Kind & Co. takes the biggest evacuated, horizontal nitriding tempering furnace in operation which was ever built

The more than 35 years of experience in the vacuum hardening of steel has made this process a trademark of Kind & Co. The new nitriding tempering furnace AN2 – with a batch weight of 7 t –was put into operation in August 2015 and operates as the perfect partner for the large vacuum hardening furnace VA5. In addition to a significant increase in capacity, this new investment offers the possibility to deal with very large or several finished components simultaneously & optimally, in an inert atmosphere. Due to the increased operating temperature of 850 °C, annealing with any inert gas or vacuum is possible.

This system is capable preforming the nitriding and oxidation processes, even for large components, specially treated in accordance with the customer’s requirements, as it has an ultramodern nitriding control system.