Transfers pieceparts from a feed track to a work station or holding fixture in a positive manner. Ideal for applications requiring the escapement to retract out from under a placement head. The rear escapement finger is used to separate one piecepart at a time by moving forward during the escapement stroke. The front rammer finger is tooled to push the separated piecepart forward into the fixture. The escapement tooling cams up and over the piecepart on the back stroke.