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Helwig Traction Brush Holder

May 5th, 2016

Helwig's high strength cast gun metal brush holder body, exceeds the OEM unit.

Helwig’s high strength cast gun metal brush holder body exceeds the OEM unit.

Helwig Carbon Products, Inc. supplies drop in replacements for transportation, drilling, and industrial use. Their drop in replacement for the 752 Drilling and Traction motors (Models RB, ARB, and US) are in stock for immediate shipment.

 

Magnetek Transition Guide for Impulse G+ and VG+ Series 3 to Series 4 Drives

May 2nd, 2016

This guide provides an easy transition from the G+/VG+ Series 3 to the Series 4 drives.

This guide provides an easy transition from the G+/VG+ Series 3 to the Series 4 drives.

Magnetek’s product transition guide for the Impulse G+ and VG+ Series 4 compares the differences in upgrading from the Series 3 to the Series 4 drives improving the upgrade process.

 

 

 

Helwig Carbon Adjustable Ring Brush Holder

March 17th, 2016

The wide range of flexibility makes this holder ideal for multiple applications.

The wide range of flexibility makes this holder ideal for multiple applications.

Helwig Carbon introduces a new adjustable ring brush holder which revolutionizes their existing holder designs. The new design adapts to a wide range of post locations and replaces single holder and bank of two designs.

 

 

Magnetek’s Family of Products

March 11th, 2016

A brief overview of Magnetek's service and product lines

A brief overview of Magnetek’s services and product lines.

In this edition of Perkins Power Products News we discuss Magnetek Material Handling’s family of products—including maintenance hints shown within asterisks: *Don’t forget to energize your spare drives every six months.*

Helwig Carbon Innovations

March 10th, 2016

From transert brushes to adjustable mount brush holders, Helwig Carbon led many innovations seen today.

From transert brushes to adjustable mount brush holders, Helwig Carbon led many innovations viewed as industry standard today.

In this edition of Perkins Power Products News we cover Helwig Carbon’s influence in the carbon brush industry over the decades.

 

Wind Power: Custom Made, Engineered Products by Helwig Carbon

March 9th, 2016

Helwig Carbon produces carbon brushes for all type of applications, from small residential units to wind farm operations.

Helwig Carbon produces carbon brushes for all type of applications, from small residential units to wind farm operations.

In this edition of Perkins Power Products News we discuss engineered carbon products for wind power applications.

GE Replacement Single Brush Holders

March 7th, 2016

Helwig's stock cast holder promotion for replacement GE single brush holders.

Helwig’s stock cast holder for replacement GE single brush holders.

 

In this edition of Perkins Power Products News, Helwig Carbon Products GE stock cast holder promotion created some interesting questions we thought we should answer.

 

Helwig Carbon Family of Products Newsletter

March 4th, 2016

Helwig Carbon offers a wide range of literature from product specification sheets to niche market brochures.

Helwig Carbon offers a wide range of  products.  Literature is available, from specification sheets to niche market brochures.

 

In this edition of Perkins Power Products news we cover the Helwig Carbon family of products from carbon brushes, brush holders, bearing protections, wind generation, carbon vanes and more.

 

Helwig Carbon Brush Holders Newsletter

March 2nd, 2016

Stand alone brush holder for GE single brush holder comes with a variety of options.

This stand alone replacement brush holder for the GE single brush holder comes with a variety of options from holder only to quick disconnects and wear indicators.

In this edition of Perkins Power Products news we cover replacement holders, replacement spring assemblies, bearing protection and accessories.

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Magnetek Replaces MAC™•2000 with IMPULSE•T Variable Frequency Crane Control

February 5th, 2016

Impulse T Product Family

The IMPULSE•T is the ideal low cost, easy-to-configure solution for traverse motion crane applications. This economical variable frequency drive offers improved flexibility and safety features. The IMPULSE•T is available in 200-400 VAC and 380-480 VAC. A 575V model is not available.

To download brochure, click on image above.

Magnetek’s Newest AC Line Regenerative System Increases Energy Efficiency

February 5th, 2016

Magnetek AC Line Regenerative Systems(1)

Magnetek’s state-of-the-art AC Line Regenerative units capture surplus regenerative energy from the motor that would normally be expended by resistors and return it to the AC power source.

Magnetek recently announced the addition of the IMPULSE•R+ to their series of AC Line Regenerative Systems.

The new IMPULSE•R+ line regenerative unit is an effective solution to increase the energy efficiency of overhead cranes. Available with ratings from 5-400 HP, the IMPULSEïR+ is easy to operate and connects to a network, via Ethernet and a PLC, to monitor status in real-time. The unit is simple to install, including in explosion-proof enclosures, and can be easily retrofitted to replace dynamic braking units and resistors on existing controls. Wiring and maintenance generally associated with traditional dynamic braking resistors is eliminated.

Magnetek’s state-of-the-art AC Line Regenerative units capture surplus regenerative energy from the motor that would normally be expended by resistors and return it to the AC power source, reducing total energy consumption and creating industry leading gains in energy efficiency.  Initial investment “payback” can be realized in as little as one year, reducing a company’s energy costs.

Magnetek also offers the IMPULSE•D+, a high-performance Active Front End Regenerative Unit in a chassis drive layout with ratings up to 830 HP. The Company’s IMPULSE•D+ HHP unit offers a modular, regenerative inverter platform suitable for applications up to 2,000 HP.  All three regenerative units can be easily integrated with the company’s IMPULSE•G+ or VG+ Series 3 or Series 4 adjustable frequency drives and sized to fit the expected regenerative need.

