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Magnetek, Inc. Announces the Release of the New Sway Control System (SCS) Series 2

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. - January 23, 2009 - Magnetek, Inc. today announced the release of its new Sway Control System (SCS) Series 2 for the material handling industry. This custom software can be embedded in the Company’s IMPULSE®•G+ Series 3 variable frequency drives for new or existing crane control systems without the need for external programmable logic controllers or height measurement devices.

Our new Sway Control System custom software improves productivity by allowing the crane operator to concentrate on load engagement and disengagement rather than focusing on minimizing load swing. The system also improves the accuracy of load placement and reduces material damage caused by incidental contact of swinging loads,” said Aaron Kureck, Magnetek product manager of AC/DC Controls/Motors.

The new Sway Control System has been designed to integrate seamlessly with existing travel motion features incorporated in the IMPULSE•G+ Series 3 drive. Since no additional external hardware is required, retrofitting existing crane controls is simplified.

Magnetek’s Sway Control System was also designed to eliminate the requirement for an absolute encoder, and is also capable of controlling sway for multiple hoists on the same bridge crane.

For more information on Magnetek’s new Sway Control System visit our website at www.magnetekmh.com/controls_sway_soft.htm, or call 1-800-288-8178.


About Magnetek
Magnetek, Inc. provides a full complement of overhead material handling control solutions including AC and DC drive systems, motors, brakes, conductor bar and festoon systems, radio remote controls, and pushbutton pendant stations. In addition to material handling products, Magnetek manufactures digital power and motion control systems used in people-moving and energy delivery. Headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wis., in the greater Milwaukee area, Magnetek operates manufacturing plants in Pittsburgh, Pa.; Canonsburg, Pa.; and Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, as well as Menomonee Falls.

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Lynn Bostrom
Director, Marketing Communications
(262) 252-2903
lbostrom@magnetek.com

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