PHD offers a range of blow molding equipment for the manufacturing of bottles and other plastic containers. These products are spare component solutions for 'S' style and 'K' style and other stretch blow molding machines. Standard Series BCS Stretching Cylinders are designed as replacement cylinders for 'S' style, model SBO ISMB Series1 and Series2 blow molding machines to provide long service life and reduce maintenance and downtime. Other specialized solutions include blow molding nozzle cylinders, needle cylinders, eject slides, transfer arms, and much more.
Clamps from PHD offer low cost of ownership, exceptional flexibility, and are unsurpassed in ruggedness. PHD Pneumatic Clamps and their electric variations are for use in automated sheet metal stamping in transfer presses, welding, metal forming, and assembly applications. PHD offers many styles, sizes and options of heavy duty pneumatic clamping products including 2-jaw clamps, toggle, swing, and pin clamps, as well as die lifters for sheet metal handling equipment. PHD Pneumatic Clamps are ideal for all air actuated work holding and part transfer solutions.
Pneumatic, hydraulic, and electric cylinders are offered in a wide range of styles, sizes, and options for automated manufacturing, packaging, assembly applications and more. These cylinders range from Tom Thumb® Cylinders, known for durability and versatility, to robust compact cylinders when space requirements are a concern. PHD also offers the industry-standard Series CV ISO Pneumatic Cylinders designed for long travel lengths and long life, as well as the Series ECV Electric Cylinders with ball screws to meet various industry requirements.
PHD offers pneumatic escapements ideal for the release of parts from vibratory feeders, hoppers, or part magazines as part feeders. Escapements are available in single rod and double rod configurations and are designed to withstand high side loads, which are typical in such applications. Models are available with switches for easy interface with various electronic controls.
A wide variety of PHD pneumatic grippers are available for internal and external gripping uses and have various jaw styles to adapt to any application. They range from high-precision miniature sizes to heavy-duty models capable of more than 1600 pounds of grip force. PHD offers angular grippers that open at an angle and parallel grippers that open directly apart. Pneumatic and electric grippers, with a wide assortment of options and accessories. The wide variety of options provides flexibility to utilize the best end effector for pick and place, industrial assembly, and end of arm tooling for robotic automation systems.
PHD powered linear slides include thruster and gantry styles, and operate using air or electric power sources. PHD offers more than 12 different styles of linear guided slides designed to handle loads ranging from a few ounces up to 300 pounds. These automation devices utilize different bearing types that can provide high precision, force, and loads carrying capabilities to fit your industrial manufacturing requirements. PHD offers slides ranging from compact to gantry styles with long travels to fulfill the reach and transfer automation system applications.
Simplify the design of your automation project using PHD’s modular mounting solutions. The use of standard hardware makes it easy to combine axes of motion. The hardware provides an efficient means of assembling individual actuators into a complete automation device or sub system. There are many combinations that can be achieved to satisfy your specific motion requirements.
PHD multi-motion actuators provide both rotary and linear motion from one output shaft. The reach-and-turn motions are independent from one another, making it easy to sequence the two motions. Multi-motion actuators are ideal for part turnaround and orientation operations in automated manufacturing.
PHD is pleased to announce the release of Pneu-Connect®, a cost-effective pneumatic end-effector system providing seamless integration for Universal Robots.
A complete line of PHD rotary actuators is offered with a wide range of options. Pneumatic and hydraulic rack-and-pinion rotary actuators are available in a variety of styles and sizes, from compact series to larger series for applications requiring up to 31,000 in/lb of torque. Many of the styles include single and double rack versions to provide additional control and force, and can also be ordered with many accessories to meet automated industrial manufacturing requirements.
PHD offers a wide variety of proximity switches and sensors to create an easy interface between the different controllers, logic systems, and PHD actuators utilized in automation and industrial manufacturing. There are many choices of reed, hall-effect, and other solid state switches that provide feedback for the many styles of pneumatic and electric cylinders, grippers, rotary actuators, and slides. PHD also offers an impact sensor that can show changes in stopping force on any moving device.
PHD, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of H.C. Automation, a designer, manufacturer, and supplier specializing in high-speed tri-axis transfer press tooling. They represent over 40 years of experience in the automotive stamping industry and offer a stronger and lighter weight component design while providing greater versatility for superior tooling systems delivering customer satisfaction.
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