Gripper Systems from Pangborn Group

Pangborn Group offers the industry's finest gripper systems from Pangborn and Pangborn Europe. Find more detailed information about the offerings from each brand below.

Gripper Machines

Cleaning deep cavities in a cast iron or light metal casting quickly and cost effectively has always presented a challenge to companies in the automotive and off-highway vehicle industries. The size and weight of engine block and head components, as well as the presence of blind passages and internal cavities make cleaning much more complicated.

Years ago, Pangborn recognized limitations in existing cleaning system that prevented customers from operating efficiently, without substantial time loss resulting from frequent tooling changes.

As a result, Pangborn developed gripper machines that offer high volume production and minimal or no-tooling changes while processing a large volume of different size and configuration engine blocks, crankcases, gear housings, heads and other vehicle parts. Engine blocks in varying sizes – from 4 cylinders to V10 diesels – have been successfully cleaned using Pangborn’s gripper machine techniques.

With the flexibility and efficiency that these products offer, Pangborn’s gripper machines are now the preferred choice around the world.

Gripper machines from Pangborn are tailored to each customer’s unique requirements and specifications. Contact us today to learn more.

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Gripper Machines

When high volume production, flexibility, efficiency, minimal down-time and cost-effective technical solutions are issues, the fully automatic Gripper Blast Machine is the preferred choice.

Typically used for the perfect surface cleaning of engine blocks and heads, grey iron or aluminium, in the automotive industry, the Gripper Blast Machine offers a production rate ranging from 200 pcs/h (standard versions) up to 450 pcs/h (carrousel version) for different size and extended configuration workpieces.

Depending on workpiece configuration the gripper rotation can be programmed to achieve the desired coverage and an improved cleaning efficiency on specific areas.

The gripper machine is equipped with a special system designed to rotate pieces on one or two axes so to evacuate residual shots after discharging.

Advanced solutions for workpiece handling also available.


  • Fully manganese steel blast cabinet
  • Complete internal lining by cast wear plates
  • Double elevators, for reduced height
  • Robots for pieces loading / unloading
  • Work piece spacing device
  • Abrasive removal system, automatic
  • Airblast additional modules
  • Noise abatement cabinet
  • Blast streams automatic inclination devices
  • Additional Airblast modules for water/oil jackets internal cleaning
Gripper Blast Machine Type GR Data Sheet

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