Automated System promotes quick-change clamping.

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Available with hydraulic or pneumatic actuation, Zero Point Clamping System (ZPS) reduces complicated machine setup procedures to one step. Process of unlocking and removing clamping device is facilitated by eliminating need to search for bore. Its balls roll freely in form-fitting ball channel, which allows them to reposition themselves and lets heavy fixtures self-align with minimal effort. All components are made of stainless steel.

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Jergens Introduces Zero Point Clamping System: a Fully Automatic Quick-Change Clamping Solution

March 26, 2009-Cleveland, Ohio-Jergens, Inc., one of the world's largest manufacturers of standard tooling components, vises, and other workholding equipment, announces the addition of a Zero Point Clamping System to its already broad line of Quick Change fixturing solutions. The Jergens Zero Point System (ZPS) combines ease of alignment, high-accuracy positioning, and high clamping forces with the ease of hydraulic or pneumatic actuation. Jergens will offer individual modules, complete systems and plates, as well as design and technical assistance.

Jergens' Zero Point System reduces complicated machine setup procedures into a single step. Unlocking and removing the clamping device is made simpler; the system eliminates the need to search for the bore, minimizing the risk of damage to high-precision zero-point bores and nipples.

The Jergens ZPS is compact in size but still provides excellent holding and pull-in forces. The balls are 784% larger than those used in competitive locking systems. The balls roll freely in the form-fitting ball channel, which allows the balls to easily reposition themselves, allowing heavy fixtures to self-align easily. All components are made of stainless steel.

The Jergens ZPS reduces setup times while increasing setup accuracy and repeatability. The new system adds to their existing Ball Lock Fixturing System, Vises, Hydraulic Clamping Products, and Jergens' own broad line of tooling and fixturing components and allows Jergens to offer a complete line of workholding solutions for all fixturing needs.

For applications and further information, see the Jergens Zero Point System and the entire workholding line of products 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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