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 Modern Machine Shop

DKF chuck from Kitagawa NorthTech

Kitagawa NorthTech's DKF Collet Chuck Ideal for Tight Work Environments
The low-profile collet chucks in Kitagawa NorthTech’s DKF series feature a compact nose for when additional tool clearance is needed in tight turning environments.

Kitagawa NorthTech Reorganizes North American Sales Roles
The reorganization has involved the promotion of Shawn Luschei to vice president of sales and marketing, Dale Anderson to inside sales manager, and Ryosuke Yatsunami to business development manager. 

Kitagawa NorthTech chuck

Large Workholding Chucks Available in Various Configurations
Eastec 2019: Kitagawa NorthTech will be displaying its Nobel brand of workholding chucks for vertical turning lathes (VTLs), available up to 3.5 m (11.48 ft.) in size.

Kitagawa NorthTech Now Distributor for Nobel Chucks
Kitagawa NorthTech earlier this year absorbed Itex Workholding operations, which previously held the distribution rights for Kawatatec Nobel Chucks in North America.

NorthTech rest

Steady Rests, Work Rests Support Range of Applications
IMTS 2018: Kitagawa NorthTech will be featuring its complete line of turning steady rests and grinding work rests.

Kitagawa Northtech receives safety award from the NTMA.

Kitagawa Northtech Receives NTMA Safety Award
The award points out that the company’s safety record is among the best in the workholding industry.

Kitagawa NorthTech automotive workholding

Line of Workholding for Automotive Machining
Kitagawa NorthTech has released a line of custom-engineered automotive industry workholding solutions.

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Kitagawa NorthTech Launches Updated Website, New Domain
The move to a “.us” domain is intended to clarify product offerings and solutions for North American customers.

Kitagawa NorthTech KRGU steady rest

Steady Rests for Grinding Camshafts, Crankshafts
Kitagawa NorthTech is releasing the fully-retracting KRGU and GHS grinder steady rests.

Schawn Luschei of Kitagawa NorthTech

Kitagawa NorthTech Hires Senior Manager of Sales
Shawn Luschei has rejoined the company and will support OEMs and channel partners, developing new business.

Ed Johannesen

Kitagawa-NorthTech Hires Senior Manager, Engineering and Quality
Ed Johannesen has worked for over 15 years in the industry.

rotary tables

Enabling Small Machines to Produce Big Parts
Well-suited for oilfield work, this compact rotary table has a through-hole diameter of 13.6 inches, which has previously been available only with rotary tables having a much larger face plate.

compact TP530 rotary table

Compact Rotary Table Features Large Through-Hole
This rotary table was developed to deliver the requisite through-hole diameter in a more compact overall size.

Kitagawa-NorthTech auto eccentric chuck

Auto Eccentric Chuck Provides a Quick-Change Solution
Kitagawa-NorthTech’s auto eccentric chuck model number HG-847-215 is designed to handle concentric and eccentric turning in a single operation.

Quick-Change Chucks Offer More than Fast Jaw Changes

Quick-Change Chucks Offer More than Fast Jaw Changes
For this shop, eliminating the need for reboring is the most important benefit of QJR quick-change chucks from Kitagawa-Northtech.

quick-change chuck

Quick-Change Chucks Boost Turn-Mill Benefits
At this Chicago-area manufacturer, quick-change chucks from Kitagawa added to the benefits of moving from multiple setups on multiple machines to producing parts in a single setup on Mazak turn-mills.

Grease Increases Chuck Life, Strengthens Grip Force
Kitagawa-NorthTech has added Chuck Grease Pro to its supplemental chuck offerings.

Steady as She Goes

Steady as She Goes
Machine shops are inventive operations. Learn how one uses a steady rest in a different way on one of its two-turret CNC lathes.

An Innovative Way to Use a Steady Rest

An Innovative Way to Use a Steady Rest
This shop found a way to modify one of its two-turret CNC lathes so that a tricky aerospace component could be properly supported for critical operations.

Clamping solutions

Workholding Supplier Expands Capabilities
The new NorthTech Workholding name signifies the expanded product line, staff of workholding engineers and range of engineered workholding solutions offered to the metalworking industry.

HW Series chuck

Updated Workholding Improves Turning Performance And Speed
Many shops maintain old workholding on their lathes, and there is a loss of opportunity to increase productivity and repeatability. Workholding tends to be an afterthought. In reality, workholding can increase performance a great deal.

Product Categories of Kitagawa-NorthTech, Inc.

Actuators, Hydraulic & Pneumatic
All Other Workpiece Handling, Loading & Feeding Equipment not specified
Angle & Sub Plates
Arbors, Expandable Workholding
Automated Pallet Systems
Centers, Live & Other
Chuck Jaws & Collets
Chucks, Collet Type (for Workholding)
Chucks, Diaphragm
Chucks, Gear
Chucks, Index
Chucks, Jaw Type
Chucks, Power
Chucks, Precision
Chucks, Self-Contained
Chucks, Special
Chucks, Vacuum
Clamps & Fixturing Devices
CNC Attachments
Collets for Workholding
Collets, Solid & Master
Dividing & Indexing Heads
Fixturing Systems
Indexers & Rotary Tables
Lubricants & Greases
Machining Cells & FMS
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