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Magnetek, Inc.

N49 W13650 Campbell Drive, Menomonee Falls, WI, 53051, USA

  • 800-288-8178

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

electrical equipment & systems, green & clean, green & clean

AC Line Regenerative System offers ratings from 5-400 hp.

January 26, 2016

By capturing surplus regenerative energy from motor that would normally be expended by resistors and returning it to AC power source, IMPULSE•R+ optimizes energy efficiency of overhead cranes. System connects to network via Ethernet and PLC to monitor status in real-time. IMPULSE•R+ can be retrofitted to replace dynamic braking units and resistors on existing controls. Wiring and maintenance generally associated with traditional dynamic braking resistors is eliminated. Read More

controls & controllers, electrical equipment & systems

Ergonomic Pushbutton Pendants are designed for flexibility.

July 21, 2015

Targeting crane and hoist applications, SBN Pendant Pushbutton Stations serve as direct functional replacement for SBP Pendant Pushbutton Station and provide additional flexibility. Most models weigh <2 lb, and ergonomic design fits in operator&#39;s palm. Switch replacement is accelerated by removing back of enclosure. Sizes and configurations are available to meet application requirements, and various options and accessories ensure optimal performance. Read More

controls & controllers, mechanical power transmission

Elevator Drive combines facilitated integration, reliability.

April 29, 2015

Suitable for modernization projects, M1000 provides control functions required for high-performance elevator controllers involved in operation of Induction Motor (IM) and Permanent Magnet (PM) motor applications. Features include elevator-specific application software, adjustable parameters, and serial interfacing consistent with Magnetek&rsquo;s Quattro® and HPV® elevator drives. Product delivers 70,000+ hr of maintenance-free operation. Read More


Collision Avoidance Systems optimize overhead crane safety.

April 17, 2015

By preventing crane-to-crane or crane-to-end-stop collisions, ReFlx® 45 and LaserGuard&trade;2 optimize performance of overhead material handling systems. ReFlx 45, with detection range of 3&ndash;45 ft, is suited for single stop event with one contact point. LaserGuard2 uses self-monitoring optical lasers to check crane&rsquo;s position and offers detection range of 8 in. to 150 ft. System&#39;s multi-distance detection feature is flexible enough to manage crane-to-crane and crane-to-wall operation. Read More

controls & controllers, mechanical power transmission, green & clean

Compact AC Drive conserves energy in elevator applications.

February 16, 2015

Suited for new elevator drive installations and modernization projects, Quattro® AC Cube is all-in-one, regenerative, clean power elevator drive that maintains minimal harmonics and meets building power requirements. All drive- and regeneration-related power control components, including line and motor contactors, harmonic filters, and fusing, are integrated into space-constrained package. Voltage boost feature supplies additional voltage for operation. Read More

electrical equipment & systems, optics & photonics

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&rsquo;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

construction equipment & supplies, controls & controllers, mechanical power transmission

Variable Frequency Drive suits small cranes and retrofits.

October 31, 2013

Suitable for contactor control upgrades and replacements, IMPULSE&#8729;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®&bull;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&bull;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&ndash;150 hp and 460 V class rated to 450 hp, IMPULSE&bull;D+ is suited for applications that include high demand braking cycle and adjustable speed. Read More

chemical processing & waste management, electrical equipment & systems, 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&ndash;45%. These industrial grade units are available in 2 types: IMPULSE®&bull;R units are offered with ratings from 5&ndash;100 hp, while IMPULSE®&bull;D+ HHP modular, regenerative inverter platform is suitable for applications beyond 200 hp. Read More

construction equipment & supplies, controls & controllers, electrical equipment & systems, optics & photonics

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

material handling & storage, mounting & attaching products

Sway Control System is available for retrofit installations.

August 22, 2012

As external retrofit, IMPULSE® Sway Control System Series 2 meets variety of overhead crane application requirements. It can be used with nearly any manufacturer's variable speed drive and eliminates need for complete overhaul or replacement of existing controls. This retrofit improves crane productivity by allowing operators to move loads at full speed without danger of load sway damaging equipment. Read More

construction equipment & supplies, controls & controllers

Radio Remote Control targets crane and hoist applications.

April 27, 2012

Utilizing crane's variable frequency drive control, Flex Pro Handheld Transmitter provides true stepless load control. Unit offers choice of 8 or 12 proportional button configurations, and adjustable speed control with 4 mode settings of 25, 50, 75, and 100% output. I-CHIP module enables universal transmitter to be programmed in field. Featuring rugged nylon housing, ergonomically designed control is NEMA 4/IP66-rated to withstand harsh, industrial environments. Read More

electrical equipment & systems

Pushbutton Pendant Stations come in 2-12 button configurations.

April 12, 2012

Featuring ergonomic design that fits in user's palm, SBI Series includes single, 2, or 3 speed designs with momentary or maintained on/off. Units have double insulated, polycarbonate enclosure that is chemical-resistant and rated NEMA 1, 2, 4, 4x, and 12. Elastic gasket ensures seal between front and back, while internal cable clamp facilitates service by eliminating need to remove pendant from cable. Suitable for temperatures from -5 to 150°F, pendants have switches rated for 3 A, 250 Vac. Read More

construction equipment & supplies, controls & controllers

Adjustable Frequency Drives serve crane/hoist applications.

September 14, 2011

IMPULSE® Series 4 drives include IMPULSEoG+ Series 4, which can be used as open-loop vector or V/F crane control for traverse motions or mechanical load brake hoists, and IMPULSEoVG+ Series 4, which can be used as closed-loop flux vector crane control for non-mechanical load brake hoists and high-performance traverse motions. Products come standard with continuous overload detection, Adaptive Ultra-Lift(TM), and Safe Torque Off features. Read More

computer hardware & peripherals, test & measuring instruments

Serial Interface Module enables drive feedback.

July 27, 2011

Designed for Flex M receiver, Radio Drive Serial Interface Module allows users to communicate with IMPULSE drives though serial interface. Communication to any number of drives is achieved with 3 wires. When combined with Magnetek XLTX or MLTX2 transmitter, operators interfacing with Flex M receiver with RDSI module can monitor performance parameters such as drive status, torque reference, output frequency, voltage, current, and power, directly on transmitter's display unit. Read More

controls & controllers

Wireless Controller suits mobile hydraulic applications.

July 27, 2011

Configurable via Windows PC with Radio Control Programmer, Enrange(TM) MLTX2 wireless controller for mobile hydraulic applications also lets users upload new programming in field via USB connection. Optional graphic display keeps operator informed of system status at all times, and 2-way feedback provides information such as machine-related parameters, engine diagnostic information, and signal strength. Available frequency options include 400 MHz, 900 MHz, and 2.4 GHz. Read More

controls & controllers

Tethered CAN-bus Controller suits mobile hydraulic applications.

March 31, 2011

Intended for situations subject to RF jamming restrictions or when proportional control is needed but RF is not, IP66-rated Enrange(TM) Flex Pro Tethered offers proportional control and adjustable speed control. Ergonomically designed and contoured case, along with one-handed operation, facilitate use in applications where user must assist in machine operation. Product is available with 8 or 12 buttons, which may be configured as proportional, on/off, or combination of both. Read More

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