Jergens Receives Ohio MFG Month Proclamation

Nov. 8, 2017 - Last month, Jergens Inc. was recognized by Gov. John Kasich and the State of Ohio as a leader in manufacturing and presented with a proclamation for Manufacturing Month 2017. This proclamation appoints October as an official celebration month for manufacturing as part of an international effort to bring awareness to industry’s economic impact.

Spearheading this initiative, MFG Day is celebrated in early October through various private and public international events. MFG Day was founded by Partner Fabricators and Manufacturers Association and is upheld by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association (FMA), National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Manufacturing Institute (MI) and National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP).

Jergens took part in the MFG Day celebration this year on Oct. 6 with facility tours, panel discussions and introductions to the company’s Fast Forward Technology Center for STEM education. Jergens hosted over 200 students, educators and local industry leaders during the event.

CLICK HERE to watch a video about Jergens participation in MFG Day 2017.

CLICK HERE for more information about Jergens’ Fast Forward Technology Center for STEM education.

CLICK HERE for more information about MFG Day.

General News, Uncategorized, Workholding

Primary Considerations for 5 Axis Workholding

Lean your Machine - Multi Axis Top Tooling

Clearance and rigidity are the primary considerations when choosing the best vises and fixtures for 5-axis machining.  There must be adequate clearance for the cutting tool and part in their position to the table, providing sufficient space for the Y-axis, the fixture height and size of the part.
The goal when switching from a 3-axis machine to 5-axis is to reduce handling, tooling changes and cycle time.  It is all about a single set-up, or Done-in-One.  Because there is less handling in 5-axis machining the chance of error is minimized, providing more consistent quality parts.

Five-axis is often thought to be overkill for many shops that depend on 3-axis machines.  Yet, there are many operations where 5-axis is found to be more efficient for jobs where 3-axis is the norm.  The increase of accuracy and labor savings from reduced handling can outweigh the cost differential and provide a significant ROI.  As long as all components; fixture, vise, part and cutting tool are firmly set in place with enough clearance, 5-axis machining is by far the most accurate and efficient.
With the right multi-axis quick change system up to 90% of set up time can be saved by implementing a quick change fixturing system for a fraction of the cost of the cutting tool investment.  The Jergens Fixture-Pro® Multi-Axis Quick Change Fixturing workholding system gets the spindle and cutting tool close to the work piece in the optimal machining position.  This can be achieved regardless of the machine or workpiece.  Fixture-Pro’s modular approach provides a combination of subplates, risers and top tooling that is right for any set up.
One manufacturer virtually eliminated set-up time, from three hours to just minutes.  The operation realized a cost savings of tens of thousands of dollars and additional machine capacity of 750 hours annually.
To learn more about Jergens’ Workholding Solutions, visit us online: www.jergensinc.com/workholding.
General News, Uncategorized, Workholding

Jergens FastForward™ Machining Center Opens

FastForward™ Concept Takes Shape As A New Machining Center At Jergens Inc.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 – Jergens Inc. of Cleveland, OH opens the doors to their new machining efficiency technology center called FastForward™ to describe their objective, vision and pace for industry. The regional center will focus on the Maker/Manufacturing movement and its significance to the nation’s economy.

“With this dedicated space, we are further stepping up our efforts to promote training and education across the board including customers, suppliers, partners, students and the community that serves Manufacturing”, says Jack Schron, president of Jergens. “We are looking to expand the knowledge base for the vocational workforce and those pursuing a career in manufacturing, and to encourage creativity to Think, Make and Grow”, Schron continues.

HAAS Automation, the largest machine tool company in the United States, is partnering with Jergens by providing their newest VF4 SS Vertical Machining Center and the process technology that goes with it. In addition, Parlec, an industry-leader in toolholding and measuring equipment is providing their solutions. Add to that Jergens Quick-Change Fixturing and Clamping solutions, and FastForward boasts some of the most sophisticated manufacturing technology available today for demonstration and education. The center will regularly host events such as seminars, classes, think tanks and more.

For more information on FastForward, contact Jergens at 15700 S. Waterloo Road, Cleveland, OH 44110-3898. Phone: 877-486-1454; Fax: 216-481-6193; e-mail: info@jergensinc.com; or visit on the web at www.jergensinc.com. Founded in 1942, Jergens, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company committed to helping its customers achieve leaner, more profitable manufacturing, and continues to add products and engineered solutions for an integrated approach to "Manufacturing Efficiency".

Jack Schron Jr introduces the new tech space
Jack Schron Jr introduces the new tech space

Caption: Jergens new FastForward™ Machining Efficiency Center uses the latest machining and quick-change workholding technology to focus on process improvement and workforce development




Welcome to Our New Website!

Jergens, Inc. Website Home Page
The new home page of www.jergensinc.com.

As part of our ongoing efforts to deliver outstanding value- added service and support to our customers, Jergens is proud to announce the launch of a brand new website at www.jergensinc.com.

We wantto be your #1 source for workholding, lifting and specialty fastener products...but we also want to be your #1 source for information to help you stay lean and profitable. This new website was designed to be a user-friendly resource, giving you instant access to a wide variety of information in one convenient place.

For those of you who already use our website to check stock and price, or order Jergens products, you’ll now have enhanced abilities to do so. You’ll also find comprehensive product information including technical specs, line/CAD drawings and product literature, but there are also some convenient new tools and features for you:

  • A new, user-friendly interface that saves you time and effort. All information related to a specific product (technical specs, PDFs, part numbers, related products, line drawings) is now available on the product detail pages.
  • Interactive Kwik-Lok™ Pin Selector to choose the right size and style for your particular application
  • Rich, solution-based content for a wide variety of industry applications. New animations, FAQ, glossaries, case studies, application information and much more is available.
  • Cost-saving calculators give you the opportunity to use your own information to calculate how much money products like our Ball Lock™ or ZPS Quick Change Fixturing systems can save
  • Additional resources, including a self-service video library and a competitor part number conversion program
  • Helpful insights on industry trends and lean manufacturing in the very blog you're reading right now.

We welcome you to visit us at www.jergensinc.com and check back often for updates, or subscribe to this blog by clicking the RSS tab at the top of this page.

Be sure and let us know what you think about the new site...your feedback is important to us. We’ll try to incorporate any suggetions you have into future improvements.

Thank you!

Sean Stapulionis, General Manager