CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Jergens has introduced a new hydraulic vise column. 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, the company says. 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 new product achieved up to a 50% 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.
Jergens' hydraulic vise column comes with 4-in. and 6-in (10-cm and 15-cm jaw sizes and in three-sided or four-sided configurations. The stand-alone design can be retrofitted in the field.