Magnetek Expands Line of Wireless Controls for Hazardous Locations With Handheld Transmitters

Mining, Petroleum and Gas | Government | Power & Motion Technology | Industry News | By Magnetek | Jan 16, 2018

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. ‒ January 16, 2018 ‒ Magnetek, a leading supplier of digital power and motion control systems, has added three new handheld transmitters to their portfolio of wireless controls approved for hazardous locations. Magnetek wireless controls are safe to use in hazardous or potentially explosive locations with gas or vapors, which allows users the flexibility to operate farther away from a potentially dangerous situation than wireless alternatives.

Ideal for material handling applications, such as chemical plants, paint booths, and petrochemical and refining operations, the Flex EX Series and Flex Pro™ 8- and 12-button radio remote controls are available with ATEX and IECEx approvals for Zone 2 applications. Flex EX and Flex Pro are IP66-rated, fully sealed transmitters to withstand harsh, industrial environments. The Flex Pro transmitter buttons can be configured as proportional, on/off, or a combination of both. Flex EX is available in pre-engineered or engineered configurations. 

For mobile hydraulic applications, the Company’s Flex EM Series and Flex Pro™ 8- and 12-button radio remote controls are suitable for use in applications such as oil and gas, drilling, and petrochemical processing and refining. ATEX and IECEx approved for Zone 2 applications, Flex Pro and Flex EM are IP66-rated and fully sealed to withstand harsh, industrial environments. Flex EM is available in pre-engineered or engineered configurations. 

“Our new hazardous locations handheld transmitters offer comfortable control,” said Ben Stoller, Magnetek’s director of radio controls. “Our wireless controls are designed to be ergonomic and lightweight, making them ideal for material handling, overhead crane, and fluid power applications.” 

Receivers can also be put into explosion-proof enclosures that meet NEMA 7 or NEMA 9 standards for added safety. Additionally, Magnetek offers bellybox transmitters for use in hazardous locations.

For more information about Magnetek’s portfolio of hazardous locations wireless controls, visit   

About Magnetek
Magnetek is a leading provider of Energy Engineered® digital power and motion control systems used in overhead material handling, mobile hydraulic, elevator, and mining applications. The Company is North America’s largest supplier of digital drive systems for industrial cranes, hoists, and monorails and also provides radio remote controls, motors, braking and collision avoidance subsystems to North America’s foremost overhead material handling crane builders. Magnetek provides highly durable wireless controls that can be customized to serve the needs of a variety of applications, including tow trucks, cement trucks, boom trucks, truck cranes, concrete mixers, drill rigs, mining equipment and more. 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. Headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wis., in the greater Milwaukee area, Magnetek operates manufacturing facilities in Bridgeville, Pa., as well as Menomonee Falls. Magnetek is a wholly owned subsidiary of Columbus McKinnon Corporation.

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