Jergens, MachiningCloud Partnership Offers Cloud Access to Products
Jergens Inc. is partnering with MachiningCloud to provide a cloud-based system for customers to look for workholding products and access 3D CAD images.
Jergens Inc. has announced a partnership with MachiningCloud, a product data provider for cutting tools, CNC machines and workholding. Over 6,500 of the Jergens’ workholding products are now available on MachiningCloud, including FixturePro, Drop & Lock, Zero Point System (ZPS), Ball Lock and OK Vise.
The partnership is expected to enable customers to use cloud-based technology to gather information for their manufacturing operations without having to search through catalogs. Customers also have instant access to up-to-date 3D CAD models for the company’s line of workholding products.
“Jergens is thrilled to partner with MachiningCloud to further syndicate our product data to the marketplace electronically. Jergens has tremendous product breadth and depth, and MachiningCloud can facilitate numerous options to the shop floor. This platform will allow us to support more customers toward their goal of manufacturing efficiency,” says Bob Rubenstahl, general manager at Jergens.
“While customers will save time by using MachiningCloud to choose workholding solutions for a given job, there is an even bigger benefit in the form of accurate 3D models for CAM and simulation,” says Christophe Rogazy, director of product management at MachiningCloud.
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