Engineered Bar Handling Solutions

Automation Engineering is a custom machine builder and system integrator with extensive experience in the steel, aerospace, and automotive industries.  We specialize in bar feeding and material handling of long and heavy parts and complete CNC tool integration efforts to provide automated solutions to non-standard applications.


  • AEC performs all design, fabrication, and testing at our facility including complete factory run-off
  • We work closely the major machine tool suppliers including Doosan, DMG MORI, and Okuma
  • AEC provides feeding solutions and also turn-key robotic handling and automation
  • Successful history of automating difficult manual tasks

Tube and Pipe

  • Up to 20” Diameter
  • Up to 50’ Long
  • Vibration Absorbing Steady Rests

Single and Double Sided

  • Double sided system allows bars to full length of the bar to pass through the CNC machine tool.  Also allows multiple passes
  • Up to 50’ Long
  • Vibration Absorbing Steady Rests

Double Ended

  • This configuration allows two CNC’s, one on either side with a transfer station in the middle to allow side 1 machining, index and justify, and side 2 machining
  • High cycle time and throughput

Hybrid bar feeder and robot solutions

  • This system allow bars to feed to the CNC and then parts off a finished product to be unloaded and placed on pallets or in bins


  • AEC uses Allen Bradly PLCs, and top-quality servo and AC motors.  All equipment is Ethernet/IP accessible and allows for remote diagnostics