Hoist Rings, Lifting Solutions

Jergens Hoists Exhibit at the Guggenheim

Dec. 15, 2017 - For the second time, Jergens’ hoist rings can be seen at the Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Jergens’ Traditional Style, Center-Pull Hoist Rings suspend Precipitous Parturition by Chen Zhen, featured as one of the leading pieces in the new exhibition Art and China after 1989: Theatre of the World.

Jergens Center-Pull Standard U-Bar Hoist Ring Specifications

  • Rated at 5:1 Strength Factor
  • Material: Alloy Steel
  • Finish: Black Oxide (Except Washer)
  • U-Bar, Bolt, Pins, Base, Washer and ­Bushing are Magnetic Particle Inspected
  • Washer: Zinc Plated with Gold Colored (Inch), Clear/Blue (Metric) Conversion Coating
  • Proof Tested to 200% of Rated Load Capacity
  • Certificate of Proof Test provided
  • 3D Solid Models available in multiple formats
  • CE Certified
  • Multi-Lingual Installation Sheet


Fixed at rig points in the museum's ceiling beams, Jergens’ ½-13” thread size, 2,500lb capacity, full 360° swivel and 180° pivot action hoist rings lift Zhens artwork of bicycle parts, inner tubes and matchbox cars. Zhen’s art encompasses the exhibition’s aim to forge reality free from ideology, to establish the individual apart from the collective, and to define contemporary Chinese experience in universal terms. This exhibition is organized by Alexandra Munroe, Samsung Senior Curator, Asian Art, and Senior Advisor, Global Arts, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; with guest co-curator Philip Tinari, Director, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing; and Hou Hanru, Artistic Director, MAXXI, National Museum of 21st Century Arts, Rome.

Art and China after 1989 is organized in six chronological, thematic sections throughout the rotunda and on Tower Levels 5 and 7. For all the diversity the exhibition encompasses, the artists here have all sought to think beyond China’s political fray and simple East-West dogmas. This freedom of a “third space” has allowed for a vital distance, and a particular insight, as they contend with the legacies of Chinese history, international modernism, and global neoliberalism of the 1990s. Their rambunctious creativity can expand our ever-widening view of contemporary art and inspire new thinking at a moment when the questions they have faced—of identity, equality, ideology, and control—have pressing relevance.

–Alexandra Munroe, Philip Tinari and Hou Hanru—

Art and China after 1989: Theatre of the World will be featured at the Guggenheim Museum through Jan. 7, 2018. Click here for more information about Jergen’s Center-Pull Hoist Rings. Click here for more information about Art and China after 1989: Theatre of the World.

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.