About Magnetek

For more than 30 years, the Magnetek brand has served the needs of both traditional and emerging commercial markets that are increasingly dependent on “smart” power. Our customers rely on our power and motion control expertise to develop technology and solutions for their unique applications. When it comes to material handling, we have a fundamental understanding of our customers’ needs and we apply our knowledge of digital power and motion control to enhance their success.

As America's largest supplier of digital drive systems for crane and hoist applications, we are also dedicated to energy efficiency. Our Magnetek-brand, Energy Engineered® products include radio remote controls, braking and collision avoidance subsystems and motors for industrial cranes and hoists; digital motion control systems for elevators; and drive systems for mining equipment. Magnetek is a brand of Columbus McKinnon Corporation.


Advances in Motor Control TechnologyThe present trend toward precision handling of materials has created a demand for simple, dependable, high-performance controls, capable of communication with computers, displays, and other types of operator interfaces.Download
Arc Flash Avoidance Arc Flash Avoidance and its Application to Overhead Traveling CranesDownload
Automated Paint Line Monorail System ProjectMagnetek Engineered Systems designed a customized system that increased efficiency and manufacturing flexibility, expanded production capability, and reduced lead times for the end userDownload
Benefits of Upgrading CranesAs your business changes with the introduction of new products or processes, so do your material handling requirements, and your existing overhead equipment may not be able to meet these demands.Download
Brakes and Modern Digital Controls Improve SafetyThis article discusses the evolution of modern spring-set industrial brakes in conjuction with modern digital controls, and how these work together to improve safety and extend equipment life, leading toward more reliable and efficient operation.Download
Mondel Brakes Help Save the GameMilwaukee’s one-of-a-kind ballpark features traditional architecture with a unique fanshaped retractable roof. The bogie operating system needed to be redesigned to improve performance. Magnetek's high quality and cost-competitive Mondel brakes were chosen because of our extensive application expertise, quality and service.Download
Peterbilt Case StudyMagnetek provided the engineering expertise and state-of-the-art control system to create custom automated monorail systems resulting in increased production efficiency and output--tangible benefits for Peterbilt's end customers. Download
Port Condo Case StudyMagnetek Engineered Systems maximized storage space at the Port Condo and Marina. Magnetek's 100 years of combined experience in crane, hoist and monorail control systems was used to provide a streamlined solution for boat lifting and storage.Download
Power Station Crane Upgrade ProjectProducing nearly one-third of Northern Ireland’s electricity, a coal-fired power station had been reliant on a crane control system that operated using expensive, unreliable contactor controls from the 1970s comprised of older, difficult-to-source parts.Download
Spring 2019 Momentum MagazineMotion control news to move your business forward.Download
US Air Force Lean Transformation ProjectAn Air Force Base's aircraft maintenance group was faced with significantly increased workloads but no increase in personnel or work area. Magnetek's application experience was provided to meet the goal of their Lean transformation project.Download
Waste-to-Energy Facility Bridge Crane Project Magnetek Engineered Systems Group provided bridge crane application expertise to an expansion project at the Olmstead County, MN waste-to-energy faciilityDownload


  • Automated Systems

  • Case Study: TDC Cranes

  • Magnetek Material Handling Sway Control System

  • Magnetek Material Handling Tour

  • Training with Magnetek & Columbus McKinnon

  • Magnetek Impulse Series 4 HD

Contact Us

Corporate Headquarters
N49 W13650 Campbell Drive
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

Dan Beilfuss, General Manager
Phone: 800-288-8178/262-783-3500
Fax: 262-783-3510

Brands / Products

  • Electrobar®
  • Electromotive® Systems
  • Enrange™
  • Intelli-Connect™
  • Intelli-Crane™
  • Intelli-Crane™
  • Intelli-Lift®
  • Intelli-Lift™
  • Intelli-Protect®
  • Intelli-Protect™
  • MagnePulse™
  • Mondel®
  • OmniPulse™
  • Telemotive®

Product Categories

  • Consulting & Professional Services
  • Controls and Controlling Devices
  • Hydraulic & Electrical Components/Controls
  • Integrated Systems & Controls
  • Manufacturing Facility
  • Monorails & Monorail Systems
  • Other Material Handling Equipment and Systems
  • Primary Metals
  • Remote Control Equipment