In May 1957, PHD was founded with the collective vision of its founders, Harry A. Neff, Jim Neff, Tom Neff, Jack Neff, Dick Futter, and Dan Flickinger,
to manufacture a small bore cylinder that provided customers durability, reliability, strength, and rebuildability for extended value. From this vision,
PHD and the Tom Thumb® cylinder were created.
Since its humble beginnings in a garage more than 50 years ago, today PHD is a multinational, worldwide corporation with a professional distributor
network serving a wide range of industries. Check out our Timeline >>
THE COMPANY VIDEO
This PHD Overview video is a brief look at PHD, from its humble beginning to the leader in industrial automation components that it is today. PHD is a worldwide organization known for its high quality, robust products. Included is a glimpse of our products, facilities, industry focus, and customer solutions philosophy. In particular are the PHD Clamp Division, PHD Plastic Packaging Components Group, the PHD Unlimited Unique Solutions Group and our most recent acquisition Rankin Corporation a master distributor of Yamaha Robotics in North America.
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Includes all products with additional engineering data updates. Larger photos and application examples included.
PHD’s AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS
PHD is a leading manufacturer of industrial automation actuators, designed to help companies across all industries optimize their manufacturing processes. Our products consist of a full line of cylinders, escapements, grippers, linear slides, rotary actuators, clamps, multi-motion actuators, switches and sensors. These actuators provide the fundamental motion to push, pull, lift, rotate, turn, grip, reach, clamp, hold, position, escape, insert, load, unload, pick, place, and orient parts or materials in your manufacturing processes. Known for robustness, precision, and extremely long life, PHD products have the attributes and performance design engineers demand.
WHY CHOOSE PHD?
Competitive advantage in your manufacturing is what PHD offers when you specify PHD automation components.
- Widest range of long life – robust actuators in the industry
- Engineering software and internet tools simplifies and saves design time.
- Factory trained application and industry specialists ensure you a cost-effective and field proven solution.
- 1-3 day delivery on most products. Best in the industry!