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issue: August 2003 APPLIANCE Magazine

Cover Story

page 36
Cord Sets and Power Safety
The Forgotten Necessity
by Peter Simmons, Assistant Editor
While it may rely on outside influences to initiate change in products and materials, the cords and cord sets industry still has to provide those products at a competitive cost.

Feature Articles

page 41
Guest Editorial
Extending Our Reach
by Ron Massa, chairman of the Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association and president of A.O. Smith Water Products Company
Earlier this year, I was elected chairman of GAMA, the national trade association of the manufacturers of water heating and space heating equipment and components. I've been involved in GAMA activities for a number of years, and I've come to know many of you, not only in the manufacturing sector of the appliance industry but in the retailing, distributing, marketing, and advertising sectors as well.

page 50
Guest Editorial: Section 201 Steel Tariffs
The Appliance Industry Will Benefit from the 201 Steel Program
by Andrew G. Sharkey, III, president and CEO of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI)
A strong and competitive domestic steel industry is a prerequisite to a strong and competitive domestic manufacturing base. Many of our customers understand the importance of the steel 201 remedy and the positive long-term impacts that it will provide to U.S. steel-consuming industries.

page 50
Guest Editorial: Section 201 Steel Tariffs
Appliance Associations Urge End to Steel Tariffs
by Joe McGuire, president, Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM)
The appliance industry is an important contributor to the U.S. economy and enriches the lives of many consumers. Our industry manufactures products that are purchased by millions of consumers who expect them to be reasonably priced, energy efficient, and of the highest quality.

page 53
On Location in Velenje, Slovenia
Gorenje: Moving into the Fast Track - Part 1
by Adite Chatterjee, New Delhi Correspondent
Take a look at the map of Slovenia and chances are that you may not even find the tiny village named Gorenje. It's more than likely, however, that you would find the name of that village stamped onto appliances selling in 29 countries throughout the world.

page 53
On Location in Velenje, Slovenia
Gorenje: Moving into the Fast Track - Part 2
by Adite Chatterjee, New Delhi Correspondent


page 27
The Open Door
UL 746: Enhancements to Enclosure Flammability & Ignition Requirements
John Stimitz, senior staff engineer, Conformity Assessment Services, Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL)
Last November, Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) published the Fifth Edition of UL 746C, Standard for Polymeric Materials - Use in Electrical Equipment Evaluations. The revised standard features significant enhancements to the enclosure flammability requirements, and manufacturers need to understand the changes to determine the impact on the future development of products. The effective date for the changes is June 1, 2004.

page 30
Motor Engineering
New Magnetic Parameters to Characterize Cold-Rolled Motor Lamination Steels and Predict Motor Performance
by K. Blazek, Ispat Inland Research Department and
C. Riviello, A. O. Smith Electrical Products Company
For several years, Ispat Inland Inc. and A. O. Smith Electrical Products Company have been jointly working on a project to use computer modeling to predict the operating parameters for motors and their dependence on cold-rolled motor lamination (CRML) magnetic properties.

page 35
Motor Technology
Motion Control Card
A new motion control card from Nippon Pulse America (Radford, VA, U.S.) can be used for advanced control of stepper motors or digital servomotors.

page 63
Medical Devices: Engineering With Plastics
Plastics At The Heart of the Matter
by Lisa Bonnema, Managing Editor
Gish Biomedical choose a Bayer polycarbonate for a new cardioplegia system.

page 73
Article: Engineering Cooktops
A Productive Partnership
Gas stove manufacturer Rinnai Corporation is enjoying success in the Japanese market with the help of Schott Ceran glass ceramic cooktops.

News Section

This Month's News Headlines

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

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

page 20
European Report
A Look At The End Of The Business Year
What trends are to be found between the figures for 2002?


page 24
David Barna of U-Line Corp.
David Barna, purchasing manager for Milwaukee, WI, U.S.-based U-Line Corp., believes a successful manager needs to understand that every company operation and every dollar counts. After 25 years as a purchasing professional, he should know.

page 9
Wasted Legislation?
Editorial from Diane Ritchey, Editor, APPLIANCE Magazine
I once lived in an apartment and an older condominium that didn't have a food waste disposer with the kitchen sink. Only until we bought our house did I realize how much I missed a disposer, not for only convenience, but for sanitary issues as well.


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