FCA Kokomo, Indiana, USA to Auction Off Vacuum Nitriders
One of the largest in house heat treatment departments in North America is located at the FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automotive) transmission facility in Kokomo, Indiana http://www.themonty.com/project/10-largest-north-american-captive-heat-treaters/ (a partial list of the furnaces at this facility from a few years back includes; 7-Three row Holcroft Pusher Furnaces, 6-Lindberg 36 X 72 X36 Batch IQ furnaces, 6-AFC 36 X 72 X 36 batch Austemper Furnaces, 3-Holcroft single row pushers, 2-Surface rotary furnaces, 2-Seco Rotary Furnaces, 4-ECM vacuum nitriding furnaces, 30-tempering furnaces and several ECM vacuum carburizing systems).
Well it would appear that 4 ECM vacuum nitriders and a really nice Aichelin washer are being auctioned off. All of these items were built between 2003 and 2006 and all of the nitriders have the same specs; 1400F Deg max temp, 910x950x1800mm load size, 2600kg max load weight. Our prediction is that all of the equipment will sell and at reasonable prices, the only real drawback being that few companies need nitriders with this sort of capacity.