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issue: August 2008 APPLIANCE Magazine

Expanded Coverage

APPLIANCE Reports from Around the World

Plastics Materials and Equipment

Appliance Engineers Speak Their Mind - Guest Editorials every month in The Open Door

Metals and Metal Service Centers

Plant Fire in Korea Begets Global Lithium Ion Battery Shortage

Web Exclusive: Canadian Shipments Statistics and Outlook

Engineering Intelligent Cooking

Cover Story

page 40
BPA-Free Plastic Materials
Blender Container Leaves Out an Ingredient
by David Simpson, Contributing Editor
Vita-Mix designed its new Professional Series blenders with a BPA-free copolyester material that has more durability and improved sound-dampening qualities.

page 41
Supplier Solutions
Plastic Materials

Feature Articles

page 30
42nd Annual Cooking Report
Engineering Intelligent Cooking
by Lisa Bonnema, Senior Editor
Appliance engineers are building their designs around one of the most important ingredients for success—the consumer.

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       Engineering Oven Versatility
       Web Exclusive: Cooking Star
       A Design Edge for Artisan Appliances
       Miele: Smaller Oven, New Factory

page 32
42nd Annual Cooking Report
Engineering Oven Versatility
by Lisa Bonnema, Senior Editor

page 34
Safety Compliance Testing
Household Appliances Require Safety Compliance, Too
by Dieter Baldamus, senior EMC engineer, TÜV Rheinland, North American division
Appliance manufacturers should not forget that, per the international standard EN 60335-1, European household appliances and similar electrical equipment also require EMC testing for safety compliance.

page 37
Metals and Metal Service Centers
Metallic Woes
by Jill Russell, Contributing Editor
Metal suppliers are challenged to help OEMs deal with record-high metal costs.

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       Materials Forecast 2009: Unfulfilled Hopes

page 44
Supplier Solutions
Controls and Sensors

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page 23
The Open Door
Balancing Simplicity and Performance
by Ian Anderson, head of product development, Sagentia

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page 24
Refrigeration Defrost Control
Adaptive Demand Defrost Using Proximity Sensors
by Gabriel Sanchez, systems engineer, Freescale Semiconductor
E-field sensor technology can be used to improve adaptive frost detection and replace timer-controlled defrost systems.

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       Stable Sensing
       Cool Integration

page 26
Motor Technology
Sensorless Control
A new sensorless motor controller offers high performance in the size of a business card.

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page 27
Electronics Report
Getting Thinner
Patented light-guide extraction technology is making LED-based backlights thinner and more efficient than ever.

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page 28
Technology Report
Miniature Modems
A new embedded modem offers engineers small size without compromising performance.

page 29
Manufacturing Technology
Filling the Gap
A new industrial screwdriver gives production engineers the affordability of mechanical tooling with the flexibility of electronic tooling.

page 40
BPA-Free Plastic Materials
Blender Container Leaves Out an Ingredient
by David Simpson, Contributing Editor
Vita-Mix designed its new Professional Series blenders with a BPA-free copolyester material that has more durability and improved sound-dampening qualities.

page 43
Accelerated Refrigerator Design
Sophisticated Design
by David Simpson, Contributing Editor
Electrolux and Estes engage on the design of a new, upscale refrigerator, enabling quick product development without interrupting the current production.

News Section

This Month's News Headlines

page 16
China Report
Food Processors Designed to Grab Market Share in China
by Li Jianfeng, China Correspondent

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page 17

Majors and Comfort Conditioning Appliances

page 18
U.S. Appliance Unit Shipments
Statistics for the month of May 2008

page 20
Europe Report
500 Million Pixels Per Second—All Perfect
by Paul Roggema, Europe Correspondent

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Departments

page 9
Appliance Line
Going Grid-Free
Tim Somheil, Editor
How long until “alternative” home power becomes truly cost-justifiable?

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