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Magnetek Introduces 1000 Volt Air and Liquid Cooled Drives at MINExpo

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. - September 18, 2008 - Magnetek, Inc. (NYSE: MAG), a leading manufacturer of digital power and motion control systems, will introduce its new 1000 Volt Air and Liquid Cooled Variable Frequency Drives at MINExpo International 2008. Designed to operate in applications ranging from simple variable or constant torque, to sophisticated networked systems, Magnetek’s SD1000™ 1000 Volt drives are based on the proven control platform used in the Company’s SD500 traction drives. Each drive is custom designed to handle common mine voltage of 950 Volts AC, and power engineered using the latest IGBT technology. These drives offer four modes of control, network communications options, application-specific drive software, and standard plus optional input/outputs. These rugged and reliable drives are designed for tough mining environments and are available panel-only or mounted in an enclosure, to meet environmental protection requirements.

The Company will display the SD1000, as well as its SD500™ Severe Duty AC Traction Drive, Master Control Module, and a variety of wireless control products in Booth 7036 in the Central Hall at MINExpo.

MINExpo International 2008, sponsored by the National Mining Association (NMA), is being held September 22-24 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.

In addition to mining products, Magnetek manufactures Energy Engineered™ digital power and motion control systems used in material-handling, energy delivery, people moving and a variety of custom applications. It operates manufacturing facilities in Pittsburgh and Canonsburg, Pa. and Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, as well as Menomonee Falls, Wis.

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



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