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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ISO 9001:2008 Certified

NEW! Wireless Grip Force Meter

Improve Repeatability!

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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Have questions concerning workholding? Chuck can help!

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Q: My jaws (i.e., B200 series chucks) are not getting full stroke. How do I correct this?     Answer »

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