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issue: October 2008 APPLIANCE Magazine

Expanded Coverage

Sound Dishwasher Design
Motors Wrestle with the Big “E”
Lighting a Fire under Appliances
Water Heaters

Cover Story

page 52
End Product Innovations
Water Heaters

Feature Articles

page 30
Sound Dishwasher Design
by Lisa Bonnema, senior editor
Dishwasher engineers are falling back on their mechanical expertise to fine-tune today’s high-tech designs.

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page 31
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page 34
Motors & Air-Moving Devices
Motors Wrestle with the Big “E”
Leanna Skarnulis, Contributing Editor
The Big “E” is energy. And suppliers of motors and air-movers are determined to help appliance makers cut the Big E down to size.

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page 35
Motors & Air-Moving Devices
Motors That Meet OEM Needs

page 39
Motors & Air-Moving Devices
Motor Selection when Designing Appliances
by Roger E. Hollis, SMMA board of directors and vice president of sales, ElectroCraft Inc.

page 40
Motors & Air-Moving Devices
Helping OEMs Cut Costs

page 42
Ignition Systems & Gas Technology
Lighting a Fire under Appliances
by David Simpson, contributing editor
Gas component suppliers help appliance makers work on efficiency, emissions, reliability, and cost.

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page 47

Chinese Appliance Industry 2008 Review and Outlook
China’s economy realized fast growth in 2007, but 2008 brings the challenges of new markets and a new manufacturing landscape.
Price: $145.00 Published: 10/2008 Format: PDF Pages: 4


page 21
The Open Door
The Human Side of Six Sigma
by Cristopher del Angel, project manager, Proudfoot Consulting Co.

page 23
Touch Controls
Improving Usability of No- and Low-Travel Touch Controls
by Steve Kingsley-Jones, director of product management, Immersion Corp.
Tactile feedback systems improve the usability of no- and low-travel touch controls by providing confirmation in response to user interactions.

page 27
Electronics Report
Displays Made Easy
LCD modules with touch screens allow engineers to quickly integrate displays into appliance designs.

page 28
Technology Report
Portable Processing Power
High-performance processors and patented battery technology let device designers achieve functionality, low power, and efficiency in a single-board solution.

page 29
Manufacturing Technology
The Rise of Rapid Manufacturing
Direct digital manufacturing (DDM) is making strides in repeatability and accuracy, while eliminating tooling and machining costs.

News Section

This Month's News Headlines

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

page 51
Europe Report
At First Glance: IFA Berlin
by Paul Roggema, Europe correspondent
A preliminary report from the halls of the new IFA appliance trade fair.


page 9
Appliance Line
Business in the Future Will Be Brutal
Tim Somheil, Editor
Standard industry practices will include public executions, exploitation of space-time wormholes, and open warfare with competitors.


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