Kitagawa-NorthTech Inc.

KITAGAWA-NORTHTECH, INC. Adds Five New High Performance Steady Rests to Fleet of Workholding Offerings
Machinery & Machining Tools

KITAGAWA-NORTHTECH, INC. Adds Five New High Performance Steady Rests to Fleet of Workholding Offerings

Depth and availability of precision workholding solutions is critical to help customers maintain stable throughput and productivity. To ensure customers can acquire the appropriate workholding for their needs, Kitagawa-NorthTech is constantly adding new products to meet every need. Recently, Kitagawa-NorthTech added five new high precision steady rests to their fleet of workholding...

Read More »
Services

Process Consulting Programs refine manufacturing operations.

By providing such services as process optimization and training, Productivity Programs help North American manufacturers refine operational processes. Strategic process consulting programs deliver complete diagnosis generated around shop floor activities, machines, materials, and other operational activities. Once opportunities are identified, solution is developed and implemented. Also,...

Read More »
KITAGAWA-NORTHTECH, INC. Expands Self-Contained Air Chuck Technology
Machinery & Machining Tools

KITAGAWA-NORTHTECH, INC. Expands Self-Contained Air Chuck Technology

Kitagawa-NorthTech is proud to release to the US market the next evolution of their self-contained air chuck. The new UPR mega through-hole self-contained air chuck exhibits advancements in functionality and value. Ideal for oil pipe applications, the UPR Series chucks are designed with a larger through hole than the earlier UBR models, accommodating workpiece diameters ranging from 7.2 to 22.0...

Read More »
Kitagawa-NorthTech, Inc. Announces New Line of Soft Jaws
Machinery & Machining Tools

Kitagawa-NorthTech, Inc. Announces New Line of Soft Jaws

Kitagawa-NorthTech is proud to announce a new line of soft jaws, the KSB Soft Jaw Series, manufactured and stocked at Kitagawa-NorthTech's facility in Schaumburg, Illinois. KSB soft jaws are produced in inches and can be ordered in 2 and 3 jaw sets. Special sizes and configurations can be quickly provided. We are driven to provide the most comprehensive and unmatched workholding products to the...

Read More »
Wireless Grip Force Meter helps improve chuck performance.
Communication Systems & Equipment

Wireless Grip Force Meter helps improve chuck performance.

By measuring holding force of clamped jaws and RPM, wireless digital grip force gauge helps improve and monitor performance of chucks. Turning-center force sensor is available in 72 mm version capable of measuring 2- and 3- jaw chucks or 125 mm version that can measure 2-, 3-, and 4 jaw chucks. Sensor can be used to measure chuck when it is static or dynamic, increasing opportunities for accurate...

Read More »
KITAGAWA-NORTHTECH, INC. Introduces New Auto Eccentric Chuck to Their Family of Products
Machinery & Machining Tools

KITAGAWA-NORTHTECH, INC. Introduces New Auto Eccentric Chuck to Their Family of Products

Excellence in Redefining Productivity™ for customers worldwide is Kitagawa-NorthTech’s primary focus. The newest chuck model, auto eccentric chuck (model number HG-847-215), was introduced at IMTS in September. This unique system drew a lot of attention due to its productivity enhancing features. Deemed a highly versatile solution, this chuck can handle concentric and eccentric turning in a...

Read More »
Steady Rest grips up to 12.20 in.
Non-Industrial Products

Steady Rest grips up to 12.20 in.

Custom designed for Haas ST-40 turning centers, ST-40 Steady Rest is manufactured to compliment and support extreme rigidity and heavy cutting capabilities of large capacity machines. Unit rests comfortably in bed and allows ample clearance for clamping and turret operations. Supplied as complete kit, ST-40 provides smooth installation and eliminates work-around conditions.

Read More »
Machinery & Machining Tools

Kitagawa-NorthTech Expands Workholding Productivity Offerings

Kitagawa-NorthTech, Inc. added to their product line the BBT200 series, a two jaw version of the BB200, to help customers achieve increased productivity and reduced costs. Schaumburg, IL - Kitagawa-NorthTech, Inc. has added the BBT200 series, a two jaw version of the BB200, to their family of products. The BBT200 series solution has been needed for a long time to properly integrate from a BB200...

Read More »
Pull Lock Work Gripper provides part length control.
Machinery & Machining Tools

Pull Lock Work Gripper provides part length control.

Designed to deliver part stability during machining center operations, PLS Series Pull Down Work Grippers deliver consistent gripping forces along with axial, pull down actuation for length control on Z axis. Product is fully sealed against chip and coolant contamination, and optional seating detection system is available. Available in 4, 6, and 8 in dia, 2 or more units can be grouped together...

Read More »
Specialty Chucks are designed for odd shaped workpieces.
Machinery & Machining Tools

Specialty Chucks are designed for odd shaped workpieces.

Long-stroke ML Series power chucks are available in triple-, dual-, and single-jaw configurations. ML 3-jaw configuration features up to 1 in. stroke per jaw and is suited for gripping workpieces with flanges that must be swallowed. MLT 2-jaw chuck is suited for square, rectangular, or unusually shaped workpieces, while single-jaw MLV incorporates custom-designed fixed locator or jig for locating...

