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Quick-Change Workholding System Increases Productivity

Jergens’ Fixture Pro quick-change, workholding system is designed to provide multisided access to pallet-mounted workpieces and locating accuracy to help manufacturers increase productivity, maximize five-axis machine capabilities and reduce setup times on 3+2 multi-axis machines.

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Jergens’ Fixture Pro quick-change, workholding system is designed to provide multisided access to pallet-mounted workpieces and locating accuracy to help manufacturers increase productivity, maximize five-axis machine capabilities and reduce setup times on 3+2 multi-axis machines.

The modular workholding system features a variety of riser sizes and styles, enabling users to raise parts off the table, rigidly clamp them into place and then quickly change them out. By raising the part off the table, the system gives the cutting tool unobstructed access to faces, surfaces and areas, so programmers can plot efficient tool paths that maximize the machine’s capabilities, the company says. System components are designed with center location and timing pins that enable accurate and repeatable part orientation, eliminating the need to re-indicate.

The system also features elements that enable users to change out parts in seconds, even complete set ups. By adding pull studs into the bottom of a fixture or vise, users can drop it into the system’s quick-change pallet. With a few turns of a screw, the pallet can accurately locate and clamp the vise or other workholding element, the company says.

The system can be mounted to virtually any machine or rotary table, and it includes a variety of subplates, center locating pins, timing pins, QLS bolts, risers, top plates, mini pallets and clamps. 

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