Nitrex Metal Inc. supplied a nitriding system to Hydro Extruded Solutions in Trzcianka, Poland, to address the company’s need for improved process performance and more accurate control of nitriding results. The nitriding system replaces a decommissioned nitrider that was phased out several years ago due to extrusion die failures and inconsistent metallurgical results. It includes Nitreg technology that helps optimize parameters for maximum efficiency and quality and increase die strength and extrusion throughput while reducing the possibility of potential die failures.

The furnace has overall chamber dimensions of 31.5 inches diameter x 47.25 inches high (800 x 1,200 mm) with a capacity to nitride a 2,200-pound (1,000-kg) load.

Hydro Extruded Solutions manufactures extruded aluminum profiles and fully fabricated components for a range of applications. The company currently operates 14 Nitrex nitriding systems in 11 countries.