Wireless Grip Force Meter helps improve chuck performance.

Press Release Summary:

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 readings and preventative maintenance checks.

Original Press Release:

KITAGAWA-NORTHTECH, INC. Introduces New Wireless Grip Force Meter

Maximizing chuck performance is critical to stabilizing the machining process, maintaining high repeatability, part quality and safety. To help customers improve and monitor the performance of their chuck, Kitagawa-NorthTech introduces a new wireless digital grip force gauge to their family of chuck accessories. This new turning-center force sensor is designed to measure the holding force of clamped jaws and RPM. The sensor can be used to measure the chuck when it is static or dynamic, greatly increasing opportunities for more accurate readings and preventative maintenance checks. There are two standard sizes: 72 mm sensors measure 2 and 3 jaw chucks, while the 125mm sensor measures 2, 3 and 4 jaw chucks. Both sensors come in complete sets to ensure customers are able to conduct full maintenance checks with all the accessories and tools necessary. Kitagawa-NorthTech also provides custom sensors and extension rings for larger size chucks.


KITAGAWA-NORTHTECH is a leader in the custom design and manufacturing of high performance workholding solutions for turning and machining centers. For over 30 years industry leaders have trusted Kitagawa-NorthTech to increase productivity through focused application analysis and superior precision and performance. Utilizing an in house network of engineers and consultants to customize workholding solutions, Kitagawa-NorthTech has proven success at Redefining Productivity™.


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