Jergens, Inc., one of the world's largest manufacturers of lifting, workholding and fastening solutions, announces the addition of threaded of ER collets to its Fixture Pro™ 5-Axis Quick-Change Workholding System. Designed to hold rods and other round workpieces, the new collets will on display along with an accompanying 5-axis flower fixture at IMTS 2012, booth W-2312.
The addition of ER collets to the Fixture Pro™ line gives those working with 5-axis machines even more flexibility and quick-change fixturing options. “ER collets are usually above the workpiece holding the cutting tool,” said Bob Rubenstahl, General Manager. “In this case, the ER collet is actually sitting on the table holding the workpiece, making it possible to machine rods and other round workpieces on a CNC machine, rather than a lathe.”
The base of the new ER collet is designed to mount to Fixture Pro™ risers and pallet systems. “The modular risers and pallet changers are the heart of the Fixture Pro™ system,” says Rubenstahl. “These off-the-shelf components allow you to create a stack up that gets your part off the table and allows for machining on all sides. At each level, the Fixture Pro™ system offers quick-change capabilities for complete part-to-part changeover in less than 60 seconds. The addition of the new ER collets not only converts your 5-axis CNC into a lathe, but gives you complete quick-change capabilities that further reduce set-up times.”
To increase productivity, ER collets can also be mounted to Jergens’ new flower fixture, which holds three collets at an angle ideal for 5-axis machining. Collets are available in ER 11, ER 16, ER 20, ER 25, and ER 32.
To learn more about the new ER collets, visit Jergens at IMTS booth W-2312. To learn more about the Fixture Pro™ 5-axis Quick-Change Workholding System, please visit www.jergensinc.com.
Founded in 1942 to help American manufacturers operate efficiently, Jergens, Inc. is comprised of 3 distinct business units: Workholding Solutions, Lifting, and Specialty Fasteners. Jergens, Inc. is committed to helping its customers achieve leaner, more profitable manufacturing, and continues to add products and engineered solutions for an integrated approach to “Manufacturing Efficiency.” Jergens, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. For more information, please contact Jergens, Inc. at 15700 S. Waterloo Road, Cleveland, OH 44110-3898. Phone: 877-486-1454; Fax: 216-481-6193. On the Web: www.jergensinc.com. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.