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issue: July 2005 APPLIANCE Magazine

Cover Story

page 36
Metal Working
A Precise Revision
by David Simpson, Contributing
Commercial refrigeration manufacturer Thermo-Kool added a second coil processor to keep up with growing demand. Successfully integrating the new and the existing processor took careful planning between the producer and its equipment supplier.

page 36
Metal Working
Success With Metal Working
by David Simpson
Several features look at the ways in which appliance manufacturers and suppliers are working together to achieve efficient, cost-effective fabrication.

page 39
Metal Working
Keeping the Beer Flowing
David Simpson, Contributing Editor
One beverage dispensing equipment manufacturer was able to seamlessly upgrade its metalworking operations and get its production processes back on schedule in record time.

page 40
Metal Working
Getting Comfortable with Lube-Less Press
by David Simpson, Contributing Editor
Grill manufacturer Empire Comfort discovered the benefits of lube-less roller guide technology by trusting the expertise of one of its equipment suppliers.

page 42
Metal Working
Warming Up to Automation Advantages
by David Simpson, Contributing Editor
For Canadian manufacturer Aero Heat Exchanger, Inc., switching to an automated fabrication system has changed a multi-stage process spread over a large floor area into a compact, often all-inclusive process.

Feature Articles

page 45
Refrigeration Systems
Keeping It Cool
by Jill Russell, Associate Editor
A trio of articles uncover some of the industry’s most advanced refrigeration systems


page 27
The Open Door - Engineering
Design Vs. Business: Finding a Common Language
by Aaron Oppenheimer, designer, Design Continuum
Lately, everyone is talking about design. In boardrooms, in the business media, and in MBA classrooms, design is suddenly front and center as crucial to traditional business models, essential in company growth, and priceless to propel a business—small or large—into the future. Yet, for all the talk, there is one glaring problem.

page 31
Electronics Report Engineering
Self-Hold Thermal Protectors
The new UB8P and UB81P self-hold thermal cut-out and thermal protectors from Selco Products Company are designed to provide overheat protection in high-voltage applications.

page 32
Engineering Technology Report
Motorized Oven Door
A new motor-operated oven door from Culinary Logic, LLC has been designed to change the traditional interface of high-end cooking appliances.

page 35
Motor Technology - Engineering
Digital Signal Controllers
A new trio of digital signal controllers from Texas Instruments are designed for motor control in applications ranging from


page 54
Production - Refrigerators
Speedy Recovery
Appliance manufacturer Whirlpool was able to efficiently upgrade its refrigerator thermoforming lines with a Rexroth Retrofit Servomotor and drive replacement in just two weekends.

News Section

This Month's News Headlines

page 15
U.S. Appliance Industry Shipment Statistics
Majors and Comfort Conditioning Appliances & Portable Appliances Index for April 2005

page 16
U.S. Appliance Industry Shipment Statistics
Factory Unit Shipments for April 2005 - Revised
(Includes revised shipments for Gas Surface Cooking Units and Refrigerators.)

page 18
New Delhi Report
Consumer Trends in the Indian Market
by Adite Chatterjee, India correspondent, APPLIANCE magazine
The Indian market has long been touted as one of the largest markets in the world.


page 25
Sidney Hooper of Lamb Industries, Inc.
Sidney F. Hooper will use his extensive industry experience and team-player attitude as he assumes the position of president at switch manufacturer Lamb Industries in Portland, OR, U.S. After many trips to Japan, Mr. Hooper has adapted a team-building and consensus style of management.

page 9
Appliance Line
A Look at Outsourcing - Part 2
by Lisa Bonnema, Editor, APPLIANCE Magazine
More often than not, outsourcing immediately brings manufacturing to mind, but companies can’t afford to ignore the other half of this hot-button issue—engineering.


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