Home
Global Supplier Directory
APPLIANCE Engineer
Supplier Solutions
APPLIANCE Line
Whitepaper Library
Calendar of Events
Association Locator
Contents Pages
Market Research
Subscription Center


 
issue: July 2004 APPLIANCE Magazine

Cover Story

page 34
Plastics & Plastic Parts
Plastic Triplets
by David Simpson, Contributing Editor
A triplet of applications demonstrates how plastics can benefit appliance producers across all product segments.

page 34
Plastics & Plastic Parts
Plastic Triplets: Metallic Look Enhances Refrigerator Design
by David Simpson, Contributing Editor
Modern appliance producers increasingly find themselves navigating between appealing designs that will attract customers and low production costs that will maximize profit margins.

page 34
Plastics & Plastic Parts
Plastic Triplets: High Power Plastic
by David Simpson, Contributing Editor
When designing its new Zeus anesthesia workstation, Draeger Medical (Telford, PA, U.S.), a manufacturer of auxiliary medical equipment, chose Victrex Peek polymer for the radial blower on the workstation’s ventilator component. It was chosen because of the material’s high strength and purity.

page 34
Plastics & Plastic Parts
Plastic Triplets: Adding More to the Mix
by David Simpson, Contributing Editor
When foodservice equipment maker Hobart Corporation (Troy, OH, U.S.) designed a new 60-qt dough mixer to replace an existing machine, the design team wanted to include several enhancements, most notably an ergonomic swing-out bowl.

Feature Articles

page 40
European Appliance Industry
Surviving in a New Europe
by Lisa Bonnema, Editor
Leading appliance makers discuss the challenges they face in a growing EU marketplace, as well as the key to survival and, more importantly, success in the region’s new reality.

page 44
On Location: Shanghai, China
China Refrigeration 2004
by Sean Zhang, China correspondent
APPLIANCE magazine traveled to Shanghai, China to report on China Refrigeration 2004.

APPLIANCE Engineer®

page 23
From the Top
Preparing for Liquefied Natural Gas
by Dick Topping, director of Appliance Research, TIAX, LLC
Energy issues are nothing new to the U.S. appliance industry. It has watched as oil and gas prices have soared and efficiency standards have been mandated, and it has wondered if alternative sources energy such as solar power would ever make it. But one alternative energy source to which you may not have given much thought is liquefied natural gas (LNG).

page 24
Engineering Motor Control
Brushless D.C. Motor Control for Refrigerator Applications
by Padmaraja Yedamale, senior applications engineer,Microchip Technology, Inc.
Evolving market needs and changing energy policies push designers to consider energy efficiency, audible noise, product lifetime, maintenance, and the cost of initial products and operation.

page 30
Motor Technology
Mobile HVAC D.C. Motor
New 3-in diam brush d.c motors from Motor Products Corp. (Owosso, MI, U.S.) are said to be more reliable and cost-effective than other 3-in d.c. motors used in mobile, battery-powered HVAC equipment found in RVs and mobile homes.

page 31
Electronics Report
Metalized Drum Core Power Inductors
The small footprint of the new Coiltronics(R) LD Series metalized drum core power inductors from Boynton Beach, FL, U.S.-based Cooper Electronic Technologies (CET) are said to be ideal in applications where board space is restricted or critical.

page 32
Technology Report
Touch Sensor Control
A new touch control platform from SCHOTT North America Inc.’s White Goods Electronics division reportedly allows manufacturers to integrate aesthetics and advanced technology into their surface-cooking appliances.

page 34
Plastics & Plastic Parts
Plastic Triplets: Metallic Look Enhances Refrigerator Design
by David Simpson, Contributing Editor
Modern appliance producers increasingly find themselves navigating between appealing designs that will attract customers and low production costs that will maximize profit margins.

page 52
Engineering
Cutting Development Time
Fast prototype turnaround allows Electrolux Home Products to conduct trials, improve, retest, and reapprove component design without the delays or expense of production tools.

page 7
Appliance Line
Designing Women?
Editorial from Lisa Bonnema, Editor, APPLIANCE Magazine
When I first decided to write about this topic, I thought I had a simple—not to mention logical—observation: the appliance industry needs more female engineers. Well, my research took me on wild ride that taught me both everything and nothing. In other words, no issue is ever simple.

Production

page 48
Operations Management
Achieving Operational Excellence
by Jill Russell, Assistant Editor
Initially integrated into Whirlpool Corporation’s production facilities, a software-based operating efficiency program soon found its way into several of the appliance company’s operations.

News Section

This Month's News Headlines

page 13
U.S. Appliance Industry Shipment Statistics
Index - Portable Appliances for the month of April 2004

page 13
U.S. Appliance Industry Shipment Statistics
Index - Majors and Comfort Conditioning Appliances for the month of April 2004

page 14
U.S. Appliance Industry Shipment Statistics
Factory Unit Shipments for the month of April 2004

page 16
Tokyo Report
Japanese Household Refrigerator Market
by Wasaku Ishida, Japanese correspondent, APPLIANCE magazine, and vice president, JARN (Japan Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News)
According to domestic shipment statistics compiled recently by the Japan Electrical Manufacturers’ Association (JEMA), shipments of refrigerators in 2003 accounted for 4,230,000 units, down 3.8 percent from the previous year, and valued at 347.7 billion yen (approx. U.S. $3.1 billion), which is down 9.3 percent from 2002.

page 16
New Delhi Report
Indian Air-Conditioner Market is Hot
by Adite Chatterjee, India correspondent, APPLIANCE magazine
Keeping consumers cool in what is turning out to be one of the hottest summers in recent times is no child’s play.

Departments

page 20
People
Fred Keller of Carrier
For more than 30 years, Fred Keller has been providing innovative solutions to Carrier’s Engineering and Research department and the HVAC industry as a whole, leading teams through challenging projects to success.

page 7
Appliance Line
Designing Women?
Editorial from Lisa Bonnema, Editor, APPLIANCE Magazine
When I first decided to write about this topic, I thought I had a simple—not to mention logical—observation: the appliance industry needs more female engineers. Well, my research took me on wild ride that taught me both everything and nothing. In other words, no issue is ever simple.

Products

New Products and New Literature

 

 

 

Daily News

...........................................................

Apr 23, 2014: Bosch Home Appliances Garners EPA Energy Star Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award

Apr 23, 2014: AO Smith Develops Ultra-Low NOx, Compact Commercial Water Heater for California

Apr 23, 2014: Dacor Launches First North American Cooktop with Touch Control

Apr 23, 2014: Existing-Home Sales Show Slight March Decrease

Apr 23, 2014: CEA: Consumer Sentiment Down in April

More Daily News>>

RSS Feeds
.........................................................
Appliance Industry
Market Research

...........................................................

March 2014: Market Research - 62nd Annual U.S. Appliance Industry Forecast
February 2014: Appliance Magazine Market Insight: December 2013
January 2014: Market Research - Appliance Historical Statistical Review: 1954-2012
January 2014: Appliance Magazine Market Insight: November 2013




 
Contact Us | About Us | Subscriptions | Advertising | Home
UBM Canon © 2014  

Please visit these other UBM Canon sites

UBM Canon Corporate | Design News | Test & Measurement World | Packaging Digest | EDN | Qmed | Pharmalive | Plastics Today | Powder Bulk Solids | Canon Trade Shows