AEC Industrial Magnetics Manufacturing

 
4699 Interstate Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45246

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image.jpegBill Klaus is celebrating 38 years with AEC.  His magnetic and automation solutions are in service in factories worldwide.  Bill's message upon serving for 38 years?  "I'm grateful for my customers, employees and family."  In a time when employees spend, on average, fewer than five years with one company, Bill's anniversary is quite an accomplishment.  To read AEC's story, and more about Bill and his lovely father, Richard, our founder, please click here. 

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..with 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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spot copper 60d LargeCopper prices surged to 13-week high Friday, June 5, 2020, up 2.9-percent to USD $5692 per tonne on the Londop Metal Exchange. This is the highest price for copper since March 5, which is about the same time widespread Covid-19 concerns took hold.

"I watch the price of copper closely because it is the main component in AEC electromagnets," said Bill Klaus, president of AEC Magnetics.  "This week alone, copper rose almost six percent, which is the biggest weekly rise I have seen in almost two years."  

3 copper spools aecAEC, which makes and tests 100-percent of its electromagnets at it's Cincinnati, Ohio, USA factory, advises customers to strongly consider advancing electromagnet orders to lock in current pricing.  "Magnet wire, a special type of copper, is an expensive product, with occasional volitility in its price. I try to be flexible and absorb this volitility when possibe. When I see such a strong trend, however, in this or really any major component of our products, I alert our customers so they aren't surprised if we must adjust our prices to meet the cost of materials."                                                                                                                                                 

bill computer copperCopper prices: a leading economic indicator. "Power generation and transmission, electronics, construction, automation equipment are are all heavily consumed, are all consumed worldwide and are all copper-dependent," he said. "The bottom line, rising copper prices is disappointing news for our electromagnet customers, but in the bigger picture, it's good news because it is a very strong sign of economic improvement."

 Please call Bil Klaus to discuss your industrial magnetics application. Bill looks forward to speaking to you.

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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 magnetic...it'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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