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issue: May 2003 APPLIANCE Magazine

Cover Story

page 38
Gaskets and Seals
Sealing Appliances Tight
by David Simpson, Contributing Editor
Gaskets help keep appliances together and operating properly around liquids and gases, as well as playing a role in noise and EMI/RFI suppression.

Feature Articles

page 41
Report on Controls and Sensors
Function and Integration
by Tim Somheil, Senior Editor/Manager of Electronic Media
The ongoing, innovative fusion of controls and sensors technologies makes the options for appliances control systems increasingly complex—and expands the potential for cost-savings and product differentiation.

APPLIANCE Engineer®

page 31
From the Top
The Innovation Crisis
by Dick Topping, director of Appliance Research, TIAX, LLC
Frankly, I returned from my 15th (or so) International Appliance Technical Conference (IATC), held March 10-12, in Lafayette, IN, U.S., a bit depressed.

page 32
International Appliance Technical Conference 2003
Dana Chase, Sr. Memorial Award-Winning Paper
New Glass Ceramic Material for Cooking Surfaces Allows for Reduction of Boil-Up Times by up to 20 Percent

by Christiane Baum, applications manager, Schott HomeTech North America
This is an edited version of a paper delivered at the 54th Annual International Appliance Technical Conference (IATC), March 10-12, 2003, West Lafayette, IN, U.S. The author was awarded the Dana Chase, Sr. Memorial Award for the best paper presented at the conference.

page 35
Motor Technology
Brushless D.C. Refrigerator Motors
A.O. Smith Electrical Products Company (EPC) has developed two new brushless d.c. motors for the appliance industry that are said to consume less than half the energy of conventional C-frame subfractional horsepower motors.

page 36
Technology Report
Flexible Surface Heating Technology
Thermion(R) heating elements from Thermion Systems International are based on a high-performance surface heating technology that has just been introduced to the consumer products market.

page 40
Consumer Electronics: Engineering With Plastics
Bringing Music Control Outdoors
by David Simpson, Contributing Editor
Audioaccess redesigns its popular multi-room audio system to allow keypad control from an outdoor location.

page 51
2003 International Appliance Technical Conference
An Information Forum
by Lisa Bonnema, Managing Editor
APPLIANCE traveled to West Lafayette, IN, U.S. to report on the 54th Annual International Appliance Technical Conference.

page 56
Electrical Manufacturing & Coil Winding
Why Test Magnet Wire?
by John A. Whitney, consultant, A/Z-Tech, Inc.
It has been widely recognized that continuous testing during product manufacture has many advantages over sample testing after product completion. This is a further discussion of accomplishing this with magnet wire.

page 59
Engineering Medical Devices
Taking Tooling to the Edge
By tooling what some deemed impossible, patients are now able to recover more quickly after having an arterial puncture.

Production

page 55
Electrical Manufacturing & Coil Winding
President's Message

Continuing Education...
by Brian Pressly, president, Electrical Manufacturing & Coil Winding Association, Inc.
In today's business environment, personnel changes are being made at an unprecedented pace as companies downsize, merge, and transfer operations to all parts of the globe.

page 56
Electrical Manufacturing & Coil Winding
Why Test Magnet Wire?
by John A. Whitney, consultant, A/Z-Tech, Inc.
It has been widely recognized that continuous testing during product manufacture has many advantages over sample testing after product completion. This is a further discussion of accomplishing this with magnet wire.

News Section

This Month's News Headlines

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U.S. Appliance Industry Shipment Statistics
Factory Unit Shipments for the month of February 2003

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U.S. Appliance Industry Shipment Statistics
Majors and Comfort Conditioning Appliances Index for the month of February 2003

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U.S. Appliance Industry Shipment Statistics
Portable/Air Treatment Appliances Index for the month of February 2003

page 22
New Delhi Report
World Cup Bonanza
The year 2003 started with a bang for the advertising and marketing industries in India.

page 22
New Delhi Report
Air-Conditioners Ready For New Battles
The World Cup marketing blitz is over in India. As TV sales slump, will refrigerators and air-conditioners fill the void?

page 22
Tokyo Report
World Compressor Trends
Technology and cost-reduction drive compressor changes.

Departments

page 28
People
Randall W. Luecke of CSA International
Throughout his career, Randall W. Luecke, vice president of Certification at CSA International (Toronto, Canada), has learned that there are two critical ingredients for success - dedication and other people.

page 9
APPLIANCE Line
Still Standing By...
Editorial from Diane Ritchey, Editor, APPLIANCE Magazine
Much has happened with "standby power," the power used by an appliance during the lowest possible electricity consuming mode.

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