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Magnetek Introduces Innovative New Handheld Transmitter with Graphic Display that Provides Flexible, Proportional Wireless Control of Mobile Hydraulic Equipment

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. - August 20, 2012 - Magnetek, Inc. today announced the introduction of its new Flex VUE® wireless controller for mobile hydraulic applications. The Flex VUE is based on Magnetek’s popular proportional radio controller, the Flex Pro, with the addition of a graphic display that provides advanced communications and convenience. “Mobile hydraulic equipment operators have embraced the Flex Pro because it provides them with the ability to proportionally moderate speed, which allows them to maneuver with precise, smooth control,” said Eugene Novak, Magnetek’s Radio Controls Product Manager. “In the Flex VUE, we’ve added a graphic display for customers looking for a handheld device with the advanced communications, configuration convenience and two-way feedback they appreciate in our bellybox transmitters.”

The high resolution color display built into the Flex VUE handheld transmitter keeps the operator informed of system status and diagnostics at all times, including battery life, signal strength and warning symbols. Operators can quickly and easily configure the transmitter right through the display menu. Two-way feedback is available providing information on machine parameters, alarms and command confirmation. The Flex VUE is available in 400MHz and 2.4GHz.

Flex VUE can be combined with Magnetek’s MHR Radio Controller to provide a total radio control system for operating mobile equipment. The MHR integrates the components of a radio receiver and hydraulic controller into a single unit, reducing cost and freeing up valuable space. The Company’s CAN-6 Receiver is also compatible with Flex VUE, making adding remote control to hydraulically CAN-BUS controlled machinery simple. The compact design is rugged enough to handle outdoor environments, and the quick response allows for precise control. Finally, customers can combine Flex VUE with the versatile Flex M wireless receiver which features a modular plug-and-play design, similar to a PLC, and allows one plant to use the same type of receiver component for any size application.

Magnetek’s innovative, cost-effective wireless radio controls complete with plug-and-play hydraulic interface controls, are designed to meet customer specifications, reducing internal engineering and manufacturing costs, improving time to market and enhancing equipment performance. The Company designs highly durable transmitters that are configurable to meet the needs of a variety of industries and applications, including tow trucks, cement trucks, boom trucks, truck cranes, concrete mixers, drill rigs, mining equipment and more.

For more information about the new Flex VUE wireless controller or any of Magnetek’s advanced wireless controls, visit the Company’s website at www.magnetekmobilehydraulic.com.


About Magnetek
Magnetek, Inc. is a leading provider of digital power and motion control systems used in overhead material handling, elevator, and energy delivery 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. Magnetek is also the world’s largest independent builder of highly integrated digital motion control systems for high-rise, high-speed elevators. In energy delivery, the Company develops and markets digital power inverters that connect renewable energy sources to the utility grid, 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.

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


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