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Samsung Kicks off U.S. Production of Premium Home Appliances

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 14 gennaio 2018

Samsung celebrates the ribbon cuttingSamsung Electronics America, Inc. announced the start of commercial production at its first U.S. based home appliance manufacturing facility in Newberry County, South Carolina. Only six months after taking possession of the plant, Samsung employees have begun manufacturing ship-ready washing machines, producing the products’ washer cabinets, inner tubs and bases from blank steel. Hyun Suk Kim, President and Head of CE (Consumer Electronics) Division of Samsung Electronics visited the Newberry plant to celebrate the official launch of production, along with the CEO of Samsung Electronics North America, Tim Baxter, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (SC), U.S. Representative Ralph Norman (SC-05), and Ian Steff, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Manufacturing, U.S. Department of Commerce, and other state and local leaders.Samsung celebrates the ribbon cutting of the first commercial washers being produced at the Newberry,
The start of commercial production comes just six months after Samsung announced the company would open a new state-of-the-art home appliance manufacturing plant in Newberry County, South Carolina. Since then, Samsung has transformed the site with the help of more than 800 full-time and contract workers, adding 151,000 square feet and installing two manufacturing and assembly lines with 20 presses and 30 injection molding machines. The two assembly lines combine Samsung’s made-in-house components with supplied modules, then package those products for shipment to U.S. consumers. Samsung plans to produce one million washing machines at the Newberry County facility in 2018.
To celebrate this historic day, Samsung is donating ten of the inaugural South Carolina-made washing machines to two Newberry based non-profit organizations: Boys Farm and the Freedom and Hope Foundation. Boys Farm provides unique foster care services for boys, serving as a haven for boys experiencing difficult family situations. The Freedom and Hope Foundation provides fishing and hunting activities as recreational therapy for active and retired wounded military service members and children with life-threatening diseases. Samsung will also provide an inaugural washing machine to the Newberry County museum to provide a lasting memorial to the historic day in South Carolina.
“When Samsung chose South Carolina as the home for its new U.S. based manufacturing facility, the company chose a state and community with a passion for innovation and a dedication to building world-class products,” said South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster. “Today we celebrate a major milestone in Samsung’s journey here in South Carolina, and together, we look forward to a bright future.”Samsung has already hired over 540 employees to staff the facility, 90 percent of whom are locally-based in Newberry County and surrounding communities. By 2020 the $380M plant will have created nearly 1,000 local jobs. Samsung has hosted or participated in seven job fairs and built an entire curriculum for workforce training since its announcement in June 2017. (photo: Samsung celebrates the ribbon cutting)

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The View from Here Is Great! GE Appliances Launches Industry-Exclusive Kitchen Hub at CES

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 11 gennaio 2018

GE Appliances_ kitchenSince inventing the over-the-range microwave and introducing industry-exclusive products like the Advantium™ speedcook oven, GE Appliances has long owned that convenient, accessible space above the range. Now, this high-activity zone of kitchen real estate is getting even smarter with GE Appliances’ industry-exclusive kitchen hub, premiering during this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.
GE Appliances’ kitchen hub is unlike any other kitchen smart device—in both functionality and location. Its placement over the range puts tech where it belongs: at a comfortable viewing level and above the one appliance family and friends gather around while making dinner and conversation at the end of the day.“The kitchen is the heart of the home, and the range is the heart of the kitchen,” said Shawn Stover, vice president of GE Appliances’ SmartHome Solutions team. “The original concept was conceived by FirstBuild, GE Appliances’ co-creation community. With the vision of a lot of creative, smart people, we now have the kitchen hub, over the range so owners have the convenience to enjoy the many smart features we have to offer now and in the future.”By becoming part of the Haier Appliance Company, GE Appliances can now leverage a ubiquitous global technology. The smart kitchen hub is enabled by the Haier U+ Smart Life Platform, a proven operating system that is global, open and secure, with virtually endless interoperability possibilities.
Mom’s famous pasta primavera is sure to wow your dinner guests, but you wonder: Was it one clove of garlic—or two? That’s when you invite her to video chat through the kitchen hub and suddenly she’s cooking with you, watching as you add the perfect pinch of this and just a dash of that. Suddenly your doorbell rings, you pull up the video and see your guests have arrived. You thank your mom for the help, start a playlist for hors d’oeuvres and drinks, and go greet your guests for an amazing meal.At the time of its official launch later in 2018, smart features will include:Live video chat functionality with multiple camera angles, a forward-facing lens so owners can call mom for cooking advice or simply catch up with friends.
Access to recipes and guidance to explore new culinary possibilities that will impress family and guests A cooktop-facing camera and ample task lighting make sharing your latest culinary masterpiece on social media easier than ever.
Improved organization with access to calendars and schedules to keep it all straight at the start of a busy day Over-the-air updates keep the kitchen hub current and in tune with the latest features
Interactivity and sharing life’s moments are just two uncommon advantages of this over-the-range kitchen hub. This 27-inch smart screen can communicate with other connected appliances including GE brand washers, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, wall ovens and, of course, ranges. GE Appliances kitchen hub, also provides exhaust hood ventilation. (photo: GE Appliances’ kitchen)

