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

AEC 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.

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    The strogest attractive force on earth is not a magnet.  It is the hearts of these children behind me in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  Hi, I'm Patricia Klaus from AEC Magnetics.  Corazon de Ninos attracted me, and AEC Magnetics, a few years ago at Mass and forged a forever bond with us.  Corazon de Nina, or "Heart of the Child," is a home for almost 60 at-risk boys and girls in Puerto Vallarta. Corazon's story is amazing. Puerto Vallarta is incredibly poor in many areas.  An overwhelming number of children...

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    The greatest job you've never heard of may be magnet technican.  Specializing in making AEC electromagnets and magnetic tools, our magnet techs are a rare combination of craftsman, electrical specialist, specialty shipper, machinist and quality control specialist.  We are proud of our magnet techs, and are grateful for their many years of experience and service to AEC.   A magnet specialist's typical day isn't typical. It may include reading engineering drawings, winding copper coils, pouring epoxy,...

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  • Eye For An Eye 05/14/2018 16:44:30

    Caught in the crossfire? Fanny, one of AEC's trusted sourcing partners in China, says AEC permanent magnetics shipments are moving dependably despite the tenuous trade situation between China and the U.S. Both countries have been skirmishing, but so far, permanent magnetic materials have not been caught in the crossfire. Other products, not so lucky.  Agricultural products, like apples, are being delayed upon arrival in China.  China claims pests were found in some U.S. fruit and vegetable...

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  • Buy Permanent Magnets? Read this! 05/04/2018 16:33:30

    Consider locking in your permanent magnet order at current pricing. China announced this week it will slash rare earths production to just 70-percent of last year's production, AEC sources in China said. "China announces rare earths quotas twice a year," said Bill Klaus, president of Cincinnati, Ohio-based AEC Magnetics. "Our China suppliers inform us, and we did expect some reduction this week, but 70-percent is much more substantial than anyone expected.  There could be some price volatility...

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