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issue: March 2006 APPLIANCE Magazine

Cover Story

page 48
Supplier Solutions
Sensors and Controls
You need to find a new way to control your products more cost-effectively, add features to differentiate your products or optimize your product efficiency. Read about the latest Sensors and Controls Solutions.

page 48
Supplier Solutions: Sensors and Controls
Sensor Selection 101
By Cal Swanson, Senior Principle Engineer, Single Iteration (a division of Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company)
Optimal temperature sensor selection: your first step to achieving accurate temperature measurement.

Feature Articles

page 30

A Time to Play it Safe
by Thomas F. Huntington, Chairman, Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association (GAMA)
Safety continues to come first in the gas appliance industries. I am grateful to APPLIANCE for giving me the opportunity to discuss a matter of importance to all of us, business people, journalists and consumers alike-that is the matter of safety. I'm proud to say that safety has always come first with GAMA's industries.

page 45
Transition to RoHS
Transition to RoHS: The Seven Common Pitfalls to Avoid
By Bijan Dastmalchi of Symphony Consulting, Inc. and Richard Vermeij of Arena Solutions
When it comes to the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Directive, good things do not come to those who wait.

page 45
RoHS Compliance
Seven Steps Toward RoHS Compliance
by Bijan Dastmalchi, president of Symphony Consulting, Inc., and Richard Vermeij director of product marketing, Arena Solutions
When it comes to the RoHS Directive, good things do not come to those who wait.

page 61
Consumer Electronics
Highest Definition
by Erin Biesen, Assistant Editor
Consumer electronic products are pushing technology to the edge and making a clear-cut path filled with high definition (HD) TVs and DVD players.

page 67
International
Liebherr: The Cooling Specialist
by Adite Chatterjee, Contributing Editor
When it comes to engineering, it’s German engineering that emerges with a reputation as the international leader. And it is German engineering that gives Liebherr, a family-owned corporate group, its technological and creative edge.

APPLIANCE Engineer®

page 33
The Open Door
Embracing Concurrent Engineering
In the early 1980s, the Honda Acura and GM's Saturn were conceived.

page 40
Motor Technology
Miniaturized Linear Movement
A patented motor design reaches new levels of miniaturization while also achieving high precision and efficiency.

page 43
Electronics Report
True White LED Panels
New white LED fiber optic panels are said to offer a true white backlight and long- life attributes for membrane switch applications.

page 45
Transition to RoHS
Transition to RoHS: The Seven Common Pitfalls to Avoid
By Bijan Dastmalchi of Symphony Consulting, Inc. and Richard Vermeij of Arena Solutions
When it comes to the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Directive, good things do not come to those who wait.

page 87
Commercial Refrigeration
Zero Design Inefficiency
Zero Zone adopted computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis software to decrease the time and take wasted physical prototyping out of its process for designing refrigerated display cases.

Production

page 89
Production - Assembly and Fastening
Assembly Made Simple
Specialty HVAC maker Pfannenberg achieved higher productivity with ergonomic workplaces and the EcoFlow linking system from Bosch Rexroth.

News Section

This Month's News Headlines

page 17
Appliance Industry
Portable Appliances/Majors and Comfort Conditioning Indexes for December 2005

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

page 20
New Delhi Report
Sustained Growth in India
by Adite Chatterjee, India correspondent
A new study by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce (FICCI) released in November 2005 highlights growth trends in the consumer durables sector during the period of April 2004 through March 2005.

page 20
China Report
China, Japan Appliance Association Exchange
by Viloet Han, China Correspondent
The Japan Electrical Manufacturers' Association (JEMA) and the China Household Electrical Appliances Association (CHEAA) held their fourth exchange conference in December 2005.

Departments

page 28
People
Wes Hawkins of Bodine Electric Company

page 9
Appliance Line
A Double Dose of RoHS
by Tim Somheil, Editor
RoHS goes into effect in July. If your products are not compliant by then, they can’t be sold in the European Union.

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