The Shapeline Strip Compact system is based on proven laser measurement technology. A continuous laser line is projected onto the strip, and a camera system observes the line from a different view. If the material is perfectly flat, the line will be straight. However, the smallest imperfection in planity will immediately introduce a bending of the line that will be detected by the camera system. The software computes the bending in microns.
The result is a simultaneous measurement of more than 600 points, a high-precision surface profile, independent of strip movements and vibrations. Each profile is the target of an exhaustive profile evaluation that consists of several hundred tests per profile. If the specification is not fulfilled in any part, an alarm is generated, and the area is marked red in a defect map. Other optional results can also be presented