Custom Design and Workholding Capabilities Improve Efficiency
IMTS 2018: Jergens is demonstrating its expanded custom design and build workholding capabilities.
Jergens is demonstrating its expanded custom design and build workholding capabilities. The effort combines with its existing Fixture-Pro, multi-axis and other workholding products. The company’s custom design and build capabilities improve its time to market and enhance customers’ manufacturing productivity with efficient quick-change products tailored to their specific needs.
Also on display will be the company’s top tooling; a line of pallets, risers, receivers and adapter; and a range of the company’s quick-change workholding products including Ball Lock, Drop and Lock, Fixture-Pro, Zero-Point System (ZPS) and OK Vise. A robotic demonstration featuring a Toshiba TVL 700 will also be on display to demonstrate the products’ use in automation. The company’s multi-axis, 130-mm self-centering vise, and line of pallets, cubes, and rotary receivers will also be on display.
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