The AE-2 is a compact, heavy-duty unit that is self-contained and provided with two drilled arms on which the escapement finger tooling can be mounted. It is an extremely simple and versatile mechanism on which an infinite variety of tooling can be mounted in many different positions. The escapement itself can also be mounted in any desired position.

An important feature of the escapement is the interior valving, which assures that each arm reaches the forward position before the other can retract, thus providing positive cut-off in the feed line and isolation of the part or parts to be fed before the next cycle takes place. The escapement is operated by a suitable four-way valve, controlled either mechanically or electrically, from the machine-timing shaft. The maximum speed is 200 cycles per minute.