SSAB Special Steels orders five new Shapeline systems

Shapeline’s biggest order ever. SSAB Special Steels heavy plate mill in Oxelösund, Sweden has ordered five new Shapeline VeriFlex systems for precision flatness measurement of heavy plates.

The new systems will replace five existing systems in plate leveling, finishing, normalizing and shearing lines. The new ShapeCAT-solution developed by Shapeline has taken a giant leap forward compared to the alternatives. With the precision of the new systems, production companies will be able to tune their processes much better and together with Shapeline.

“Shapeline has sold nearly 100 flatness gauges for steel and aluminium. Over the years we have built up knowledge about the applications and recently developed hardware and software that takes our systems to a new level for automated flatness measurement in terms of performance, flexibility and ease of use. It is with pleasure we now see that yet another of the leading steel producers has selected our new technology for their flatness gauges. We see SSAB as an important cooperation partner in the future”, says Helmut Hackl, President of Shapeline.

SSAB has a long history of Shapeline flatness gauges. The first system was installed in 2001 and has then been followed by another 19 systems in the facilities in Sweden (Borlänge and Oxelösund), Finland (Raahe) and USA (Calvert, Alabama).

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