Jergens’ new single piece cast iron tooling columns ensure rigidity for horizontal machining centre productivity (shown here with ZPS quick change mounting option).
Jergens Inc. has introduced new cast iron tooling columns that offer maximum rigidity for horizontal machining.
The key is single-piece cast iron construction. Jergens says the new columns increase horizontal machining potential and provide a solid basis for custom workholding to suit specific customer needs.
Several mounting options are possible including direct, with centre pin locating or edge locating, and also quick-change applications via ZPS with K20 pull studs and four module subplate. New column styles include square, cross, and rectangular. The square and cross styles are well suited for high density multi-part fixtures or incorporating multiple operations into a single column. The cross style allows the added benefit of increased spindle access near the column, eliminating the need for extra-long tools. The larger upright faces of the rectangular columns are ideal for applications involving larger workpieces.
Column construction uses stress relieved, class 40 cast iron, with the base and sides milled flat, perpendicular, and parallel within .001″/ft. providing an accurate foundation on which to set up workholding devices or quick-change systems. What does this spec translate to for customer use? Other features include a centre locating bore, inch, and metric hole patterns, M12 lifting holes for secure hoist ring attachment.
With technical staff support, Jergens tooling columns are customizable and can be easily integrated into full custom design and build projects. Popular patterns and methods include tapped grid, bushed, and tapped grid for modular fixturing applications, or for quick-change, add either Ball Lock receiver bushings or ZPS modules.