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Magnetek Receives U.S. Patent for Enrange MHR Radio Controller

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. - December 20, 2013 - Magnetek, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAG), a leading provider of digital power and motion control systems, today announced that it has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for its Enrange™ MHR Radio Controller. Protected by Patent No. 8554378, the MHR Radio Controller integrates the components of a radio receiver and hydraulic controller into a convenient single unit, reducing costs and freeing up valuable space. When packaged with one of the Company’s transmitters, it provides a total wireless system for operating mobile equipment including boom trucks, truck mounted cranes, derrick diggers, concrete pumpers, and trenchers. The MHR Radio Controller also provides precision control of mining equipment such as continuous miners, locomotives, drills, bolters, longwall shears, battery haulers, scoops, muckers and load haul dumps.  

“The U.S. patent for our Enrange MHR Radio Controller reinforces the innovation designed into this sophisticated, hybrid controller,” said Ben Stoller, director of radio controls for Magnetek. “The MHR controller offers the benefits of both traditional hydraulic controls and radio controls in a single unit, providing the mobile and mining marketplaces with a control solution for a variety of applications.”  

For more information about Magnetek’s Enrange MHR Radio Controller, visit www.magnetek.com/MHR.  



About Magnetek
Magnetek, Inc. is a leading provider of digital power and motion control systems used in overhead material handling, elevator, and mining applications. The Company is North America’s largest supplier of digital drive systems for industrial cranes, hoists, and monorails. Magnetek provides Energy Engineered® drives, radio remote controls, motors, and braking and collision avoidance subsystems to North America’s foremost overhead material handling crane builders. The Company is also the world’s largest independent builder of highly integrated digital motion control systems for high-rise, high-speed elevators and is a leading independent supplier of digital motion control systems for underground coal mining applications. Magnetek is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wis. in the greater Milwaukee area and operates manufacturing facilities in Pittsburgh, Pa., and Bridgeville, Pa., as well as Menomonee Falls..

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Lynn Bostrom
Director, Marketing Communications
(262) 252-2903
lbostrom@magnetek.com


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