Jergens, Inc. announced the addition of OK-Vise clamping systems to its range of workholding solutions. At the heart of the product offering is a unique, patented wedge-operated, low-profile clamp that provides uniform pressure via a single hex screw. OK-Vise components can be used to build both general-purpose and dedicated fixturing and work in conjunction with other Jergens workholding platforms.
A systems approach provides all the basic elements needed for flexible fixturing. Among the components are Multi-Rail and Combo-Rail units, to which multiple clamps can be attached to accommodate numerous parts in a single set-up. The rail system can be modified per the need of the parts to be machined. Additionally, the OK-Vise line offers grid fixturing and blank fixturing for custom workholding needs.
The clamps are available with several jaw styles including serrated, smooth, machinable and adjustable. Single-wedge and double-wedge, pull down styles and a simplified economy version of the clamp round out the offerings.
Best known as the original inventor and manufacturer of wedge-operated low-profile clamps, OK-Vise is a well-respected international brand with manufacturing in Muurame, Finland. The partnership between Jergens and OK-Vise is founded on a mutual approach to workholding innovations.
"We have a high level of confidence in Jergens, especially as an international leader in workholding solutions," says Olavi Meriläinen, managing director of OK-Vise Inc.