Innovations in the plastic packaging industry have enabled significant reductions in food waste over recent years, yet with plastic production set to triple over the next forty years, the pressure is on to improve eco-efficiency and sustainability.
The introduction of engineered (layered) packaging materials and the drive towards lighter weight, often resulting in thinner walls, introduce significant complexity to the manufacturing process. With manufacturing demand increasing, unplanned (and even planned) downtime is more costly than ever.
PHD first recognised the challenges that plastic manufacturing companies were facing with downtime related to OEM component failure ten years ago. In response, they created the PHD Plastic Packaging Components (PPC) group to directly address these challenges, this dedicated division is focused totally on the specific needs of the plastic packaging industry. PSI quickly realised the benefit that we would be able offer the Plastics Industry within the UK.
When combined with the inherent speed and reliability benefits offered by MAC Valves product design, we have a broad suite of industry specific solutions designed to operate within the harsh operating conditions associated with the plastics industry. Enabling reduced unplanned and planned downtime, improving product quality and throughput, many are also direct drop in replacements for the OEM parts and are fully field repairable.
Working with our filtration partner Omega, we are also able to support the requirement for “medically” clean and dry air that has to be used on food packaging. These applications led to the development of a number of high pressure (40 Bar +) filtration, regulation and drying systems, and we have nitrogen generation products to support the requirements of Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) too.
We have a full line of solutions covering all areas of the plastics manufacturing plant and welcome the opportunity to work with you on new opportunities to enhance your production whether you are able to leverage our off the shelf plastic industry solutions, or we need to create something new.
We have a vast range of solutions for your specific processes;
- Blow Nozzle Cylinders and Control Valves
- Stretch Rod Cylinder Assemblies
- High Pressure Pilot Valves
- Needle Cylinders
- Transfer Arms
- Mould Control Cylinders
- Leak Test Cylinders
- Knock Out Cylinders
- Removal Cylinders and Grippers
- Labelling & Slide Knife Actuators
- Vacuum and Blow Transfer / Take Out
- Gate Valve Pilot
- Part Eject
- Platen Control
- Packaging & Palletizing
- Air Preparation and Nitrogen Generation
- and many more….
We currently have Drop-in replacement solutions, that are fully field maintainable for the following machinery:
* Sidel® (Series1 and Series2) * Krones® * SIG® (Krup) Corpoplast * Nissei® ASB * Husky® * Ken Plas * Bekum® * AOKI® * Uniloy® * Jomar® * Others
No other pneumatic solutions provider offers the level of specific industry level support that PSI do with our product partners.