Solar Atmospheres adds gas nitriding furnace

[Image courtesy of Solar Atmospheres]

Solar Atmospheres (Souderton Pa.) announced today that it 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 from Solar Manufacturing. The automated controls meet AMS2759/10, Automated Gaseous Nitriding Controlled by Nitrogen Potential, in addition to the standard AMS2759/6, Gaseous Nitriding of Low-Alloy Steel Parts.

The automated control system is useful for single-stage, as well as two-stage (Floe) processing. All hot zone components are made completely of graphitic materials inert to the anhydrous ammonia used during the nitriding process.

In addition to a forced gas cooling system, the furnace also incorporates Solar Manufacturing’s convection heating system. This design has significant advantages over conventional retort-type sy…

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