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.
PHD, Inc. specializes in a wide variety of industries including automotive, food and beverage, medical, packing, robotic, and more.
PHD products are preferred by equipment builders and end-users alike, when design and process quality matter most.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.