SECO/VACUUM (SVT), a SECO/WARWICK Group company, received an order from a U.S. manufacturer for a precision gas nitriding furnace with ZeroFlow technology. The furnace will allow the company to offer engineered steel surfaces that exceed, in many cases, its competitors’ product performance. The company manufactures a range of transportation components. In addition to gas nitriding, the furnace has ferritic nitrocarburizing capability and pre- and post-oxidation. It also has the ability to clean temper and clean anneal to temperatures up to 1400°F.
ZeroFlow control technology offers precise control of case depth, control of nitride layer formation (including compound white-zone layer) and lower operating costs. According to SVT, this retort furnace can be paired with a SECO/VACUUM oil-quench hardening and low-pressure carburizing furnace for extreme flexibility.