RNA UK is part of Rhein-Nadel Automation GmbH owned by the Pavel Family who for more than 40 years has stood for peak performance, quality and reliability in the field of handling and feeding technology. As market leader we deliver customized automated systems and due to our sophisticated technology we give our customers the competitive edge.
RNA Automation can be reached at:
RNA Automation Ltd, Unit C Castle Bromwich Business Park, Tameside Drive, Birmingham B35
T: +44 (0) 121 749 2566
E: [email protected]
More details can be found at the Contact page.
RNA automation specialise in:
RNA is a manufacturer, and much more! With five subsidiaries and eight manufacturing facilities across Europe and a network of sales and service outlets across the globe, RNA have the capability to support you wherever you are in the world.
Quality has always been of central importance to RNA, with each employee committed to make their own personal contribution to the achievement of quality standards and customer satisfaction.
We understand that long term success in business can only be achieved by providing high quality equipment, which fulfils the customer’s requirements.
After the initial discussion to determine we are a good fit for your requirement, we will then ask you to provide us the component specifications, samples/drawings, production speeds and design specifications.
Product literatures are available from our website Products page, and product specification sheets including operating instructions and spare parts lists can be found from Information page. You can also contact us directly for more information.
Refer to the quote.
Packing and carriage charges are not included in the price but can be quoted for VAT will be charged at the rate current at the time of despatch. Full details are set out in our sales terms and conditions.
Our warranty period begins from the date of delivery on all items manufactured by RNA Automation. RNA Automation will pass on to the Customer the warranty for any third party supplied items incorporated within the equipment. Full details are set out in our sales terms and conditions. Standard warranties last 12 months or 2000 hours (whichever the sooner).
Automation of an existing or new manufacturing process can bring various improvements, better procedures and processes, reduce wastage, time and cost savings, enhanced health and safety, increased quality and efficiency, and most importantly up-skilling of existing workforce.
The demands on today’s industry have never been greater. Shorter product life cycles, small batch sizes and constant product upgrades are now the norm. RNA has responded to this environment by developing a range of automation solutions flexible enough to meet these challenges. Solutions which are capable of handling multi-products and product additions, with high efficiency and which have simple and fast changeover to minimise downtime.
RNA are the leading Vibratory Bowl feeding company in Europe with extensive knowledge in handling components, we also provide specialist handling systems. Sachet & pouch feeders, specialist bottle handling and palletizing systems are just some of the market leading solutions RNA can offer to complement our range. We also have experience in Robotic and Vision Inspection applications.
We supply to a wide and varied selection of industries (Automotive, Electronic, Inject Moulding) but we have particular expertise within the Pharmaceutical, Medical device and FMCG.
All our equipment is supplied with either CE or Certificate of Incorporation depending on scope of supply. RNA offer an extensive range of bowl feeders, linear feeders and control units certified by TÜV Rheinland to meet these safety standards for the USA and Canada. The “cTUVus mark” serves as proof of compliance with the UL standards of the United States and the Canadian CSA standards, enabling our customers to meet US and Canadian standards as well as European requirements.
The cTUVus mark is officially recognized as an equivalent and direct replacement of the UL (Underwriters Laboratories) and CSA (Canadian Standards Association) marks.
All our equipment is fully tested in house prior to FAT (Factory Acceptance Test) and SAT (Site Acceptance Test). Our in-house test procedures mirror image the FAT requirements of each individual client. All test procedures are documented and form part of the final documentation package.
Each machine will have a complete operational manual which includes Risk Assessments (where applicable) operation sequence, maintenance schedule, critical spares list, CE, third party warranty documents, electrical drawings, software diagram. We supply hardcopy and electronic.
A bowl feeder is a device for sorting and orienting components from bulk to be assembled, packaged or inspected.
|RNA Bowl tops||Bowl||Material||Suitable for|
|Cylindrical bowl||Aluminium / Steel /
|Continuous transport of
components and for
handling small parts
|Conical bowl||Aluminium /
|Stepped bowl||Aluminium /
|Larger loads and larger
See also ‘conical bowl’
(conical or stepped)
geometry and where
mass production of
feeders is required
Cylindrical bowls: These bowls provide a constant feed of components. They are ideal for small components, but have restricted capacity for some applications. Conical Bowls: A conical bowl provides a higher capacity and with an increase in radius, assists the pre-separation of components. Where necessary, the standard track width, track pitch and the amount of tracks can be adapted to suit the application. Type RG makes pre-orientation possible through a sloping track position, which prevents parts jamming between the pitch of the tracks. The closed track type is particularly suitable for food and pharmaceutical applications.
Stepped Bowls: Stepped bowls have a larger feeding track width and are particularly suited to pre-orientate components. The capacity is larger than that of a cylindrical bowl. A further advantage is that the components do not jam in the tracks. All stepped bowls are cast aluminium, which need to be coated.
Polyamide Bowls: Plastic bowls show favourable sliding and running properties: an unfavourable mating of steel on steel is avoided. Customized milling of the bowl and spiral makes it flexible to shape and reproduce the plastic bowl. The sound pressure level is reduced. Plastic bowls are available in a stepped shape (TKF) or in a conical shape (KKF).
A range of bowl tops in cast aluminium, stainless steel, plastic and polyamide is available, with a wide range of coating and tooling options to maximise the efficiency of the system.
Some applications require specific materials, ie: suitable for a clean room environment, or food production; the size of equipment also varies depending on the component.
Caps, screws, bolts, nuts, seals, springs, medical components, moulded plastics. Almost anything!
With over 2000 systems supplied annually, RNA operate in the area of special purpose engineering, providing automatic parts handling equipment for high volume production in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, electronics, food and automotive industries, etc. – Anywhere, where there is a need to automate the handling and orientation of component parts.
RNA fabricate vibratory bowl feeders to suit a wide range of components and applications, with feed speeds ranging from 1 part every few seconds, to thousands a minute.
A bowl feeder uses vibratory technology for moving the parts; Centrifugal feeder uses a spinning disc for centrifugal force for gentle handling and high output rates; Pneumatic feeder uses an air motor in replacement of magnetic coils, mostly used in corrosive and explosive environments.
No. RNA bowl feeder can be adapted to handle different component variants with little or no interchangeable/adjustable tooling.
Yes. RNA standard bowls are made from 304 stainless, while bowls for food and medical applications are made of 316 stainless steel.
Yes. We can paint traditional enamels and also polyurethane FDA coatings in house.
Yes. RNA supply equipment that carries approvals and certifications necessary to meet the needs of today’s global industrial machinery markets, including the European CE mark, US and Canadian based standards CSA/UL.
Yes we do.
RNA export our machines to more than 30 countries worldwide. We prepare for all export documentation and international shipping required in house.