Nitrex Metal received an order from a European automotive-components supplier for a turnkey nitriding system with potential-controlled Nitreg technology. The furnace has working dimensions of 47.25 inches in diameter x 59 inches high (1,200 x 1,500 mm) and a load capacity of 6,600 pounds (3,000 kg). The project involves the replacement of an old gas nitriding furnace with a modern system that will improve operational efficiency, offer superior gas and energy consumption and meet environmental objectives. Delivery is scheduled for the third quarter of 2017.

The new system will nitride a variety of H11 and H13 aluminum extrusion dies used in manufacturing automotive structural components. Custom and tested recipes based on Nitreg technology were developed for the application, allowing for consistent uniformity and repeatable results. Auxiliary hardware like the effluent neutralizer helps comply with environmental regulations, while a silencer fitted on the cooling blower controls noise exposure for better work conditions.