The Nitrex installation base continues to grow and expand at the world’s largest aluminum extrusion profile company Hydro.
While all of the Nitrex nitriding systems at Hydro’s worldwide facilities are pit-type furnaces, the latest delivery is a horizontal furnace.
The decision for this furnace configuration was made because Hydro Extrusion Norway had to replace an old decommissioned furnace at its Magnor plant, and the new nitriding equipment had to integrate with the existing infrastructure of the plant as well as fit in the specific floor space allocation.
Nitrex has had a relationship with global Hydro since 1999, having installed more than 20 nitriding systems in plants worldwide.
“Before placing the order, Hydro did its due diligence – visiting extrusion facilities with Nitrex equipment to get user opinions on the solution including the technology, die performance, extruded profile quality, and our support services,” said Marcin Stokłosa, project manager at Nitrex. “Moreover, the test trials produced very good results. Thanks to this, we managed to beat the competition. Our added advantage was that we were able to deliver the turnkey nitriding system quickly.”
The horizontal-type furnace, a model NXH-6612, can handle loads up to 800 kg (1,760 pounds). The delivered solution also includes the NITREG® technology to optimize process parameters for optimal die quality and a neutralizer for a clean process and pro-ecological solution.
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