Solar Manufacturing (Souderton, Pa.) and Super Systems, Inc. (Cincinnati, Ohio) have signed an agreement for the marketing, manufacturing and supply of a new line of vacuum purge/recirculating gas nitriding furnaces. Solar has designed and will build the new furnaces at their Souderton, Pa., plant utilizing Super Systems’ electronic temperature and flow control panels. The new furnace line is primarily a horizontal front loading, warm wall furnace for ease of production. Super Systems provides a completely automated control system for nitriding potential with PC supervision of all process variables.

Winston Heat Treating (Dayton, Ohio) has placed an order for a vacuum purge/recirculation gas nitriding furnace. According to Solar CEO William R. Jones, the furnace has a hot zone of 36 inches wide x 30 inches high x 48 inches deep with a weight capacity of 2,500 pounds. It will vacuum pump down to 0.1 Torr in 30 minutes, heat to 950°F in 60 minutes, nitride and cool to 200°F in 60 minutes.