Jergens Inc. announces fixture plate machining kits and new receiver bushing plugs for its popular line of Ball Lock® quick-change mounting systems. The fixture plate machining kits consist of extra-long Ball Lock® shanks and spacers permitting the fixture plate to be installed on a subplate with clearance between the two. This clearance allows cutting tools to ‘break through’ the fixture plate without damaging the subplate, making it possible to machine fixture plates while mounted to the same subplates they will be used with during production.
Another convenient development is the company’s new plug that prevents chips and coolant from accumulating inside receiver bushings that are not in use (during certain operations). This saves time by eliminating the need to clean out receiver bushings in between setups.