Introducing DKF Low Profile, Quick Change Collet Chucks

Schaumburg, IL – May 31, 2019 – Kitagawa NorthTech, Inc., global Workholding leader, and manufacturer of Custom Engineered Chucks and Workholding, Heavy Duty Oil & Gas Chucks, Large VTL Chucks and Face Plates, Steady Rests, introduces their new DKF Series of Low Profile, Collet Chucks. The DKF Low Profile Collet Chuck features a compact nose which is required when additional tool clearance is needed in tight work piece and machining environments.

Designed with a fixed actuation system, the DKF Quick-Change Compact Collet Chucks are engineered for first and second operation machining. The fixed length, Collet Chuck from Kitagawa NorthTech is designed for bar machining applications and are suitable for DC Varibore Collet types with gripping ranges from 4mm to 65mm. Finally, with its quick change Collet Chuck tool, the DKF Series Collect Chuck promises easy changes within 10 seconds.

DKF Fixed Actuation, Collet Chucks Feature Problem Free Installation, Easy Mounting & Long Service Life

The DKF Series Low Profile Quick Change Collet Chucks are provided with mounting bolts and a custom-machined drawtube connector allowing you to start using it straight out of the box. collet chucks mount directly to the lathe spindle or use a precision adaptor plate to ensure a consistent mounting without the need for correction. The precision fit of the Kitagawa NorthTech’s DKF collet chuck enhances the rigidity of the overall system. The need for adjustment is minimal, meaning less machine down-time.  All the collet chuck bodies are case hardened, optimizing the rigidity, strength and durability.

Shawn Luschei, VP of Sales, states “As an engineered Kitagawa branded Workholding product, customers will get the same superior performance, reliability and longevity they’ve come to rely on and expect from our Power Chucks, with our new DKF Series of Low Profile Collet Chucks for applications with small work piece envelopes and congested machining environments.”