Jergens Inc.’s new small footprint, heavy-duty vise offers high holding forces

Jergens’ new five-inch heavy-duty vise provides tight tolerance and facilitates easy handling across the range of CNC machining applications (shown here with the Ball Lock® quick change fixture plate kit). (Courtesy: Jergens Inc.)

Jergens new five-inch heavy duty machine vise ensures secure part holding for general applications across the range of CNC machining, including high production. Designed to a relatively small size and weight, the vise is also more easily moved and relocated, speeding up the time in between change overs and reducing operator fatigue.

“Ergonomics and the physical strain that operators face (during repeated and/or heavy lifting) are important issues that we address,” said Joe Farkas, Jergens’ national sales manager for workholding solutions. “Advancements in engineering and material strength are key considerations for our product design,” Farkas continued.

Hardened and moveable jaw plates combat lifting, which can occur during heavier metal removal applications, to help ensure tolerances of ±.0005”. Other vise features include the nickel-plated lead screw for long life, needle bearing design that facilitates ease of use even at high clamping force, and a heavy-duty swivel handle to further ease the load for operators. Made in the United States of stress relieved ductile iron (80,000 psi) and flame hardened, the new vise provides very long usable life and predictable performance.

Accessories for the vise include locating key sets, case-hardened steel jaw plates, and a Ball Lock® fixture plate kit for quick change capability. These engineered plates, available in aluminum or steel, have locating slots and tapped mounting holes machined to accept the vise for easy mounting. As with other Jergens quick-change workholding products, users can reduce setup times from minutes to seconds.

Jergens, Inc. is a global manufacturing leader of CNC machining workholding products. The company is ISO 9001:2015 certified and committed to helping customers achieve leaner, more profitable manufacturing, and continues to add products and engineered solutions for an integrated approach to manufacturing efficiency.