Replacement Transfer Arm supports blow molding applications.

Press Release Summary:

Designed to fit most Sidel® Series2 machines, BST2 Transfer Arm minimizes maintenance and downtime in stretch blow mold applications. Unit features roller bearing style assembly for rigidity, one-piece welded base, and bumper stop for both extend and retract motions. Transfer arm head includes oversized radial ball bearings, replaceable hardened jaw stop, and replaceable spring posts. Designed to operate over 20 million cycles, arm provides vertical height adjustment to eliminate shim packs.

Original Press Release:

PHD, Inc. Releases New Replacement Transfer Arm for Blow Molding Applications

FORT WAYNE, Indiana – PHD, Inc., a leading manufacturer of industrial automation solutions, introduces the new Series BST2 Transfer Arm. Specifically designed to fit most Sidel® Series2 machines, the BST2 Transfer Arm provides significantly longer service life and increased precision over OEM arms, while reducing maintenance and downtime in stretch blow mold applications.

BST2 Transfer Arm Benefits:

•  Vertical height adjustment eliminates shim packs to increase accuracy and improve quality

•  Linear rail and carriage bearing increased in size and upgraded to a roller bearing style assembly for greater rigidity and longer life

•  One-piece welded base for improved strength

•  Bumper stop for both extend and retract motions

•  Oversize radial ball bearings replace standard OEM bushings in transfer arm head

•  Replaceable hardened jaw stop in transfer arm head

•  Replaceable spring posts in transfer arm head

•  Designed to operate over 20 million cycles

PHD’s dedicated division, the Plastic Packaging Components (PPC) Group, focuses on blow molding of bottles and other plastic containers. These products are drop-in replacement solutions for Sidel® and Krones® and other brand machines. Other specialized solutions include blow molding nozzle actuators, needle cylinders, eject slides, transfer arms, and more.

For more information on this new transfer arm including product animations and a catalog, visit For immediate assistance, call (800) 624-8511.

About PHD

PHD, Inc. designs and manufactures a complete line of pneumatic and hydraulic actuators for industrial automation. PHD’s robust products include a full line of cylinders, clamps, escapements, grippers, linear slides, rotary actuators, multi-motion actuators, switches, and sensors. PHD automation components are versatile and can be used independently for fixturing or tooling, in a modular fashion for building pick-and-place devices, or units can be built to order to meet specific application needs. PHD products, supported by our strong commitment to delivery and service, have made us a leader in industrial automation.

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