FORT WAYNE, Ind. — PHD Inc. today released its Optimax product line, which it said sets the standard for industrial automation actuators. The company released its innovative Tom Thumb Cylinder more than 60 years ago and said Optimax broadens its range of product offerings, providing machine builders and end users with more choices.
Built on the foundation of long-life products for industrial automation, the Optimax actuators are designed to meet machine builders’ performance requirements at a competitive price, claimed PHD. It added that the economical, efficient, and reliable actuators provide an alternative choice to PHD’s standard “built-to-order” product line, delivering even more cost-effective solutions to meet industrial application needs.
In a continuing effort to expand the Optimax product line, PHD has released a drop-in replacement gripper targeted to the OEM market.
The PHD Optimax Series OGZ Pneumatic Miniature Parallel Grippers feature an integral linear guide for high rigidity and precision. They are available in four sizes with base dowel mounting for accurate locating and standard magnets on pistons for externally mounted switches and fulfill a variety of applications.
In addition, PHD is offering is an optional switch bundle that it said is easier and more cost effective than purchasing separately.
To learn more and download/order catalogs, visit www.phdinc.com/optimax. For assistance, call (800) 624-8511.
PHD, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of pneumatic and electric actuators for assembly, packaging, robotics, and industrial automation. The company’s product line includes cylinders, escapements, grippers, linear slides, rotary actuators, clamps, blow molding equipment and more.
PHD said that its actuators are known for performance, flexibility, and extremely long life and are up to the challenge of many different types of operating environments. The company added that its fast delivery reduces inventory costs and keeps production schedules on track. For more information, contact PHD at 800-624-8511, or visit www.phdinc.com/ogz.
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