Nitrex Metal received orders for its NXK-series compact nitriding system from two newly formed aluminum extrusion companies. In the latter half of 2011, Venezuela-based ALUDEMA C.A. will add a NXK-409 to its production of window and door profiles for residential applications. This is a plug-and-play system preassembled at the factory to achieve faster implementation times and lower installation costs for the customer. The furnace, which will be used to nitride H13 dies, features an effective load size of 16 inches x 35.5 inches with a 660-pound capacity.

Nitrex Metal delivered an identical system to AFS, a Moroccan cast iron foundry belonging to Delta Holding that recently diversified its business operations to include nonferrous metals and aluminum extrusion services. The packaged NXK system will also include integrated automation and Nitreg® control technology programmed for H13 tooling. The new facility, which produces architectural profiles for the residential construction market, will have its own foundry for billet casting.