MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. - December 21, 2010 - Magnetek, Inc., (NYSE: MAG) today announced that its IMPULSE®•G+ and VG+ Series 3 adjustable frequency crane controls have been rerated to an increased ambient temperature rating of 60°C (140°F), for use in high temperature crane and hoist applications.
"Due to customer desire to use our proven IMPULSE Series 3 drives in severe environments such as steel mills and power plants, we conducted rigorous testing and are pleased to announce that IMPULSE Series 3 drives qualify for use in high ambient temperature applications up to 60 degrees Celsius," said Aaron Kureck, product and development manager for Magnetek. "With unsurpassed performance and safety features and our new three-year warranty, IMPULSE drives are the optimal choice in crane and hoist control technology, including high ambient temperature applications."
Magnetek, Inc. is a leading provider of digital power and motion control systems used in overhead material handling, elevator, and energy delivery 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. Magnetek is also the world's largest independent builder of highly integrated digital motion control systems for high-rise, high-speed elevators. In energy delivery, the Company develops and markets digital power inverters that connect renewable energy sources to the utility grid, 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 Canonsburg, Pa., as well as Menomonee Falls.