ZAYTRAN grippers and pin welding locators

ZAYTRAN was founded in 1980 to provide the market with large capacity hydraulic valves. The standardization of castings and CNC Cell Machining permitted ZAYTRAN to efficiently deliver this class of products to hydraulic integrators. The founding team is best known for having started Manatrol, now a division of Parker Hannifin.


In 1984 the company shifted focus from valves to automation products with the introduction of precision grippers and actuators. Currently ZAYTRAN holds the number one market share in several automotive product lines as well as the production of integrated circuits.


Since its inception ZAYTRAN has specialized in the development of products that are able to serve extreme environments or requirements but are priced to compete with the generic brands.


Partnership with ZAYTRAN, Inc.

Festo is the exclusive distributor of Zaytran products for North America.
ZAYTRAN, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of high performance automation products, grippers and welding locators. The company is headquartered in Elyria, Ohio, USA.


Zaytran Magnum gripper

Gripper products

Grippers by ZAYTRAN have a history of being tough and demonstrating precision. The use of tough, corrosion resistant materials enables operation in harsh environments, such as grinding, machining, welding, and food processing.

ZAYTRAN grippers

Pin welding locators

Zaytran pin welding locators

The ZAYTRAN approach (anti-rotation)

Since 1987 ZAYTRAN has manufactured rotary actuators series that use a spline technology to provide anti-rotation. Techniques were developed over time to efficiently and consistently manufacture spline systems.

ZAYTRAN pin welding locators

Ted Zajac, Jr,. President of ZAYTRAN, Inc.

"FESTO is a world class engineering, manufacturing, and distribution firm that is prominent in the field of automation.  Their innovative technical contribution to the field of automation and pneumatics is unsurpassed.  While retaining a lean manufacturing stance FESTO is also a pioneer in minimizing the environmental impact of their operations.  Customer satisfaction is a keystone in FESTO's  methodology that has resulted in truly customer friendly solutions."

Ted Zajac, Jr., President of ZAYTRAN, Inc.




Naams global standard components

All ZAYTRAN LSA products use standard auto/steel features