Jergens’ new dovetail vises offer quick-change applications

Jergens’ 52mm modular dovetail vise with Quick-Loc™ mount and aluminum adapter base is one of several new workholding choices that provides quick change possibilities for minimal material clamping. (Courtesy: Jergens Inc.)

Jergens adds new modular dovetail vises and adapter bases to its line of Fixture Pro® workholding for more quick-change applications using this style of clamping. Dovetail vises offer secure clamping with minimal material and are ideal for parts with multiple operations and larger metal removal. With the ability to use quick-change, users can spend more time in the cut and less time in part changeover.

Two of the three new vises are engineered to use with Jergens’ Quick-Loc™ pallet system and include industry standard patterns 52mm and 96mm. With a single drive screw, Quick-Loc provides fast and repeatable fixture changes for small tooling platforms. A square aluminum adapter base provides the connection to either of the two patterns. The third vise features a Quick Locating System (QLS) mount, for column-mounting possibilities, and a corresponding round adapter base for this type of workholding.

Construction of these vises includes hardened steel jaws, a 10-degree dovetail angle, and a stop pin to prevent lateral movement of the part. The Quick-Loc vises include pull studs and the QLS version comes with 12mm (QLS) bushings. Jergens also offers its 5DC3 standard dovetail cutter to custom-mate the part with the vise pattern.