voestalpine Precision Strip mill in Munkfors, Sweden, has ordered a third Shapeline 500 flatness measurement system for one of their hardening lines. The new Shapeline system supplied to Munkfors will also be the tenth Shapeline system to be supplied to the voestalpine Precision Strip globally over the years.
The main application for the Shapeline 500 flatness measurement system at Munkfors will be to optimize process and quality for primarily valve steel. The system will for this specific purpose be equipped with Shapeline’s unique double-line laser projector. “The specific application in Munkfors’ hardening line requires very high resolution and accuracy, which a Shapeline 500 system equipped with a double-line laser can provide”, says Lars-Åke Classon, Vice President Product Development at Shapeline.
The cooperation between voestalpine Munkfors and Shapeline goes back a long time. It was at the Munkfors mill, at that time part of the Böhler-Uddeholm group, where Shapeline made the first tests for flatness measurements with laser triangulation in-line a steel processing line in 1998.