Nitrex Metal Inc. supplied a nitriding system to Hydro Extrusion Solutions in Trzcianka, Poland, to address the customer’s need for improved process performance and more accurate control of nitriding results.
The Nitrex N-EXT 812 nitriding system replaces a decommissioned nitrider that was phased out several years ago due to extrusion die failures and inconsistent metallurgical results. The delivered solution includes Nitreg® technology that helps to optimize parameters for maximum efficiency and quality, increasing die strength and extrusion throughput, while reducing the possibility of potential die failures. Moreover, Nitreg contributes to cost savings from reduced consumption of process gases and energy savings from shorter process times. The N-EXT type furnace has overall chamber dimensions of 31.5” diameter by 47.25” high (800 x 1200 mm) with a capacity to nitride a 2,200-pound (1,000-kilogram) load.
Since the start of operations with the new nitriding installation, treated samples are periodically assessed by an external QA service to validate the nitride quality, specification compliance, and reliability of the Nitreg process. As part of this testing program, Nitreg results are consistently in compliance with Hydro’s quality standard.
The extrusions business of Hydro Extruded Solutions manufactures extruded aluminum profiles and fully fabricated components for applications ranging from residential to industrial and commercial. Since 1999, Nitrex Metal has been building a lifelong customer relationship with Hydro Extruded Solutions. Today, the company operates fourteen Nitrex nitriding systems in eleven countries including Argentina, Austria, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Romania, U.K., and the U.S.
For more than 35 years, Nitrex Metal has been a world-class partner offering modern nitriding/nitrocarburizing technologies, solutions, equipment and services. Nitreg potential-controlled gas nitriding and Nitreg-C potential-controlled gas nitrocarburizing (ferritic nitrocarburizing-FNC) technologies are applied in the precision parts, automotive, aluminum extrusion, defense, gears, tool & die, plastics, machinery, and many other industries.
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