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issue: November 2003 APPLIANCE Magazine

Cover Story

page 50
40th Annual Report on HVAC
The Technology Influence
by Lisa Bonnema, Managing Editor
As the bar continues to rise for everything from efficiency to consumer health, today's HVAC manufacturers are finding that technology is a means to survival in an industry under constant change.

Feature Articles

page 39
ARI 50th Anniversary
Celebrating 50 Years of Benefit to Society
by William G. Sutton, president, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI)
Confusion reigned 50 years ago before the birth of ARI product performance certification programs as consumers, equipment specifiers, building owners, architects, engineers, contractors, and manufacturers weighed competing claims and the U.S. Government was poised to sort out the mess with mandated regulatory schemes.

page 41
ARI 50th Anniversary
ARI Celebrates 50 Years of Service to America
by Thomas E. Bettcher, chairman, ARI Board of Directors
What a difference a half century makes. From the founding of ARI in 1953 when only a few thousand service technicians were needed, the air-conditioning and refrigeration installer and service workforce has evolved into hundreds of thousands of talented men and women who would fill close to 10 Rose Bowls if they ever got together for a national convention!

page 43
ARI 50th Anniversary
ARI - 50 Years of Striving for Excellence
by David R. Pannier, vice chairman, ARI Board of Directors
Long before anyone conceived of fax machines or the Internet, there was Koldfax, the printed monthly publication that has served as the official voice of the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute since ARI was born in May of 1953 following the merger of two associations serving the comfort cooling and refrigeration industry.

page 44
ARI 50th Anniversary
ARI Past Chairmen/Managing Directors

page 45
ARI 50th Anniversary
ARI Staff

page 47
ARI 50th Anniversary
ARI's 50 Years of Progress
by Dana Chase, Jr., editorial director
The Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) was formed as a result of the merger of the Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturers Association (REMA) and the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Machinery Association (ACRMA). This merger was approved by the directors of both associations at a meeting held in Hot Springs, VA, U.S. on March 29, 1953. The merger was then officially approved by the members of both associations by mail ballot.

page 48
ARI 50th Anniversary
ARI Seals Time Capsule at 50th Annual Meeting

page 59
Carrier Corporation - A Special Report
The Indoor Weather Experts
by Diane Ritchey, Editor
Carrier Corporation and its residential operations continue to be the world leader in the manufacture and sale of heating, ventilating, air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, and products.

page 62
Carrier Corporation - A Special Report
Good to Be Green
by Diane Ritchey, Editor
As Carrier Corporation has learned, while being the first and setting the standard may be difficult, it's always the best.

page 66
Carrier Corporation - A Special Report
Leadership in Tennessee
by Diane Ritchey, Editor
Carrier's Collierville, TN, U.S. facility continues to strive for advanced technology, top quality products, and continuous improvements, all while taking on new product lines.

page 75
APPLIANCE Magazine Industry Tour 2003
A Vehicle of Opportunity
by Lisa Bonnema, Managing Editor
With travel budgets at record lows, road shows like the APPLIANCE Magazine Industry Tour are offering appliance engineers and purchasing executives a convenient way to stay in touch with the latest product offerings.

page 93
Plastics Buyers' Guide
Advantages of Ultrasonic Plastic Welding for Appliances
Ultrasonic plastic welding has unique benefits as an assembly method. It uses no consumables and is easily automated and monitored for quality control.

page 94
Plastics Buyers' Guide
Multi-Shot Plastics Injection Molding Hits Target with Faster Processing and Wide Range of Design Possibilities
A two-color cell phone case, a washing machine motor mount, a washable vacuum sweeper filter - all are produced with multi-shot injection molding, one of the hottest technologies in plastics processing today.

page 95
Plastics Buyers' Guide
Family Cavity Molds - A Viable Means
Molders don't like to hear the term "family cavity mold."

page 96
Plastics Buyers' Guide
The Plastic-Metal Switch
"We are switching from metal to plastic for our appliance components. How do we assemble them?" This question is increasingly asked by appliance makers.

page 97
Plastics Buyers' Guide
The Value of a Well-Engineered Mold Base
Molders are constantly looking for ways to produce consistent, high-quality parts, while maximizing output and uptime. One of the best ways to achieve this is through the use of an effectively engineered mold base.

page 98
Buyers' Guide to Plastics
Bulk Molding Compound: A Superior and Affordable Composite for the Appliance Design Engineer
Appliance components requiring heat resistance with pleasing cosmetic appearance qualities have traditionally been manufactured using metal, coated substrates, or thermoplastics.


Engineering: Comfort Conditioning (a web exclusive)
R&D at ZAC
Zamil Air Conditioners' ambitious growth plan hinges on expanding its product lines. With a slew of new tools, ZAC engineers have a number of product and technology development efforts underway.

page 31
From the Top
Diets: They Are a Changin'
by Dick Topping, director of Appliance Research, TIAX, LLC
The U.S. faces a potential public health crisis more formidable than anything it has experienced in the past. Today, as many as 65 percent of Americans are overweight or obese.

page 32
Engineering: Dishwashers
A New Federal Test Procedure for Dishwashers
by Natascha S. Castro, mechanical engineer, National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST)
The following discusses a new test method for dishwashers developed by DOE, NIST, AHAM, TIAX, and stakeholders and presents the results from tests of two soil-sensing dishwasher models.

page 36
Motor Technology
EC Motor for HVAC Applications
Wellington Drive Technologies Ltd. of Auckland, New Zealand has introduced a new, high-power 92-mm external rotor motor for heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) applications.

page 37
Technology Report
Platable Compounds
Cybershield, Inc. is using platable compounds from RTP Company to provide custom-engineered solutions for the electronics industry.

page 79
Engineering: Medical Devices
A Flexible System
Alaris(R) Medical Systems (San Diego, CA, U.S.) tapped the resources of Phillips Plastics Corporation (New Richmond, WI, U.S.) to place its Medley(TM) Medication Safety System in the fast-paced medical device market.


page 77
Production Highlight - Outdoor Appliances
The Finishing Touch
When John Deere established its Turf Care manufacturing facility in Fuquay-Varina, NC, U.S., it sought to outsource a critical production operation - a coating system for the production of its commercial landscaping and golf and turf equipment.

News Section

This Month's News Headlines

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

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

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

page 22
Tokyo Report
The Japanese Electric Heat Pump Market
by Wasaku Ishida, Japanese correspondent, APPLIANCE magazine, and vice president, JARN (Japan Air-Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News)
Electric heat pump units occupy a large portion of Japan's air-conditioning market. Heat pump unit production accounts for 98 percent of all room air-conditioner shipments in Japan and 89.6 percent of all packaged air-conditioner shipments.

page 22
New Delhi Report
Can India Be A Manufacturing Hub?
by Adite Chatterjee, New Delhi correspondent, APPLIANCE magazine
A series of articles in the Western and Indian media have been debating the merits of two economic rivals, China and India. Not so long ago, India's economic achievements were considered no match for that of China.


page 29
Glenn Decker of Emhart Teknologies
It's easy to assert that one would respond well to a crisis - it's another to actually do so.

page 9
North of the Border
Editorial from Diane Ritchey, Editor, APPLIANCE Magazine
Each day, hundreds of people of Hispanic origin come to the U.S., escaping poor unemployment conditions in Mexico. They are virtually without legal protection, and many are exploited by employers and are given the "meanest" jobs that are available. Treating them properly may be the key to the U.S.'s future workforce.


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