Magnetek Begins Shipping E-Force Wind Power Inverters

October 07, 2007 by Jeff Shepard

Magnetek, Inc. announced that it has started shipping the first production units of its new multi-megawatt E-Force™ wind power inverter to a leading U.S. wind turbine builder under a 60-unit order scheduled for delivery through March 2008. Initial units are expected to be installed on domestic wind farms.

Magnetek’s modular E-Force wind power inverters are said to transform the fluctuating power that normally flows from wind turbine generators into the steady flow of clean 60-cycle ac power required to interface with the utility power transmission grid. Modular in design, the new E-Force inverters feature proprietary cooling technology and are well suited for wind turbines ranging from 625kW up to 5MW.

Magnetek manufactures digital power and motion control systems used in material-handling, people-moving, communications and energy delivery. In addition to wind power inverters, the company builds power inverters for large commercial fuel cells with more than 175 installations and half a billion operating hours in the field over the past decade.