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issue: August 2009 APPLIANCE Magazine

Expanded Coverage

U.S. 2008 Final Year-End Trade Report - Exports
U.S. 2008 Final Year-End Trade Report - Imports
Web Exclusive: Energy Star Helps OEMs Convince Consumers

Cover Story

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Statistics
U.S. 2008 Final Year-End Trade Report - Exports
The United States' 2008 appliance exports.

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APPLIANCE Stats Brief - Statistics
U.S. 2008 Final Year-End Trade Report - Imports
The United States' 2008 appliance imports.

page 28
Cover Story: 43rd Annual Report on Cooking Appliances
Where’s the E in Cooking?
Lisa Bonnema, contributing editor

With no stringent energy standards in place, cooking appliance engineers are using in-house ingenuity to make cooking as efficient as possible.

Feature Articles

page 32
Feature-Connectors & Wire Harnesses
Compelled to Connect

Connectors are growing in importance as products throughout the home move inexorably toward full-scale interconnectivity.

APPLIANCE Engineer®

page 18
Appliance Engineer - The Open Door
Innovate…or Die by Not Trying
Jeff Varick, founder and president, Brandmotion

It’s critical to guard innovation as the engine of recovery once the recession ends.

page 20
Appliance Engineer - Cooking Efficiency
Improving Range-Top Efficiency with Specialized Vessels
Greg Sorensen and David Zabrowski, Fisher-Nickel Inc.

Laboratory testing of two cooking vessel prototypes shows an increase in range-top cooking efficiency.

page 25
Appliance Engineer - Motor Technology
Breakthrough Performance

Compact, high-performance fans can be adapted to a variety of cooling applications.

page 26
Appliance Engineer - Manufacturing Technology
Manufacturing Gets a Green Lift

Powered by fuel cell technology, a new forklift not only delivers environmental advantages, but also increases productivity by shortening refueling time.

page 27
Appliance Engineer - Electronics Report
Running Low and Long

A dc-to-dc convertor increases usage time and reduces required PCB area for portable electronic devices.

News Section

This Month's News Headlines

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

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

page 34
International Report: India
Designed for India
Adite Banerjie

 As marketing becomes more global, products are becoming more local.

page 36
International Report China
Chinese OEMs Take the Spotlight
Liu Zhao, China correspondent

Major players stayed home and dc variable-capacity systems took on a high profile at China Refrigeration 2009.

page 39
International Report Japan
Plasma Discharge Destroys Flu Bugs
Wasaku Ishida, Japan correspondent, and president, JARN (Japan Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News)

Daikin’s streamer discharge demonstrates the ability to completely eradicate flu viruses.

Departments

page 8
APPLIANCE Line
Manufacturing Matters
Tim Somheil, Editor

 Manufacturing is vital, and the U.S. public knows it.

Products

New Products and New Literature

 

 

 

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