What is the Ball Lock® Mounting System?
Since its introduction in the mid-1970’s, Jergens Ball Lock® Mounting System has been and continues to be the standard for performance & quality in quick-change mounting and fixturing. The Ball Lock® Mounting System provides a proven method to quickly and accurately locate and lock fixtures onto machine tables and subplates, is the single most cost efficient and versatile fixturing system for horizontal and vertical machining centers, and continues to be absolutely essential in today’s manufacturing environment.
How does the Ball Lock® Mounting System work?
The Ball Lock® Mounting System provides a method of quickly and accurately locating fixtures onto machine tables. The Ball Lock® Mounting System has done for machining centers what the Japanese SMED concept did for presses. Instead of single minute exchange of dies, Ball Lock® provides single minute exchange of fixtures. Fixtures can often be exchanged in less than a minute and with position repeatability of +/-0.0005” (+/-0.013mm). Fixtures can be exchanged between different machines when both are using the Jergens Ball Lock® Mounting System.