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Empowering Automation Since 1957

PHD, Inc. offers precise, custom, and fast automation solutions to enhance your capabilities and competitiveness. PHD manufactures pneumatic and electric powered cylinders, escapements, linear slides, clamps, grippers, tri-axis tooling, electric actuators, and more expertly designed solutions for industrial automation.


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Common Industries

PHD, Inc. specializes in a wide variety of industries including automotive, food and beverage, medical, packing, robotic, and more.

Automotive industry


PHD offers solutions for automotive manufacturing processes including assembly, forming, workholding, metal stamping, lifting and positioning, welding, and more.


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Food and beverage industry

Food & Beverage

PHD actuators for the food and beverage industry assists conveyors and packaging process in dairy, ice cream, meat, poultry, produce, and snack food processing.


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Medical industry


FDA-approved custom and standard solutions with high precision and compact designs for manufacturing syringes, tubing, IV bags, lab testing, pharmaceuticals, and more.


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Packaging industry


PHD manufactures a wide variety of slides, escapements, and cylinders, grippers, and more for high speed processing equipment, conveyors, and palletizing operations.


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PHD Products

PHD products are preferred by equipment builders and end-users alike, when design and process quality matter most.

PHD Pneumatic Cylinders

Pneumatic Cylinders

High Performance and Reliability

PHD cylinders are known for their durability and versatility when space requirements are a concern. Tie Rod, ISO, Compact, Round, and IP69K options are available.


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PHD Pneumatic Linear Slides

Pneumatic Linear Slides

Thruster and Gantry Systems

PHD linear slides include thruster and rodless options. These linear slides are designed to easily handle applications where high levels of force, precision, and payloads are required.


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PHD Electric Actuators

Electric Actuators

Your Motor, Your Way

Driven by electric power, PHD electric grippers, cylinders, and slides feature a robust design and the freedom to operate these products using the motor and controls of your choice.


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PHD Tri-Axis Tooling

Tri-Axis Tooling

High Speed Transfer Press Tooling

With over 40 years of experience in the automotive stamping industry, PHD-acquired H.C. Automation specializes in versatile tooling systems for clamp, lift, and pitch processes in stamping.


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PHD Flexion Gripper

Flexion Gripper

Inspired by the Human Hand

PHD Flexion is an innovative gripper that replicates the act of bending a finger - giving the gripper a vast range of adaptability for soft and sensitive product handling.


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PHD Parallel Grippers

Parallel Grippers

High Rigidity and Precision Gripping

Ranging from high precision miniature sizes to heavy duty, high capacity models, PHD parallel grippers open directly apart to handle workpieces of all sizes and weights.


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PHD Angular Grippers

Angular Grippers

Angular Gripping for Unique Objects

PHD angular grippers open at an angle to hold a different variety of workpieces than parallel grippers, including large or oddly shaped objects and pick in tight spaces.


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PHD Clamps


Unsurpassed Ruggedness

PHD offers many different options for clamps including 2-jaw, toggle, swing, pin clamps, and die lifters for automated sheet metal stamping in transfer presses, welding, and more.


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