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issue: September 2005 APPLIANCE Magazine

Cover Story

page 48
Chasing Rainbows
by Lincoln Brunner, Contributing Editor
Finishing suppliers are developing innovative technologies that are applying more colors, more efficiently to today’s design-rich appliances.

Feature Articles

page 24
Product Review
Smart Appliances

page 31
Supplier Innovations
Glass Technology

page 32
Guest Editorial
AHAM's Global Perspective
by Liston P. Durden, senior vice president of Marketing, Viking Range Corporation, and chair, AHAM board of directors
A year ago in this space, I mentioned that the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) was updating its strategic plan in order to refresh the blueprint for making sure the association remains vital in this industry’s desire to serve customers and provide value. One important element of AHAM’s revised plan is the association’s need to focus on growth, just as its members do.

page 53
LG Electronics
Investing in the Future
by Erin Biesen, Assistant Editor
LG Electronics is aiming to reach premium status and be on top of the global appliance market in the coming years.

page 57
58th Annual Report on Laundry Appliances - Feature
An Expanding Laundry List
by Erin Biesen, Assistant Editor
Laundry appliance manufacturers are working to make laundry appliances more convenient to change the way consumers all over the globe look at the tedious task.

page 65
Market Research
28th Annual Portrait of the U.S. Appliance Industry
The Portrait of the U.S. Appliance Industry is an annual statistical report based on unit factory shipments that covers U.S. appliance share of market, life expectancy/replacement picture, household saturation, and the Who's Who of the Appliance Industry. Revenue information is not included.


page 35
Appliance Engineer: The Open Door
The Global Impact of Regional Legislation
by Len Swatkowski, vice president of Global Shared Services, Invensys Climate Controls

page 36
Engineering - Air Conditioners
Case Study to Achieve 13 SEER on a Split A/C System
by Vijay Bahel, lead engineer, and Robert Lehman, managing director, Emerson Climate Technologies, Design Services Network
The following paper investigates the use of a simulation model to achieve a 13 SEER rating on a split air-conditioning system while reducing system design time and cost.

page 45
Appliance Engineer - Electronics Report
Ethernet Controller for Connected Appliances
Microchip Technology Inc. has developed an Ethernet controller small and flexible enough to meet the design needs of today’s advanced connected appliances.

page 47
Appliance Engineer - Motor Technology
Cost-Efficient Brushless Technology
New motor developments from Torrington Research reportedly reduce part counts and costs, making brushless technology more available to a variety of applications.


page 62
Production - Food Service Equipment
Improving Form and Function
Foodservice equipment manufacturer APW Wyott was able to eliminate secondary brake operations while improving product design by using advanced tooling from Mate Precision Toolin

page 91
Electrical Manufacturing - Production
A Unique Opportunity
by Fred A. Brown, president and chairman of the Board of Directors,Electrical Manufacturing & Coil Winding Association, Inc
On October 19-22, 2005, an event is taking place at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN, U.S. that can have a dramatic effect on your career and the products manufactured by your employer.

page 92
Electrical Manufacturing
Electrical Manufacturing Expo 2005 Program

page 96
Waste Disposers - Production
Doubling Up Productivity
Food waste disposer manufacturer In-Sink-Erator found itself in a tight position when increased demand required the company to double part productivity.

News Section

This Month's News Headlines

page 17
Appliance Industry
Portable Appliances/Majors and Comfort Conditioning Index for June 2005

page 18
U.S. Appliance Industry Shipment Statistics
Factory Unit Shipments Statistics for the Month of June 2005 - Revised

page 20
New Delhi Report
Videocon: Homegrown and Still Thriving

page 20
Appliance Industry - Tokyo Report
Japanese Heat-Pump Water Heater Market Growing


page 9
Appliance Line - Editorial
Embracing the Inevitable
Lisa Bonnema, Editor
If there’s one thing you can count on in today’s fast-paced world, it’s change—and that’s a good thing by the way.


New Products and New Literature




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