Welcome to the market leader of feeding system technology!

With our innovative feeding systems – standard, high performance, or flexible – we find the appropriate and most reliable solution for your parts. Our components are known as industry standard. With our technology we give you the competitive advantage and stand for nearly 50 years for highest quality requirements.

RNA – we handle it.

Rhein-Nadel Automation GmbH is a traditional family-owned enterprise that has its head office in Aachen. With seven production locations and our international network of partners, we are there for you worldwide. For many decades now, our name has stood for top-class performance regarding technology, quality and reliability.



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RNA receives first order for digital feeding system


Shortly after the successful takeover of Hofmann & Stirner Zuführsysteme GmbH, which now operates under the new name of RNA Digital Solutions GmbH, we received our first digital order. The early proof of concept gave the customer the decisive advantage, since the part to be fed was not yet physically available for testing. Using simulation software and artificial intelligence developed by RNA Digital Solutions, we were able to give confirmation to our customer about the feasibility of their part and associated feeding solution directly and in real time. All that was needed was a 3D model of the part to be fed.

First IoT ConnectBoxes installed in demo factory at RWTH Aachen University


Retrofitting at its best! In the demo factory of RWTH Aachen University, we were able to digitize three existing production units. A wide range of sensors were installed in order to pick up the required data via the IoT ConnectBox and transfer it to our IoT platform. Furthermore, the data is integrated into the demo factory’s ERP system with the help of interface programming.

Centrifugal feeders BaseType Z


Our feeding system BaseType Z is based on a centrifugal feeder, which was integrated in the complete machine. Through the standardization of additional components, we were able to further optimize the system and meet our customer's requirement of approx. 400 correctly oriented lids per minute. Due to the size of the parts, with a diameter of 70 mm, we used a feeding system from the BaseType Z product range.

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Feeding Systems


Feeding Systems

Feeding technology by Rhein-Nadel Automation: the correctly oriented feeding of workpieces for your assembly process is our core competence. That is what we stand for 50 years of expertise and the highest demands on quality and service for our customers.



We can supply you with a complete range of high-performance drive units and controllers as well as with accessories of recognised high quality and functionality. Next to the standard components, we manufacture and supply system-specific elements for special performance requirements. These also include designs for special sectors like e.g. the pharmaceutical and food industries. Best service, quick delivery and high availability are always our top priority. Approvals according to the UL and CSA standards round off our product range.


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The Rhein-Nadel Automation GmbH (RNA) is an enterprise that operates worldwide with seven production locations and over twenty cooperation partners in many countries.