This practical research work is devoted to the adaptation of technology for ion plasma nitriding of mechanical parts (pins and gears). Formerly these parts were inductive hardened, and requirement of the purchaser was to replace inductive hardening technology with the chemical-heat treatment i.e. ion plasma nit riding.
Procedure for ion plasma nitriding of pin hammers and gears made of 4M2CrMo4 steel was described. Starting from the heat treatment of the parts, their cleaning and charging of the parts in the chamber. Description of the chamber and complete installation for nitride in is described. Experimental nitriding parameters are given too. Finally, accuracy of obtained results was checked using hardness measured of nitrided parts. Hardness values were in accordance with purchaser requirement.