Family-owned heat treatment company GalvanoTechnik, situated in Lombardy, Italy, has expanded its surface treatment services portfolio to include Nitreg® controlled nitriding, Nitreg®-C nitrocarburizing as well as ONC® in-process oxidation treatments. NITREX SYSTEM COMBINES 3 TECHNOLOGIES INTO 1 PLATFORM
The company invested in a compact Nitrex system, model NXK-609, configured to process 23.5” diameter by 35.5” high (600mm by 900mm) workloads that weigh up to 1300 lbs (600 kg). The system complies with the temperature uniformity requirements of AMS 2750E, in addition to meeting specifications ASM 2759/10, which make it possible to consistently achieve the required metallurgical and mechanical properties for controlled nitriding. Other advantages of the NXK series include a reduced footprint and a system configuration that combines three process technologies into one platform.SOLVES ISSUES RELATED TO WEAR AND CORROSION
The move to add nitriding and nitrocarburizing to its portfolio was the result of GalvanoTechnik engaging in deeper dialogue with its customers and identifying these new needs. Six months after the successful installation and start-up of the Nitrex system, the company is now supporting customers in the defense and automotive industries with the full benefit of the Nitreg® brand technologies to solve unique challenges related to wear and corrosion resistance as well as aesthetic surface finishes. Applications range from firearms components, such as magazines and barrels, to automotive components, with recipes tailored to meet the exact requirements of each part. Working with GalvanoTechnik, Nitrexs in-house experts designed and tested process recipes to find the right match. All control recipes are stored to the Nitrex system process library, and the operator simply selects the process for the specific application and the control system takes over, automatically monitoring and adjusting parameters such as time, temperature, atmosphere composition, Kn nitriding potential, and many more.