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

See Kitagawa NorthTech at these Upcoming Trade Events & Conferences

EXPO MANUFACTURA ™ 2017 is the leading platform in the region which brings together the most influential communities of the sector: domestic and international companies presenting the global trends for the industry.



Visit Kitagawa NorthTech at Booth#1738, HOUSTEX 2017

HOUSTEX 2017 is an interactive experience, featuring hundreds of exhibitors highlighting the latest manufacturing technologies, and innovative solutions.

Visit Kitagawa NorthTech’s booth# 1738 and see the latest in chucks and custom engineered solutions.


Jamie Huza of Morris South “Wins Big” from Kitagawa NorthTech at IMTS 2016

 

During IMTS 2016, Kitagawa NorthTech offered visitors the opportunity to participate in a raffle by taking Kitagawa History Quiz. The prize was a brand new, Smart 70″ HD Big Screen TV. We’re pleased to announce the lucky winner is Jamie Huza, Sales Associate of Morris South. Congrats and enjoy the big screen, Jamie.


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