Gas Nitriding Furnace Installed at Solar Atmospheres, Souderton Pa
“May 12, 2020 – To support an increasing demand for high-value gas nitriding, Solar Atmospheres, Souderton Pa, has installed a new, state-of-the-art vacuum gas nitriding furnace, built by 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 unique convection heating system This design has significant advantages over conventional retort-type systems in the reduction of cycle time, by as much as 50% – resulting in increased efficiency, saving customers time and money.