Industrial gas supply & equipment for the automotive industry
Driving auto manufacturing from start to finish
At Linde, we help our customers produce high-quality parts and equipment at every step of the automotive and transportation manufacturing process. Because the quality of the finished product depends on what happens on the assembly line, it is essential to make precisely reproducible parts. We supply the industrial gases, equipment, and advanced applications that help you do just that.
Our professionals have the experience to meet the demands of our customers while respecting the needs of our planet. In areas such as wastewater treatment and solvent-less cleaning, our gases help create cleaner environments in automotive factories. Additionally, our applications can help you reduce defects, limit downtime, and lower emissions.
We are an industrial gas supplier to the automotive manufacturing industry with a global reach and we are here to provide you with the resources and technology you need to outperform the competition and increase environmental awareness behind your operations.
Nitrogen and Hydrogen-Based Gases for Automotive Heat Treating
Heat treatment involves controlling numerous parameters to achieve specific metallurgical properties, depending on the type of metal being used. It is especially crucial to control your furnace environment when manufacturing automotive components. Our network of industrial gas supply and systems, along with our technologies and in-depth know-how enable precision control of some of the most critical parameters within the various heat treatment processes. Our gases are effective for heating treatments that bring out desirable characteristics in metals. In addition, we provide the full range of gases to form furnace atmospheres.
Our industrial gases like helium, nitrogen, argon, and hydrogen are readily available for your heat treating applications:
Annealing: Nitrogen or hydrogen-based atmospheres to achieve a bright surface finish on your metal parts.
Brazing: Nitrogen or hydrogen-based atmospheres facilitate excellent braze joints and better surface quality in mass production. Achieve higher productivity and increased surface quality while meeting your large batch deadline.
Sintering: Hydrogen, nitrogen, and carbon monoxide help create a specific gas atmosphere in order to assist de-lubrication and help avoid decarburization. Create automotive parts in diverse shapes with compressed metals and ceramic powders. Form everything, from gears to parts that move, while keeping the uniformity of the sintered parts.
- Carburizing: Nitrogen, acetylene, and nitrogen-methanol gas supply are available for automotive manufacturers to use in various carburizing treatments. Thermo-chemical processes require precise carbon control to achieve the desired product specifications and increase wear resistance.
Technologies for Autoclave Inerting
Autoclaves expose automotive components to intense pressure and high temperatures. With our nitrogen supply systems, you can perform autoclave inerting tasks to manufacture high-performance automotive parts that are lightweight, yet durable for outdoor settings. We can design and install systems with customized flow rates necessary for your operations.
Gas Supply for Lithium Battery Manufacturing
We can provide lithium-ion battery manufacturers with the high purity gases needed in their manufacturing process. As a fully integrated gas supplier, Linde offers consistent quality and an extensive supply network to meet those needs. Our team of expert engineers can help you manufacture common vehicle parts, like batteries, while optimizing your nitrogen or argon-based inert atmospheres, enhancing your production and lab scale processes with the correct gas mixtures, offering precise and reproducible control of gas flows, and offering gas distribution systems that provide you with maximum uptime.
Industrial Gas Supply for Automotive Testing
Our pressure-testing gases like nitrogen and helium are perfect for locating unwanted gaps in refrigerant systems. We will explain your options for using inert and nonflammable gases compatible with your automotive manufacturing equipment.
Industrial Applications for the automotive industry
From annealing and brazing to sintering and carburizing, our nitrogen-based heat- treating applications are low in cost, high in productivity, and help you meet the stringent standards of the automotive and transportation industries.
From the body and engine to seat belts and anti-lock breaks, our gases and industrial applications help you make high quality components while reducing costs from the inside out.
See how other industrial applications apply to the automotive & transportation equipment industry.
Industrial Services for the automotive industry
Cool Clean Technologies
Cool Clean Technologies and Linde have teamed up to provide CO2 cleaning and surface preparation for automotive applications. Cool Clean’s waterless solutions can be automated to reduce footprint and parts can be moved directly into painting, coating, or assembly immediately after being cleaned.
UPC - Marathon
UPC-Marathon's technologies and equipment for process and flow control, combined with Linde’s expertise in industrial gases, enables the expanding requirements of the automotive market to meet quality product needs.
At Linde, we do more than provide industrial gases and applications to the automotive & transportation equipment industry. We work with you to optimize every step of your process. From consultation to implementation and use, we offer a range of industrial services that help you monitor and manage your gas supply to improve your product quality.