A blanking or cut-to-length line usually consists of an off-reel, roll leveler, shear and stacker. This is the last possibility to affect the flatness of the final product, since the bundles go directly to the end-user.
A flatness gauge is normally placed after leveling and shearing, since documentation of supplied bundles is essential. A Shapeline gauge in this position can be used for multiple tasks, such as leveler control, automatic rejection of defective sheets and generation of bundle reports. Coil data statistics can also be generated for feedback to upstream production lines.
A VeriFlat-gauge is a perfect solution for standard lines, whereas a VeriFlex system should be used for wider material and precision steel.