AEC Industrial Magnetics Manufacturing

4699 Interstate Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45246

chinese newyear 2018 AEC greetingsTo our most respected China friends, AEC Magnetics sends wishes of good fortune and much luck to your business!  Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, celebrations began today. Our long-time permanent magnet suppliers in China are having a fun and exciting time. Year Of Dog

Dog Days. 2018 is the Year of the Dog. The Chinese Zodiac is arranged in a 12-year cyle.  If you were born in 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 or 2018, you are known as a Dog per the Chinese Zodiac calendar. Asian astrology says the year you were born determines your personality traits.  Dogs are communicative, serious and responsible workers.

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AEC:  The Ox AEC Magnetics was "born" in the year of the Ox, which is not until 2021 on the calendar.  (But mark April Fool's day, 2018,  our 57th birthday!) Character traits of Oxen:  persistent, simple, honest, and straightforward with strong faith, and strong devotion to work. Whether you believe in the Chinese astrology or not, AEC delivers honest, fair and complete magnetic solutions, and is dedicated to providing the best-quality permaent and electromagnetic magnets that are tough, dependable, priced right and guaranteed.  Browse our rare earth magnets, they're ready to ship today!

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Rare Earth Disks 300We couldn't help but notice. The soundtrack from Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, the video game that's set in a Cold War in the year 2025, includes a great cut called "Rare Earth Elements."  But did you know that there really is a "cold trade war" between the U.S. and China?  And, coincidentally one of the bones of contention has to do with rare earth elements (REEs); specifically, that China owns 98-percent of the world's REE market.  

periodic table rare earthsWhat are REEs?  Rare earth elements, the 15 lanthanides, plus scandium and yttrium if you are following along on your periodic table, are naturally-occuring elements that have unique properties, such as magnetism and phosphoresence. These are mined, processed and sold to manufacturers and governments worldwide. Some are made into the tiny permanent magnets enable our smartphones to have color screens, speakers and the ability to vibrate.  Electric vehicles and hybrid cars use permanent magnets in their batteries. Guided missiles and satellite systems use permanent magnets. China owns the market, no rare earths are mined in North America. 
National energy technology labNational Energy Lab scientists extracting REEs from coal wasteRare earths are plentiful. You can probably go out in your neighborhood and find all 17, but you'd have to dig an incredible amount of dirt to get enough to make a permanent magnet.  The process is extensive, expensive and harsh on the environment. The only working U.S. site went bankrupt two yeas ago. 

King Coal to the Rescue. Last week, the U. S. Department of Energy's National Technology Lab announced it may be possible to recover rare earth elements from coal mining waste.  Finding high REE concentrations in five U.S. coal basins is hopeful news in a country that has no alternative. You may read about it here. The bottom line, for today, is that supply is critical.  AEC forged relationships with the best, most trustworthy and dependable permanent magnetic materials suppliers in the world.  We work night and day to ensure the quality of materials, price and supply are the best in the industry.  See our selection rare earth magnets and if you don't see exactly what you want or need, remember:  

If it's magnetic, it's AEC!

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custom edited crane300Custom AEC electromagnet lifts die blocks easily and safely.

A list of our favorite things at AEC Magnetics would have customer visits at the top. Solving complex, unusual and unconventional automation applications would probably be next.  So Friday was a good day at AEC.  We got to meet Rick, representing an enormous manufacturing company, who braved Cincinnati's 12-degree weather to come see us for help solving a unique challenge.  This is exactly how AEC serves industrial manufacturers best.  Rick brought in a couple of pieces, shared his vision, and spent most of the morning working with Bill Klaus learning how magnets would--or would not--work in various situations.  This is hands-down the best, most economical, way to incorporate magnetics into a product or automation process. We will clear the deck to make time for your visit and give you all the attention necessary to discuss your application, see your parts, show you how magnets behave in certain situations, and give you options.  If coming to Cincinnati isn't an option, we welcome your part, drawings and phone calls to collaborate with you in finding a perfect magnetic solution.  Our magnetic expertise is unparalleled, and we respect your information as propietary and confidential.  You will find the process easy and affordable.  Please call us to share your application and let's get started.  

Bill making industrial magnetsBill Klaus designs the finest electromagnets in the industry.

One more note about Rick's visit.  Stopping at a national coffee chain for a box of hot joe to welcome our guest reminded us to always be grateful for your business. AEC has done so for 55 years, but being on the customer end of an uncomfortable customer experience is always an eye-opener.  We won't correct your use of terms, be inconvenienced by your order or complain that you caught us on a bad day.   Here at AEC, you will receive a venti-size of gratefulness every time you call or send us an e-mail message whether you place an order, have a question or need a quote.  

AEC Magnetics greatly appreciates the opportunity to talk with you, and if it makes sense for you, do business. Browse our website and see if there's not a custom or stock AEC magnet that will work for your application.   Check out our in-stock items to see what we have in stock. Please give AEC a call if you would like to discuss a custom solution and  remember, If it's's AEC!

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TAKE 10% OFF 2/2 through 2/5
Step up to the BAR this Super Bowl weekend.

Friday through Monday, 2/2/18 through 2/5/18, take 10 percent off all AEC Magnetics bar magnets.  AEC magnetic bars, or rails, are terrific in manufacturing, home and shop.  They're a cinch to install in conveyers and last a lifetime.  Made of super-strong permanent magnetic material, AEC Magnetics bars come in variety of lengths and strengths up to 500 pounds! 

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Southwest steel lift magnet refurbAEC beautifully refurbishes magnets. These are for Southwest Steel.These electromagnetic lifts are on their way out the door enroute to Southwest Steel after a complete restoration. Show us or ship us your worn or non-functional magnets and, like Southwest Steel, you, too, can receive like-new magnets for pennies on the dollar compared to new.

 AEC repairs and restores to mint condition its own magnets AND those of its competitors. Read here how to get your quick turn, no-hassle quote on an AEC or competitor's magnet.  Because we have almost 57 years of experience building and repairing magnets, AEC works fast, save you money and guarantees its work.  

Magnet repair gary AECExpert AEC magnet service technicians have exceptional experience diagnosing and solving .  They will replace old coils with newly-wound, high-grade copper coil; replace and test the electrical components;, replace old epoxy with fresh, strong composite material; repair worn components such as eyebolts and forgings and refinish the exterior with a nice coat of fresh, bright paint. 

AEC Magnetics also tests and certifies magnets. Please call AEC Magnetics to learn more about AEC's testing and certification process. We would love to send you a quote.  The reason AEC excels at this is experience.  Our technicians have been doing this for decades and can quickly and easily assess the condition of the magnet, certify its holding power and point out any areas of concern.  All will be documented and, if necessary, include photographs.   AEC Magnetics--since 1961.

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