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issue: April 2004 APPLIANCE Magazine

Cover Story

page B-1
Special Section Index
BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH

Feature Articles

page 28
Guest Editorial
Showcase for Innovation
by David R. Pannier, chairman of the Board of Directors, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI), and president of Residential Systems, Trane
From a perch high above acres of exhibits at the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration expo at the Anaheim Convention Center you could hear the vibrant sound of thousands of conversations from eager enthusiasts of a growth industry on a mission - to improve the quality of life for billions more people around the world.

page 37
Switches & Switching Devices
Pushing Appliance Industry Buttons
By David Simpson, Contributing Editor
Tried and true switch and switching technology continues to have a place in the appliance industry. After all, products such as thermostats and standard push-button switches have long proved themselves to be reliable and low cost, and they are readily available. At the same time, though, appliance engineering needs change.

page 44
Home Entertainment Appliances
The Digital Lifestyle
by Tina Grady, Managing Editor
Home entertainment systems and their components are part of the digital, on-the-go lifestyle, which is now moving home entertainment outside the home.

page 96
HomeTech Cologne 2004 Exhibition
A Trade Show of Transition
by Lisa Bonnema, Editor
On Location:
APPLIANCE magazine traveled to Cologne, Germany to report on HomeTech Cologne 2004.


page 31
The Open Door
Design Considerations of Home Automation
by Erik Michielsen, senior analyst, Allied Business Intelligence (ABI) Research
What lies behind the front door of homes is changing dramatically and quickly. The much-talked about digital home of tomorrow is increasingly becoming the digital home of today. A number of technologies, including broadband and wireless access and distribution, are finding wholesome hospitality as consumers progressively go digital in pursuit of enhancing their lives and making their days more manageable.

page 36
Motor Technology
Electric Motor Test System
A new electric motor test system is reportedly capable of directly measuring parameters such as no-load speed and current, cogging torque, bearing and windage loss, and back-EMF generation.


page 102
Production: Washing Machines
Rewarding Relationships
By Jill Russell, Assistant Editor
In order to increase efficiency and the capacity of its production facilities, Italian appliance maker Merloni Elettrodomestici turned to Corno Marco Italia S.p.A to supply a new washer drum and cabinet fabrication system for its newly acquired washing machine plant.

News Section

This Month's News Headlines

page 19
U.S. Appliance Industry Shipment Statistics
Index - Majors and Comfort Conditioning Appliances for the month of January 2004

page 20
U.S. Appliance Industry Shipment Statistics
Factory Unit Shipments for the month of January 2004

page 22
European Report
Small Appliances: Coffee Maker Premiere, Bread Maker Comeback
By Paul Roggema, European Correspondent, APPLIANCE Magazine
The household division of Philips Electronics (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) recently introduced the Senseo coffee maker in the U.S. market. This single-serving, low-pressure coffee maker has been a monster success in Europe (5 million units sold), exceeding all sales expectations in Dutch, Belgium, and German markets.

page 22
European Report
The Return of the Bread Maker
By Paul Roggema, European Correspondent, APPLIANCE Magazine
It has been around for many years, but recently the bread maker widened its presence in the European market. It can be seen now in any white goods store and recipes are turning up in cooking magazines. What is happening here?


page 9
Appliance Line
A Lack of Efficiency
Editorial from Lisa Bonnema, Editor, APPLIANCE Magazine
Some U.S. states are taking it upon themselves to go above and beyond federal energy efficiency regulations for appliances, potentially resulting in new policies that will not only burden manufacturers and retailers, but limit consumer choice.


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