Opens the way for the new century by our products line up and No1 market share of “Design Chuck” in Japan.
DESIGN-POWER CHUCKS developed through a technical tie-up (in 1969) between N.A.Woodworth (FORKARDT / now) in US and TEIKOKU CHUCK in JP. are designed to meet various kinds of individual user needs and are highly regarded as Japan's number one for the chucking range and track record.
TEIKOKU CHUCK is a company that produces Design-Chucks to hold various kinds of workpieces.
For Difficult-to-Clamp Workpieces
The N.A. Woodworth, we agreed with them as technical tie-up in 1969 which company well known as a pioneer of order-made chuck, they acquired by Illinois Tool Works Group in 1983 then change name to ITW-Woodworth. In 1995, SP Manufacturing and Sheffer Collet Company joins ITW-Woodworth and formed as ITW-Workholding. Moreover, Logan-sport Cylinders has joined the ITW-Workholding family in 1998. In 2004,ITW-Workholding has acquired the complete FORKARDT INTERNATINAL Group, then they unified all brand as FORKARDT for their business unit in 2012.
FORKARDT became a HARDINGE group/U.S.A. in 2013, but we have been keeping close relationship with FORKARDT as business partner. In this connection, we are confirming that strict observance of the confidentiality between FORKARDT and us by our agreement.
Our brand name "SOUL-Woodworth" for design chuck was changed to "SOUL-ITW WOODWORTH" after acquired N.A. Woodworth by FORKARDT but we back to use "SOUL-Woodworth" brand from this issue for memorial having obtained many technical privilege from N.A. Woodworth.