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.

The video also explores the forming of other Kitagawa global manufacturing facilities as the company expanded and the founding of Kitagawa NorthTech in North America. It also provides an overview of their offering of standard and advanced chucks, fixtures, custom engineered workholding systems and 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

Visit Kitagawa NorthTech at This Year’s Performance Racing Industry Trade Show

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The Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show is in its 29th year and is the biggest trade event in motorsports when the worldwide racing industry gathers in Indianapolis on December 8-10, 2016.

Kitagawa NorthTech will be one of 1,200 exhibitor companies from 70+ countries displaying the latest advances in racing and engineering. Visit Kitagawa NorthTech display and exhibit located in the Yellow Hall, Booth #6158.

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Ed Johannesen Hired as Senior Manager of Engineering and Quality 

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Mr. Johannesen will lead the design engineering group, quality function and lead continuous improvement processes as Senior Manager of Engineering and Quality for Kitagawa NorthTech. Before joining the company, Mr. Johannesen has held manufacturing engineering and quality management positions at various industrial companies, most notably Nissan Forklift and Toyoda Machinery USA for over the past 15 years. While at Nissan, his contributions included new product and process development, CNC and robotic equipment implementation, and cross functional team leadership.  While at Nissan, he managed both internal and external engineering and quality teams responsible for machining, fabrication, welding, paint, and assembly operations.

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