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Pickling lines

Custom engineered

Custom engineered and optimized to customer requirements, our pickling lines NeoPik® feature robust, reliable and advanced material design to minimize chemical consumption and ensure environmentally responsible operations. Pickling of advanced high-strength steels is our specialty.


Our push-pull and continuous pickling lines provide high quality descaling of carbon or stainless strip. This technology is especially suited to operations that frequently change strip width, thickness or grade.


  • Robust and efficient design
  • Turbulent bath and spray pickling
  • Salt bath, ESS, mixed acid
  • Intelligent chemical control 
  • Innovative brush system


  • Reduced reducing pickling time
  • Minimized acid consumption 
  • Reduced and simplified maintenance
  • Uniform heat distribution
  • Intuitive operator interface

Innovative pickling solution for AHSS

Oxigen-X™ is a pickling process designed to cope with the challenges presented by highly alloyed AHSS. It selectively attacks silicon and manganese oxides that are particularly resistant to conventional pickling solutions, and it reacts with alloy oxides to form alkali metal salts, many of which are water soluble. The remainder can be removed with a hydrochloric acid solution. Used together, the two pickling solutions can reduce pickling times by more than 50%.

Long product pickling lines

Surface treatment of wires, bars & tubes

Utilizing either a hydrochloric or sulfuric acid solution, oxides are readily removed. The totally enclosed system features a monorail or overpassing design, including coil drying.

The line is fully automated for maximum throughput with a process step tracking system and process monitoring to insure repeatability.

The chemical management system allows the process to adapt to each coil based on weight, material composition, surface area and treatment steps.