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issue: July 2008 APPLIANCE Magazine

Cover Story

page 34
Connectors and Wire Harnesses
Connectors: More for Less
by Leanna Skarnulis, Contributing Editor
Suppliers of connectors and wire harnesses are helping appliance engineers slash cost by reducing part count and exploring new materials. Easier assembly and testing also cut manufacturing resources and labor.

Feature Articles

page 20
End Product Innovations
Fitness Equipment

page 28
Certifying Appliances for Export to the USA
by Giorgio Beretta, engineer and commercial manager of consumer products, Underwriters Laboratories
European appliance manufacturers and their engineers must understand the certification process in the United States in order to successfully export their products to the U.S. market.

page 31
Easing Multimarket Product Certification

page 32
China Refrigeration 2008
Energy Efficiency at CR 2008
by Viloet Han, China Correspondent
The green HVAC/R concepts of years past become actualized technology at China Refrigeration 2008.

page 33
China Refrigeration 2008
The Biggest China Refrigeration Ever

page 38
CAD/CAM and Rapid Prototyping
When Speed Is of the Essence
by David Simpson, Contributing Editor
Advances in rapid-prototyping technologies and CAD/CAM are speeding product development and even enabling low-volume rapid manufacturing.

page 42
Supplier Solutions
Switches and Switching Devices


page 21
The Open Door
What Makes Good Design?
by Randall Sandlin, director of industrial design, Electrolux Home Care Products (EHCP)

page 22
Heat Pumps
Designing Air-Source Heat Pumps for Cold Climates
by James Bryant, mechanical engineer, Hallowell International
Boosted compression technology is the basis for a new heat pump designed specifically for colder climates.

page 25
Motor Technology
Affordable Reliability
Noncontact solid-state encoders provide frictionless, zero-wear, “fit and forget” reliability.

page 26
Electronics Report
Reaching Ideal Capacity
A new capacitor design saves space while allowing appliance engineers to achieve high capacitance values.

page 27
Technology Report
Making Next-Generation Displays
A unique extrusion coating technology is making flexible active-matrix display technology accessible for appliance and consumer electronics engineers.

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 April 2008

page 18
Tokyo Report
Heat Pump Water Heater Market Grows in Japan
by Wasaku Ishida, Japan correspondent, and president, JARN (Japan Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News)

page 18
New Delhi Report
Online Shopping in India
by Adite Chatterjee, India Correspondent


page 9
Appliance Line
Speaking with a Big Voice
Tim Somheil, Editor
AHRI has provided the HVAC/R industry with a more united voice much needed for a future likely to be steered by environmental fervor and global warming legislation.


Product Review

New Products and New Literature




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