AEC Industrial Magnetics Manufacturing

4699 Interstate Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45246

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oil slick Barrier reefThe latest permanent magnetic materials team to claim success in protecting isles, wildlife and beaches from oil spills has just been announced this month.  A research team led by led by Dr. Marcus Halik developed iron oxide particles that can attract hydrocarbons. These magnetic particles, and their shells, are dumped into slicks—then removed and cleaned in an environmentally friendly manner.   

As we observe Earth Day,  AEC Magnetics is enthusiastic about advancements in similar solutions that use magnetic materials to scrub oil slicks and remove other pollution from water sources.

Researchers at the University of Calgary announced in January it developed a super-sponge for soaking up aquatic oil spills.  The non-toxic, biodegradable material consists of magnetic nanostructured elements that allows for salvage of spilled oil.   

Several years ago, MIT found that magnetic nanomaterials are terrific oil-and-water separators.  The MIT researchers mixed repellent ferrous nanoparticles with oil, which was then separated from the water using magnets. Afterward, the nanoparticles could be magnetically removed from the oil and reused. MIT researchers say there is a lot of research on separating water and these so-called ferrofluids—fluids with magnetic nanoparticles in them—leaving the door open to infinite possibilities, including directing the flow of spills. 

Check out what a ferrofluid looks like by going here.


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Bill making industrial magnetsPick up the phone and call  AEC Magnetics today to talk about automating or upgrading your manufacturing process. AEC will tell you right now how you can make your automation system better connected--and more flexible, efficient and safe--at a surprisingly affordable cost.  In business since 1961, AEC Magnetics has almost 60 years of experience developing control systems and industrial automation solutions.  We design and build industrial robotics processes for parts transfer, material handling and custom automation processes. The earlier we’re in the design process, the more cost-effective and seamless our solution.  
AEC Control Box Electromagnet 400AEC Magnetics automation solutions affordably increase safety, and make your automation adaptable. Using PLC programmable logic controllers and pushbutton, limit, photo and proximity switches in your custom control platform are flexible, adaptable and make your operation upgrade-ready. AEC Magnetics’ short-term automation solutions are designed specifically for you--to fit seamlessly into longer-term solutions you may be considering down the road. From simple upgrades to interfacing older systems with brand-new automation solutions, AEC will work with you, give you all the time necessary to collaborate PowerAccessories400on a solution that fits your application and respect your budget. As always, our work is guaranteed to work exactly as you wish. 
For automation controls, electromagnets, permanent magnets and magnetic tools, AEC Magnetics provides excellent and personal customer service by magnetic specialists who have years, if not decades, of experience.  We will give you all the time necessary to ask questions, discuss your application and recommend robust solutions that respect your budget.  AEC designs, builds and manufactures outstanding magnetic solutions, and we are standing by ready to help you select the perfect solution for your application. 

woolywillie aecmagneticsBack in the day, most of us had our first encounter with magnets at Woolworth's, when we'd plunk down 29-cents for a Wooly Willy, that plastic bubble-covered cardboard face. It came with a cool llittle magnet, and the plastic bubble over Willy's face was filled with metal shavings. You'd just pull it around to make carzy mustaches, weird beards and wacky hair-dos; then shake and repeat.  Those more curious about magnets sprinkled iron filings on a piece of paper set on top of a magnet to see the invisible lines of magnetic force.  And now, on the Magnetic Games Channel on YouTube, you can see these lines in three dimensions. Gizmodo has a fascinating feature about a permanent magnet bouncing on a trampoline contrapion covered in magnetitie.  Thank you, super-slow-mo camera!  neos in box 400
AEC Magnetics has all strengths and sizes of superstrength permanent magnets in a myriad of holding powers and dimensions. We have magnetic experts who would love to answer your questions about permanent magnets for industrial automation.  See how tiny magnets are big workhorses in industrial magnetics. They are used to hold, affix, sift, lift--and they never need power!  It's incredible the strength these mighty magnets have for their size. We have been in business since 1961 and can answer most any question about permanent and electromagnets. Please browse through our permanent magnets and magnetic toolng to see for yourself!   If it's's AEC!

Scientists at the University of Tokyo blew the doors off the world for building the world's strongest controlled magnetic field.  Literally.  Check out the video and see the incredibly heavy doors blown to smithereens as the electromagnetic field reached the gargantuan strength of 1,200 teslas.  That is 400 times more powerful than an MRI machine, which produces about three teslas.  This smashed the previous record of 1,000 teslas.

Don't try this at home. The scientists pumped 3.2 megajoules of energy into a small electromagnetic coil. The coil collapsed when it reached 15 times the speed of sound. This squeezed and squeezed the magnetic field inside into a tighter and tighter space. It exploded from the incredible electromagnetic force and blew the doors off the lab.  The scientists were not injured, as they conducted the experiment from a shielded control room. We hope they wore their safety goggles that day.  

Congratulations on the new record, from AEC Magnetics.

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