Original Press Release
Magnetek's IMPULSE® Sway Control System Series 2 Now Available for Retrofit Installations
Press release date: August 20, 2012
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. - Magnetek, Inc., a leading supplier of digital power and motion control systems for the material handling industry, announces the IMPULSE® Sway Control System Series 2 is now available for retrofit installations to meet a wide variety of overhead crane application requirements.
The new, external retrofit sway control system can be used with nearly any manufacturer's variable speed drive. The ability to retrofit existing cranes provides crane owners with the opportunity to upgrade and improve their existing equipment at a low cost and without the added time investment needed for a complete overhaul or replacement of the existing controls. For new installations, Magnetek's Sway Control System Series 2 is offered as an embedded product in their IMPULSEoG+ Series 4 variable frequency drives.
"Sway Control improves productivity by allowing crane operators to move loads at full speed without danger of load sway damaging equipment, giving the operator peace of mind and improving load placement accuracy," said Jason Wellnitz, Controls Product Manager. "We are excited to offer Sway Control for retrofit applications because it has the ability to improve customers' experience with Magnetek products and offers customers the opportunity to apply Magnetek's industry-leading technology to upgrade older equipment from virtually any supplier."
For more information about Magnetek Material Handling's crane and hoist products and services visit www.magnetekmh.com.
Magnetek, Inc. is a leading provider of digital power and motion control systems used in overhead material handling, elevator, and energy delivery applications. The Company is North America's largest supplier of digital drive systems for industrial cranes, hoists and monorails. Magnetek provides Energy Engineered® drives, radio remote controls, motors, and braking and collision avoidance subsystems to North America's foremost overhead material handling crane builders. Magnetek is also the world's largest independent builder of highly integrated digital motion control systems for high-rise, high-speed elevators. In energy delivery, the Company develops and markets digital power inverters that connect renewable energy sources to the utility grid, and is a leading independent supplier of digital motion control systems for underground coal mining applications. Magnetek is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wis. in the greater Milwaukee area and operates manufacturing facilities in Pittsburgh, Pa., and Bridgeville, Pa., as well as Menomonee Falls.