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.
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.
Brushless D.C. Refrigerator Motors
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.