Solar Atmospheres Installs New Gas Nitriding FurnaceMay 13, 2020
To support increased demand for high-value gas nitriding, Solar Atmospheres, Souderton, PA, has installed a new vacuum gas nitriding furnace, built by its sister company, Solar Manufacturing. The front-loading furnace incorporates the latest nitriding and recipe system, as well as automated controls that meet AMS2759/10 (Automated Gaseous Nitriding Controlled by Nitrogen Potential) and AMS2759/6 (Gaseous Nitriding of Low-Alloy Steel Parts). The automated control system is useful for single- and two-stage (Floe) processing. All hot-zone components are made of graphitic materials inert to the anhydrous ammonia used during the nitriding process.
In addition to a forced-gas cooling system, the furnace incorporates Solar Manufacturing’s unique convection-heating system that reportedly can reduce cycle time by as much as 50 percent compared to conventional retort-type systems.
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