Jergens Inc., Cleveland, has been named the preferred Workholding solutions supplier for Penske Racing. Working with Penske Racing personnel, Jergens Workholding Solutions brings quick-change fixturing to the racing team's machine shop operations.
Jergens workholding components that will enable Penske Racing machining operations to create fast set-ups and quick-change fixturing include FixturePro 5-axis workholding, a standard modular system featuring interchangeable components and top tooling for 5-axis machining, and the Ball Lock mounting system for quick change of fixtures and tooling on horizontal and vertical machining centers.
Jergens also offers compatible subplates and fixture plates, vises, 2- and 4-sided fixture columns, power clamps, pallets, chucks, indexers, and the ZPS Zero Point System.
Penske Racing also named Jergens' tooling components division the preferred supplier of Kwik-Lok quick release pins, hoist rings and lifting hardware.
Related Glossary Terms
Cone-shaped pins that support a workpiece by one or two ends during machining. The centers fit into holes drilled in the workpiece ends. Centers that turn with the workpiece are called “live” centers; those that do not are called “dead” centers.
Device, often made in-house, that holds a specific workpiece. See jig; modular fixturing.