Acro® Associates Extends its Pinch Valve Product Line with Versagrip®

Acro® Associates Extends its Pinch Valve Product Line with Versagrip®

University Park, IL - July 1, 2014 - Acro® Associates, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Bimba Manufacturing, today announced the launch of Versagrip® Solenoid Pinch Valves, a next generation solenoid (electric) product line designed to provide greater flexibility for a wide array of fluidic control system applications.

Versagrip Solenoid Pinch Valves join the Acro family of pinch valves, which include pneumatic pinch valves and Intelivalve® their fullest-featured pinch valve with built-in intelligence and whisper-quiet operation. Because pinch valves use tubing, they can have a longer life than conventional valves and, because they don’t stick or leak, pinch valves require less maintenance and yield significantly reduced down time.

The Versagrip product line gives engineers more options by allowing them to select tubing with an average durometer rating of up to 60 Shore A, and media pressure of up to 15 psi or 1 bar. In addition, flexible tubing models are available to support a wide array of disposable bag materials and sizes.

“The Versagrip product line demonstrates Acro’s ability to continually leverage our experience to address the needs of the medical, bioprocessing, food & beverage and other industries. Novel in their design, these valves have been fashioned to meet the most current safety and regulatory certifications. Combined with our comprehensive Pneumatics and Intelivalve products, the Versagrip line now gives Acro a more complete and diverse market offering,” said Winston Wong, Director of Sales and Marketing for Acro.

The Versagrip product line consists of three core models, each offered in four different configurations: single tube N/O (normally open) or N/C (normally closed), dual tube toggling N/O-N/C, or in a headless cassette format for disposable bags. An optional optical sensor is available for each of the models.

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Bimba Manufacturing is a forward-thinking innovator of actuation technology, specializing in providing cutting-edge solutions to engineering challenges. Including its brands, TRD, Mead, MFD, Pneumadyne and Acro, Bimba markets an extensive line of industry-leading products including pneumatic, hydraulic, and electric actuators; valves; fittings; air preparation and a variety of safety and production solutions. In addition to its broad line of standard catalog products, the company’s business develops many custom and semi-custom products designed for specific customers and applications. These products, used in machinery and automation, are sold to original equipment manufacturers and end-users throughout the world in an expanding variety of industries. For more information, visit



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