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Jergens Manufacturing Efficiency Blog : February-2011

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.
Quick-Change Fixturing Locks in Time, Cost Savings

Even if no specific pre-machining bottlenecks can be identified, time spent performing multiple setups on multiple workstations can compound quickly and adversely affect the bottom line. This is especially true for job shops, which typically produce a variety of parts in a range of quantities. Military support system manufacturer Seyer Industries is no job shop, but it nonetheless faces similar challenges, says Mark Seyer, manufacturing manager. "While we see some jobs with hundreds of parts or even thousands, we're not a high production operation," he explains. "We've got to be very flexible because we also see a lot of smaller quantities, typically in the 10- to 25-piece range."...