Read More »
KITAGAWA-NORTHTECH, INC. Adds Five New High Performance Steady Rests to Fleet of Workholding Offerings
Machinery & Machining Tools

KITAGAWA-NORTHTECH, INC. Adds Five New High Performance Steady Rests to Fleet of Workholding Offerings

Depth and availability of precision workholding solutions is critical to help customers maintain stable throughput and productivity. To ensure customers can acquire the appropriate workholding for their needs, Kitagawa-NorthTech is constantly adding new products to meet every need. Recently, Kitagawa-NorthTech added five new high precision steady rests to their fleet of workholding...

Read More »
Services

Process Consulting Programs refine manufacturing operations.

By providing such services as process optimization and training, Productivity Programs help North American manufacturers refine operational processes. Strategic process consulting programs deliver complete diagnosis generated around shop floor activities, machines, materials, and other operational activities. Once opportunities are identified, solution is developed and implemented. Also,...

Read More »
KITAGAWA-NORTHTECH, INC. Expands Self-Contained Air Chuck Technology
Machinery & Machining Tools

KITAGAWA-NORTHTECH, INC. Expands Self-Contained Air Chuck Technology

Kitagawa-NorthTech is proud to release to the US market the next evolution of their self-contained air chuck. The new UPR mega through-hole self-contained air chuck exhibits advancements in functionality and value. Ideal for oil pipe applications, the UPR Series chucks are designed with a larger through hole than the earlier UBR models, accommodating workpiece diameters ranging from 7.2 to 22.0...

Read More »
People in the News

Kitagawa-NorthTech, Inc. Strengthens Business Development Group and Customer Service

The start of 2013 has exhibited a growing trend in new business development and vital customer care such as repair, rebuild and installation services. In response to this increase, Kitagawa-NorthTech is proud to announce the additions of two Business Development Managers and Customer Service Specialist. Ryan Van Matre and Yusuf Ali join the Kitagawa-NorthTech Business Development team. Van Matre...

Read More »
Kitagawa-NorthTech, Inc. Announces New Line of Soft Jaws
Machinery & Machining Tools

Kitagawa-NorthTech, Inc. Announces New Line of Soft Jaws

Kitagawa-NorthTech is proud to announce a new line of soft jaws, the KSB Soft Jaw Series, manufactured and stocked at Kitagawa-NorthTech's facility in Schaumburg, Illinois. KSB soft jaws are produced in inches and can be ordered in 2 and 3 jaw sets. Special sizes and configurations can be quickly provided. We are driven to provide the most comprehensive and unmatched workholding products to the...

Read More »
Wireless Grip Force Meter helps improve chuck performance.
Communication Systems & Equipment

Wireless Grip Force Meter helps improve chuck performance.

By measuring holding force of clamped jaws and RPM, wireless digital grip force gauge helps improve and monitor performance of chucks. Turning-center force sensor is available in 72 mm version capable of measuring 2- and 3- jaw chucks or 125 mm version that can measure 2-, 3-, and 4 jaw chucks. Sensor can be used to measure chuck when it is static or dynamic, increasing opportunities for accurate...

Read More »
Company News

Michigan Manufacturing Business Development

Schaumburg, IL - KITAGAWA-NORTHTECH, INC. Focuses on Michigan manufacturing through targeted business development. Kitagawa-NorthTech will increase business development efforts in Michigan due to escalated demand for customized workholding solutions and support services. This growth trend inspired Kitagawa-NorthTech to acquire a new Business Development Manager to support business initiatives for...

Read More »
KITAGAWA-NORTHTECH, INC. Introduces New Auto Eccentric Chuck to Their Family of Products
Machinery & Machining Tools

KITAGAWA-NORTHTECH, INC. Introduces New Auto Eccentric Chuck to Their Family of Products

Excellence in Redefining Productivity™ for customers worldwide is Kitagawa-NorthTech’s primary focus. The newest chuck model, auto eccentric chuck (model number HG-847-215), was introduced at IMTS in September. This unique system drew a lot of attention due to its productivity enhancing features. Deemed a highly versatile solution, this chuck can handle concentric and eccentric turning in a...

Read More »
Steady Rest grips up to 12.20 in.
Non-Industrial Products

Steady Rest grips up to 12.20 in.

Custom designed for Haas ST-40 turning centers, ST-40 Steady Rest is manufactured to compliment and support extreme rigidity and heavy cutting capabilities of large capacity machines. Unit rests comfortably in bed and allows ample clearance for clamping and turret operations. Supplied as complete kit, ST-40 provides smooth installation and eliminates work-around conditions.

Read More »
People in the News

Engineering Capabilities Increased to Supplement Domestic Manufacturing Efforts

Schaumburg, IL - April 25th, 2012 - KITAGAWA-NORTHTECH, INC. gains new manufacturing engineer to help supplement domestic manufacturing efforts. During the past year Kitagawa-NorthTech has made great strides to improve customer delivery on essential accessories by increasing in-house manufacturing of adapter plates, draw tubes, t-nuts and other valuable products. This aggressive task involves...

Read More »

All Topics