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issue: March 2004 APPLIANCE Magazine

Cover Story

page 38
On Location: International Builders' Show 2004
Builders Betting High
by Lisa Bonnema, Editor
ON LOCATION
APPLIANCE Magazine traveled to Las Vegas, NV, U.S. to report on the 2004 International Builders' Show, held Jan. 19-22, 2004.

Feature Articles

page 26
Guest Editorial
Are Consumers Nesting or Connecting?
by Phil Brandl, president, International Housewares Association
The eventual success of many product development projects rests on a company's ability to predict the future needs of the consumer. For the home products industries, those needs are defined by the way in which the consumer feels about the home. In the U.S., there appears to be conflicting signs as to whether consumers are seeking the safety and comfort of home or are using the home as a connection point, welcoming the outside world both digitally and actually.

page 53
Production - Refrigerators/Freezers
Flexible Production of Insulating Foams
The Electrolux factory in Mariestad, Sweden has implemented new equipment for applying foam insulation to refrigerator and freezer doors. The equipment is said to combine high efficiency and flexibility with a relatively small footprint.

APPLIANCE Engineer®

page 29
From The Top
The Power of Micro-CHP
by Dick Topping, director of Appliance Research , TIAX, LLC
There's a new buzzword floating around the industry - Micro-CHP.

page 34
Electronics Report
Quad Analog-to-Digital Converter
Analog Devices Inc. offers what it claims is the industry's first quad analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) for medical and communications appliances.

page 36
Motor Technology
Flash Microcontrollers for Motor Control
Microchip Technology's new 8-bit microcontrollers are said to be reliable, quiet, and energy efficient through advanced analog and digital feedback and a Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) control system.

Production

page 53
Production - Refrigerators/Freezers
Flexible Production of Insulating Foams
The Electrolux factory in Mariestad, Sweden has implemented new equipment for applying foam insulation to refrigerator and freezer doors. The equipment is said to combine high efficiency and flexibility with a relatively small footprint.

page 69
Service Logistics
The Sabre System of the Appliance Service Industry
Before the Internet took hold within the travel industry, the process of securing an airline ticket without expert assistance was often time consuming and expensive.

News Section

This Month's News Headlines

page 16
U.S. Appliance Industry Shipment Statistics
Factory Unit Shipments For the month of December 2003 - Revised

page 16
U.S. Appliance Industry Shipment Statistics
Index - Majors and Comfort Conditioning Appliances for the month of December 2003

page 16
U.S. Appliance Industry Shipment Statistics
Index - Portable Appliances for the month of December 2003

page 18
New Delhi Report
Fresh Launches and Strategy for Electrolux
By Adite Chatterjee, India correspondent, APPLIANCE magazine
The U.S. $15-billion Swedish appliance giant Electrolux AB is focusing on India in a big way.

page 18
New Delhi Report
India Becoming Outsourcing Hub
By Adite Chatterjee, India correspondent, APPLIANCE magazine
India is increasingly becoming an outsourcing hub for a number of multinational companies.

page 18
Tokyo Report
2003 Japanese Air-Conditioner Shipments
By Wasaku Ishida, Japanese correspondent, APPLIANCE magazine, and vice president, JARN (Japan Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News)
JRAIA releases 2003 shipment statistics.

page 18
Tokyo Report
Hitachi Releases New AC Systems Using R410A
By Wasaku Ishida, Japanese correspondent, APPLIANCE magazine, and vice president, JARN (Japan Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News)
Hitachi Air Conditioning Systems has released its new Set-Free iZ series of VRF system and PACs.

Departments

page 24
People
Claus Peitersen of Danfoss Inc.
Having been with Danfoss Inc. for 13 years, Mr. Peitersen is now the vice president of Operations for the Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Division located in Baltimore, MD, U.S.

page 9
APPLIANCE Line
Digital Strategy or Tragedy?
Editorial from Lisa Bonnema, Editor, APPLIANCE Magazine
As if the consumer electronics market wasn’t crowded enough, PC makers are squeezing their way in, trying to claim a spot in this fast-moving—and fast-growing—appliance segment. Why all the shoving you ask? In a word: convergence.

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