Local Work holding Expertise Kitagawa
Kitagawa India

Local Workholding Expertise


Local relationships for any global company are amongst the most important to have, especially when supporting highly technical products such as power chucks and rotary tables.

KITAGAWA as a worldwide operating company is always expanding their experience and competence in work holding all over the globe.

Well known for its standard clamping solution in India we also offer a wide range of advanced and customized solutions based on the high-quality Kitagawa product family.

In order to bring this expertise and quality to our Indian customers we embedded a team of specialists in India. To support you with any work holding challenges you may have for new projects or ongoing projects.

The Indian core team consists of Mr. Ashvinkumar Kadam and Mr. Rajkumar.

Mr. Ashvinkumar has gained nine years of experience whilst at Kitagawa India focusing on product development and designing specialised solutions with a team of highly skilled technical engineers and he also has another five years of experience in the machine tool industry.

Mr. Rajkumar started with Kitagawa India in 2016. Specialising in development and design of rotary table solutions, such as providing trunnion beds and pneumatic and hydraulic work holding solutions fitted either to these trunnion beds or directly onto the rotary table faceplate. He works closely as a team with Mr. Kadam and other technical engineers.

Mr. Ashvinkumar and Mr. Rajkumar work regularly with their Japanese counter-parts who visit regularly to conduct training and to discuss market work holding issues typical to India and utilise their vast experience of work holding to provide a relevant Indian solution using locally sourced top tooling to ensure the solutions are delivered rapidly and maintain the high-quality expected of Kitagawa solutions.

Together with users and machine tool manufacturers we can design product specific concepts and provide advanced solutions. From the beginning of your project all the way through the support during and beyond production start.

Please see below a small section on some of our specialist chucks our design team use


PW Series ChuckPW Series ChuckPW (Power Wing) Series Chuck

The PW chuck is suited to OP10 work due to its jaw pull back action, equalizing function and ability to grip on tapered surfaces. Essentially this chuck allows you securely grip highly irregular and/or rough work piece (i.e. castings & forgings) and enable you to produce accurate machined surfaces. It is very important for the initial operation that the work piece is fixed well enough not to have vibrations or an incorrect mounting. Otherwise the machining surface will be inaccurate. This can then affect the second operation and the inaccuracy continues throughout each operation. The design team will work with you to produce the correct backstop and jaw design to ensure that you work piece is held securely.


PU Series ChuckPU Series ChuckPU (Pull Lock) Series Chuck

Suited to second operation work to complement and grip on the surfaces produced in the first operation. The PU Chuck is a highly accurate chuck that has a repeatability of below 5 microns. This chuck incorporates a pull back action, pulling the work piece onto a back stop ensuring secure gripping and long term stable accuracy. Allowing high speed cutting to reduce time it takes to produce parts. This chuck is ideal for high volume, high accuracy  production.


DL Series ChuckDL Series ChuckDL (Dual Lock) Series Chuck

The Dual Lock (DL) Series chuck has all the flexibility of a standard radial gripping chuck (such as the B200 Series ) but it also has a pull back function which allows it to eliminate jaw lift achieving high Z-axis repeatability. Capable of using standard jaws from the B200 Series this is rapidly becoming the chuck of choice for machinists who want a versatile chuck can be easily set-up  for low volume production or high volume production allowing your machine to be more capable.


Trunnion AssemblyTrunnion AssemblyTrunnion Assembly

Our workholding solutions are not restricted only to lathes as our power chucks are often installed onto our broad range of rotary tables. Power chucks (pneumatic or hydraulically actuated) can either be installed directly onto the rotary table spindle or on a trunnion bed as shown. The various pneumatic or hydraulic requirements are delivered to the power chucks or workholding systems via efficient and robust piping design and rotary joints.