General News


Cleveland, OH – June 21, 2010 –Jergens, Inc. will showcase its line of quick change fixturing solutions in booth W-2312 at the 2010 IMTS show being held at Chicago’s McCormick Place September 13 – 18.

Jergens will hold demonstrations of its three premier quick change fixturing solutions, including the Bock Brand Quick Change System, the Ball Lock™ Mounting System, and the Zero Point System (ZPS). Each system is designed to dramatically increase productivity and throughput by speeding up set ups and changeovers, resulting in more machine uptime.

The Bock Brand Quick Change System is an ideal solution for establishing flexible and productive machining cells with accurate repeatability to within +/- .001” (0.0254mm). The foundation of the Bock system is the alpha-numeric locator plate, upon which Twin Vises and Mono Quads can be mounted with patented Dexloc™ Double Expanding Locator Pins.

The Ball Lock™ Mounting System is the most widely used quick change fixturing system on the market. Designed to speed the accurate locating and locking of vises and fixtures to subplates, Ball Lock™ accurately positions your fixtures with a repeatability of +/- 0.0005” (+0.013mm), minimizing the need to indicate your fixture. Fixtures can often be changed in less than a minute, and can be exchanged between different machines when both are using the Jergens Ball Lock™ Mounting System.

For applications where quick changeover and precision locating are critical, Jergens’ Zero Point System (ZPS) can cut set up times by up to 90% with repeatability within +/- 0.0002” (0.005mm). This revolutionary technology allows you to fix, position and clamp in a single step and is an ideal solution for a wide range of applications, including those where corrosion-resistance is needed. Available with either pneumatic or hydraulic release, these positive locking locating modules allow operators to quickly change out large and small fixtures with extreme accuracy and minimal effort.

In addition to hands-on demonstrations of all three quick change fixturing systems, Jergens Workholding Solutions Group will also debut its new Ball Lock™ Wizard. This unique web-enabled program empowers Jergens customers to configure and price a Ball Lock™ System to meet their specific application requirements. Intuitive and feature-rich, the Ball Lock™ Wizard guides users every step of the way, providing real-time product visualization, CAD drawings and cost estimates. The Ball Lock™ Wizard will be available for demonstration at IMTS 2010 in Jergens’ Interactive Café, booth W-2312.

Quality Certifications


Cleveland, OH – April 22, 2010 –Jergens, Inc. announced today that both its TCD and ASG divisions were recertified to ISO 9001:2008, reinforcing the company’s commitment to maintaining the highest possible quality standards. Jergens’ TCD Division designs and manufactures tooling and workholding products, specialty fasteners, and lifting products, while the ASG Division distributes and services tools used in light assembly. 

Maintained by the International Organization for Standardization, the internationally accepted ISO 9000 series of standards were written to provide a consistent basis for establishing product and service quality requirements and to provide guidelines that govern quality management systems. The new 2008 standard provides clarification of existing standards, and requires more rigorous control of outsourced processes, quality system documentation, infrastructure oversight and management.

The successful recertification at Jergens was the result of a coordinated effort among all employees to continually improve its quality management system and provide exceptional customer service. “Jergens has a history of exceeding product and service quality requirements, and our company-wide dedication to continuous improvement is an ongoing goal,” says Sean Stapulionis, General Manager. “We’re proud that AQA International has approved us for this prestigious certification.”