Nitrex Metal has been recommissioned by a U.S. automotive parts manufacturer to supply a fully automated nitriding system for their newly constructed production facility in China. The furnace has a usable work zone of 31.5 inches x 59 inches with a gross load capacity of 3,300 pounds. The system is supplied with a fully automated control system, Nitreg® nitriding control technology and a preprogrammed recipe with optimized process parameters for greater consistency and repeatability. The system is scheduled for delivery in June 2007.

The company first ordered a Nitrex system for installation in their U.S.-based plant in 2006. The follow-up order will help the company meet increasing demand for its pump components. Nitrex is a supplier of automated, turnkey heat-treating systems for nitriding and nitrocarburizing applications and operates a network of commercial heat-treating facilities across North America.