Jergens Manufacturing Efficiency Blog
with tag: 'Modern Machine Shop'
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.
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.
Develop an effective five-axis workholding strategy. Modern Machine Shop reviews the Jergens Fixture-Pro® 5-Axis System. Our modular system of plates, risers and clamping address the challenges of 5-axis fixturing. Jergens modular system includes all of the elements to lift the workpiece from the table, provide secure clamping and keep machinable surfaces unobstructed. The underlying subplate enables an entire setup to be taken on and off the machine quickly.
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."...