Pioneering the use of variable frequency and wireless controls on overhead cranes, the Magnetek brand represents years of experience in the material handling industry. Backed by state-of-the-art manufacturing, technical engineering and best-in-class application support, our products are incorporated into turnkey solutions and innovative control systems for a variety of industries.
Today, the Magnetek brand is known worldwide for the development, manufacture, and marketing of digital power and motion control systems for material handling, people-moving, and mining applications. The company began in 1984 through the formation of the LBO of Litton's Magnetics Group, including Louis Allis Drives & Systems.
In 1986, Magnetek acquired the Power Controls Corporation and in 1999 Electromotive Systems Inc. and Mondel Engineering. These two companies added electrification and control products to the company's portfolio as well as a full line of brakes used in a variety of industries. And, in 2003, with the acquisition of Telemotive Industrial Controls, the company would also add radio controls for overhead cranes into the mix.
Magnetek joined the Columbus McKinnon family in 2015.
In order to qualify for the Energy Engineered® mark, Magnetek-brand motion control products must meet or exceed generally accepted industry or U.S. Government standards for high efficiency; meet or exceed customer specifications for power efficiency and integrity; and/or when properly applied, enhance the energy efficiency of the systems in which they are incorporated.
In order to qualify for the Engineered Energy mark, Magnetek-brand power conversion products must deliver power that meets or exceeds industry or U.S. Government power quality standards; deliver power that meets or exceeds customer specifications for power quality, efficiency, and integrity; and/or when properly applied, deliver power that enhances the energy efficiency of the systems in which they are incorporated.