Shapeline AB, Sweden, has released a new, revolutionary flatness sensor – VeriFlat®. The new sensor is targeted towards standard applications in steel and metal strip processing and cut-to-length lines. VeriFlat® will provide easy to install, cost efficient standard flatness measurement for process control and quality optimization.
Typical applications include:
- Tension and roll leveler control
- Quality assurance
- Bundle reports for blanking lines
- Shape feedback from processing lines to rolling mills
The gauge measures flatness data, crossbow, I-units, width and off-center. It is pre-calibrated, communicates via Ethernet and has an analog output for direct process control.
The new sensor combines Shapeline’s unique, well-proven flatness measurement technology and software, with an ease of installation and operation. The flatness data obtained are described in 3D topographic maps and the results are displayed as cross-profiles, I-units, waves and buckles in accordance with the common flatness standards. In addition, width graphs with tolerance limits are displayed and the sensor can also be used for strip guiding.
VeriFlat® is pre-calibrated and extremely straightforward to install, all to minimize installation time and costs. A simple steel-structure is sufficient to support the unit and once power and Ethernet is connected, the powerful software delivers first-class flatness, width and off-center data. The sensor also allows for hassle-free movement between measurement positions in different lines.
VeriFlat® is based on Shapeline’s unique and well-proven laser line triangulation technology, with more than 15 years of application knowledge and installations all over the world.