BALL LOCK MOUNTING SYSTEM/HAAS MACHINING CENTERS
Product Announcement from Jergens, Inc.
Jergens, Inc is now offering Ball Lock® fixture kits for Haas machining centers. The kits contain all the components needed to employ the Ball Lock® system for the most widely used Haas models, including: VF-E, VF-O, VF-1, VF-OE, VF-2, VF-3, VF-4, VF-5 and MINI MILL. For example, a standard kit would include a correctly-sized subplate and fixture plate (both pre-drilled and with Ball Lock bushings installed), the correct number of Ball Lock® shanks, T-slot nuts, sine fixture keys and socket head cap screws. Numerous optional fixture plate configurations are available as well.
The patented Ball Lock® Mounting System is used to locate and lock fixture subplates. It frees valuable machine time by providing quick change capability. Employing the system generally takes less than one minute, and requires only a few turns of a set screw. Repeatability is ±.0005", which minimizes or eliminates the need to indicate fixture position. The Ball Lock® system securely holds plates together with working loads up to 20,000 lbs.