Conductix-Wampfler developed a power transmission system based on a brief from Eriez Magnets and designed to power the Magnatron competition organised by Carlton United Breweries.
Conductix-Wampfler is a leader in power supply solutions for moving machinery.
The Magnatron was a competition that Carlton Draught ran to coincide with the AFL grand finale in which a winner would be able to operate a 10-storey skill tester next to the MCG. The design consisted of a 30m crane that lifted an Eriez lifting magnet above an 18m enclosure in which the winner had an opportunity to lift prizes including a Toyota Hilux.
Eriez’s main concern while building the project was how to safely power their system to ensure there was no loss of power to the magnet during the lifting and travel functions of the crane.
Conductix-Wampfler’s engineering and design team devised and implemented several cutting-edge technologies for a seamless solution, which allowed both functions to be executed safely.
Solutions developed by Conductix-Wampfler included:
- Conductix-Wampfler SGR series spring cable reel for the raise-lower functions
- Capable of 30m active lift height
- Built for high duty cycle of 50,000 operations
- Conductor rail system designed to supply continuous power during the travel of trolley and cable reel as well as enable long travel function
The project was successfully completed and 14 winners had the chance to take control of the Magnetron, which operated safely and reliably with Conductix-Wampfler’s power supply solutions.