Jergens adds new modular dovetail vises and adapter bases to its line of Fixture Pro® workholding for more quick-change applications using this unique 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 utilize 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 ten-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.