The Jergens 5CV 130mm self-centring vise features clamping forces up to 3,600 lbs. and offers important advantages for five axis machining applications.
Among those are the reduction of ‘jaw lift’ that can occur due to flex that allows the workpiece to raise up during the clamping process. To combat this errant force, the vise jaws have been engineered with a pull-down design to ensure clamping and minimize lift.
“We’ve designed the vise to be easy to use and versatile so it can be tailored to desired applications”, said Mike Antos, Jergens Workholding Product Manager. Quick-change jaws can be swapped out by the operator with no tools required. The unique vise can also be easily recentered along an adjustable centerline. Different mounting options are accounted for as well, to suit personal preference and current setup parameters. Those options include Jergens QLS, and Quick-Loc as well as Lang Quick Point and 5th Axis RockLock, both in 52mm and 96mm standard patterns.
The vise comes standard with step jaws that feature serrated inserts, however alternate jaw styles can be ordered following basic nomenclature to specify aluminum soft jaws, steel soft jaws, or hardened step jaws. Additional jaw sets can be purchased separately.
For information about the 5CV self-centring vise, or any of the Jergens range of workholding solutions visit www.jergensinc.com