Kitagawa-NorthTech, Inc.

301 E Commerce Drive
Schaumburg, IL 60173 US


A Message from Kitagawa-NorthTech, Inc.

Company Profile

The exclusive U.S. representative of Kitagawa products in North and South America, NorthTech Workholding has now joined forces with Kitagawa Iron Works to become; Kitagawa-NorthTech Inc. effective 10-1-06.

Kitagawa-NorthTech, Inc.

Redefine ProductivityKitagawa-NorthTech Inc. offers the highest level of workholding solutions, global engineering collaboration, and superior customer service throughout North and South America.

As Seen In Production Machining

Digital Grip Force Kit Analyzer

Digital Group Force Analyzer Harvests Data
Kitagawa-NorthTech, Inc.’s Digital Grip Force Kit Analyzer software and kit serves as a digital tool for safety, process, and service diagnostics. 

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.

Sealed Pullback Chuck

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.

Product Categories of Kitagawa-NorthTech, Inc.

Actuators, Hydraulic & Pneumatic
Angle & Sub Plates
Arbors, Expandable Workholding
Centers, Live & Other
Chuck Jaws & Collets
Chucks, Collet Type (for Workholding)
Chucks, Gear
Chucks, Index
Chucks, Jaw Type
Chucks, Power
Chucks, Precision
Chucks, Self-Contained
Chucks, Special
Clamps & Fixturing Devices
Collets for Workholding
Fixturing Systems
Indexers & Rotary Tables
Lubricants & Greases
Machining Flex Lines
Pedestal Type Fixtures & Tombstone Blocks
Robot Tooling/Grippers
Software, Other Manufacturing
Steady Rests
Vises & Vise Jaws
Workholding, Custom

Trade Names

NorthTech Workholding