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issue: August 2005 APPLIANCE Magazine

Cover Story

page 38
Cooking Appliances
Cooking Collision
by Erin Biesen, Assistant Editor
Worlds are colliding as appliance technology combines with the world of fashion and design to create beautiful, artistic, smart appliances.

Feature Articles

page 22
Supplier Innovations
Packaging Materials and Equipment

page 47
Metals
The Metals Advantage
by David Simpson, Contributing Editor
Metals suppliers work to provide appliance customers with suitable choices in a volatile price environment.

page 53
Coating 2005
Coating 2005, Conference Program and Exhibitors
Coating 2005 is scheduled to take place on Sept. 19-22 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN, U.S. Conference attendees can choose from more than 68 technical sessions that address everything from basic coating methods to emerging technologies. The exhibition will feature more than 200 finishing suppliers, who will be showcasing their latest innovations. Following is the technical conference program and a list of exhibitors. For more information, visit www.thecoatingshow.com or call 513/624-9988.

page 57
Market Research
Portrait of the Canadian Appliance Industry
The year 2004 proved to be another good year for the Canadian appliance industry.

page 62
Special Report - Candy Group
A Growing Tradition
Jill Russell, Associate Editor
Family-owned Candy Group is taking a traditional approach to increase its market share and bump up its standing in the European appliance industry.

APPLIANCE Engineer®

page 27
The Open Door
Design for Recycling
by Scott Horne, vice president of Government Affairs and general counsel, The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc.
Design engineers have a tough job—balancing safety, energy efficiency, and cost with the consumer’s passion for the latest and greatest technology.

page 29
Electronics Report
Built-In Surge Protection
A patented surge protector from SurgeCord Inc. has surge protection built into the power cord to provide a value-added feature to appliance designs.

page 31
Motor Technology
Motor Driver Platform
STMicroelectronics has introduced a family of monolithic smart motor drivers for medical appliances and other applications.

page 32
Technology Report
High-Temperature Thermostat
A patented thermostat is said to provide a simple, more reliable switching mechanism for high-temperature applications, displacing sensor/relay combinations and, thus, saving cost.

page 34
Acoustics
Diagnosing Noise Sources in Vacuum Cleaners
by R. Beniwal, sales engineer; M. S. Moondra, program engineer; D. Gaddis, account manager; and S. Mazza, president and CEO, SenSound, LLC; and Sean F. Wu, professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University
A method for accurately and effectively diagnosing noise sources and their transmission paths by visualizing acoustic radiation from an arbitrarily shaped object is presented.

page 71
Medical Devices
A Rapid Turnaround
Using rapid injection molding, American TeleCare was able to integrate electronics and wireless technology into its new medical device at both a low cost and a quick turnaround time.

Production

page 74
Grills
Firing Up Productivity
by David Simpson, Contributing Editor
By utilizing a CO2 laser cutter and material handling system, grill manufacturer Robert H. Peterson was able to increase productivity with little investment.

News Section

This Month's News Headlines

page 15
Appliance Industry
Majors and Comfort Conditioning Appliances Index for May 2005

page 16
U.S. Appliance Industry Shipment Statistics
Factory Unit Shipments for May 2005 - Revised

page 18
Appliance Industry - China Report
China and EU Hold Joint Meeting about WEEE and RoHS

page 18
European Report
Global Energy-Saving Possibilities
by Paul Roggema, Europe Correspondent
An interesting global cooperation project was announced on June 20.

Departments

page 24
People
Indrajit Purkayastha of iRobot Corp.

page 9
Appliance Line - Editorial
Is There Room For Tradition?
Lisa Bonnema, Editor
In a time of cutthroat competition and international acquisitions, one questions whether or not a regional player can survive, let alone a family-owned, small manufacturer.

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