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Controlled Liquid Ionic Nitriding / Salt Bath Nitriding
Applications & Industries

Industries where CLIN applications are prevalent:

CLIN Applications:

Examples of CLIN applications:

Application Conventional Surface Treatment Advantages of Liquid Nitriding
Gear box selector shafts
  • HF induction + hard chrome plating
  • Layer free of cracks
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Cost reduction
Gear box selector shafts
Cam rollers for common rail injection pumps
  • Gas Nitro-carburizing
  • Reproducibility
  • Wear resistance
  • Running behavior
  • Longer service life
Cam rollers for common rail injection pumps
Suspension & steering ball studs
  • Zinc plating
  • Hard chrome plating
  • Superior corrosion resistance: 240 hrs on polished areas
  • Improved durability
Suspension and steering ball studs
Engine valves
  • Hard Chrome plating
  • Gas/plasma nitrided
  • Superior scuffing resistance
  • Greater uniformity
  • More economical
engine valves

Brake rotor

  • Gas nitriding
  • Superior corrosion resistance
  • Minimizes brake pulsation issues
brake rotor
Pistons on brake disc system
  • Hard chrome plating
  • 16x times superior corrosion resistance
pistons on brake disc system
Actuator RAM assembly: parking brake pneumatic cylinder
  • Un-treated Aluminum
  • Cost reduction: low carbon steel + liquid nitriding
  • Improved corrosion & wear resistance
Actuator RAM assembly: parking brake pneumatic cylinder
Latch plates
  • Elecroplated nickel or chromium
  • Higher corrosion resistance
  • Material strengthening
  • Weight reduction
  • Cost reduction due to material savings
Latch plates
Differential assembly
  • Differential shaft: electroless nickel plating
  • Price reduction of about 30%.
  • No superficial interface between substrate & crack-free nitride layer
  • Excellent friction properties
  • No cracking or flaking due to superficial fatigue.
differential assembly
Hydraulic cylinders
  • Hard chrome plating
  • Superior corrosion resistance
  • Improved wear resistance
  • Lower friction forces
  • Higher environmental favorability
  • No peeling when cylinders flex
hydraulic cylinders

Pump components

  • Hard chrome plating
  • Gas/plasma nitrided
  • Superior corrosion resistance
  • Good wear and seizure resistance with high speed operation
pump components

Shafts & pins

  • Gas nitriding
  • Plating: chromium, nickel, zinc
  • More ductile than results obtained from conventional surface treatments; surface cracks limited under flexion
  • No peeling nor flaking during assembly or running
shafts and pins
Handguns & rifles
  • Black oxide/bluing
  • Parkerizing
  • Nickel plating
  • More durable and scuff-resistant; lower friction on sliding parts.
  • Much better corrosion/rust resistance.
handguns and rifles