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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First digital feeding system delivered


At the beginning of the year, we were able to secure our first digital order following the successful acquisition of Hofmann & Stirner Zuführtechnik GmbH, now RNA Digital Solutions GmbH. Our customer was convinced by the feasibility assessment, which was demonstrated by the digital twin of the feeding system. Thanks to AI and multi-physics simulation software, we were able to fully simulate the solution without the need for a physical workpiece. This was a great advantage for the customer, who at that time could only provide his workpiece in the form of a CAD file.

BEE RNA - the bee project at our headquarters in Aachen


Earlier this year, we asked ourselves what we as RNA could do about bee mortality. At the end of April, we set up a bee colony on the roof of our new company building at our headquarters in Aachen. This marked the birth of the BEE RNA project. We want to make a small contribution to prevent bee mortality and to protect our environment.

IoT ConnectBox goes on sale - RNA's new mobile data acquisition system and IoT platform


The sale of the IoT ConnectBox from RNA has officially started and can now be ordered. The IoT ConnectBox is a mobile data acquisition device coupled with an IoT platform, which enables data to be read in real time and thus machines or products to be digitized in a simple manner, regardless of the industry or product concerned. It impresses with its simplicity and low costs. Thanks to GSM technology, the IoT ConnectBox can be used almost anywhere without the need for direct access to the customer network. Existing systems can also be retrofitted with the IOT ConnectBox and thus digitized.

E-Shop / Konfigurator

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.


References from various industries

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