Nitrex Completes Nitriding Installations
Nitrex Metal (St. Laurent, Quebec City, Canada; http://www.nitrex.com) installed a new top-loading, 2,000-kg load capacity NX-820 system at Hitachi Canadian Industries Ltd. (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) for nitriding stainless steel generator components used in the power generation industry. The system includes the Nitreg®-S software/hardware package with a proprietary surface activation. In addition, Nitrex Metal installed two NX-1025 systems at DaimlerChrysler do Brasil for treating automotive gears. The furnaces have a work zone diameter and height of 1,000 mm by 2,500 mm (40 in. by 98 in.), a 5,000-kg (11,000-lb) load capacity and are outfitted with two closed-loop water cooling systems and a neutralizing unit that safely eliminates effluent gases from the process.