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Crane Controls feature anti-shock technology.

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Crane Controls feature anti-shock technology.

Sep 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.

Magnetek, Inc. - Menomonee Falls, WI

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Magnetek's Anti-Shock Technology Increases Safety and Control

Press release date: Sep 26, 2013

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. – Magnetek, Inc., a leading supplier of digital power and motion control systems for the material handling industry, today announced the addition of an Anti-Shock feature to its IMPULSE®•VG+ Series 4 crane controls.

Magnetek’s state-of-the-art Anti-Shock technology automatically stabilizes loads by detecting and minimizing rapid increases in motor torque, thus reducing the potential for crane damage caused by operator induced “load shock.” This proactive approach not only protects the crane and building from excessive stress conditions, thereby reducing maintenance costs, it also increases operator safety by reducing the risk for mechanical failure.

“The IMPULSE•VG+ Series 4 Anti-Shock technology not only minimizes load bounce, it also reduces the potential for damage to the load and the entire crane structure. After stabilizing the load, the hoist automatically reaccelerates to the speed the operator had initially selected. At no point, however, does it take control away from the operator,” said Jason Wellnitz, Magnetek controls product manager. “Our Anti-Shock feature is extremely easy to set up and will be incorporated as a standard feature on all new IMPULSE•VG+ Series 4 drives.”

For more information about Magnetek Material Handling’s products and services, visit www.magnetekmh.com.

About Magnetek
Magnetek, Inc. is a leading provider of digital power and motion control systems used in overhead material handling, elevator, and mining 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. The Company is also the world’s largest independent builder of highly integrated digital motion control systems for high-rise, high-speed elevators 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.