To download full brochure, click on the above image.

Magnetek’s Mondel Brake Quick-Ship Program

January 14th, 2016

Products are stocked and shipped from Magnetek's facility in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.

Products are stocked and shipped from Magnetek’s facility in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.

If your brake is worn out and in need of immediate replacement, Magnetek’s Quick-Ship Program can help. If you contact them today, they can ship you a pre-assembled, off-the-shelf Mondel brake tomorrow.

To download full brochure, click on the brochure image.

Helwig Carbon Products Bearing Protection

January 5th, 2016

Bearing protection brushes equipped with silver graphite assures shaft voltages are maintained at a safe minimum level, near zero.

Bearing protection brushes equipped with silver graphite assures shaft voltages are maintained at a safe minimum level, near zero.

Helwig Carbon has broadened their bearing protection product line with added bearing protector kits.

Whether you’re looking for economical protection or maximum grounding reliability, the key component of these bearing protection products is the brush making contact with the shaft, regardless of the chosen style.

 

Magnetek Evolution: Issue 1 2015

August 18th, 2015

Magnetek's Material Handling team recently spent time working inside the Hoover Dam's concrete structure.

Magnetek’s Material Handling team recently spent time working inside the Hoover Dam’s concrete structure.

In this edition of Evolution, Magnetek spotlights their crane control modernization project with Hoover Dam, highlights the new graphic display on their ATEX and IECEx certified transmitters and showcases the expanded collision avoidance line. To read more, click the link below.

Magnetek Evolution Summer 2015

Helwig’s Hand-Held Digital Scale Measures Spring Force

April 22nd, 2015

Helwig Carbon’s premium scale offers all the qualities of a traditional hanging balance with the simplicity, convenience and accuracy of digital operation.

HCPI Digiscale

Helwig’s Digiscale Brochure

Part numbers located on page 2 of brochure.

Magnetek Announces Additions for Their Collision Avoidance Product Line

March 2nd, 2015

Magnetek Collision Avoidance

Magnetek announced the launch of two additions to their line of Collision Avoidance products. The ReFlx® 45 and LaserGuard™2 are joining their ReFlx® 120 and provide customers with more options to choose a system with the exact functionality, size, and style to fit their overhead crane applications.

The ReFlx 45 and LaserGuard2 are replacing the earlier ReFlx 120 “Plus” and original LaserGuard systems. ReFlx 120 “Plus” is no longer available for purchase, but spare parts may still be ordered.

 

 

Helwig Carbon’s Aviation Brushes

November 14th, 2014

Helwig brushes are used on most major aircraft in a wide variety of applications.

Helwig brushes are used on most major aircraft in a wide variety of applications.

Helwig Carbon manufactures a variety of carbon brushes used on aviation and military applications. Their brushes and special grades are designed to handle the stringent requirements, certifications and high altitude common with these critical application. To read more, click the link below.

Helwig Carbon Aviation Brush Brochure

Magnetek’s Technical Training Program At Your Facility or In Theirs

October 17th, 2014

 

Magnetek

Magnetek offers training at their headquarters in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.

Magnetek provides on-site product training at your location customized to your specific needs and applications. Whether it be practical hands-on training or advanced flux vector theory instruction, their qualified and experienced instructors can cover all topics on any Magnetek product. They can accommodate from one to twenty trainees at a time. Need training on an older IMPULSE crane control? No problem. Their instructors have a working knowledge of all previous products and drive models. To learn more, click the link below.

Magnetek IMPULSE Training Brochure

Magnetek’s Radio Remote Controls Improve Safety in Hazardous Locations

August 13th, 2014

Magnetek, Radio Remote Control

Ideal for chemical plants, petrochemical operations and industrial painting.

Magnetek‘s ergonomic, easy-to-use Telemotive XLTX and MLTX2™ transmitters now offer both ATEX and IECEx certifications, approving them to control equipment used worldwide in potentially hazardous applications. Telemotive MLTX™ is suitable for applications requiring non-incendive ratings to comply with North American requirements.

ATEX Certification

Required in the European Union, ATEX certifies Magnetek‘s radio remote controls are approved for use in potentially explosive areas with flammable gases or vapors.

IECEx Certification

Signifies Magnetek‘s radio remote controls conform to international safety standards for environments where a potential exists for explosions.

 What Does That Mean for You?

By gaining these certifications, Magnetek‘s XLTX and MLTX2 transmitters are able to be used in EX Zone 0, Zone 1, and Zone 2 environments that may involve potentially explosive situations due to the production or release of gases or vapors. Utilizing radio remote controls like the XLTX, MLTX2, or MLTX improves safety by allowing operators to control equipment farther from hazardous working environments than wired alternatives.

For more information visit the Magnetek website.

Magnetek’s Heavy-Duty I-Beam Festoon System

August 12th, 2014

Magnetek, Heavy-Duty I-Beam, Trolley

This hardware is designed for higher duty applications with the trolleys capable of supporting loads of up to 250 lbs. each.

Magnetek’s Electromotive Systems Heavy-Duty I-Beam Festoon Systems efficiently and economically deliver power and control to cranes used in a variety of industrial environments. They are suited for overhead, gantry, container, mill-duty or any cranes operating in harsh, heavy-duty environments. To read more, click the link below.

Magnetek’s Heavy-Duty I-Beam Brochure