Magnetek maximises wind turbines potential

E-Force Wind offers peak efficiencies of over 97 per cent when operating at full power and comes in air- and liquid-cooled models. Windpower 2010 will take place at the Dallas Convention Center on 23-26 May.

Magnetek, Inc.(MAG) announced that it has received a production order for its E-Force(TM) wind power inverters valued at approximately $6 million. Magnetek’s modular utility-scale wind energy inverters regulate and transform DC power generated by wind turbines into utility-grade AC power, which is distributed to the power transmission grid. The order is scheduled for delivery beginning in September 2010, through December 2010.

"This order for our E-Force wind power inverters is further indication of Magnetek’s commitment to and growth in the renewable energy market," said Brad Taylor, vice president and general manager of Magnetek Energy Systems. "Our goal is to become a major provider of utility-scale power inverters for renewable energy applications."

Magnetek, Inc. is a leading provider of digital power and motion control systems used in energy delivery, overhead material handling, and elevator applications. In addition to power conditioning products for renewable energy applications, the Company is North America’s largest supplier of digital drive systems for industrial cranes, hoists, and monorails.

Magnetek provides Energy Engineered(TM) 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 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 Canonsburg, Pa., as well as Menomonee Falls.