New machining kits, bushing plugs for Jergens mounting system

Jergens new fixture plate machining kits and receiver bushing plugs reduce time in setup and cleanup for the popular Ball Lock® mounting system. (Courtesy: Jergens)

Jergens Inc. announces fixture plate machining kits and new receiver bushing plugs for its popular line of Ball Lock® quick-change mounting systems. The machining kits consist of one fixture plate, four extra-long Ball Lock shanks and four spacers that provide clearance between the fixture plate and subplate below. This open space allows cutting tools to ‘break through’ the fixture plate without damaging the subplate, making it possible to machine fixture plates while mounted to the same subplates they will be used with during production.

Another convenient development is the company’s new simple-to-install plugs that prevent chips and coolant from accumulating inside receiver bushings that are not in use (during certain operations). This saves time by eliminating the need to clean out receiver bushings in between setups. The receiver plugs are blue anodized aluminum, a durable construction for better resistance to hot chips when compared to plastic plugs. The flush mount design does not protrude above subplate surface making it easy to clean of and ensuring no interference in machining. These plugs are available in standard sizes to accommodate different hole openings, and come with an O-ring and tapped hole for easy installation.