Kitagawa-NorthTech, Inc.

301 E Commerce Drive

Schaumburg, IL 60173 US


A Message from Kitagawa-NorthTech, Inc.

Kitagawa NorthTech Workholding Supplier for North America

Company Profile & Overview Kitagawa NorthTech serves metalworking machine shops and OEM machine tool customer throughout North America, including the USA, Canada and Mexico.

As Seen In Production Machining

Kitagawa Northtech Acquires Exclusive Distribution for Workholding Brand
Nobel chucks are popular in oil and gas country applications because of their forged steel bodies, large bore size, time-tested performance and reliability in these demanding applications, the company says.

Steady Rest

AS Grinding Steady Rests Increase Envelope Accessibility
Kitagawa-NorthTech Inc.’s AS series of grinding steady rests are designed and engineered for grinding applications and feature narrow retractable arms for automated part loading as well as many other capabilities for grinding applications.

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. 

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

Kitagawa Digital GripForce Analyzer
Kitagawa NorthTech, Inc.
NorthTech Workholding