On Location in Nürnberg for IKK 2004
IKK: Cold Air, Hot Business
by Paul Roggema, European Correspondent
APPLIANCE traveled to Nürnberg, Germany to report on IKK,
held Oct. 13-15, 2004.
Free and Fair Trade with China
by Peter Carver, director general, Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances (AMDEA)
“Let China sleep,” said Napoleon, “for when she wakes the world will tremble.” Toward the end of last year, I shared a meeting with a Chinese refrigerator manufacturer I had never heard of. A colleague murmured in my ear, “Their capacity is big enough to supply the entire EU market.” Start trembling, baby.
Quality and Testing
Working Toward a Seamless Market
by David Simpson, Contributing Editor
Standards harmonization and improved testing choices help speed product introductions and cut paperwork.
Motors and Air-Moving Devices
Controlling Product Performance
by Jill Russell, Associate Editor
When Italian appliance maker Merloni Elettrodomestici asked for a motor control that could make its products smart and advanced, supplier Texas Instruments (TI) answered.
Engineering Motor Control
New Motion Control Technology for Eco-Friendly Appliances
by Toshio Takahashi, International Rectifier
A new control solution has been designed to reduce the complexity of designing variable-speed motor drives for energy-efficient appliance applications.