PHD Inc.'s Plastic Packaging Components Group introduced the Series BST fixed-head transfer arm, designed to be a direct replacement to fit most Sidel Series1 SB02 through SB040 stretch blow molding machines that require a fixed head.
The head and jaws of the BST transfer arm are made of hardened stainless steel. The 30-degree head has a low-profile design with a rigid construction that reduces jaw vibration, the company said. A common modular head can be converted easily to other jaw openings.
Also new from PHD is the Series BCZ2D heat-set nozzle cylinders, designed as drop-in replacements for nozzle cylinders used in Sidel Series2 heat-set machines. They mount into the same space and bolt patterns.
Both products come standard with lubrication approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in food packaging.
PHD is in Fort Wayne, Ind.