Jergens has released a preview of several new workholding products that will be on display and demonstrated at this year's IMTS.
First among them will be additions to the company's tooling columns made in the U.S.A. and constructed of single piece cast iron for maximum rigidity. These columns open horizontal machining potential and are a solid basis for custom workholding to suit specific customer needs. Several new styles include square, cross, and rectangular.
Additionally, three mounting options are available -- center pin, edge and ZPS -- and the new columns are fully customizable.
A second new product introduction is Jergens new 5 Inch Heavy Duty Machine Vise. Made of stress relieved ductile iron and flame hardened, the new vise provides very long usable life and predictable performance.
They are also more easily moved and relocated by the operator due to the relatively small size and weight, but also ensure secure part holding and tight tolerances from general machining to high production. Additions include hardened jaw plates and a Ball Lock® fixture plate quick-change kit. The vise is also made in the U.S.A.
A third development is with the company's Quick-Loc™ Pallet system. The new Quick-Loc 2 will replace the existing product line and features an improved design that engages pull studs inside the receiver. QL2 has a hardened coating for long life and durability. The range is compatible with all existing top tooling.
Quick Loc pallet systems are used for fixturing on horizontal, vertical, and rotary operations. These low-profile adapters and pallets ensure repeatability of 0.0003" and provide clamping forces of nearly 14,000 lbs.
Also included in these several expansions are two new ZPS installation choices for compact, light duty applications. SP140, the smallest clamping module on the market, and K02 pull studs utilize pneumatics and a mechanical spring in a small package. The combination offers quick-change solutions for vise or gripper jaws, electronic component manufacturing, packaging machines, medical technology, and automation.
To round out the new products, Jergens now offers a washdown tool. This simple device provides 360 degrees of spray using coolant flow to reduce machine cleanup time after a cycle. The ball cleaner washes chips off exposed surfaces, cleaning the machine at scheduled intervals which helps support long machining cycles and lights out machining periods when no operator is present. The washdown tool goes into the tool changer just like any other tool.
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