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Magnetek, Inc.

N50 W13605 Overview Dr., Menomonee Falls, WI, 53051, US

  • 866-381-2035

Lynn Bostrom
Director, Marketing Communications
Phone: 262-252-2903
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Magnetek, Inc.

Optics & Photonics, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Miniature Transmitters control small, fluid-powered machines.

August 8, 2014

Configurable wireless transmitter, Flex Mini, features up to 8 pushbuttons for on/off control as well as pairing feature that increases uptime. Hand-held form factor helps prevent fatigue during use and allows one-handed operation. With hand-held form factor, Mini-MBT ergonomic bellybox control features toggle switches, potentiometers, graphic display, 2-way feedback, and fully proportional control option. Also available, Mini-PGT pistol-grip transmitter has ergonomic handle and LCD screen. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Dynamic Braking Resistors meet UL and CSA standards.

December 17, 2013

Designed to meet UL508A and CSA C22.2 No. 14 safety standards, Dynamic Braking Resistors work in concert with company’s Dynamic Braking Units to dissipate regenerative energy generated from motors controlled by IMPULSE® brand variable frequency drives. Units are designed specifically for crane and hoist duty cycles and are available in grid, wire wound, or edge wound resistor coils mounted in ventilated enclosures. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission, Construction Equipment & Supplies

Variable Frequency Drive suits small cranes and retrofits.

October 31, 2013

Suitable for contactor control upgrades and replacements, IMPULSE∙T Crane Control provides basic functionality of variable frequency drive for CMAA Class A-D traverse motions. Unit comes standard with 120 Vac digital interface card with 5 discrete inputs, and can also be fitted with 48 Vac, 24 Vac, and 24 Vdc interface cards to meet design needs. UL® recognized motor overload protection comes standard to protect motor and peripheral electronics from damage. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Radio Remote Control comes in compact and durable package.

October 16, 2013

Supplied in nylon housing that withstands shock and harsh environments, Telemotive MBT bellybox control offers such options as proportional thumb sticks, FHSS RF, and 2-way feedback. Size promotes application versatility, and different combinations of toggles, selector switches, and potentiometers are available. Optional graphic display can be adjusted for status updates and machine information as needed. Used in overhead material handling, product suits crane and hoist applications. Read More

Construction Equipment & Supplies

Crane Controls feature anti-shock technology.

September 27, 2013

Designed to automatically stabilize loads by detecting and minimizing rapid increases in motor torque, Anti-Shock technology on IMPULSE®•VG+ Series 4 Controls minimizes potential for crane damage caused by operator-induced load shock. Proactive approach not only protects crane and building, it increases operator safety by minimizing risk for mechanical failure. After stabilizing load, hoist automatically reaccelerates to speed operator had initially selected. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

AC Line Regenerative Unit targets overhead crane systems.

July 17, 2013

To minimize energy consumption, IMPULSE•D+ Active Front End Regeneration Unit captures surplus regenerative energy from motor that would normally be expended by resistors and returns it to AC power source. System is designed to minimize line harmonics below IEEE 519 requirements while regulating consistent DC bus voltage. With 230 V class rated from 5–150 hp and 460 V class rated to 450 hp, IMPULSE•D+ is suited for applications that include high demand braking cycle and adjustable speed. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Green & Clean

AC Line Regenerative Systems help conserve energy.

February 5, 2013

Eliminating need for dynamic braking resistors, AC Line Regenerative Systems take surplus regenerative energy from motor and return it to AC power source, reducing total energy consumption and improving energy efficiency by 40–45%. These industrial grade units are available in 2 types: IMPULSE®•R units are offered with ratings from 5–100 hp, while IMPULSE®•D+ HHP modular, regenerative inverter platform is suitable for applications beyond 200 hp. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Controls & Controllers, Construction Equipment & Supplies

Handheld Transmitter provides wireless crane/hoist control.

September 7, 2012

Available in 400 MHz and 2.4 GHz, Flex VUE(TM) has built-in color display that keeps operator informed of system status and diagnostics - battery life, signal strength, warnings - at all times. Operators can configure transmitter directly via display menu, and available 2-way feedback provides information on machine parameters, alarms, and command confirmation. For accurate and smooth operation, 4, 8, or 12 two-step or stepless pushbutton configurations are available. Read More

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