Panels & Drives

At Star Crane and Hoist our team has broad expertise in how your crane needs to run and can identify its current condition. We understand that your crane can be the life–blood of your production, and that behind the mechanical aspect of it all runs the electrification of that system.

Our technicians are experienced in modernizing small, low–duty cycle cranes, all the way up to very large capacity cranes and to fully automated cranes running on assembly lines. Modernizing a crane can consist of replacing drives, motors, and control panels. If your crane is not running the way you need it to, let us inspect your application and propose a solution that will best suit your needs.

Magnetek Products

Drives–IMPULSE AC Drive

Impulse G+
The IMPULSE G+ Series 4 can be used as an open-loop vector or V/F crane control for traverse motions or mechanical load brake hoists. Magnetek drives are designed with reliability and economy in mind! The hardware and software were designed and extensively tested specifically for the operating conditions seen in overhead material handling applications. These durable drives feature new power modules which can withstand four times more thermal cycles than previous generations. Preventative maintenance monitors provide the feedback you need to schedule maintenance and minimize downtime.

Pre-Engineered Control Panel

Available in several different HP and VAC’s to accommodate either an IMPULSE G+ Mini or IMPULSE G+/VG+ Series controls. All panels are tested and quality–approved prior to shipment.

Standard Features:

  • 120 Volt control voltage interface card
  • Brake contactor
  • Branch fusing
  • Built-in electronic motor thermal overload protection
  • Dynamic braking resistor(s)
  • All wiring to a single terminal strip
  • Clearly marked wires (at bothends)
  • Basic wiring diagram
  • NEMA 12 enclosure



Star Crane and Hoist has the ability to upgrade or modernize your crane system with our extensive experience in electrical systems, and building custom control boxes to best suite your needs.  While utilizing our large vendor network and experience, we have completed modernizations ranging from large steel receiving cranes, all the way down to unique lifting applications for small chain hoists.  Let Star Crane and Hoist be your first call when looking at a modernization for your material handling equipment!

Schedule a free consultation with our team and let’s make things happen!