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issue: April 2009 APPLIANCE Magazine

Expanded Coverage

Expanded Online: Plastics for Compliance

Cover Story

page 34
Cover Story: Commercial Foodservice Equipment
Foodservice Efficiencies
Yaling Lee

Commercial appliances help users economize by requiring less energy while maximizing kitchen productivity.

Feature Articles

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End Product Innovations
End Product Innovations - Outdoor Power Equipment

page 31
Refrigeration Systems & Compressor Technology
Expanded Online: Engineered to Conserve
by Lisa Bonnema, Contributing Editor

 Refrigeration system suppliers continue to focus their efforts on conservation.

APPLIANCE Engineer®

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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.

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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.

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Motor Technology
Hysteresis Solved
A hysteresis solver provides a new way of accounting for losses and predicting motor performance changes due to hysteresis effects in magnetized materials.

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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.

page 27
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.

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Appliance Engineer - Technology Report
Color Sensing Made Easy

 A color sensor kit helps design engineers easily identify colors beyond the human visual spectrum.

News Section

This Month's News Headlines

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Europe Report
Bira’s Resurrection
by Paul Roggema, Europe correspondent
ON LOCATION: APPLIANCE magazine was in Bosnia to visit refrigerator maker Bira, where an entrepreneurial spirit brought the factory back to life after a devastating civil war.

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U.S. Appliance Unit Shipments
Statistics for the month of January 2009

This page reports the number of units shipped in the United States. It includes U.S.–made and imported appliances for the U.S. market; exports are not included. Consumer electronics are reported in unit sales.

* Some fields report shipments for the period of Jan. 1, 2009 through Jan. 31, 2009 vs. Jan. 1, 2008 through Feb. 2, 2008. Month of January 2008 shipments for these fields were originally reported for the period Jan. 1, 2008 through Jan. 27, 2008.

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U.S. Appliance Unit Shipments
Statistics for the month of December 2008

This page reports the number of units shipped in the United States. It includes U.S.–made and imported appliances for the U.S. market; exports are not included. Consumer electronics are reported in unit sales.

Departments

page 9
Appliance Line
Focused on the Fridge
Tim Somheil, editor

 It’s what’s not inside that counts when consumers try to be more food-efficient.

Products

Product Review

New Products and New Literature

 

 

 

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