Video: We’re Always in Motion at Magnetek

 

We’re always in motion at Magnetek. Whether it’s material handling, mobile hydraulic, elevator, or mining, we are always working to enhance your success. We place great importance not only on what we do, but how we do it—and our commitment to responsible business practices allows us to promote and support success both at home and in the communities we reach.

Magnetek is:

  • America’s largest supplier of digital drive systems for industrial cranes and hoists. We provide Energy Engineered® drives, radio remote controls, braking and collision avoidance subsystems, motors, and more.
  • The world’s largest independent builder of digital motion control systems for elevator. We specialize in designing and manufacturing highly integrated Energy Engineered motion-control subsystems for elevators, serving the world’s foremost ‘lift’ builders.
  • In underground mining, we focus on coal, building a new generation of digital drive systems that enable mining equipment to recover this resource for refinement to produce “clean coal” energy.

Magnetek is dedicated to meeting your needs, wherever and whenever you need us. Watch our overview video to see where we’ve been and where we’re going.

Learn more at www.magnetek.com.

 

Take a Quick “Flip’ Through Magnetek’s Product Guide

 

Take a few moments to “Flip” through Magnetek’s Material Handling quick reference product guide for a fast look at our expansive selection of innovative products including:

All of Magnetek’s products are backed by the industry’s best warranty and service policy. In fact, our highly trained team of service technicians offers superior aftermarket support—24/7, 365 days per year.

We also provide on-site technical support, emergency crane control replacement, and on-site and in-house training programs. Our team is unsurpassed at providing you with service and support when and where you need it.

Click Here to take a quick look at Magnetek’s extensive line of Material Handling products.

Highlights from CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2017

This year’s CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE tradeshows, held March 7-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, were a huge success for construction professionals and manufacturers from around the world. With the multiple shows rolled up into one location, this event represents a trifecta for professionals in the fluid power and construction industries.

Each year, more than 2,500 exhibitors, including Magnetek, pack more than 2.5 million square feet with displays highlighting the most advanced products the industry has to offer.5558477927_fff90274a3_o Read more

Automated Systems Offer More Than You Think

Implementing an automated material handling system offers a variety of traditional benefits, like improved productivity and increased product quality.

But they also offer safety and health benefits that can provide a better working environment for employees, including:

Consistent, Predictable Operation
An automated system will run the process the same way each time, offering consistent, predictable operation. A Human Machine Interface (HMI) can also report data from each step to an operator, providing necessary information at a safe distance from the operation.

Built-in Program Safeties
Automated systems are always working and reviewing every step along the way. Built-in programmed safety logic is constantly checking the operation of the system, and ensuring that each step takes place at the proper time. The system will stop operation and alert an operator if there is a problem before an accident can occur, protecting employees and equipment.

Safer Working Environment
A safer working environment for employees is provided by eliminating an operator’s proximity to trip hazards and slick surfaces.  Exposure to caustic fumes, hazardous chemicals, and extreme heat can also be reduced.

Want to explore further?  Check out our free Automated Systems webinar, which explains types of automated systems, traditional benefits, and how to get organizational buy-in to implement an automated system.  It includes a complimentary Automation Preparation Worksheet to kick off your automation project.

 

Seven Benefits of Modernizing Your Cranes to VFDs

impulse-series-groupPerhaps no other technological development in nearly 40 years has done more to revolutionize overhead crane design than the AC Variable Frequency Drive (VFD). Today’s Variable Frequency Controls and Flux Vector Motor Controls have become the industry standard for crane control. Recent improvements in drive technology, such as a new generation of Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBTs), sensor-less vector control, powerful microprocessors with flash memory, and improved algorithms, have allowed the downsizing of the power platforms and the inclusion of many high-performance features.

There are numerous benefits of using a VFD to control a hoist or crane, including:

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New Product Line: Cable Reels

Magnetek is excited to announce our new line of cable reels!

Our cable reel product line is a superior solution to effectively and compactly manage large lengths of cable. The cable reel is fixed to a specific point, while the cable end connects to the moving part of the equipment.

Magnetek offers both spring driven and motorized electric cable reels, as well as slip ring assemblies. Read more

Project Exploration: Red River Pedestrian Bridge

superior-5Springtime thaws and flooding along the Red River have been annual problems for the cities of Moorhead, Minnesota and Fargo, North Dakota. Occasionally, flood waters have risen up to 40 feet above the river bank and damaged businesses, homes, and surrounding infrastructure. To prevent recurring damage to a pedestrian bridge between the two cities and decrease removal and replacement costs, a 168-foot bridge was commissioned with a self-contained lifting system, including new Magnetek radio remote controls and adjustable frequency drives.

CHALLENGE

  • Introduce lifting functionality to a new pedestrian bridge
  • Decrease likelihood of inclement weather damage
  • Reduce costs for replacement equipment and seasonal bridge removal
  • Coordinate two hoist operations to balance lifting motions

SOLUTION

  • Two 40-ton hoists using Magnetek’s IMPULSE®•VG+ crane control drives and radio remote controls
  • Decreased potential damage opportunities from flood waters or thawing ice
  • Eliminated need for seasonal removal of the bridge by outside contractors
  • Trenched fiber optic cable beneath riverbed to synchronize lifting

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