Magnetek Projects

Being one of the premier Magnetek distributors has its advantages. We are directly involved with hardware and software solutions provided by Magnetek for overhead crane and hoist applications. Engineered Lifting Systems has furnished Magnetek cataloged and non-cataloged (custom) equipment and engineering to solve a host of overhead crane requirements.

Whether you are wanting to improve your crane’s reliability by upgrade controls. You will find Magnetek’s products are a perfect fit! This page is dedicated to some of the projects Engineered Lifting Systems has performed using Magnetek products.


These controls are part of the modernization panels for a Class E clam shell crane; that is used outdoors in the Midwest 365 days a year. The hoist drives feature bucket control custom software, and all the controls are in a NEMA 4 enclosure with a thermostat and heaters.

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Magnetek DC Magnet Control

MagnePulse is here and offers an alternative to old DC magnet controls.

Based on Magnetek’s highly successful OmniPulse control for DC cranes, this control has digital of the magnet’s “repel” circuit, stepped current for programmed lifts, diagnostics and Impulse Link 4.1 wireless compatible. See the MagnePulse brochure for more information, or contact Engineered Lifting Systems.

Remember to think of upgrading your cranes before replacing them! In the below newsletter from Magnetek they give an overview of many possibilities for modernizing cranes and monorails.

See the Evolution 8 newsletter.

The below photos are from crane modernizations Engineered Lifting Systems has performed making these cranes more efficient and reliable.

Don’t forget Magnetek has gone green! Two of the above projects gave the customer’s the ability to put the current back on the grid rather than dynamic braking resistors. Don’t throw away that old power, reuse it!

For more information about how Engineered Lifting can assist you with Magnetek drives, controls, software, and our crane modernization services please contact Engineered Lifting today.

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