Specialised Processes

The following is an introduction to Huyton Heat Treatments trademarked processes that we have successfully developed over many years of careful and devoted development.

Our dedicated team of metallurgists and engineers have researched the science of what actually happens when a piece of metal is heat treated and with some clever application of chemistry we have a full range of treatments that give the same quality results but offer a considerable time saving against conventional heat treatments.

Alpha PNC20

Description

A 20 hour low temperature (nitrocarburising) process applied to alloy steels and offers a viable alternative to the classic gaseous nitriding process.

Application

Alpha PNC 20 can be applied to all alloy steel components and has two considerable advantages over the usual nitride hardening process.

Typical components Alpha PNC20 can be applied to include crankshafts, gears, camshafts etc.

Huyton Heat Treatments have technical data that shows when Alpha PNC20 has been applied to EN19 components we have achieved the same surface results as a conventional 80 hour gaseous nitriding process.

We also have Alpha PNC40, which is a 40 hour process giving a deeper compound layer comparable to a 96 hour gaseous nitriding process.

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Alpha Plus 5

Description

An austenitic thermo-chemical process that gives a shallow case depth with an increased compound layer that greatly improves on the properties obtained by the traditional carbonitriding process resulting in greater scuff resistance and improved corrosion resistance.

Application

Alpha Plus 5 can be applied to mild and low alloy steel components where indentation and wear resistance is required with minimal distortion during the heat treatment process. Alpha Plus 5 also has the added benefit of eliminating the need for expensive post-treatment plating or phosphating.

Typical components Alpha Plus 5 can be applied to include plates, gears, ratchets, slideways, pawls and cams.

We also have Alpha plus 10, which is a longer process giving a deeper compound layer.

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Beta 25

Decription

A revolutionary austenitic thermo-chemical process that gives a deep case depth resulting in outstanding wear and indentation resistance with added corrosion resistance to low alloy steels. Beta 25 can be used to replace the use of more expensive materials.

Application

Beta 25 can be applied to mild and low alloy steel components where medium to heavy indentation and wear resistance is required with minimal distortion during the heat treatment process. Beta 25 has the benefit of eliminating the need for expensive post-treatment plating or phosphating.

Beta 25 processed components will outperform traditionally case hardened components particularly in aggressive environments.

Typical components for our Beta 25 process can be bearings, rollers, chain pins, shafts, slides and mining equipment.

We also have Beta 40, which is a longer process giving a deeper compound layer and increased core hardness and strength.

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Beta PC

Description

An extended austenitic thermo-chemical process for extremely deep surface hardness on components for use in heavy or aggressive environments. This process results in outstanding wear and corrosion resistance.

Application

Beta PC is applied to mild and low alloy steel components where heavy indentation and wear resistance is required with minimal distortion during the heat treatment process. Beta PC has the benefit of eliminating the necessity of more expensive solutions.

Our Beta PC process is particularly suitable for heavy case depths.

Typical components for our Beta PC process can be mining equipment, gears, bearings, rollers, shafts and slides.

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Sealbond

Description

A revolutionary low temperature process that results in greater scuff resistance and greatly improves corrosion resistance.

Application

Sealbond can be applied to mild and low alloy steel components for service in low indentation environments and particularly where excellent corrosion resistance is required in low maintenance capability areas.

Typical components for our Sealbond process can be crankshafts, gears, camshafts, cylinders and seat slides.

Sealbond produces an aesthetically pleasing blue/black surface.

Corrosion resistance:

Sealbond has a protection rating up to 600 hours, as assessed by Neutral salt spray testing – ASTM B117-73 (BS 7479) – Factor 7 (0.3% Rust – ASTM scale D610).

 

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Huyton Heat Treatments are incredibly proud of what has been achieved in developing these treatments and are pleased to announce that all the trademarked processes are available to you under license.

Under a license agreement we will provide all the necessary technical support and guidance that you need to make a success of our processes.

Just email us for more information on our various licensing packages.