Trusted Workholding Leader

KITAGAWA Workholding Solutions – The Most Trusted Workholding Brand for Over 75 years.

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!

KITAGAWA has a Rich Heritage Dating Back to 1937

In this video learn about the impressive history of Kitagawa dating back to the early 1900s when the company was officially formed in Hiroshima, Japan. The company is presently led by Mr. Yuji Kitagawa, President, Kitagawa Iron Works.

It also provides an overview of standard and advanced chucks, fixtures, custom engineered workholding systems, repair and build services for cylinders, rotary tables and chucks.

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. Also learn about recommended proper maintenance and lubrication procedures for non-sealed chucks. READ MORE!

Got Problems? Talk to ANSWERMAN!

ANSWERMAN is our dedicated online resource available to help customers solve workholding problems. ANSWERMAN can be reached at answerman@kitagawa.com to answer your workholding questions, requests and challenges.

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New Solutions & Services

DIGITAL GRIP FORCE ANALYZER SOFTWARE AND KIT MAKES ANALYZING AND TESTING WORKHOLDING GRIP FORCE EASY

img_8191 Improper gripping force and parts slipping in the chuck reduces cycle times, productivity and profits and causes safety issues. The Digital Grip Force Analyzer software and kit allows users to accurately and quickly analyze and measure grip force performance of their CNC lathes and turning centers via a PC. Read More!

 

Lights Out Un-Attended Over-Night Machining of Parts in Low Volumes

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Revolutionizing Automation with Kitagawa’s AJPS for Parts Machining.

In conjunction with Quick Change capable Kitagawa Promano Grippers, AJPS provides seamless flexibility in a Robot tended machining environment by allowing the cell to run many different parts in low volumes consecutively, congruently and un-attended.

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BREAKING NEWS

Kevin Bennett Promoted to Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Kevin Bennett

Kevin Bennett

Kitagawa NorthTech names Kevin Bennett as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In his new post for the company, Mr. Bennett will be spearheading sales and marketing endeavors for North America and involved with the operational aspects associated with how the company introduces new Workholding products, services and solutions to their customers. Prior to his promotion, Mr. Bennett most recently served as National Sales and Marketing Manager for the company. Mr. Bennett has been an employee of the company for over seven years.


 2017 Trade Events & Conferences Schedule

Come See Kitagawa NorthTech and their workholding solutions and services at these upcoming events, conferences and shows:

North West Machine Tool Show
Portland,OR, USA – 4/11 – 4/14, 2017

PMTS
Columbus, OH, USA – 4/24 – 4/28, 2017

EASTEC
Springfield, MA, USA – 5/14 – 5/19, 2017

WMTS 2017
Edmonton, AB – 6/6 – 6/8, 2017

CMTS 2017
Ontario, Canada – 9/25 – 9/28, 2017

SOUTHTEC
Charlotte, NC, USA – 10/23 – 10/27, 2017


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