Self-Centering Vises Prevent Lift

Jergens Inc.’s vises for multi-axis machining productivity are available in 75 mm and 130 mm with varied mounting options.

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Jergens Inc.’s vises for multi-axis machining productivity are available in 75 mm and 130 mm with varied mounting options. The self-centering vises feature a low-profile design to enable better part access, according to the company.

Part of the Fixture Pro line of modular five-axis workholding, the vises feature a pull-down jaw design to reduce jaw lift caused by flex and raising up during the clamping process. These vises have a centering/re-centering adjustment and quick-change jaws that require no tools. Jaws are reversible and available in step jaws with serrated inserts, aluminum soft jaws, steel soft jaws and hardened step jaws.

Versatile mounting options are compatible with several of the company’s platforms including Fixture Pro, Drop & Lock, Quick-Loc, Lang Quick Point and 5th Axis RockLock. The vises have a clamping force of 3,600 lbs at 50 foot-pounds. In combination with the line of Quick Loc pallet systems, the vise is said to offer versatility and quick-change on vertical, horizontal and multi-axis machining centers.