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AGRICULTURE

Heat-treatment technology in agricultural engineering is constantly evolving and improving. Large agricultural and forestry machines can be extremely expensive, so reliability is of the utmost importance. Machines must be able to operate continuously when needed, with minimal downtime for repairs. Consequently, the gears and pinions in these machines must be able to operate under hard conditions for very long periods. Gear teeth are particularly susceptible to wear from the continual rubbing of one tooth against another. Moreover, constant loading and unloading make them susceptible to fatigue failure.

Nitrex uses different techniques to increase the life of gears, such as nitrocarburizing and nitriding, which increase the hardness at the tooth surface but maintain the original toughness in the core of each tooth. Working with the agriculture industry and supply chain for over three decades, Nitrex has developed process- and application-specific know-how to help companies achieve process optimization in manufacturing, as well as to ensure that heat-treated components meet or exceed performance and design expectations.

HEAT TREATING SERVICES

The following heat treating services are among those provided by Nitrex HTS:

Annealing

Atmosphere Hardening

Carburizing

Low Pressure Carburizing

Nitreg®-C Potential Controlled Nitrocarburizing

Nitreg®-S Nitriding of Stainless Steels

Normalizing

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TURNKEY NITRIDING SYSTEMS

Nitrex nitriding/nitrocarburizing systems and technologies deliver superior quality and performance, improving the wear and corrosion resistance of a number of steel types.

Nitriding Systems

Nitriding Technologies

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VACUUM HEAT-TREATING SYSTEMS

From vacuum-brazing to precipitation-hardening furnaces

Horizontal Vacuum Series

Vertical Furnace Series

Vapor Phase Aluminizing

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UPC-MARATHON CONTROL UPGRADES

Ideal for new or retrofit installations, UPC-Marathon control upgrade solutions meet industry-standard requirements and provide precise and reliable process control for greater savings and improved product quality.

Control Upgrades

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Regular gas nitriding is commonly used in nitriding parts for harvesters: shafts, floats, hubs, gears, and other parts made of 16MnCrS5, 42CMo4, 41CrAlMo7 steel.

 

Typical parts processed include:

Spur gears

Helical gears

Sun gears

Ring gears

Bevel gears

Pinion gears

Cages

Knife guards

Concave bars

Cross bars

Separator parts

Poppet

Pistons

Saw blades

Pins and wear parts

Wood rollers

Hydraulic rotator

Stainless steel

Steel

Cast iron

304 stainless steel

316 molybdenum-containing stainless steel