AEC Industrial Magnetics Manufacturing

 
4699 Interstate Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45246

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Bill making industrial magnetsAugust 2, 1982, AEC Magnetics president Dick Klaus was in a pinch. He needed an employee--a good employee--right away, but could not find the right person. Though his son, Bill Klaus, was well-qualified, having had just graduated from Ohio State with degrees in mechanical engineering and business, Bill was embarking on a career search and had several hot irons in the fire. Bill put his career search on hold to help out his dad temporarily. Today, 36 years later, Bill is president of AEC Magnetics and he is still designing and building the world's greatest electromagnets and permanent magnetic assemblies. Recognized in the automation industry as a leading magnetics specialist, Bill’s AEC solutions are lifting, holding, sorting, stacking, transferring parts and operating in robotics at manufacturing facilities worldwide. Bill said he is grateful he stayed, especially because of the people. "It is just incredible I’ve gotten to meet so many customers and hear so many unique and interesting challenges,  inventions and questions,” he said. “I Dick klaus bill klaus boatspend most all day listening to so many tremendous new ideas, and I learn a lot from each of them.  Solving challenging applications using magnetics is deeply satisfying.  Really, what other career could I have had that would give me a front-row seat to manufacturing and automation? Its evolution has been nothing short of incredible and industrial magnetics is a significant part of that process, specifically that it can make automation so much safer and more economical." Whether a simple button magnet or a complicated design-to-build solution, Bill says customers are particularly gratified to find AEC. "Many people I talk to are so frustrated beyond words," said Bill.  "They've spent hours surfing the 'net scouring websites to try to figure out how magnets work.  Or even if a magnet will work in their situation. They've called or e-mailed a bunch of places. The only live people they talk to are salespeople glad to sell them anything they want to buy. aec klaus familyHere's a big one--they have to explain their situation over and over and over to another person and another and another, often in the same company.  That really gets folks annoyed. Not here.  By the time they call AEC, they get me or one or two people who direct them to me. Callers are usually pretty surprised they don't have to run the gauntlet, press any numbers, explain everything five times, and they're really surprised I'm not a salesman, I can actually answer their questions, I actually recommend something. I always appreciate their business, but I try to help them whether they choose to buy from AEC or not, and, if they do, they know it's 100 percent guaranteed to work as I promised."  Do you have a situation where a magnet may work for you?  Put Bill's knowledge to work and call him. He will tell you if a magnet can do the trick, how it works and how it can make your application safer, easier, faster or less expensive.  If it’s magnetic…it’s AEC. And Bill Klaus.

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roof debris AEC magneticsConstruction debris problems...Hard rain, hail, wind and rough weather across the United States this late spring and early summer mean big business for roofers, but also for--get this--tire stores! One Texas TV station recently reported an incredible uptick in flat tires.  An Amarillo store said as many as 20 customers were coming in each day for roofing nail damage alone!!  "There's tons of roofing nails.  I mean, if we saved every roofing nail, I could probably re-roof my house," said one tire store manager.  "[Some nails] are getting in the shoulder and sidewalls of the tire,and nail tire aec...causing flat tiresso it ruins them  to where they're unrepairable."   Roofers, don't be the problem, be the solution. Invest in an AEC Magnetic Floor Sweeper.  These inexpensive-yet-sturdy sweepers never need power. They are always on duty, ready to pick up metal debris from your construction site. AEC customers use them to magnetic floor sweeper 300Solution: AEC Magnetic Sweeper!clear roads, highways, runways, driveways, sidewalks, playgrounds, barn floors, manufacturing floors, industrial sites, garages, shop floors and ship decks.  Nails, nuts, bolts, metal pieces, scrap can be picked up in one easy pass.  The AEC magnetic floor sweeper will last a lifetime and it will never need recharging.  AEC Magnetics offers many magnetic tools that don't require electricity and make the workplace safer.  Download our catalog to see these handy tools, and all of our industrial magnetics.  Electromagnets, permanent magnets, magnetic repair and certification and custom design-to-build solutions. When it comes to magnetics, AEC does it all.  If it's magnetic...it's AEC! 

 

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NYTimes artical rare earths AECThe New York Tiimes article dated July 12, 2018, is an interesting take on rare earths and the U.S.-China trade war.   The Times is right.  Rare earths are critical and China has the corner in producing them. Our China suppliers keep us very informed and up-to-date on production and planning, and AEC knows China slashed its rare earths production quota by 70 percent this year, in some part because they were plentiful in the world market in 2017. Some analysts believe that, in case of a repeat of China's 2011-'12 rare earths embargo, operations in other countries will step up to fill in the void.  Regardless, AEC suggests taking advantage of current price and inventory and buying now. One great way to lock in pricing is a blanket order. Buy now, and AEC will hold your entire rare earth magnet order and release your magnets on your schedule. We also have teriffic bulk prcing. Please call AEC Magnetics for all of your industrial magnetic needs.  if it's magnetic...it's AEC.

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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 are hungry, homeless and have been hurt by adults. They are deeply in need of love, home, family and education. A helping hand, comforting hug and strong supportive shoulder gives these kids a chance at a healthful, happy life.  AEC supports Corazon de Nina and visits regularly. During the month of June,  AEC will match your donation to Corazon.  Your gift card or cash will purchase meat, milk and yogurt for their lunch and dinner. Corazon receives zero government money. It is run 100 percent on donations. Imagine--food, clothing, cleaning supplies; personal care, gasoline, electricity, and virtually every expense you can imagine is donated.  Please consider helping. Simply This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. e to send me an e-mail message. If you'd rather donate directly to Corazon de Nina, click here and select Donate.  Either way, 100 percent of your donation will go to the kids' lunch and dinner the very week you send it.  I do the shopping, and will let you know what I bought and when I dropped it off at their home.  Your donation, and our helping hands, hugs and supportive shoulders, will make these children very happy in June.  Be enraptured by these children, visit their website, read their story and please consider giving. Gracias.

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AEC Magnetics BP0700

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, welding eyebolts or steel electromagnet cases, certifying a magnet's holding power on a dynamometer, painting and finishing magnets, packing permanent or electromagnets as required to meet international and customer specifications, electrical assembly, operating machining equipment, diagnosing non-functioning magnets in our repair department and building magnetic tools. There's more, and the role is ever changing.  

They are the finest industrial magnetics craftsmen you'll find anywhere.  greg dynamometerAEC Magnetics insists on making its electromagnets by hand, one at a time, and testing each one before it leaves our Cincinnati, Ohio, manufacturing facility. This cannot happen without qualified, particular, customer-focused magnet technicians. Plus, with hand-made anything is becoming more and more of a rarity, their skills and high standards are in high demand. Custom or off-the-shelf, AEC Magnetics' industrial 

If you are interested in becoming a magnet specialist, please send an e-mail message to HR at AEC Magnetics' Cincinnati, Ohio, facility. If you can show us a committment to learning, genuine curiosity in magnets, committment to precision, accuracy and quality, outstanding work ethic and  stick-to-it-iveness, a career may be awaiting  you at AEC Magnetics.

 

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