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Jergens Manufacturing Efficiency Blog : December-2010

Welcome to our news and resource blog. Here you will find our recent developments relating to people, products and processes for three business units - Workholding Solutions, Specialty Fasteners and Lifting Solutions. To keep pace with industry, we are continually introducing new technologies, increasing our reach and sharing our successes.
Five-Axis Quick Change System Elevates the Work

Five-axis machining centers are expensive compared to three axis machines. For shops to get value out of these machines, it's particularly important to be efficient in the ways work is set up. One aspect of that efficiency is change-over time. Workholding product supplier Jergens Inc. specializes in this; the company is known for its "Ball-Lock" quick-change system. However, another workholding requirement for effective five-axis machining is that it allow the tool to reach features, faces and surfaces from many directions. Clamps that obscure or cover the part prevent five-axis machines from achieving all they can. Jergens says its new 5-Axis Workholding System aims to bring the same quick-change concepts...