Pankl Racing Systems, ALD System

Engine components manufacturer Pankl Racing Systems is justifiably very proud of the heat treating department at their location in Kapfenberg, Austria the centrepiece of which is this fairly new ALD vacuum carburizing system. Lets see what the company has to say about it;

“Pankl Racing Systems has one of the most innovative heat treatment facilities available on the market. Our modular vacuum heat treatment system is fully automated and multi­func­tional, with three treatment chambers that are supported by a preheating furnace. All thermal and/​or thermo­chemical heat treatment processes may be performed simultaneously, at temperatures of up to 1200°C. Using quench gases such as nitrogen, high pressure and high flow speeds, components are hardened evenly and with a high level of process reliability. The unit allows for a wide range of heat treatment processes, all of them customised to suit the component and material in question.”