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Jergens Manufacturing Efficiency Blog : 2014

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.
Jergens Announces Two New Universal Multi-Axis Rotary Adapters

Monday, November 17th, 2014, Cleveland OH– Jergens Inc. announces its universal Multi-Axis Rotary Adapters for a range of 3, 4 and 5 axis applications. The two additions, first unveiled at IMTS 2014, are designed with FixturePro® QLS mounting system or Jergens Zero Point System (ZPS) which provide easy implementation on a wide range of standard rotary indexers and tables.
Trends in Multi-Axis Workholding and Quick Change Fixturing

Long term industry trends to lean manufacturing, shorter lead times, smaller batch sizes and more setups have led to the growing use of 5 axis and multi-axis machines and accessories to eliminate multiple operations. And, after putting significant effort into cycle time reduction through advanced application of cutting tools, users are also paying more attention to set-up time reduction and quick change fixturing to improve their operations.
Jergens Expands Its Workholding Pallets To Include 4-Pin and Manual ZPS Modules

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014, Cleveland OH– Jergens Inc. announces that their range of pallet solutions has been expanded to include two more styles, a 4-Pin pallet and a manual version of the company’s popular ZPS (Zero Point System).
The Costs and Benefits of Horizontal Machining

Workholding for Advance CNC Machining of Grove City, OH used to mean just vises on their vertical machines. Now on the HMCs, workholding often entails a column fixture mounted in the machine using the Ball Lock system from Jergens, a system that assures rapid clamping and precise setup location. This system pays for itself when customer demands suddenly change because the Ball Lock tooling enables jobs to be rapidly swapped in and out of a machine.
Jergens New Multi-Axis, Low Profile Vise Ensures Repeatability and Extended Work Area

Monday, June 2, 2014, Cleveland OH– Jergens Inc. to feature new low-profile multi-axis vise at IMTS W-2374. Among the many workholding solutions designed to reduce set up time, this Fixture Pro™ vise features a low profile to provide extended work area above the vise (increased Z travel). The design and manufacture maintains the same strength characteristics of the company's larger vises ensuring stability, repeatability and long service life. This high-quality vise offers a wide jaw width and is available with standard mounting as well as the company's modular Drop & Lock™ version for five-axis and multi-axis applications ensuring both accuracy and quick change-over time. To support customer needs, Jergens' Value Added Solutions Team (VAST) offers application expertise and provides custom solutions using either standard or custom tooling.