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Jergens Introduces New Hydraulic Vise Column


Jergens, Inc. Introduces New Hydraulic Vise Column with Patented Swivel Coupling; Prevents Twisting of Hoses, Saves Time and Effort


Hydraulic Operation Cuts Production Time in Half vs. Manual Clamping Systems


CLEVELAND, OHIO—September 16, 2008—Jergens, Inc. introduced their new Hydraulic Vise Column, a highly engineered, innovative workholding solution that saves more of what you need … time and money. Proprietary features such as the patented swivel coupling save operator time by eliminating the need to disconnect and reconnect the two hydraulic hoses as the column rotates. Each vise can be independently operated to quickly unload and load parts. The extremely compact rotary coupling does not interfere with tooling.


In-house testing of the Jergens Hydraulic Vise Column with swivel coupling achieved up to a 50 percent reduction in production time when compared to the manual version performing the same tooling operation. Hydraulic power provides a fast, repeatable action that ensures consistent clamping force, up to 4,700 lbs of clamping capacity, without the variability due to operator fatigue that can occur with manual vises. The hydraulics ensure consistent, repeatable clamping force. The operator simply opens the hydraulic valve to open the jaws to quickly unload and load parts.


With the fastest quick-change mechanism available, Jergens’ Hydraulic Vise Column comes with 4" and 6" jaw sizes and in three-sided or four-sided configurations. The stand-alone design can be retrofitted in the field.


All Jergens vises include machinable, reversible jaws; hardened and ground steel rails; flow-through base; and fully sealed lead screw assembly.


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: