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Benefits of the IMPULSE®•G+/VG+ Series 5 VFDs

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Switching to the Magnetek® IMPULSE® VFD: A Guide to Upgrading Your Variable Frequency Drive
Many of our customers inquire about the simplicity of replacing their current variable frequency drive (VFD) with a Magnetek IMPULSE VFD. We're pleased to inform you that it's a straightforward process. With the introduction of the IMPULSE®•G+/VG+ Series 5 Variable Frequency Drives, the advantages of transitioning are more compelling than ever.

Whether you're using an older VFD or a contactor control, transitioning to an IMPULSE Series 5 VFD is smooth. Here's a step-by-step guide

STEP 1: Selection

  • Selecting the appropriate IMPULSE VFD for your needs is easy. Just provide your motor's nameplate data and details about your crane, such as its motion and duty cycle. Our Columbus McKinnon experts will then assist you.
  • The IMPULSE®•G+/VG+ Series 5 is optimized for material handling applications, guaranteeing maximum efficiency and performance for crane operations.

STEP 2: Connection

  • The Series 5 VFDs can adapt to any field wiring needs. Regardless of your speed control method—stepped, stepless, or analog—we have a solution.
  • Easily connect digital, analog, or serial communications. And with the Series 5's built-in USB port, directly connecting to a PC for parameter adjustments is a breeze.


STEP 3: Configuration

  • Installation: Simply mount the VFD and identify the locations for power and control wires. The Series 5 also boasts a high-resolution keypad for easy diagnostics and user-friendly parameter menus.
  • Control Determination: Match your VFD control to the pendant or radio control you're using.
  • Programming: Setting up the IMPULSE VFD is easy. Define the crane component it manages, configure settings, and let the auto-tuning feature do the rest. The Series 5 offers numerous in-built software features to optimize your overhead crane system.

Benefits of the IMPULSE®•G+/VG+ Series 5 VFDs:

  • Safety: Features such as sway control, and collision avoidance promote safety and productivity. You can safely set up these VFDs with low voltage. The built-in USB also ensures secure PC connections.
  • Simplified Operation: With a clearer keypad, streamlined menus, and timestamp features, diagnosing, adjusting settings, and troubleshooting are quicker and more user-friendly.
  • Connectivity: The Series 5 VFDs support modern facilities by seamlessly integrating with diagnostic tools and network connections, fostering efficient maintenance and operation.
  • Reliability and Integration: Designed for the demanding environment of overhead material handling, these energy-efficient VFDs come with a three-year warranty and seamlessly integrate with leading Columbus McKinnon brands like Yale and Shaw-Box.
  • Customization: From personalized control panels to holistic crane solutions, the Series 5 VFDs can be adapted to meet your exact requirements.

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With a history spanning almost 150 years, Columbus McKinnon has become a global leader in intelligent motion solutions. Our high-quality brands, such as CM, STAHL CraneSystems, Yale, Magnetek, Coffing, and Duff-Norton, work together to move the world forward and improve lives. Whether it’s increasing safety or improving productivity, our intelligent motion technology is hard at work worldwide