Marco Pigaiani – Shapeline’s new representative in Italy

Shapeline has appointed Marco Pigaiani as Shapeline’s sales and service representative for Italy. The objective with the partnership is to develop a strong sales and service organization dedicated for the national market. Marco Pigaiani is familiar with Shapeline’s products.

“My collaboration with Shapeline started about five years ago in which I promoted and introduced the flatness control systems in the most important engineering companies and end users in the Italian territory. This allowed me to acquire a good knowledge of the products and industrial processes in this field.” – Marco Pigaiani 

Leruste & Cie – Shapeline’s new representative in France, Belgium and Luxemburg

Shapeline has appointed Leruste & Cie as Shapeline’s sole sales and service representative for France, Belgium and Luxemburg. The objective with the partnership is to develop a strong sales and service organization dedicated for the national markets. Thomas Poteau will be Shapelines main contact.


Leruste has been active in the steel and metal industries in France, Belgium and Luxembourg for more than 30 years. They have experience from the flat metals market with complementary products in the areas of non contact measurement like width, thickness, speed, or temperature, as well as force and weight measurement. They have constant relationships with process and instrumentation specialists in the industry.

Steel Plate Application Guide Available

Shapeline has produced  a guide about the usage and implementation of flatness systems in steel plate production lines. The guide covers all the main steel plate processes, as well as gives suggestion for the location of flatness systems for the most efficient usage of flatness measurements for improving profitability in the production. The guide also gives guidelines and best practices among Shapeline users for how to calculate the Return on Investment for a flatness system.

The document is available free of cost. Please request the documents by sending an email to sales@shapeline.com.

POSCO Pohang has installed two Shapeline systems in production in POSCO Plate mill #3, Pohang, Korea.

Shapeline has installed and commissioned two steel plate flatness measurement systems to POSCO’s high-performance plate line #3. The gauges are used for quality assurance to verify that all plates leaving the factory fulfil POSCO’s internal demands as well as industry standards. The measurement data is also used for feedback upstream to improve the production. Continue reading

Tiancai Technology Development will install a Shapeline system

Tiancai Technology Development, Tianjin, China, will install a Shapeline Flex flatness measurement system

Tiancai Technology Developing Co. Ltd., Tianjin, China, will in October 2015 install a state-of-the-art Shapeline Flex flatness measurement system at their plant in Tianjin, China. The Shapeline system, based on the new product platform ShapeCAT, will be used primarily to certify the quality of special stainless steel sheets for the mobile phone industry. Continue reading

New Procurement Guide and EGL Article Available

Shapeline has recently published a guide about flatness systems procurement and an article about electro-galvanized steel production. The procurement guide covers all important aspects, guidelines and best practices to consider when purchasing and installing a new flatness measurement system.

In the article about electro-galvanized steel production you will find a complete presentation of the production process, case studies and quantified benefits of flatness measurement in the process.

Both documents are available free of cost. Please request the documents by sending an email to sales@shapeline.com.

Introducing ShapeCAT, a Completely New Product Platform

Photo: The new smart camera is a central component in the ShapeCAT platform

Shapeline’s new product platform ShapeCAT allows new and improved flatness measurement applications. The heart in the new system is ultra-fast, built-to-purpose cameras for measurements in the steel and metals industry.

The new sensor and data-handling technology opens unique, new possibilities such as installations in high speed process lines, even better flexibility enabling smaller system space requirements as well as measurements with very high resolution. Continue reading

SSAB Europe Oy (former RUUKKI), Finland, orders a second Shapeline system

Shapeline delivers a new Shapeline flatness system to SSAB’s steel plant in Raahe

SSAB’s steel plant in Raahe, Finland, has ordered a new Shapeline flatness system, following a preceding order two years ago. The new system will be installed in a cold leveling line for quality control of the plates.

Raahe steel mill in Finland produces high-strength steels for different types of applications, for instance automotive and mining industries, lifting and transportation equipment. The high quality requirements for these products also reflect on the high demands on flatness. Continue reading

US aluminum producer orders the first optical flatness gauge from Shapeline

Shapeline sells flatness gauge to American aluminum producer

An American automotive aluminum producer in the US has placed an order for one Shapeline flatness measurement system.

The laser based gauges are based on Shapeline new technical solution ShapeCAT, designed to measure over 1000 precision, vibration compensated flatness profiles per second. The data will be used for process adjustments as well as to detect very small flatness defects to ensure that a flatter strip will be supplied to the end customers. Continue reading