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Magnetek’s Newest AC Line Regenerative System Increases Energy Efficiency

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. – January 21, 2016 – Magnetek, Inc., a leading supplier of digital power and motion control systems for the material handling industry, today announced the addition of the IMPULSE®•R+ to their high performance series of AC Line Regenerative Systems.  

The new IMPULSE•R+ line regenerative unit is an effective solution to increase the energy efficiency of overhead cranes. Available with ratings from 5-400 HP, the IMPULSE·R+ is easy to operate and connects to a network, via Ethernet and a PLC, to monitor status in real-time. The unit is simple to install, including in explosion-proof enclosures, and can be easily retrofitted to replace dynamic braking units and resistors on existing controls. Wiring and maintenance generally associated with traditional dynamic braking resistors is eliminated.

Magnetek’s state-of-the-art AC Line Regenerative units capture surplus regenerative energy from the motor that would normally be expended by resistors and return it to the AC power source, reducing total energy consumption and creating industry leading gains in energy efficiency.  Initial investment “payback” can be realized in as little as one year, reducing a company’s energy costs.

Magnetek also offers the IMPULSE•D+, a high-performance Active Front End Regenerative Unit in a chassis drive layout with ratings up to 830 HP. The Company’s IMPULSE•D+ HHP unit offers a modular, regenerative inverter platform suitable for applications up to 2,000 HP.  All three regenerative units can be easily integrated with the company’s IMPULSE•G+ or VG+ Series 3 or Series 4 adjustable frequency drives and sized to fit the expected regenerative need. 

“Magnetek is committed to being the leader in energy saving solutions in the material handling industry,” said Dan Beilfuss, Director of Sales for Magnetek. “Our highly reliable AC Line Regeneration products offer our customers proven energy savings, lower installation costs, and reduced maintenance time.”

For more information about Magnetek Material Handling’s crane and hoist power and motion control products and services, visit www.magnetekmh.com.


About Magnetek

Magnetek, Inc. provides 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. 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 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 Bridgeville, Pa., as well as Menomonee Falls.

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