Class F Crane Retrofit Case Study – Magnetek Drives Provide Continuous Severe Service

Magnetek Variable Frequency Drives Upgrade Molten Metal Overhead Crane and Dramatically Improve the Class F Crane Reliability! How many times have you bought something, only to later think “Wow, that was a terrible idea”, or “I sure would do that different now knowing what I know”? For one of our customers, that is exactly what […]

Magnetek Static Simulation Bridge Control

Let’s face it, everyone loves Magnetek variable frequency control. Whether it’s for a hoist, trolley, or bridge motion, everyone likes the managed and controlled ramp-up/ramp-down that variable frequency provides, not to mention the benefits from reduced mechanical parts wear.But there is one person in a plant that does not like standard variable frequency control on […]

Gorbel and Engineered Lifting Systems, From Design to Installed in 2 weeks

Recently Engineered Lifting Systems was contacted by a customer just over the Mississippi River with a crisis. They were awarded a large contract that necessitated the immediate expansion of their manufacturing capabilities, including the need for additional cranes. In response to the dilemma ELS got right to work! Over Easter weekend we worked with the […]

Ace World Cranes + Magnetek = Great Cranes

We recently completed a project for five 25-ton Class D cranes for a Mid-west steel processing center, provided with Ace World trolley/hoists, and of course complete Magnetek control panels using Telemotive radio remote controls. After talking to the plant manager and personnel we were not surprised to get comments such as “the hoist unit is […]

Replacement of Existing Boom Winches with Ace World Companies Winches and Magnetek Controls

Engineered Lifting Systems was contacted earlier this year to design, propose and provide a pair of new boom winches for unloading barges. The old booms were being upgraded to heavy units, and the old winches would not be adequate for the increased capacity. The requirements for the winches were 123 fpm line speed with a […]