AAI, A Power-Flo Technologies Company

AAI, A Power-Flo Technologies Company has been in business for nearly 70 years. We employ 120 people and our main facilities are located in Auburn, New York. AAI built a new, fully integrated 50,000 sq. ft. facility in early 1998. Since then, we have added a full-service 33,000 sq. ft. warehouse & counter sales office in Syracuse. On January 1, 2011, AAI completed it's acquisition of Great Lakes Controls of New York, based in Rochester, NY. The 20,000 sq. ft. Rochester branch combines both a high-tech automation training center, warehouse and counter sales operation together under one roof.

In Feburary of 2014, AAI acquired MTC Apparatus of Oriskany, NY to expand our apparatus repair and service capabilities.  Most recently AAI acquired Armor Electric and Crane Service in Buffalo, NY to complement our new Buffalo branch location.  The Buffalo location will combine a warehouse and counter sales operation, high tech automation training center and an electrical apparatus repair and service center in one 50,000 sq. ft. facility.

We serve a market area that extends north to Massena, NY, south to Scranton, PA, east to Albany, NY and west to Buffalo, NY. AAI has evolved into a unique company, with the capabilities of an electrical products distributor, manufacturer, and service organization all rolled into one. We are a true "From Power to Process" supplier of electrical products and services. Our employees have over 1000 years of combined experience in the electrical equipment business.

Electrical Product Sales

We are specialists in providing electrical controls, power distribution equipment, transformers, variable frequency drives, plant automation equipment and electric motors to industry, OEM's and contractors. We also offer traditional wholesale electrical supply items such as industrial lighting, wire, conduit, fittings, etc. Our inside sales professionals help customers select and apply the electrical products we sell.  Our engineers use our training capabilities to keep our customers up to date with the newest technologies available. This will help the upstate New York industrial marketplace stay competitive at a World Class level.

Engineered Products

Our engineering staff provides application assistance to help customers solve automation challenges using the latest technology in programmable logic controllers (PLC's), AC drives, HMI/SCADA systems, motion control systems, open industrial networks, and energy efficient (EPACT Premium) motors. Our UL 508a panel shop has a range of capabilities to design and build industrial electrical panels leveraging these latest automation and motion technologies, including the ability to fully test all industrial communications.

Apparatus Services

AAI now has the largest and most modern apparatus repair facility in New York State. We are experts in the rewinding and rebuilding of AC motors and DC motors, from a special servo motor to a 5000 HP induction motor. Our two repair shifts allow us to provide emergency turnaround to our customers. Our apparatus Repair Shop equipment includes 600 KVA AC testing through 4160 volts, 300 KVA DC testing through 700 volts, 60 KVA core loss testing, 15,000 lb. precision balancing capabilities, 20,000 lb. lifting capacity and a complete in-house machine shop. AAI is UL certified to repair explosion proof motors. We are also a factory authorized service and warranty center for all the major motor manufacturers, including ABB, GE, Reliance, Baldor, USEM, Marathon, Siemens, and Toshiba.

Skilled Field Service:

Our field service personnel specialize in providing on-site service to customers' rotating equipment and electronic (AC and DC) motor-control devices. We provide:

  • Vibration analysis and precision rebalance using the latest hardware and software
  • Hydroelectric service, including cryogenic cleaning, on-site rewinding, and mechanical services
  • Hoist and crane inspections to meet ASME/ANSI specifications
  • On-site repairs to AC and DC motors
  • Custom design Predictive Maintenance Programs to monitor critical equipment on a routine basis
  • Thermography
  • Shaft current analysis and surveys

Transportation and Communication

AAI operates a fleet of 30+ vehicles to provide pickup, delivery and field service to all our customers' locations. Normal pickup and delivery service is provided to our customers at no charge.

Our Voice over IP communications system incorporates toll free numbers, direct extension dialing, voice mail, and dedicated fax lines for each department. We host our own Microsoft Exchange E-mail Server which allows our outside sales and support staff remote access. We maintain an after-hours emergency answering system to allow customers to contact us on weekends and holidays. We interface with our customers using various forms of electronic communication, including the internet. You may reach us at our e-mail address sales@aainy.com or our web site http://www.aainy.com.

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