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Magnetek Radio Remote Controls Receive ATEX Certification for Hazardous Locations

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. – May 12, 2014 – Magnetek, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAG), a leading supplier of digital power and motion control systems, today announced the availability of radio remote controls certified for use in potentially hazardous locations. The Company received both ATEX and IECEx certifications for their XLTX and MLTX2 radio remote controls, which are now approved for use in EX Zone 0, Zone 1, and Zone 2 hazardous environments.  

“We are pleased to receive the ATEX and IECEx certifications for our XLTX and MLTX2 transmitters,  as these radio remote controls are now certified to control equipment used worldwide in potentially hazardous applications such as chemical plants, petrochemical operations, and industrial painting,” said Ben Stoller, director of radio controls. “End user acceptance of the stringent ATEX and IECEx standards is typical in North America and worldwide.”  

ATEX compliance, required by the European Union, certifies that Magnetek radio remote controls are safe to use in potentially explosive areas with flammable gases or vapors. IECEx equipment certification signifies that Magnetek’s radio remote controls conform to international safety standards for environments where a potential exists for explosions.  

For more information about Magnetek’s ATEX and IECEx certified transmitters or any of Magnetek’s advanced radio remote controls, visit the Company’s website at www.magnetekmh.com.  

About Magnetek
Magnetek, Inc. 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 Pittsburgh, Pa., and Bridgeville, Pa., as well as Menomonee Falls.

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