Case Study: Product Lifecycle Management
Speeding the Pace of Innovation
Haier uses a product lifecycle management (PLM) system to manage information for 8 product departments and help shrink time-to-market.
Appliance Engineer Feature
Designing Better Ovens—Faster
David Ward, R&D director, Fulgor Appliances (Gallarate, Italy); and Carlo Brutti, Luca Andreassi, and Marco Evangelos Biancolini, Università di Roma Tor Vergata (Rome, Italy)
This article discusses three possible methodologies for designing domestic ovens.
A hysteresis solver provides a new way of accounting for losses and predicting motor performance changes due to hysteresis effects in magnetized materials.
Appliance Engineer - The Open Door
Making Green Affordable
by Alan Kessler, vice president of research and development for engineering and quality, Rheem Manufacturing Co.
The HVAC and water heating industry has made great strides in designing
energy-efficient products. As more sophisticated control and sensor
technologies become available, so will affordable green products.
Appliance Engineer - Electronics Report
Speeding Up GUI Design
A color chip for LCDs and touch panels features a built-in LCD
controller and microprocessor, allowing engineers to integrate
graphical user interfaces (GUIs) into their applications easily.
Appliance Engineer - Technology Report
Color Sensing Made Easy
A color sensor kit helps design engineers easily identify colors beyond the human visual spectrum.