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Engineered Lifting at AISTech 2016

As members of the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST), Engineered Lifting Systems LLC traveled this week to the AISTech  in Pittsburgh to meet with our customers and vendors, while getting a chance to see some of the newest technology as it applies to overhead crane systems. In attendance for the AISTech Conference and […]

Engineered Lifting Systems visits ACCO Material Handling Solutions

Recently, Engineered Lifting Systems became an ACCO hoist distributor, and is now able to provide design and sales of ACCO hoists and equipment to our customers.   In pursuit of our knowledge in the products and component capabilities that ACCO can provide, the ELS engineering team flew to York, Pennsylvania to meet our counterparts at the […]

Magnetek “Anti-Shock” Software

Often overlooked, but as a part of the standard software on the Magnetek IMPULSE® VG+ Series 4 drive, “Anti-Shock” programming for the hoist motion is ideal for specific applications. These applications can include Lumber yards (Log Grapples), Concrete plants (Clam Shell), Refuse to Energy (Orange Peel Grapple) and magnet applications in steel mills.     […]

Custom Applications Need Gravity Safety Latches

I thought I would share two applications of the many we have been solving in the last year using our crane gravity safety latches. Keep in mind that these latches are not for every application, and a standard spring latch will do the job 99 times out of 100. These are just a couple of […]

SBP Pushbutton Stations No Longer Available From Factory After September 16th, 2015

Back in May 2015, we published a blog post regarding the upcoming release of SBN Pendant Pushbutton Stations that are replacing the SBP series. As of September 16th, 2015 Magnetek will no longer be offering the SBP Pendant Pushbutton Stations many users have embedded in their equipment. Parts and service for SBP Pendants will be available […]

Crane Wiring – Know What You Are Buying

When buying your next overhead crane, don’t forget to ask to what standards and what process your crane will be wired. More and more today we are seeing overhead crane manufacturers use flexible conductors for transmitting power and control voltages for extended distances on overhead cranes, gantrys, jibs, and monorails.  These flexible conductors such as […]