A&P Tool Rebrands Itself as APT Manufacturing Solutions

APT Manufacturing Solutions’ diverse business is unique in the industry and allows us to serve customers through two complimentary divisions, Machining and Automation.

On January 1, 2015, A&P Tool rebranded itself as APT Manufacturing Solutions. A company of 20 years doing work in the manufacturing sector is focusing its vision on assisting manufacturers overcome obstacles to everyday problems.


"Over the years, we've realized that we are no longer a "tool" company, but rather a solutions provider to the manufacturing industry. Our new brand embodies the fact that manufacturers have obstacles to overcome, and we can help. Our deep and diverse engineering and manufacturing expertise allows us to make your business stronger, from manual machining all the way to robot automation. It's important to know that this new brand is not the result of a buyout or any other significant change that would impact the values that A&P Tool has stood by for years. We are the same great company, with the same great people, operating at the same degree of excellence as we always have. We just want to make sure our name aligns with who we truly are - and we're excited to be the solution to your manufacturing needs for years to come," Anthony R. Nighswander - President

APT Manufacturing Solutions' diverse business is unique in the industry and allows us to serve customers through two complimentary divisions, Machining and Automation. The machining division is equipped with manual machines, CNC mills and lathes, acme screw machines, welding/fabrication, and gage and fixture design/build. Its automation division builds both robotic and hard tooled machines for the manufacturing world. Primary applications are case packaging, carton loading, robotic assembly, machine tending, palletizing, and automotive assembly lines.

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High resolution. Limited space. Not a problem for our latest miniature encoders that provides precise feedback and is easy to install within smaller-sized applications. Now available in 400 and 500 CPRs. Coming in at about the size of a nickel, we've added our proprietary Opto-ASIC sensor technology and improved quadrature for even greater motion control. Product Features: 10 resolutions up to 360 CPR, plus new 400 and 500 CPR resolution; 288 configurations available, including single and differential output; Compact form factor • 0.866 inch (in) / 22.00 millimeter (mm) package outside diameter • 0.446 in / 11.33 mm package height • Fits NEMA 8, 11, 14 and 17 motors; Simple and efficient assembly process • Four-piece construction • Push-on hub disk design, patent pending; 100 kilohertz frequency response; Shafted version up to 0.25 in / 6.25 mm diameter.