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ADVANTAGES OF CARBURIZED GEARS

• Higher gear strength

• Higher shock loads

• Better needle
bearing surface

• Better resistance
to surface fatigue

• Longer Life

June 2009


Carburizing vs Nitriding

Which heat treatment method is better for precision gears?

Both carburizing and nitriding are acceptable heat treating methods for precision gearing. Through engineering, development and testing, Onvio has determined that carburized gears offer critical advantages for precision gearboxes.

HARDNESS DEPTH & CORE STRENGTH
Carburized gears feature a significantly deeper hardened layer whose hardness gradually decreases to the core hardness. This structure provides superior surface contact fatigue properties and ductility/impact resistance and strength of the core. In addition sufficient case depth obtained in the carburizing process is required as a needle roller bearing surface in the planet gears.

Nitrided gears can have a “white layer” on the surface which is very hard and brittle. If is not removed it can be prone to flaking and cracking leading to heavy surface fracture and gear failure. The hardened case depth is significantly thinner than in similar carburized gears and transitions to the core hardness immediately behind the case.

SURFACE HARDNESS
While both technologies offer very good surface hardness, Onvio believes that the depth penetration of carburizing provides our customers with superior performance and reliability for their demanding applications.




Nitrided gears are similar to an egg with a very hard but thin shell (case) that drops off to a soft center (core)


More Questions?
Let Onvio’s team of engineers work for you.

Carter Greene
National Sales Manager
cgreene@onviollc.com
phone 847-230-0653

Onvio LLC Headquarters
20 Northwestern Drive, Salem, NH 03079

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