Flatness for plate production has proven to be important, and the demands increase as plates become harder, wider and thinner. Today, more or less every plate producer checks the flatness either manually or automatically. Manual flatness measurement has a lot of shortcomings, such as line-stops, sparse an unreliable measurements.
Shapeline have installed our VeriFlex-systems in a large number of plate processing lines. They are used for routing, quality assurance and process improvements in different types of lines such as quenching, leveling, shearing and finishing.
Leveling, A VeriFlex after a roll leveler can help to reduce number of leveling passes fine-tune the leveler guide plate routing and perform quality check of plate flatness length and width.
Shearing, After shearing is normally the first position where the operator has to make decisions and bad decisions are costly. A VeriFlex gauge can be an efficient tool to make correct decisions about routing and down-stream plate cutting.
Quenching/tempering, Plate quenching is a delicate process difficult to tune. Imperfection in the rapid cooling immediately results in flatness issues. With a VeriFlex system these imperfections can be detected quickly and necessary actions taken.
Finishing, All plate manufacturers need to know the quality of shipped plates. A VeriFlex-system at the end of the line assures this and can also generate reports per plate.
The most important applications are in relation to measurement in plate leveling, shearing and finishing lines.