Redefining Productivity

KITAGAWA workholding solutions – trusted by industry leaders for 70 years.

Workholding offers a starting point in your search for productivity gains. But if you stop there, you’re leaving money on the table.

That’s why Kitagawa – NorthTech has developed a “big picture” methodology that taps workholding productivity opportunities throughout the manufacturing process. We call it Redefining Productivity.     Read more »

Kitagawa – NorthTech offers the highest level of quality and versatility in custom design and manufacturing of high performance workholding solutions for CNC lathe and turning centers.  As a world leader in workholding solutions, the majority of major lathe manufacturers choose Kitagawa – NorthTech solutions as original equipment. Kitagawa – NorthTech delivers comprehensive product offerings including standard three-jaw chucks, quick change chucks, custom engineered workholding solutions, super large bore chucks, steady rests and more!
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New Solutions

NEW Tri-Kote™ Lubricant Video Demonstrates 60% More Gripping Force Over Standard Grease

In this video see for yourself the incredible performance of Tri-Kote lubricant for power chucks. In a side-by-side, gripping force test comparisons, Tri-Kote delivered more than 60% gripping force versus standard, off-the-shelf grease. Watch this video and also learn about our wireless grip meter kit and recommended proper maintenance and lubrication procedures for non-sealed chucks. READ MORE!

Wireless Grip Meter Kit for Gripping Force Measurements, Testing and Diagnostics


Maximize the performance of your workholding, and expensive lathes, by ensuring proper chuck function. The most expensive lathe will not perform at its best if the chuck is not giving full grip force. READ MORE!

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Got Problems? Talk to ANSWERMAN!

Jon Steinfeldt, our resident workholding expert, is serving as ANSWERMAN: a dedicated online resource available to help customers solve workholding problems. From product design inquiries to more effectively identifying the ideal solution for particular applications, ANSWERMAN is helping our customers solve a great range of challenges and problems. He can be reached at to answer your workholding questions, requests and challenges.


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Kitagawa NorthTech’s “Machining-2-Profits” e-newsletter is focused on helping provide customers ways to improve productivity, profits and reduce costs with standard and custom workholdings and fixtures and other solutions. We will also share new products and important organizational announcements.


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