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Dynamic Braking Resistors meet UL and CSA standards.

Press Release Summary:

Dec 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.

Magnetek, Inc. - Menomonee Falls, WI

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Magnetek Offers cULus Certified Dynamic Braking Resistors

Press release date: Dec 12, 2013

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. — Magnetek, Inc., a leading supplier of digital power and motion control systems for the material handling industry, announced the availability of a new line of cULus certified Dynamic Braking Resistors. These Dynamic Braking Resistors have been designed to meet UL508A and CSA C22.2 No. 14 safety standards.

Magnetek’s Dynamic Braking Resistors work in concert with the Company’s Dynamic Braking Units to dissipate regenerative energy generated from motors controlled by IMPULSE® brand variable frequency drives.  The new line of cULus certified dynamic braking resistors was designed specifically for crane and hoist duty cycles and is available in grid, wire wound or edge wound resistor coils mounted in ventilated enclosures. The resistors are suitable for a variety of applications.

“We are pleased to offer our customers the added assurance of dynamic braking resistors that are certified to UL and CSA standards,” said Jason Wellnitz, Magnetek’s controls product and development manager. “These new resistors are available in all of Magnetek’s standard models or may be customized to meet the needs of specific applications. Customers can also pair our cULus certified resistors with Magnetek’s  cULus certified control panels to provide a complete motor control solution that meets industry safety standards.”

For more information about Magnetek’s Dynamic Braking Units, visit www.magnetekmh.com/resistors.

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.