European Heat Treater Adding Vacuum Nitriding Capacity

We go to the Netherlands today to have a look at a company that “The Monty Heat Treat News” is very familiar with-Sabo Boxtel which is part of the HARTHA Hardening Industries Group. SABO is a commercial heat treater which has always heavily concentrated on Induction hardening-well they just added a brand new process that of vacuum nitriding with the addition of two new units.

To go along with this announcement we have these two press releases about the company which were pulled from our archives and as a special bonus we are including these pictures of our last visit.

“JUNE 1 2021; Sabo Boxtel Induction Hardens Largest Cable Sheave in Their History; For this item we move to the Netherlands to visit a facility which we have been lucky enough to visit in the past. Sabo Boxtel is a captive/commercial heat treater offering induction hardening (for the background on the company see our note below). The company makes our news section today for the fact that they recently induction hardened the groove on a cable sheave which weighs over 5 tons (10,000 pounds). This particular product is used for offshore equipment. While the company can handle parts up to 6 tons with a diameter of 18′ this might be the largest cable sheave the company has heat treated.

“JULY 2019; SABO BOXTEL in the Netherlands (which is part of the HARTHA Hardening Industries Group) has quite a unique business model. Founded a number of years ago the company only recently became part of the HARTHA Hardening Industries Group-in 2016 if our memory serves us correctly. While it is a captive/commercial heat treater the true story goes much further. Half of the company’s business is producing high end, specialized, machined components for industries such as energy, heavy equipment, the paper industry and agricultural equipment.

The other half of the company is dedicated to Induction hardening, half for the products the company produces, the other half for any Tom, Dick or Harry who requires high end Induction heat treating. Yesterday we saw roughly 14 induction systems with the ability to harden parts up to 6 tons with a diameter of up to 6 meters (18 feet) which is the largest the company has heat treated.”

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