Bimba Introduces Efficient, Multipurpose Parallel and Angular Grippers

Bimba Introduces Efficient, Multipurpose Parallel and Angular Grippers

University Park, IL – November 12, 2014 -- Bimba Manufacturing Company, an industry- leading provider of pneumatic, hydraulic, and electric solutions, and its subsidiary Mead Fluid Dynamics (MFD), an innovative manufacturer of pneumatic components, today added extruded pneumatic parallel and angular grippers to its full line of MFD products.

The new parallel (Model MHFZ) and angular (Model MHFY) grippers feature robust, clean and compact extruded aluminum bodies for maximum mounting efficiency. A magnetic piston for position sensing is included on all models. The parallel grippers are available in double and single acting with seven bore sizes and two finger types, offering a range of gripping force output to 144 lbf. The angular grippers are available in double and single acting with six bore sizes, offering a range of torque output to 65 lbs.  Both are interchangeable with popular international brands.

The gripper line is particularly suited to a broad range of general automation processes, including pick & place, material transfer, clamping, camming and indexing.

“The parallel and angular grippers are a logical extension of the full line of rotary actuators, air preparation equipment, solenoid valves, and extruded thrusters that comprise our MFD product series. The new gripper series maintains the high quality standard for which MFD Pneumatics is known and that our customers have come to expect,” said Tom Kane, General Manager for Mead Fluid Dynamics.

For more information including product catalog, CAD files, and a step-by-step sizing spreadsheet for model selection, visit our Parallel Grippers and Angular Grippers pages.  


About Bimba

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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