch technology.

page 42
Simulation Software
Simulating Great Sound
by Lisa Bonnema, Senior Editor
High-end audio manufacturer B&W uses electromagnetic simulation to ensure quality sound in its speakers while shortening design cycles.

page 49
Commercial Cooking Appliances
A Design Edge for Artisan Appliances
Italy’s De Manincor eliminates prototyping and cuts time to market with product lifecycle management software.

News Section

This Month's News Headlines

page 15

Majors and Comfort Conditioning Appliances

page 16
U.S. Appliance Industry Factory Unit Shipment Statistics
Factory Unit Shipments Statistics for the month of February 2008

page 18
Tokyo Report
Asian HVAC Associations Hold Tokyo Summit
by Wasaku Ishida, Japan correspondent, and president, JARN (Japan Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News)

page 18
Tokyo Report
Nippon Oil to Sell Sanyo Solar Cells and Expand Fuel Cell Sales
by Wasaku Ishida, Japan correspondent, and president, JARN (Japan Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News)

page 18
New Delhi Report
Energy Labeling Makes Its Mark
by Adite Chatterjee, India Correspondent

page 18
New Delhi Report
Budget 2008–2009 Offers Few Incentives to Appliance Makers
by Adite Chatterjee, India Correspondent


page 9
Appliance Line
Mass + Premium
Tim Somheil, Editor
The appliance industry is fine-tuning its approach to make the best of unpleasant circumstances.


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