Pickling

Picking is the process of taking carbon, black steel, then processing it through a pickle line to clean up and improve the surface condition of the material.

Maksteel’s Dearborn, MI location houses a 491-foot pickling line.  To better service the needs of our customers, several pieces of the pickling line were upgraded in early 2020.  The objectives of the improvements include, but were not limited to:

  • Eliminate Mechanical Pitting
  • Dryness from Edge to Edge (no more pooling in the middle)
  • Foundation leveling to improve coil threading

In addition, we added Parsytec, our advanced coil monitoring system, which records specific defects down the coil — and is available to you with every order!