Tired of changing out parts on contactor-based equipment concerning your magnet controls? Magnetek has the answer! That answer comes in the form of the Magnetek Digital Magnet Controller (DMC). The Magnetek Digital Magnet Controller (DMC) has the solution to a multitude of problems. The following issues are just a few that arise on a regular basis while using magnet controls: magnets getting too hot to function, contactors wearing out and constantly needing replaced, charging time issues, and safety hazards. The DMC deals with each of these issues in unique ways that all come together to form a complete package. The DMC is a current regulator – not a voltage regulator like most magnet controls. The DMC allows an operator to pick up a load with initially 100% current going through the magnet. Once it is lifted though, the current can be reduced to 75% while keeping that same load which reduces the current that is running through the magnet. Decreasing current is basically the same as decreasing heat – something that every magnet operator likes. This allows more loads per shift to be completed along with not having to switch magnets as frequently. This is a great way to increase throughput and also reduce energy costs by not using as much power. The other great thing about the DMC – it isn’t contactor based! This means the maintenance crew will NOT have to change out contacts every 6-12 months leading to lower costs long-term in both parts and labor. Contactor based products also have the tendency to arc and/or have contacts weld shut meaning that a case can be made that the DMC is much safer.Magnetek has designed the DMC so that it is compatible with existing controls. While it is a DC product, it can be used with a rectifier that Magnetek also provides for AC situations. There are multiple options within the DMC package itself to ensure that when you incorporate it into your system you will see an improvement over your existing magnet controller. For a copy of the DMC brochure with further information, please follow this link: Download DMC brochure. If you have any further questions about Magnetek’s DMC or would like more information please contact Kristen Wall E.E. at Engineered Lifting Systems.