Jergens has introduced the five-inch Heavy Duty Machine Vise.
The company says the new 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.”
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 U.S.A. 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.