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BRING ON THE HARSH OPERATING ENVIRONMENTS… JERGENS POPULAR BALL LOCK® QUICK-CHANGE WORKHOLDING & FIXTURING SYSTEM IS NOW AVAILABLE IN STAINLESS STEEL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 6, 2012
For more information, contact:
Bob Rubenstahl, General Manager, Tooling Components Division
Phone: 877-426-2504
Fax: (216) 481-6193
workholding@jergensinc.com
www.jergensinc.com

Cleveland, OH – August 6, 2012 – Now available in high grade 17-4 stainless steel, Jergens popular Ball Lock® Quick-Change Mounting & Fixturing System can now be expected to provide a long service life when installed in the most extreme operating environments. 

Jergens Ball Lock® Quick-Change Mounting and Fixturing System is the first of any fixturing system to be produced in high grade stainless steel. This move was driven by customers wanting to extend the benefits of Ball Lock® quick change and precision locking technology within corrosive, wet, caustic and similarly harsh manufacturing environments.

This development also enables the Ball Lock® Quick-Change Mounting & Fixturing System of stainless steel shanks, face or back-mount receiver bushings and liners,  to also be used in NSF-regulated, medical-grade, and other purity-stringent manufacturing environments.

Ball Lock® popularity among both fixture builders and machine tool operators, stems from its ability to quickly and accurately locate fixtures onto machine tables. The ability to lock and unlock Ball Lock® shanks in seconds, permits the exchange of fixtures in less than a minute, with a position repeatability and accuracy of +/-0.0005" (+/-0.013mm) or better.

The Ball Lock® System utilizes a patented locking technology to securely hold fixture plates to subplates with up to 20,000 lbs. (9000 kg.) of hold-down force per shank. Fixtures can also be quickly exchanged between different machines when both are using the Jergens Ball Lock® Mounting System.

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The Ball Lock® Quick-Change Mounting & Fixturing System is the original and most widely used quick-change fixturing-flexible mounting system system available today. The Ball Lock® system can be configured to create lean-optimized solutions for the most demanding appliciation needs. The benefits of using the Ball Lock® system include...

  • Incredibly FAST setups and changeover
  • Powerfully strong holding forces
  • Combines locking and locating in the same motion
  • Eliminates the need for indicating on CNC machines

A complete range of stainless steel Ball Lock® accessories are also available including T-Slot nuts, tapered caps & nuts, lifting handles, Sine fixture keys, fast-acting Ball Lock® keys, pre-machined T-columns and 4-sided tooling columns, and Ball Lock® vises.

The new 17-4 stainless steel Ball Lock® Quick-Change Mounting & Fixturing System will be on display at Jergens, Inc., IMTS booth W-2312 or visit www.jergensinc.com today for more information.

Editor's Notes:

Founded in 1942 to help American manufacturers operate efficiently, Jergens, Inc. is comprised of three distinct business units: Workholding Solutions, Lifting Solutions, and Specialty Fasteners. Jergens, Inc. is 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." Jergens, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. For more information, please contact Jergens, Inc. at 15700 S. Waterloo Road, Cleveland, OH 44110-3898. Phone: 877-486-1454; Fax: 216-481-6193. On the Web: www.jergensinc.com. E-mail: info@jergensinc.com.

Links to download high-resolution photo:

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ZIP (both): http://www.jergensinc.com/downloads/SS-Ball-Lock-Group-Shot.zip 

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Jergens Inc. Announces Retirement of General Manager, Bob Rubenstahl

Friday, March 1, 2019, Cleveland OH– Jergens’ General Manager, Bob Rubenstahl, announced his retirement after seven years of successfully directing the entire division which includes the Workholding Solutions Group, Specialty Fasteners Group, and Lifting Solutions Group. For two years prior, Mr. Rubenstahl was the Manager of the Workholding Solutions Group.

“We are going to miss Bob around here”, says Jack Schron Jr., President of Jergens, Inc. “In addition to his leadership, he has always brought a lot of enthusiasm and personality to the job. That’s something that comes from an experienced and confident person. We wish him the very best in his retirement”, Schron continued.

Mr. Rubenstahl joined Jergens with a robust career already in full swing. Previously he had various senior management positions for Kennametal, served as CEO of LMT-Fette, and CEO of Command Tooling Systems. In total, over 35 years of experience in both international and domestic manufacturing and distribution environments. 

Bob and his wife Pam will focus on doing what they love – spending time with their two married sons and granddaughter Emma, golfing and travel.  “I’ve loved every minute of my career and the spectacular people I met have provided me with lifetime friendships.  I’m really looking forward to spending more time with my family, and ready to pass the torch at Jergens to leaders who will continue to grow the business.”  Remarked Bob.

For information about Jergens, contact the company 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. Jergens, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2015 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".

Rob Rubenstahl

SEMA 2019- Las Vegas, NV

The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more.

Stop by and visit Jergens in Booth #TBD

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SOUTHTEC 2019 – Greenville, SC

SOUTHTEC is the top southeast manufacturing trade show at the Greenville Convention Center in Greenville, South Carolina. SOUTHTEC is part of the Manufacturing Technology Series and produced by SME and AMT.

Stop by and visit Jergens in Booth #2512

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WESTEC 2019 – Long Beach, CA

WESTEC 2019, the leading California manufacturing trade show, will be held September 24 – 26  in our new location – the Long Beach Convention Center. WESTEC is produced by SME and AMT.

Stop by and visit Jergens in Booth #648

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