Nitrex Installs System at Gas Springs Manufacturer
According to this press release Nitrex sold and installed a gas nitriding system to a gas spring manufacturer in Poland, a system which entered production just over a month ago. The system would have been built at the Nitrex location in Poland, a facility which we visited a little while back. The first photo below shows the new installation at FA Krosno, the second picture shows Gord Montgomery with the founder of Nitrex, Mr. Michel Korwin at the Nitrex manufacturing facility in Poland.
“FA Krosno completed the installation of a Nitrex nitriding system at the manufacturing facility in its namesake city in southeastern Poland. The company is one of the largest players in the European gas springs market supplying manufacturers of commercial vehicles and agricultural equipment such as Fiat SpA, Scania AB, MAN SE, and AGCO. Over the last several years, FA Krosno and Nitrex have entered into a research and development initiative to improve the durability of piston rods in gas spring assemblies of passenger vehicles. The piston rod is the highest stressed part of the assembly and is subject to buckling, which adversely impacts the service life of the gas spring. The challenge was to design a nitriding cycle that would achieve a high surface hardness for improved wear resistance and minimized friction, and which would ultimately extend the service life of the gas spring.”