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Shares reserved for issuance under long-term incentive plans Common Stock, Capital Shares Reserved for Future Issuance Pre-tax stock-based compensation expense Weighted-average grant-date fair value of options granted (in dollars per share) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Grants in Period, Weighted Average Grant Date Fair Value Aggregate intrinsic value of options exercised Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Exercises in Period, Intrinsic Value Total unrecognized compensation cost related to unvested awards Employee Service Share-based Compensation, Nonvested Awards, Compensation Cost Not yet Recognized Weighted-average period to recognize total unrecognized compensation cost Employee Service Share-based Compensation, Nonvested Awards, Compensation Cost Not yet Recognized, Period for Recognition Cash receipts from exercise of options Employee Service Share-based Compensation, Cash Received from Exercise of Stock Options Total fair value of vested stock option awards Share Based Compensation Arrangement by Share Based Payment Award Equity Instruments Stock Options Vested in Period Fair Value Share based compensation arrangement by share based payment award equity instruments stock options vested in period fair value. Total fair value of vested restricted stock unit awards Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Vested in Period, Fair Value Changes in the amount of unrecognized tax benefits Reconciliation of Unrecognized Tax Benefits, Excluding Amounts Pertaining to Examined Tax Returns [Roll Forward] Beginning balance Additions based on tax positions related to the current year Unrecognized Tax Benefits, Increase Resulting from Current Period Tax Positions Additions for tax positions of prior years Unrecognized Tax Benefits, Increase Resulting from Prior Period Tax Positions Reductions for tax positions of prior years Unrecognized Tax Benefits, Decrease Resulting from Prior Period Tax Positions Settlements Foreign currency translation Unrecognized Tax Benefits, Decrease Resulting from Foreign Currency Translation Ending balance Changes in Accrued Product Warranties Movement in Standard and Extended Product Warranty Accrual, Increase (Decrease) [Roll Forward] Beginning balance Standard and Extended Product Warranty Accrual Charges Standard and Extended Product Warranty Accrual, Decrease for Payments Provision charged to expense Standard and Extended Product Warranty Accrual, Increase for Warranties Issued Acquisitions and divestitures Product Warranty Accrual Acquisition and Divestitures Acquisitions and divesture. Foreign currency translation Standard and Extended Product Warranty Accrual, Foreign Currency Translation Gain (Loss) Ending balance Segment Information Segment Reporting Disclosure [Text Block] Non-Vested RSUs, Number of Shares Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Nonvested, Number of Shares [Roll Forward] Unvested, January 1, 2016 (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Nonvested, Number Granted (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Grants in Period Vested (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Vested in Period Canceled (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Forfeited in Period Unvested, December 31, 2016 (in shares) Non-Vested RSUs, Weighted-Average Grant-Date Fair Value Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Nonvested, Weighted Average Grant Date Fair Value [Abstract] Unvested, January 1, 2016 (in dollars per share) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Nonvested, Weighted Average Grant Date Fair Value Granted (in dollars per share) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Grants in Period, Weighted Average Grant Date Fair Value