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issue: June 2003 APPLIANCE Magazine

Cover Story

page 42
37th Annual Report on Cooking Appliances
Expanding The High End
by Tim Somheil, Senior Editor
APPLIANCE magazine traveled to Orlando, FL, U.S., to report on the 2003 Kitchen/Bath Industry Show.

Feature Articles

page 47
Metalworking Report
Taking on New Forms
by Lisa Bonnema, Managing Editor
Recent trends such as pre-painted metal, servoforming, and reduced inventory are changing the face of appliance metalworking, forcing suppliers to develop technologies that not only cater to these demands, but that do it better, cheaper, and faster than ever before.

page 53
European Heating - On Location in Frankfurt, Germany
ISH 2003 - Turning Up the Heat
Paul Roggema, APPLIANCE European correspondent
On Location: APPLIANCE Magazine traveled to Frankfurt, Germany to report on the International Trade Fair for Building and Energy Technology (ISH) 2003.

page 62
Guest Editorial
(More) Reasons You Can't Install a Fuel Cell in Your Home Today
by Dave Sutula, technical services manager, Power Generation Division, Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association (GAMA)
Think of it. A generator so clean burning that one could drink its exhaust and so consumer-friendly that a whisper-quiet box the size of a small refrigerator could supply both the power and heat needed for any U.S. home.


page 31
The Open Door
The Threat of Counterfeiting
by Manny Gratz, manager, Special Investigations and
Anti-Counterfeiting, CSA Group
Widespread use of counterfeit marks undermines the entire North American system of standards, testing, and certification that has been put in place to protect the interests of retailers, regulators, specifiers, product manufacturers, as well as consumers.

page 32
Engineering Washer Drives
Three-Phase A.C. Motor Drive and Controller for Clothes Washers
by Andrea Bianchi and Mr. Luciano Buti, MagneTek S.p.A.
Because a complete washing cycle for domestic clothes washers consists of two phases - tumble-wash and spin-dry - it calls for very different motor characteristics.

page 36
Motor Technology
High-Efficiency HVAC/R Fans
Slovenian corporation Hidria has launched a new line of high-efficiency axial fans for the HVAC/R industry.

page 40
Technology Report
Connector System
STOCKO Corp., a member of the Wieland Group, has introduced a connector system suited to mate with interconnections of electric kitchen hobs.

page 41
Electronics Report
Wide Angle LED
The PY1105CK Super Wide Angle SMT LED from Stanley Electric Sales of America (Irvine, CA, U.S.) is said to offer superior backlighting for keypads and switches in a variety of appliance applications.

page 59
Engineering Insulation
Advances in VIP Design for Super Insulation of Domestic Appliances
by Paolo Manini, Enea Rizzi, Guido Pastore, and Pierattilio Gregorio, SAES Getters
Presented at the 54th International Appliance Technical Conference (IATC), March 10-12, West Lafayette, IN, U.S.

page 64
Computer Simulation
Computer Simulation Helps Meet Oven Specs While Reducing Cost
The use of computer simulation helped to demonstrate how a new oven design could meet the Underwriter├Ľs Laboratory (UL) outside surface temperature requirements with an insulation material substantially less costly than the main alternative.

page 67
Engineering Medical Appliances
Framing the Medical Appliance Industry
ESWL Products, Inc. recently secured FDA approval of its Lithowave lithotripter, which uses Rexroth modular structural components.

News Section

This Month's News Headlines

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

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

page 22
European Report
The Successful European Mobile Phone Market
Where traditional white goods markets may be "moving sideways," one successful product is the mobile phone.

page 22
China Report
Chinese Television Producer Doubles Profits
by Clint Stevens, China correspondent, APPLIANCE magazine
Sichuan Changhong Electric Co. reported that its profits doubled last year from a year earlier, thanks to increased exports.

page 22
China Report
Haier Planning Silicon Wafer Joint Venture
by Clint Stevens, China correspondent, APPLIANCE magazine
Haier Group Co., the largest household-appliance maker in China, is in talks with Charoen Pokphand Group to build a silicon wafer plant in the port city of Qingdao in eastern China, Yang Mianmian, of Haier, has said.


page 28
Franz Bosshard of BSH Home Appliances
With years of experience in international business comes the ability to get things done. Just ask Franz J. Bosshard, who was named president and CEO of BSH Home Appliances Corporation, North America in July 2002.

page 9
'Tis the Season
Editorial from Diane Ritchey, Editor, APPLIANCE Magazine
More Americans are enjoying outdoor rooms.


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