AEC Industrial Magnetics Manufacturing

4699 Interstate Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45246

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 bill aecmagnetics mask 400The effects of the global Covid-19 pandemic have thankfully been minimal at AEC Magnetics, but caution is the word in AEC's manufacturing facility. "The safety of AEC employees, customers and vendors is a priority for us," said Bill Klaus, president of AEC Magnetics.  Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, AEC manufactures automation equipment for worldwide industrial applications and, as an essential business, has continued uninterrupted during Ohio's mandated COVID-19 closure.  "We have been continually manufacturing and shipping automation equipment and industrial magnetics during this time," Klaus said, noting AEC had not missed a shipment during the pandeic.  "That said, our sharpest focus has been on keeping a safe workplace." AEC's safe workplace directives are based on the State of Ohio safe practices, Occupational Safety and Heatlh administration guidelines and  common sense.  "We re-examine, refresh and review our guidelines every week, or more often if ecessary, to reduce the possibility of infection, and to promote good health in general."

bulletin board covid aecmagneticsSome other steps AEC is taking include temporarily suspending all walk-in business, changing workflow to minimize employee interaction, reducing or eliminating passing paper and forms, distancing work stations, making available personal protective equipment, cleaning and sanitizing products, reducing touches on deliveries and employee education.  "Our employees are invaluable and we want them to stay safe.  Like everyone these days, we are ecouraging frequent hand-washing, distancing and ongoing best practices education.  In this uncertain time, we share as much information as we can from trusted sources in the name of safety."

 Disruption has been minimal, if not absent, for AEC customers.  "We continue to design, create and manufacture the same equipment as we did prior to the pandemic," said Mr. Klaus.  "Our electromagnets, small electromagnets, lift magnets, power supplies, neodymium and permanent magnetsn and tooling are moving through their processes without interruption.  We are shipping as normal, and keeping automation lines running worldwide at this time."  

pat mask aecCustomers are welcome to call to discuss their applications with Bill Klaus, or any AEC specialist.  Every person here is ready to listen to your application, recommend affordable, solid solutions and respect your budget. "AEC is not here to sell magnets," said Mr. Klaus, "it is here to provide magnetic solutions for automation."  Flip through our website to see our inventory of permanet and electromagnets, power supplies, magnetic tools and our magnetic services--we certify, refurbish and restore old magnets.  We also design the industry's finest custom magnetic solutions.  

Remember, if it's's AEC!

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richard klausAEC celebrates its 59th birthday today, April 1, 2020.  We thank you, Richard M. Klaus. You left your successful engineering career at a renowned valve manufacturing company, struck out on your own and created AEC Magnetics.  Your customers, employees and family are grateful to carry on your tradition of providing magnetic solutions.

“Anyone can sell a magnet,” said Bill Klaus, AEC Magnetics president.  “AEC is different than its competitors.  We provide magnetic solutions to make automation safer, faster and more affordable.”  Bill has been designing, manufacturing and selling magnetic solutions at AEC since 1982.

Bill Klaus AEC President Desk“Like my dad, I really enjoy listening to customers’ applications and finding magnetic solutions.  It is genuinely satisfying to me to provide value, but I am also truly interested in what people are making and how they’re making it.”  This, he emphasizes, is a big part of what makes AEC different than purchasing magnets on the internet.  “Anyone can sell anything, especially on the internet. What we offer is genuine interest and unmatched experience.  We believe that is real value—value that is extraordinarily important at this time.”

Join us in celebrating our 59th birthday. Our birthday wish is for the success of your business, and a safe, healthful world by the time we celebrate number 60!  Salud!

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As tens of millions of factory workers begin to return to China’s production lines, demand for automation, especially industrial robotics, is growing.  Automotive, electronics and smartphone companies are challenged in China, and worldwide, by lack of staff during the coronavirus situation.  China manufacturing has been disrupted by quarantines, isolation periods, checkpoints and roadblocks, leaving many companies with without sufficient staff to run full production lines.  

Bill making industrial magnets“China is the world’s largest market for industrial robotics,” said Bill Klaus, president of AEC Magnetics, industrial automation specialists based in Cincinnati, Ohio.  “Prior to the coronavirus disruption, we saw an uptick in interest in automation equipment. While China was already experiencing a ‘robotics revolution,’ with a goal of reducing labor costs and increasing productivity, this disruption exposed a significant vulnerability for manufacturers. Now, China manufacturers, and manufacturers worldwide, are anxious to prevent a similar future situation, contributing to an even sharper upswing in industrial robotics and factory automation.”  

Mr. Klaus stresses that interest in factory automation preceded the coronavirus disruption and was not limited to China “AEC supplies industrial automation equipment worldwide, and we have been aware of this upward trend—in China and in manufacturing worldwide—before coronavirus.  Besides reducing labor costs and increasing productivity, manufacturers are interested in safety, predictability and now, of course, dependability.”  

AEC Magnetics has experienced an upsurge in both custom and off-the-shelf electromagnetic solutions.  “We prefer to incorporate our magnetic solutions into the design stage of automation,” said Mr. Klaus.  “This is the most cost-effective, efficient solution, and our customers are always surprised at the affordability.”  AEC provides magnetic solutions for existing production lines: End-of-arm-tooling for robotics, pick and place, hold, bundle, lift, transfer and many other magnetic services for automation. Please contact Bill Klaus, or any magnetic specialist at AEC Magnetics, if you see a possibility of automation working for your application. 

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AEC Magnetics is experiencing shipment delays from our China permanent magnet suppliers. This is due to measures that country is taking to treat, and prevent, the spread of, SARS-CoV-2, “coronavirus.” China’s government-imposed quarantines, designed to prevent the spread of coronavirus, are slowing production and shipment of most everything manufactured in China. A vast majority of the world’s permanent magnetic material is mined and produced in China. 

bill aec price increaseWhile AEC Magnetics’ inventory remains robust, its president, Bill Klaus, suggests businesses that rely on permanent magnetic tools and equipment re-think their longer-term needs.  “I strongly suggest re-evaluating your short- and long-term needs, get orders in the pipeline, and ensure a continuous supply of your critical materials.”  

AEC can also help this way, said Mr. Klaus.  “AEC will warehouse your future needs at no extra cost, and release them on your schedule, to minimize any delays to you, or your customers. We anticipate continuing coronavirus effects on China supply and shipping, but we cannot accurately anticipate the length, or breadth, of thse delays.”   

Klaus said that AEC’s experience offers an advantage, however:  “We at AEC Magnetics have spent 30 years developing a diverse supply chain in China.  While we are able to leverage our needs across multiple vendors, we do anticipate delivery delays.”

Thursday, February 27, China President Xi Jinping said, “We have the confidence, the ability and the certainty to win this war against the epidemic.” Famed Chinese respiratory disease specialist Zhong Nanshan predicted China’s outbreak should be “basically under control” by the end of April.

“Today’s news is hopeful,” said Mr. Klaus, “and we have terrific suppliers whom we’ve been doing business with for decades.  The uncertainty remains, however.” 

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junction box gary editCheck out the AEC Magnetics JBT-6M multi-port junction box.  This junction box will simplify your wiring connections instantly.  Its six 8 mm ports combine into one, simple 12 mm run. Try one now and see. Or, include an AEC multi-port junction box early in your design  process to make installing and maintaining wiring easier and safer for the lifetime of your project. For technical information and questions about   the AEC multi-port junction box, please call and ask for Bill.  Bill designed it, and will explain the benefits of simplifying your wire connections with the JBT-6M.

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