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issue: February 2009 APPLIANCE Magazine

Expanded Coverage

From Communism to Crossover

Cover Story

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Concept Appliances
Connected Concepts
Tim Somheil, editor

Fascinating ideas result when designers are given free rein.


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Feature Articles

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Switches & Switching Devices
Switches: Sustaining in Tough Times
by Diane Ritchey, news editor

Switches and switching devices suppliers meet the demands of an appliance industry that is being hit by a dismal economy.

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Expanded Web Coverage
From Communism to Crossover
Paul Roggema, Europe correspondent
ON LOCATION: APPLIANCE magazine was there when Philips unveiled its latest concept appliances in Moscow’s Red Square.

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The Open Door
Energy Efficiency: Our Next and Best Step Forward
Kateri Callahan, president, Alliance to Save Energy
As current economic woes shed light on America’s propensity for overconsumption, we are seeing a parallel situation in the nation’s energy supply.

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Appliance Engineer
The Reality of Crimp Force Monitoring
Rob Boyd, crimping product manager, Schleuniger Inc.

Understanding how to use crimp force monitors (CFMs) for crimp quality verification can save OEMs considerable amounts of time and money.

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Motor Technology
Smart Integration
A new smart motor controller provides an integrated solution for driving low-power, single-coil, brushless dc fans and motors.

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Electronics Report
Flexible Control

 An onboard LCD controller makes a new MCU series an affordable and flexible solution for design engineers.

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Technology Report
Making a Tight Connection

 Engineers looking to save space can turn to an FPC connector that offers reduced pitch, width, and depth.

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Case Study: Design Prototypes
Appearance Models from Weeks to Days
Boulard Designs went from shop tools to CNC for faster, more-accurate crafting of appearance models for GE Appliances.

Production

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Case Study: Packaging
Flexible Appliance Packaging
Neff needed to package more cooking appliances and spend less on packaging materials. It took a flexible solution to achieve both goals.

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Case Study: Design
Green and Clean
Whirlpool slashes maintenance time and still helps keep manufacturing green by sticking with water-based cleaning of KitchenAid mixer parts.

News Section

This Month's News Headlines

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U.S. Appliance Unit Shipments
Statistics for the month of November 2008
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Expanded Web Coverage
From Communism to Crossover
Paul Roggema, Europe correspondent
ON LOCATION: APPLIANCE magazine was there when Philips unveiled its latest concept appliances in Moscow’s Red Square.

       Related Links
       Connected Concepts
       Conceptual Transformation
       Waging a Conceptual War

page 41
China Report
Designs for Chinese Kitchens
Yaling Lee, managing editor
The winning kitchen appliances of the 2008 iF Design Awards China showcase how to answer local cooking needs.

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India Report
India’s Consumer Credit Crunch
Adite Banerjie, India correspondent
The global economic downturn is taking a toll on the consumer durables sector in India.

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