Magnetek's Expanded Line of Advanced Mining Control Technology on Display at Bluefield 2015 Coal Show

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. -  Magnetek, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of digital power and motion control systems used in mining applications, will be exhibiting at The Bluefield Coal Show at the Brushfork Armory-Civic Center, in Bluefield, WV, September 16-18. Visitors to the Company’s booth, 311, will have the opportunity to explore Magnetek’s latest drives and wireless radio controls and meet with industry experts. Selected products from the Company’s range of advanced controls, including the General Purpose 1000V Air-Cooled Drive, the only general purpose 1000V air-cooled drive available on the market, the M-FORCE® SD500 Severe Duty Combo Drive™ System, the M-FORCE® SD500 Accelerator Pedal Foot Switch, and the 250HP Liquid-Cooled Drive, will be on display. A hands-on demo that functions using wireless radio controls, the M-FORCE SD500 Severe Duty AC Combo Drive System, and the M-FORCE SD500 Accelerator Pedal Foot Switch will be available for visitors to try.

“The dependability, durability, and quality of our products ensure enhanced equipment performance, simplified operations, and improved up time,” said Ed Butte, Magnetek’s director of mining controls. “With our wide variety of product offerings, Magnetek is able to fulfill almost any mining application need.”

The Company’s M-FORCE SD500 Combo Drive System combines two variable frequency drives in a common enclosure for combined traction and hydraulic applications. This system includes a rugged controller that monitors and controls the system’s drives, and a graphic display that provides real-time performance monitoring. The M-FORCE SD500 Accelerator Pedal Foot Switch provides “on/off” and “speed” reference signals to solid-state controllers such as traction or variable frequency drives. With a simple push of an accelerator pedal, power is transferred to the machine’s actuators. This rugged, all metal device has been lab tested to over 10 million cycles and is ideal for harsh environments and off-road electric vehicles.

For more information about Magnetek’s expanding line of control technology, visit

About MagnetekMagnetek, Inc. provides Energy Engineered® digital power and motion control systems used in mining, elevator and overhead material handling applications. The Company is a leading independent supplier of digital motion control systems for underground coal mining applications, including drives and wireless radio controls. Magnetek is the world's largest independent builder of highly integrated digital motion control systems for high-rise, high-speed elevators. The Company is North America’s largest supplier of digital drive systems for industrial cranes, hoists and monorails. Magnetek also provides wireless remote controls, motors, and braking and collision avoidance subsystems to North America’s foremost overhead material handling crane builders. Headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wis., in the greater Milwaukee area, the Company operates manufacturing facilities in Pittsburgh, Pa., and Bridgeville, Pa., as well as Menomonee Falls.


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