Inside the shank are 3 balls that expand into a tapered groove in the receiver bushing. This action draws the plates together. The locking balls are activated by turning a setscrew in the head of the shank, which pushes a 4th ball to evenly distribute the clamping forces between the 3 locking balls. No more dowel pins or cap screws, and no need to search around for a hex wrench to remove Ball Lock® shanks.
Ball Lock® is the original and most widely used quick change fixture system available. Ball Lock® can be your competitive edge…just like thousands of other shops across the country.
Get started by ordering a quick change kit, which includes 2 aluminum fixture plates with 2 primary liner bushings installed, 1 steel subplate with receiver bushings installed and 4 20mm Ball Lock® shanks with working loads of 3000 lbs. each. Jergens also offers pre-engineered Ball Lock® Fixture kits for Haas™ machines.
The Accessories You Need
to Customize Ball Lock®
We’ve already thought about all the accessories you need to customize Ball Lock® for your application. In addition to system components like locating shanks, liner bushings, receiver bushings, fixture plates and subplates, you’ll find everything you need here in one convenient place.
Ball Lock® System Quick Change Fixturing Kits