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Custom Turnkey Workholding for Prismatic Machining Applications
Kitagawa-NorthTech, a manufacturer of chucks, cylinders, steady rests and workholding accessories, provides custom turnkey workholding services.
Kitagawa NorthTech Expands Sales Management Team for Workholding Products and More
Kitagawa NorthTech welcomes David Hawking in the company’s newly created post of national sales and marketing manager for North America.
Kitagawa NorhTech Offers Rotary Table with Compact Body
Catering to the oil, gas and aerospace industries, Kitagawa-NorthTech provides a rotary table design displaying a compact body that exhibits a 4x smaller footprint than conventional NCRT designs, with 440 pounds less weight distribution, the company says.
The Many Sides of Workholding
Here's a broad look at different ways to approach workholding based upon the requirements of the application.
Proper Workholding Selection
An in-depth look at the overall application is the best way to determine the most suitable workholding for a job. Experienced workholding engineers can play an important role in the selection process.
Finger Chucks For Axial Gripping
New from Kitagaw/NorthTech Workholding, the FG series of finger chucks provide axial gripping in a series of standard sizes. The chucks simply pull back to a locator or centering device with an axial motion. According to the company, these finger chucks use strong, stable axial clamping to firmly grip flanged materials, thin-wall parts, irregular shaped parts, gears and more.
Pull-Down Work Gripper
Kitagawa's PLS series pull-down work grippers offer part stability during machining center operations. Consistent gripping forces along with axial, pull-down actuation, provide accurate length control on the Z axis. An alternative to conventional jigs, the grippers are suitable for a variety of workholding applications and are sealed against chip and coolant contamination.