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February is American Heart Month

February 1, 2016

Poor diet, lack of exercise and other major risk factors for heart disease and stroke are responsible for at least 25 percent of companies’ healthcare costs. Is it any wonder that investing in the health of employees is one of the best... Read more about February is American Heart Month

Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

January 18, 2016

As easy as it is today, cleaning the floors were as difficult and time consuming years ago. There are in today’s market, equipment that make sweeping and/or scrubbing that surface very quick indeed. Take the Advance Captor as a very good... Read more about Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

Are you treating your customers like dogs?

December 15, 2015

Having recently been introduced to a shameful statistic, I thought it timely to give you my opinion on this subject. See if you can swallow this dose of reality: When interviewed, travel agents believe they retain 78% of their paying customers.... Read more about Are you treating your customers like dogs?

Magnetek Offers cULus Certified Dynamic Braking Resistors

Magnetek, Inc., a leading supplier of digital power and motion control systems for the material handling industry, announced the availability of a new line of cULus certified Dynamic Braking Resistors. These Dynamic Braking Resistors have been designed to meet UL508A and CSA C22.2 No. 14 safety standards.

Magnetek’s Dynamic Braking Resistors work in concert with the Company’s Dynamic Braking Units to dissipate regenerative energy generated from motors controlled by IMPULSE® brand variable frequency drives. The new line of cULus certified dynamic braking resistors was designed specifically for crane and hoist duty cycles and is available in grid, wire wound or edge wound resistor coils mounted in ventilated enclosures. The resistors are suitable for a variety of applications.

“We are pleased to offer our customers the added assurance of dynamic braking resistors that are certified to UL and CSA standards,” said Jason Wellnitz, Magnetek’s controls product and development manager. “These new resistors are available in all of Magnetek’s standard models or may be customized to meet the needs of specific applications. Customers can also pair our cULus certified resistors with Magnetek’s cULus certified control panels to provide a complete motor control solution that meets industry safety standards.”

For more information about Magnetek’s Dynamic Braking Units, visit

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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