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issue: December 2005 APPLIANCE Magazine

Cover Story

page 38
Quality and Testing
Multifunctional and Multinational
by Lincoln Brunner, Contributing Editor
Quality and certification testing agencies are innovating to meet the appliance industry's concurrent needs for speed and global market expertise.

page 39
Quality and Testing
Fast Checking
by Lincoln Brunner, Contributing Editor
Quality must be uniform, and testing for quality must be quick and consistent.

Feature Articles

page 43
Floor Care Appliances
Cleaning Up Disaster
by Jill Russell, Associate Editor
Vacuum cleaner maker Oreck Corporation utilized resources and relied on its employees to get up and running within 10 days after both its headquarters and manufacturing plant were hit by Hurricane Katrina.

page 45
Latin American
11th Annual Portrait of the Latin American Appliance Industry
This report includes an article describing the state of various Latin American Appliance Industry Market segments.

page 49
Outdoor Appliances
Professional Power
by Erin Biesen, Assistant Editor
The 2005 International Lawn, Garden and Power Equipment Exposition was filled with cutting edge technology updating previous products and showcasing new ones, all with professional power and design.

page 55
Arcelik - International
Creating Value in Cayirova
by Paul Roggema, European Correspondent
Near the Bosporus Bridge that links Europe and Asia, Turkish appliance maker Arcelik centralized its laundry appliance production.

APPLIANCE Engineer®

page 27
The Open Door - Engineering
The Next Level of Lean
by Art Smalley, president, Art of Lean, Inc.
Not too many years ago lean manufacturing was considered something only suitable for automotive manufacturers and their suppliers.

page 28
Plastics
An Overview of a New Ultra High Temperature Plastic (UHT)
by David Ward, Ph.D., new product development director, Fulgor Appliances and Ing. Enzo De Candido, independent plastics consultant
A new silicone compound plastic is able to resist extreme thermal conditions greater than 900 degrees fahrenheit (482 degrees celcius), while maintaining the typical properties of plastics, such as formability, low density, a high degree of electrical insulation, and low thermal expansion.

page 32
Electronics Report
Self-Organizing Embedded Network Chip
Echelon, a technology supplier for the Lonwork® control networking standard, launched the Pyxos FT chip, the first implementation of its new Pyxos embedded control networking platform.

page 34
Technology Report
Vibration and Noise Analysis Tools
New tools for panel contribution and vibration mode analysis technology are designed to provide insight into sound radiation and transmission paths.

page 36
Motor Technology
Full-Bridge Motor Driver
A new full-bridge motor driver is designed to drive single-phase, low-voltage, bipolar brushless DC (BLDC) motors.

page 59
Fitness Appliances
A Display of Fitness
by David Simpson, Contributing Editor
One way Life Fitness achieved a leading role in the residential and health club exercise equipment area was by listening to dealers and end-use customers regarding product development.

News Section

This Month's News Headlines

page 15
Appliance Industry
Majors and Comfort Conditioning Index for September 2005

page 18
U.S. Appliance Industry Shipment Statistics
Factory Unit Shipments Statistics for the month of September 2005
Revised January 20th 2006

page 20
European Report
Fagor/Brandt Maps Its Strategy
by Paul Roggema, Europe Correspondent
In April of this year Spain’s white goods market leader Fagor acquired French appliance maker Elco Brandt.

page 20
China Report
CHEAA and CECED Hold Bilateral Conference
by Viloet Han, China Correspondent
As the 2005 annual conference on Sino-European industrial products was taking place and World Trade Organization/Technical Barriers of Trade negotiations continued.

Departments

page 24
People
Alan Shaw of Char-Broil
If anyone is used to change, it can be said that Char-Broil's CEO Alan Shaw is a pro at it. In fact, Shaw says his career has been full of the new and unexpected, and both his background and future plans with Char-Broil proves it.

page 9
Appliance Line
Demographics You Can't Afford to Ignore
Tim Somheil, Editor
Next month, APPLIANCE magazine will publish its annual Forecast issue. We'll look at economic, political and retail factors impacting the performance of the appliance industry worldwide. But when it comes down to it, it's the customers that drive the industry.

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