Key orders: Nippon Steel Japan places order for a Shapeline flatness system

Nippon Steel, Oita plate mill, Japan, has placed an order for a Shapeline flatness measurment system with the Japanese trading house, Mitsui.

The laser based platform system will measure flatness and shape in Nippon Steel’s 5.5 m wide steel plate shearing line at the Oita plate mill. The start-up of the system is planned for autumn 2012 and will be the first Shapeline system installed at a Japanese mill. It follows the installation of three Shapeline platform systems at Nippon Steel’s Brazilian cooperation, Usiminas during the last two years.