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Automation, Robotics Demand Increase At AEC
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Automation, Robotics Demand Increase At AEC

Permanent & Electromagnets for Automation | AEC Magnetics

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AEC Magnetics is seeing automation growth, especially in robotics. AEC Magnetics has been engineering more magnetic end-of-arm-tooling for manufacturers of all sizes than ever before.  “It used to be just the big players looking for industrial magnets integrated into their automation processes,” said Bill Klaus, president of AEC Magnetics.  “I’m now designing for small and medium manufacturers as much as for our major manufacturing customers as they see the benefits of automation, especially robots and cobots, in manufacturing.

Cobots, or collaborative robots, are designed to work alongside, or with, humans. robot cobot aecmagneticsCustomers are designing cobots, and the more traditional robots, into their automation applications at an unprecedented pace. According to the Robitics Industries Association, North American companies installed an unprecedented 35,880 robotic units in 2018.  That is a 7-percent increase form 2017.  All indications point to continued, and even accellerated, growth, with the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics forecasting the robotic engineering job market growing by at least five percent by 2024.   

Midwest map aecmagneticsAEC is located in the perfect place for designing automation equipment and robotics.  The U.S. Midwest is 'robotics central' in the United States,” said Klaus.  “Michigan, Ohio and Indiana account for roughly 30-percent of industrial robots used in the U.S. AEC also serves robotics customers worldwide. We see so many exciting, new and interesting appllications, and best serve our customers when we are in on the front-end, or design-end, of automation.  AEC always appreciates the opportunity to modify or add permanent or electromagnets into customers' existing automation processes, but cost and performance is at a peak when we are involved in the design phase."  Klaus said that this deisgn phase increasingly means robots or cobots--a trend that is forecast to continue.  "It is stunning to see predictions of 3-million industrial robots in use globally by 2020.”   Klaus said the biggest factors in the appeal of using robotics in automation is the potential to increase safety and decrease operating expense.  According to an analysis by Deutsche Bank, Amazon’s cobots reduced that company’s operating expenses by 20-percent.  Klaus believes cost savings can be gained by any organization willing to adopt the technology. 

bill drawing hand pen custom 300“Another issue is constancy,” he said. “Manufacturing varies widely. Demand cycles rise and fall. Product lines change.The automation equipment AEC Magnetics designs is flexible and adaptable, and consistently delivers a dependable, reliable and predictable function. It is efficient. AEC electromagnets and permanent magnets are reliable and guaranteed.  They compliment the automation operation they support.”  What’s more, magnet-based robotics only improve the longer they serve in the application.  Klaus explained, “The robot learns, adapts and improves over time. Designed with a guaranteed AEC electromagnet or permanent magnet, a robot is an excellent automation solution for this reason as well.” 

Logo smallAEC-designed industrial magnetics automation solutions are in service in most every industry, moving materials through the manufacturing process, in pick-and-place applications, and lifting, holding and separating materials. Bill Klaus personally consults, and designs, custom solutions for any size application. He is certain that automation brings value. “While manufacturing cycle may rise and fall, magnetic-based robots remain dependable, cost-effective and safe, cycle after cycle and perform flawlessly in high-heat, heavy load and hazardous conditions.  Assemblers tell us they love working with our automation equipment, and it takes no time at all for them to see that AEC industrial magnets make their job easier and safer.  Business owners, too, are very satisfied. I hear this a lot, that they were skeptical of the cost, unsure of their employees’ reaction and anticipated a steep learning curve, but 100 percent are delighted with their solution.” Please call and speak to Bill Klaus to discuss an automation solution, robotic or standard, for your application.  If it's's AEC!