New OmniPulse DDC Series 2 Drive Improves Performance of DC-Operated Material Handling Applications

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Magnetek’s OmniPulse™ DDC Series 2 Drive features DLS4 data logger that enables user to access run, fault, and alarm histories for a simplified troubleshooting of faults and alarms. The drive is designed for series, shunt, or compound wound motors and is compatible with IMPULSE® Link 5 software that is used for uploading, downloading and monitoring parameters. Unit’s X-Press Programming™ automatically configures parameters.

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Magnetek Offers DC Crane Modernization Solution with OmniPulse DDC™ Series 2 Drive

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. – June 6, 2018 – Magnetek, a leading supplier of digital power and motion control systems for the material handling industry, today announced the availability of their new OmniPulse™ DDC Series 2 Drive. This microprocessor-based, solid-state, four-quadrant, DC-to-DC control is designed for series, shunt, or compound wound motors, and is ideal for DC crane modernizations.

“The new OmniPulse DDC Series 2 Drive improves the performance, safety, and reliability of DC-operated material handling applications, while minimizing downtime, maintenance expenses, and energy costs,” said Casey Cummins, product manager for controls. “It is the smart choice for facilities looking for an efficient, advanced DC control solution.”

OmniPulse DDC Series 2 features Magnetek’s DataLogger Series 4 Keypad (DLS4), which allows users to access run, fault, and alarm histories, enables drive configuration without the need to switch between devices, and simplifies troubleshooting faults and alarms. DLS4 is compatible with IMPULSE®•Link 5 Software, making uploading, downloading, and monitoring parameters simple using a hard-wired cable connected to the serial port on the drive. X-Press Programming™ automatically configures several common parameters and features when a motion or speed reference is selected. The DSL4, plus X-Press Programming, provide quick and easy setup similar to Magnetek’s IMPULSE® AC Adjustable Frequency Drives.

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About Magnetek

Magnetek is a leading provider of Energy Engineered® 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 and also provides radio remote controls, motors, 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 and is a leading independent supplier of digital motion control systems for underground coal mining applications. Headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wis., in the greater Milwaukee area, Magnetek operates manufacturing facilities in Bridgeville, Pa., as well as Menomonee Falls. Magnetek is a wholly owned subsidiary of Columbus McKinnon Corporation.

Lynn Bostrom

Director, Marketing Communications


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