Jergens Inc. to Display Modular Quick-Change Workholding Featuring Self-Centering Vise for Five Axis Machining at FITMA Booth #1516

Jergens will demonstrate its 5CV 130mm self-centering vise at this year’s FITMA show in Mexico City, Mexico, June 20th-22nd. The vise features clamping forces up to 3,600 lbs. and offers important advantages for five axis machining applications. Among those are the reduction of ‘jaw lift’ that can occur due to flex that allows the workpiece to raise up during the clamping process. To combat this errant force, the vise jaws have been engineered with a pull-down design to ensure clamping and minimize lift.

“We’ve designed the vise to be easy to use and versatile so it can be tailored to desired applications”, said Mike Antos, Jergens Workholding Product Manager. Quick-change jaws can be swapped out by the operator with no tools required. The unique vise can also be easily recentered along an adjustable centerline. Different mounting options are accounted for as well, to suit personal preference and current setup parameters. Those options include Jergens QLS, and Quick-Loc™ as well as Lang Quick Point® and 5th Axis RockLock™, both in 52mm and 96mm standard patterns.

The vise comes standard with step jaws that feature serrated inserts, however alternate jaw styles can be ordered following basic nomenclature to specify aluminum soft jaws, steel soft jaws, or hardened step jaws. Additional jaw sets can be purchased separately.

In addition to featuring the 5CV vise, Jergens will show and demonstrate many of the company’s other innovations. Included will be Quick-Loc™ pallets, receivers, and risers; Ball Lock® mounting system; ZPS clamping; OK-Vise clamps; cast iron tooling columns; and the in-line machine washdown tool. To address specific customer challenges, Jergens will have team members present to discuss Custom Design and Build applications including the streamlined process for concept, design, engineering, manufacturing, and installation.

For information about the 5CV self-centering vise, or any of the Jergens range of workholding solutions, contact the company at 15700 S. Waterloo Road, Cleveland, OH 44110-3898. Phone: 216-486-5540; Fax: 216-481-6193; e-mail:; or visit on the web at

About Jergens

Jergens, Inc. is a global manufacturing leader of CNC machining workholding products. The company is ISO 9001:2015 certified and committed to helping customers achieve leaner, more profitable manufacturing, and continues to add products and engineered solutions for an integrated approach to “Manufacturing Efficiency”.