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Magnetek’s New Dynamic Braking Units Offer Advanced Features for Improved Operation

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. – May 8, 2014 – Magnetek, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAG), a leading provider of digital power and motion control systems for the material handling industry, today announced the launch of the full line of their CDBR-D Dynamic Braking Units. Magnetek’s Dynamic Braking Units work in concert with Dynamic Braking Resistors to dissipate excess energy produced by motors controlled by our IMPULSE® Variable Frequency Drives. CDBR-D Dynamic Braking Units decrease enclosure and panel costs and provide advanced troubleshooting features.  

The new CDBR-D Dynamic Braking Units’ features include short circuit protection with an independent fault output, additional diagnostic LEDs, and more available voltage threshold settings. The CDBR-D units are also rated to 60°C ambient operating temperature.  

“Our CDBR-D Dynamic Braking Units require up to 40% less panel space than in previous generation CDBR-B models,” said Jason Wellnitz, Magnetek’s controls product manager. “This reduces enclosure and panel costs for our customer and increases catwalk space on the crane.”  

For more information about the CDBR-D Dynamic Braking Units or any of Magnetek’s crane and hoist products and services, visit the Company’s website at www.magnetekmh.com.  

About Magnetek
Magnetek, Inc. is a leading provider of 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. The Company 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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