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issue: June 2009 APPLIANCE Magazine

Expanded Coverage

Web Exclusive: Statistics: Luxury Purchase Trends
Web Exclusive Case Study: Turning Up the Product Development Heat
Whirlpools and Spas
Web Exclusive: BSH and the Challenge of 2009

Cover Story

page 31
Cover Story
Sustainably Packaged
Tim Somheil

Appliance OEMs want to shrink the cost and environmental impact of their packaging, but not at the risk of damaging their products.

Feature Articles

page 25
Feature - Electric Housewares and Floorcare Appliances
Reaching Consumer Needs
Lisa Bonnema

The story behind developing an integrated wand on a new Electrolux bagless upright answers consumer needs to vacuum above the floor.

page 28
Feature - Electric Housewares and Floorcare Appliances
It Isn’t Easy Designing Green
Lisa Bonnema

Engineers at Bissell found that designing “green” required more than just reprocessed plastic.


Case Study: Testing Equipment
High Accuracy in Low-Pressure Transducers

The low-pressure transducers that heating and comfort conditioning OEM NORDYNE uses may not be very big, but they do perform a vital testing function.

page 16
Appliance Engineer - The Open Door
Industrial Design Meets Engineering
Michael Prince, president, Beyond Design

Industrial designers and engineers have two very different functions, but both understand the vital role that each plays in the product development process.

page 20
Appliance Engineer - Motor Technology
Efficient Refrigeration

An EC motor designed for commercial refrigeration applications is said to use 15% less power at rated speed than a conventional PSC motor.

page 21
Appliance Engineer - Electronics Report
Minimized Drift

New op amps are the first with an on-chip, one-shot calibration circuit to calibrate offset voltage at power-up or based on the state of an external pin.


page 22
Appliance Engineer - Technology Report
Stealthy Pump

 A centrifugal pool and spa pump eliminates diffusers to reduce noise.

page 23
Appliance Engineer - Manufacturing Technology
Marking on the Fly

Coders can perform direct parts marking on moving or static products with more accuracy, faster speed, and little need for maintenance.

page 24
Appliance Engineer - Materials Technology
Nanoporous Insulation

Thanks to its composition, an eco-friendly nanoporous material is able to achieve an ultrathin profile while offering hydrophobicity and resistance to flame spread and smoke emission.


News Section

This Month's News Headlines

U.S. Appliance Unit Shipments
Statistics for the month of March 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.

Europe Report
Web Exclusive: BSH and the Challenge of 2009
By Paul Roggema, Europe correspondent
BSH's technology head Werner Vogt talks to APPLIANCE magazine about technology investments and new competitive pressures in Europe.

page 33
European Heating International Report
Successfully Downsizing a Heat Pump/Boiler Combi
Paul Roggema, Europe correspondent

Through clever engineering, Dutch OEM Daalderop achieves significant efficiency improvements with minimal extra cost and installation effort.

page 34
Europe Report
Anticipating Appliances @ IFA ‘09
by Paul Roggema, Europe correspondent
ON LOCATION: APPLIANCE magazine was in sunny Malta, April 18-19, for an intermediate press conference for the upcoming Appliances@IFA trade show in Berlin.

page 34
International Report - Europe
Anticipating Appliances @ IFA ’09
Paul Roggema, Europe correspondent

Appliances @ IFA had a strong launch in 2008—but is the industry support still there?

page 36
International Report - China
Haier’s Recession Strategies
Gu Qing and Chan Li, China correspondents

For Haier, the keys to minimizing recession are innovative technology, inventory control, and localized designs.


page 9
Prices for Devices
Tim Somheil, editor

Smart grids have the potential to create significant appliance energy use reductions, but standards have to come first.


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