Very Large Plasma Nitrider Installed in China

Shortly before Christmas we posted a photo of the largest Plasma nitrider RÜBIG Industrial Furnaces had ever built-we now have a few more details. The unit will shortly be in operation at a gear manufacturer in China who is providing ring gears to the wind industry. With an effective diameter of 2,2 m it is the largest cross section plasma nitriding equipment produced to date by RÜBIG. The application of nitriding increases especially in drive systems fabrication because the low level of distortion makes the follow-up procedures, such as re-grinding and shot blasting, obsolete and thus significantly reduces costs. Coupled with the fact that as opposed to traditional heat treatment no toxic gases are used and no open flame is needed it would appear to be a good fit. In this photo we see Leon Zhao a service engineer with RUBIG China along with Manuel Frei, Markus Saxinger and Philipp Humer of RÜBIG, Austria.