IDR provide Magnetek drive repair, refurbishment & service exchange services of industrial drives and inverters worldwide.

Magnetek is a technology company based in Menomonee Falls in Wisconsin, USA. The business develops, manufactures, and sells digital power and motion control systems for material handling, moving people, and mining. It was founded in 1984 and has 350 employees in 7 offices. Moreover, the company has four manufacturing plants in the USA. Its revenue is $114.3 million.

Magnetek is the USA’s largest supplier of hydraulic drive systems for industrial cranes and hoists. It is also the world’s largest builder of digital motion control systems for elevators. Additionally, the business manufactures hydraulic drive systems for coal mining.

Magnetek Industrial Drives

Magnetek manufactures AC variable frequency drives. They give greater motor control reliability meaning that the load handling operation is safe and well-functioning. The drive also improves the performance of electrical components, makes the machine more productive, and extends the lifespan of the machinery. As a result, there is less downtime, reduced maintenance, and less need for new parts. All of this saves the business money. Even better, all of this comes at unbeatable prices.

We repair all models of Magnetek Inverters including:

Magnetek’s IMPULSE Series 4 drives, including the IMPULSE G+ and the IMPULSE VG+, give you the most reliable adjustable frequency crane controls on the market today.

Magnetek drives offer various benefits:

  • Greater Speed Adjustment: VFD controls let the client opt from many speeds, allowing you to customize your hoist controls to your unique needs.
  • Improved Load Control: Positioning a load using a single-speed hoist can cause shock loading or load swings. A VFD gives you smooth operation by gradually slowing down a load. Variable frequency drives also allow for smooth acceleration to prevent load swings in the traverse motions.

  • Duty Cycles: CMAA Class A-F. A VFD is carefully joined with a braking resistor, depending on the duty cycle of the motion. A regenerative drive can also be used, which is not dependent on the duty cycle.

  • Efficiency: A VFD will only take the power that’s required, thus saving energy compared to contactors and soft-starters.

  • Increased Hoist Life: Some variable frequency drives provide thermal overload and overcurrent protection for the hoist motor, prolonging its use. VFDs also use a ramp-down-to-stop method of braking rather than using brake shoes to slow down. The brake is only used for parking and emergency situations, which extends brake life.

  • Regenerative Energy: Deceleration and lowering of a hoist creates regenerative energy produced by the motor. This energy can be changed into heat using a braking resistor or conditioned and sent back to the source, thus achieving energy savings. An AC regenerative drive will redistribute that energy, which would otherwise be wasted when converted to heat with a braking resistor.

  • Digital Diagnostics: Help in maintenance and troubleshooting on the machine or remotely.

Magnetek VFDs are designed for crane and hoist applications with many performance and safety features. A few of these features include:

  • Safe Torque Off: Provides a redundant hardware safety circuit that ensures motor and brake power are removed when an E-STOP switch or safety controller opens the drive input, stopping the requirement for external disconnects.

  • Torque Proving: The motor is pre-torqued to make sure that the load can be held before opening the brake.

  • Load Check: Always tests for hoist overloads and stops the hoist from lifting when an overload condition is found.

  • Brake Checks: Checks the opening and closing of a brake to ensure that it is safe and healthy.

  • Micro-Speed: Lets the personnel to make slow, precise movements.

  • Electronic Programmable Limit Switches: Ensures slow down and stop limits without physically geared limit switches.

Magnetek Industrial Drive Repair

We realise how important reliability is to you so we have a comprehensive Magnetek drive repair service tailored to your needs as a unique client. Our expert engineers are trained to a high standard and will carry out your repair quickly and with attention to detail. Your drive will be returned to you by courier as good as new. If you prefer, you can choose to have your drive refurbished or choose a replacement.

  • Standard Repairs – the unit will be repaired within 7-10 working days.

  • Urgent Repairs – the unit will be repaired within 2-3 working days.

  • Service exchange – Failed units can be replaced within 48 hours with a service exchange unit. *

  • Spare (supply) unit – If you require a spare unit, we can supply the same unit as the original. *

* These services are subject to availability.


  • Fast service

  • High-quality repairs

  • 2-year warranty

  • Low prices

  • Trustworthy

  • Friendly customer service

  • Courier delivery

  • 24/7 technical support

  • Reliable

  • Flexible