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Highest global prize in electrotechnology awarded to Mr Uwe Kampet of BSH Home Appliances

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 12 ottobre 2016

Geneva, SwitzerlandGeneva, Switzerland/ Frankfurt, Germany. Electric and electronic devices and systems are no longer “made in one country”, they are now “made in the world”. Production processes are spread over many countries and continents. Only when countries and companies apply globally harmonized technical rules can they participate efficiently in these value chains. The IEC Lord Kelvin Award, the highest global prize in electrotechnology honours Mr Uwe Kampet’s outstanding commitment to the mission of the IEC and long-term contribution to increasing safety as well as enabling the technical harmonization that underpins global trade. This prestigious award takes its name from Lord Kelvin, the first IEC President, who was a distinguished scientist and prolific inventor. He contributed significantly to the advancement of modern physics and the practical applications of electrotechnology. Lord Kelvin, together with Charles Le Maistre, the first IEC General Secretary, can be considered the true fathers of standardization. They put in place the processes and methodologies that allow companies to spread new technologies broadly, and enable countries to build more sustainable infrastructure. Today the Lord Kelvin Award honours their vision and drive to understand and improve the practical applications of the millions of electrical and electronic devices and systems that are part of our daily lives.Uwe Kampet currently occupies the position of Senior Expert Technical Regulation and Standardization at BSH Home Appliances and has been active in the IEC for nearly 20 years. Under his leadership as Chair of CISPR F from 2004 to 2015, he helped shape EMC International Standards covering the broad range of lighting products, household appliances, power tools, etc.Such Standards are of increasing importance due to the proliferation of electric and electronic systems and devices all around us. All electrical or electronic equipment generates signals that can potentially interfere with the normal operation of other nearby pieces of equipment. They can degrade their performance, introduce errors, operational faults or even cause complete failure.
The work of CISPR is essential in protecting sensitive equipment in medical environments, manufacturing, on board planes, etc. and to contain the interference that is generated, for example, by large batteries of Electric Vehicles. More stringent regulatory requirements and the higher frequency ranges used by new technologies such as mobile phones and Bluetooth devices add additional challenges that are tackled by the work of the committee. Kampet was also instrumental in establishing broad cooperation between his Committee and other important organizations, like ITU and the International Amateur Radio Union.Thanks to his tireless leadership efforts, CISPR F Standards have been nationally and regionally implemented without modifications. CISPR F is a good example for how IEC work facilitates global trade with an ultimate goal of “one Standard accepted everywhere”.As the German CAB member, Uwe Kampet contributes extensively to the IEC Conformity Assessment Board. He initiated the conformity assessment systems approach and is now the convener for the CAB working group on developing new business for the IEC Conformity Assessment Systems.In presenting Mr Kampet with the 34th Lord Kelvin Award at the IEC General Meeting in Frankfurt, Junji Nomura, IEC President, said, “The IEC Lord Kelvin Award is the highest global distinction in electrotechnology. With this Award we recognize Uwe Kampet’s valued leadership and tireless support of the IEC, global trade and a safer world.” (photo: award)

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