Vise, Pallet Combine for Universal Quick-Change Setup
Eastec 2017: Jergens introduces its 125-mm vise and 96-mm Drop & Lock pallet as a universal quick-change solution.
Jergens introduces its 125-mm vise and 96-mm Drop & Lock pallet as a universal quick-change solution. The two products work together on vertical and horizontal machining centers. On five-axis/multi-axis machines, they can potentially enable increased access to and quick-changeover of both top tooling and machinable parts, the company says.
The new 125-mm multi-axis, low-profile, self-centering vise features a compact footprint for broad use on quick-change pallets systems. The vise is constructed from 4100-series steel and precision ground to ensure accuracy and repeatability. With the addition of pull studs, this vise is compatible with products like the Quick-Point system. When used with the 96-mm Drop & Lock pallet, the vise is completely compatible with all Jergens five-axis Fixture Pro multi-axis workholding products. The 96-mm universal Drop & Lock pallet is compatible with popular top tooling such as Makro-Grip workholding products and Jergens Fixture Pro products.
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