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Magnetek’s Latest AC Line Regenerative System Increases Energy Efficiency and Saves Money

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. - July 15, 2013
- Magnetek, Inc., a leading supplier of digital power and motion control systems for the material handling industry, today announced the addition of the IMPULSE®•D+ to their high performance series of AC Line Regenerative Systems.

Magnetek’s state-of-the-art AC Line Regeneration 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. In addition, Magnetek’s AC Line Regeneration units eliminate the wiring and maintenance generally associated with traditional dynamic braking resistors and provide an initial investment “payback” that can be seen in the first year of service—reducing the burden of soaring energy prices.

The new IMPULSE•D+ is an Active Front End (AFE) Regeneration Unit in a chassis drive layout designed to significantly reduce line harmonics below IEEE 519 requirements while regulating a consistent DC bus voltage. The unit’s 230V class is rated from 5-150HP while the 460V class is rated up to 450HP. The IMPULSE•D+ meets the dynamic needs of today’s overhead crane systems while providing industry leading efficiency gains of 40-45%. It is ideal for applications that include a high demand braking cycle, adjustable speed applications and operations in less than optimal environments.

The IMPULSE•D+ joins the line of AC Line Regeneration products already introduced, which includes the IMPULSE•R , available with ratings from 5-100 HP, and the IMPULSE•D+ HHP, whose modular, regenerative inverter platform is suitable for uses up to 1,500 HP. All three units, IMPULSE•D+, IMPULSE•D+ HHP, and IMPULSE•R, 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’s AC Line Regeneration units provide users with a trusted green energy option that offers proven savings, lower installation costs, and reduced maintenance time,” said Jason Wellnitz, Controls Product Manager for Magnetek. “We’re pleased to offer this performance line of green energy regenerative drives that further reinforces our commitment to being the industry leader in energy saving solutions.”

For more information about Magnetek Material Handling's crane and hoist 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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