AEC Industrial Magnetics Manufacturing

4699 Interstate Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45246


Super high-quality, high-strength neos, alnico, high-heat, high-power, ceramic, rails, tube & grate, plate, magnetic tools and flex magnetic tools.

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Circular, rectangular, V-block, parallel pole, heavy-duty, AC & DC electromagnets, power supplies and cords for automation and robotics.

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Permanent & electromagnets for lifting, bundling, stacking, moving, transferring structural shapes, plate and all ferrous materials.

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AEC has designed and built thousands of affordable, durable custom magnets since 1961. Call and discuss your specific application!

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About AEC
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About AEC Magnetics

300 papa sepiaAEC is about to celebrate its 57th birthday.  Our founder, Cincinnatian Richard Klaus,  incorporated AEC April 1, 1961, just days after Powel Crosley died. Crosley, a fellow Cincinnatian, was a wildly successful inventor whose gadgets, appliances and radios were in practically every home. Anyone with a lick of engineering sense was caught up in inventing the next-best something-or-other.  Mr. Klaus was. He invented the automatic shutoff valve for gasoline pump hoses before turning to automation equpment. A top U.S. manufacturing city, Cincinnati's 72 square miles were jam-packed with factories galore. Mr. Klaus's magnetic automation equipment began improving manufactuirng processes, making it safer, affordable and faster, eventually serving manufacturing facilites worldwide.

The real attraction. It wasn't Mr. Klaus's ingenious magnetic automation solutions alone that fueled AEC Magnetics' success. Customers liked his electromagnets, but they loved his magnetic solutions.  Mr. Klaus's genuine curiousity and willingness to "take as long as it takes" to listen, answer questions and find solutions became AEC Magnetics' hallmark--a distinction that is well-known today.  

AEC Industrial Magnetics Sales and Services:William  Klaus, Richard’s son, sees to that.  An Ohio State University mechanical engineer with a dual degree in logistics, Bill has spent his entire professional career  designing and building automated manufacturing solutions.  “Anyone can sell a magnet, especially on the internet" he said. “But the internet, a salesperson or a receptionist can't always tell you how a magnet will work in different applications. I've spent my whole life at AEC Magnetics, working with customers, listening to and really understanding their applications and respecting their budget and time concerns.  I can confidently recommend safe, strong, affordable magnetic solutions for virtually any automation process. This is really important. We hear from so many customers totally frustrated with the back-and-forth, trial-and-error of figuring out magnets on their own or through others who aren't magnetics specialist.  We can, and do, eliminate that immediately." 

0 bill inspecting controls in electric dept in shopA special commendation was bestowed upon AEC and the Klauses by Ohio’s 129th General Assembly April 1, 2011, for its 50 successful years and a hope for many more. “E-commerce may expand competitors' sales, but we will remain focused on personal technical help.  With almost 57 years of magneticss and automation experience, AEC is fast and accurate finding a solution for you.  No salesmen or switchboards, no explaining and re-explaining, just smart experienced magnetic specialists who take the time to listen, answer your questions and offer solid magnetic solutions for you.  You will not find more personal service in the industry." AEC also works with design engineers to incorporate its magnets into end-of-arm-tooling, robotics, separation equipment, lifting, safety door applications, conveying, bundling, stacking and any project that may benefit from the safety, durability, reliability and affordability of magnetic automation versus noisy and expensive pneumatics.  

Thank you for visiting our website. Please call, we would love to hear about your industrial magnetics application.

  • Price Increase 12/12/2018 21:22:57

    A message from AEC president Bill Klaus: I’ve just received word that, beginning immediately, permanent magnet prices will rise. This is due to several significant factors that affect the China permanent magnetics industry. As you are probably aware, China produces most all of the world's permanent magnetics.  I am sharing with you, below, the letter I received from one of AEC Magnetics' most trusted China suppliers because it sums up the situation succinctly and accurately,  Many China rare...

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  • AEC Loves The Daily Grind! 11/12/2018 16:50:04

    We welcome "the daily grind" here at AEC Magnetics, as it means we are getting product manufacturied and out the door! Marc is makiing ES-1525-24C electros that will be shipped to Fastenal. We serve Fastenal locations all over the country. Linda has begun labeling, packaging and packing the products so she can ship them today.  Fastenal uses our convenient scheduled blanket order service, where we release and ship orders as scheduled by the customer.  If you have a large quantity, or wish to...

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  • Trade, Talk, Tariffs 11/08/2018 17:27:23

    Browsing through articles in one of our favorite industries, marine, AEC Magnetics caught this article in the trade pub, "Soundings Trade Only."  It is representative of a lot of trade discussion over tariffs.  The article is entitled, "Trade War Troubles," by Reagan Haynes.  We've been seeing similar articles in different sectors that detail how recent trade tariffs with China are negatively affecting some manufacturing...

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  • A Real WorkHORSE 11/08/2018 15:53:12

    AEC packs the maximum amount of magnetized material for the size in these horseshoe magnets.   See the flat ends?  These are the two magnetic poles, north and south. You can see they are close together.  This creates a strong magnetic field.  See the chubby design?  That means strength and sturdiness.  AEC customers love our permanent magnetic horseshoes for retrieving ferrous materials from hot and corrosive liquids, like plating applications.  Another popular use? Welding. Nothing holds as tight....

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