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February is American Heart Month

February 1, 2016

Poor diet, lack of exercise and other major risk factors for heart disease and stroke are responsible for at least 25 percent of companies’ healthcare costs. Is it any wonder that investing in the health of employees is one of the best... Read more about February is American Heart Month

Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

January 18, 2016

As easy as it is today, cleaning the floors were as difficult and time consuming years ago. There are in today’s market, equipment that make sweeping and/or scrubbing that surface very quick indeed. Take the Advance Captor as a very good... Read more about Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

Are you treating your customers like dogs?

December 15, 2015

Having recently been introduced to a shameful statistic, I thought it timely to give you my opinion on this subject. See if you can swallow this dose of reality: When interviewed, travel agents believe they retain 78% of their paying customers.... Read more about Are you treating your customers like dogs?

Jergens, Inc. Ball Lock™ Mounting System

The patented Ball Lock™ Mounting System from Jergens, Inc. is the practical quick-change system for fixturing in metalworking and metal-forming operations, for either horizontal or vertical machining centers. With the current trend toward smaller production runs, the ability to set up quickly for the next run is critical to maintaining profitability.

Jergens’ Ball Lock™ Mounting System speeds accurate locating and locking of fixture plates to subplates, freeing valuable machine time by providing quick-change capability. Employing the system generally takes only minutes and requires only a couple of turns of a set screw, versus the conventional method of dowel pins and cap screws that might need up to ten turns to lock.

Repeatability is ±.0005", which minimizes or eliminates the need to indicate fixture position. The Ball Lock™ System securely holds plates together with working loads up to 20,000 lbs., achieving its holding force by a combination of force generators. A threaded screw exerts force onto a center ball, which, in turn, directs this force onto three balls that register on a taper seat.

Jergens Vises and Tooling Columns are available with Ball Lock™ mounting systems, and various pre-engineered kits are available for many common machining centers. For applications and further information, see the Jergens Ball Lock™ Mounting System at

Founded in 1942, Jergens, Inc. has grown into four separate operating divisions providing superior engineered solutions and products: “The standard components with the highest standards.” The Jergens Difference might be better engineering or better service but the result is always the same—a better solution for our customers. Jergens is an ISO 9001:2000 certified company. For more information, please contact Jergens, Inc. at Jergens Way, 15700 S. Waterloo Road, Cleveland, OH 44110-3898. Phone: 216/486-5540 or toll free: 800/537-4367; Fax: 216/481-6193. On the Web: E-mail:

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