To give us even more flexibility, we engineered our galvanized line to double as our continuous anneal line for producing Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) by sliding the zinc pot out of the line. This provides the ability to produce AHSS in both coated and cold rolled. We even left flexibility in our floorplan to add equipment for other coated products in the near future.
Using either a full hard cold rolled or a hot rolled pickled band, we pass each cleaned coil through the zinc pot and air-knives then proceed to add oil and/or chemical treatment for rust passivation. Finally, it’s on to tension leveling and temper passing to produce galvanized steels with the surface quality needed for surface-critical applications. This process of rust passivation, tension leveling, and temper passing is all achieved through an in-line process for speed and responsiveness.