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Jergens Manufacturing Efficiency Blog : 2011

Welcome to our news and resource blog. Here you will find our recent developments relating to people, products and processes for three business units - Workholding Solutions, Specialty Fasteners and Lifting Solutions. To keep pace with industry, we are continually introducing new technologies, increasing our reach and sharing our successes.
Jergens Introduces New Online Configurator wizard for specifying Ball Lock® Quick Change Fixturing System
Cleveland, OH – August 23, 2011-
Get That Part Off the Table

Develop an effective five-axis workholding strategy. Modern Machine Shop reviews the Jergens Fixture-Pro® 5-Axis SystemOur modular system of plates, risers and clamping address the challenges of 5-axis fixturing. Jergens modular system includes all of the elements to lift the workpiece from the table, provide secure clamping and keep machinable surfaces unobstructed. The underlying subplate enables an entire setup to be taken on and off the machine quickly.
Jergens Workholding Solutions Group Introduces New 5-Axis Quick Change Workholding SystemJergens Workholding Solutions Group Introduces New 5-Axis Quick Change Workholding System
Cleveland, OH – May 6, 2011Jergens, Inc., the world leader in quick change fixturing, introduces a new workholding system that dramatically reduces costly set up times on 3+2 multi-axis and 5-axis machines. The Fixture Pro® 5-Axis Quick Change System permits multi-sided access to pallet-mounted workpieces and provides locating accuracy to help manufacturers increase productivity and maximize the capability of their 5-axis machines. Jergens offers modular system components in a variety of sizes and styles from inventory, with short turnaround on custom sizes for special applications.
Quick-Change Fixturing Locks in Time, Cost Savings

Even if no specific pre-machining bottlenecks can be identified, time spent performing multiple setups on multiple workstations can compound quickly and adversely affect the bottom line. This is especially true for job shops, which typically produce a variety of parts in a range of quantities. Military support system manufacturer Seyer Industries is no job shop, but it nonetheless faces similar challenges, says Mark Seyer, manufacturing manager. "While we see some jobs with hundreds of parts or even thousands, we're not a high production operation," he explains. "We've got to be very flexible because we also see a lot of smaller quantities, typically in the 10- to 25-piece range."...