The Finnish steel producer Ruukki Metals has installed a Shapeline flatness measurement system in one of the heavy plate production lines at the Ruukki Metals, Raahe works.
The laser based flatness system is designed to measure up to 4 m wide plates on-line with high precision and has an integrated Laser Doppler sensor for speed and plate length measurements. The installation of the system was done during two days in June 2013, and is now in full production.
The system will be used for final quality control of the plates as well as for process control of the quenching and leveling processes. The Shapeline software supports the operators’ decision in making in the “Virtual shearing” function, quality evaluation based on the expected final format of the plates, and an efficient database handling of measurement data through our ShapeAccess software.