Jergens, Inc.'s range of pallet solutions has been expanded to include two more styles, a 4-Pin pallet and a manual version of the company’s ZPS (Zero Point System). Announced in September at IMTS 2014, the new pallet solutions offer users several key features.
The new 4-Pin pallet mounts directly to the machine table and uses a single hex actuator for quick fixture exchanges with precise secure location for reduced set up time. Locating studs can be mounted directly to existing fixtures to convert them for quick change-overs. A machinable blank fixture plate is also available as an option.
The new ZPS features a manual single hex actuator to release and secure fixtures for a range of applications large and small. The manual actuation eliminates the need for air or hydraulic connections required with current ZPS systems. The new manual ZPS modules are available in two sizes, K10 and K20 and offer timing slots for 90 degree part indexing.
“The two additions complement our range of pallets that includes the Drop & Lock pallet changers that integrate with our Fixture-Pro line of multi-axis tooling and our QCB series allowing customers to choose the system that matches their specific need”, said Paul Kieta, national sales manager for Jergens Workholding Solutions.The Drop & Lock range of pallet changers is available in round and square configurations, two platform sizes, 130mm and 250mm, and in inch or metric mounting patterns. The QCB pallet series is available in two sizes, can interface with the Fixture-Pro mounting system, and provides for direct mounting of Jergens 5-axis (multi-axis) vises for raising parts above the machine table for 5 axis machining access.