Ionic Technologies (Greenville, S.C.) installed a plasma nitrider with 17,000-lb capacity from Rubig Technologies. It is Ionic's fourth nitriding system that employs the bi-polar pulse hot wall design. The new system uses the latest design MAP 1200 amp system. Ionic is also in the process of installing a new 10-bar VUTK design vacuum furnace from Ipsen International. The furnace has a working dimension of 40 ¥ 40 ¥ 48 and has a load capacity of 4,400 lb.