Stretch Rod Cylinder Replacement serves blow molding applications.

Press Release Summary:

Designed to fit Krones® bottle blowing machines, field-reparable Series BCK offers single pressure operation is engineered for extended service life. Features include aluminum alloy head, built-in shock pads that absorb impact energy and eliminate metal-to-metal contact, and cushion controls that reduce field adjustment errors. Retract cylinder speed is set at factory with fixed port orifice, eliminating need for adjustment, and food-grade lubricant is used throughout.

Original Press Release:

PHD, Inc. Releases New Replacement Stretch Rod Cylinder for Blow Molding Applications

FORT WAYNE, Indiana - PHD, Inc., a leading manufacturer of industrial automation solutions, introduces the new Series BCK Stretch Rod Cylinder. Specifically designed to fit most Krones® bottle blowing machines, the Series BCK Stretch Rod Cylinder provides significantly longer service life than the OEM unit, while reducing maintenance and downtime in stretch blow mold applications.

Series BCK Benefits:

• Built-in shock pads absorb impact energy and eliminate metal-to-metal contact

• Rugged and lightweight aluminum alloy head

• Increased capacity cushion controls reduce field adjustment errors and maximize life

• Food grade lubricant throughout

• Retract cylinder speed is set at factory with fixed port orifice, no adjustment required

• Single pressure operation

• Field repairable

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 stretch rod cylinder 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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