Line of Workholding for Automotive Machining

Kitagawa NorthTech has released a line of custom-engineered automotive industry workholding solutions.

Kitagawa NorthTech has released a suite of custom-engineered, automotive-industry workholding solutions. The series includes chucks and fixtures that have been designed, modified and customized to solve part-specific machining problems for a range of automotive industry applications. The range includes products for holding camshafts, valves, cylinder pumps and heads, differential cases, brackets, clutches, covers, holders, gears, hubs, pinions, pulleys, rotors, rollers, pistons, and chassis components.

The DL200 dual-locking chuck provides increased gripping options and easy jaw forming designed for high-volume automotive machining applications. The PWc and PWTc two- and three-jaw power-wing chucks have powerful grips for irregular workpieces and tapered parts, providing secure gripping for casting and forging applications. PU-type pull-lock chucks draw down for high-precision processing available with open centers. The high radial gripping forces and strong pullback action stabilize cutting under heavy load conditions. FG finger chucks enable high-speed turning of aluminum automotive and motorcycle wheels. Short-series, long-series, quick-change and pull-back collet chucks are customizable with a weldment- or casted-base fixture for a variety of horizontal and vertical machining operations.

In situations where a standard or advanced workholding solution does not meet the rigid process requirements of a unique, part-specific automotive application, a fully customized and engineered workholding system may be required. The company’s Productivity Team analyzes, designs, manufactures and tests such solutions for customers to provide a custom turnkey solution.

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