By installing two VeriShape gauges, (e.g. one before and one after laminar cooling), the measured data can be combined to visualize how the process influences flatness. The software separates crossbow and waves (I-units) into individual data-sets why it is possible to correlate process parameters with crossbow and I-units separately.
To meet different requirements on output data formats, VeriShape has a configurable communication interface. The gauge can output flatness data in real-time as fibers (any number), polynomials, vectors or scalars over Ethernet (TCP-IP, UDP, Profinet), Profibus or analog outputs (-10…10 V or 4…20 mA). The update frequency exceeds 200 Hz. Measurement files containing the complete measurement data can be saved to the steel producer’s file-system and/or to ShapeAccess, a RAID configured file & database server using Microsoft SQL.