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Founded in 1957, PHD, Inc. designs, manufacturers, and markets a wide selection of pneumatic and hydraulic actuators for industrial automation. Standard products include grippers, cylinders, powered slides, rotary actuators, multi-motion actuators, escapements (parts feeding), clamps, adaptors, switches, and sensors. Products may be used independently for fixturing or tooling, or in a modular fashion for building pick-and-place devices. Available free via PHD's website, access complete product information, catalogs, videos with applications, sizing software, CAD models in numerous native formats, and much more.

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PHD Releases Series GRM0 Workholding Clamps!

POSTED 04/23/2021

Fort Wayne, Indiana - Effective immediately, PHD announces the global availability of the Series GRM Size 0 as an addition to the industry standard GRM family of sheet metal handling clamps. PHD series GRM Clamps have the proven reputation of delivering “best in class” performance.

These clamps are compact and light weight while providing the industry’s highest clamp force for its size. At 0.54 lb [0.24 kg] in weight (without tips) they deliver 135 lbs [600 N] of total clamp force. They are available in two jaw styles, the “S” Standard and the “F” Flange for application flexibility. The size 0 clamp incorporates the same design as the larger GRM clamps ensuring the same superior performance.

Additional advantages and benefits include a simple, long life design providing fast field maintenance. The clamp jaws lock in the closed position, ensuring part retention if air pressure is lost due to line rupture or power loss. Hardened impact plates extend the life of the unit. Ideally, this clamp would be applied where
size and weight are critical. This clamp is often used for robotic crossbar transfer press applications and is a superior alternative to vacuum cups and magnetic grippers due to its ruggedness, elimination of part slippage, and part retention in the event of air pressure loss.

For more information, visit www.phdinc.com/grm0