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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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Series GRV Compact Precision Angular Pneumatic Gripper

POSTED 05/01/2013

g hspace="10" alt="PHD Series GRV Compact Precision Angular Pneumatic Gripper" vspace="10" align="right" width="300" height="294" src="/userAssets/riaUploads/image/PHD_Series_GRV.jpg" />PHD, Inc., a leading manufacturer of industrial automation solutions, introduces the new Series GRV Compact Precision Angular Pneumatic Gripper.
Modeled after the highly successful Series GRA Parallel Gripper, the Series GRV is a compact, rugged precision gripper available in four sizes that can support large moment capacities and long tooling lengths. The combination of design and features makes the GRV a superior choice for a wide variety of automation applications. A slim design allows ample space for “stacking” grippers in a confined area.

The Series GRV Gripper’s robust construction ensures long operating life. Precision dowel pin holes ensure the accurate alignment of tooling and gripper mounting. Internal flow control is standard, therefore no external flow control is required. The units are supplied “switch-ready” for easy integration of optional magnetic position sensing switches. A teachable two-position switch allows multiple positions on small grippers within the profile of the gripper.

Other benefits include cleanroom fluoroelastomer seals and lube options, manifold porting, multiple mounting locations, and PHD’s superior delivery.

For more information on this new gripper including product animations and a catalog, visit