With Scantron's latest Proscan Magnum shape table, you can measure ‘I' values, wave or buckle height, waves per metre, sheet width, edge waviness, edge camber, cross-bow, hook and coil set.
The Proscan Magnum uses a laser triangulation sensor which is accurate to within 5 microns. The system provides a very accurate measurement of the surface characteristics of sheet metal and does it at high speed, typically 20 seconds for a 2m x 1.5m sheet. It provides an absolute measurement figure regardless of who is using the machine.
Typically sheet metal manufacturers like to see five lines of data along the sheet. Proscan can display from two to fifteen lines on the screen. The results from the scan can be saved to a database and there are user-defined fields for recording, for example; the operator name, the name of the line, the lot number, customer name etc.
If required, the results can be imported by the customers' production control system and then a detailed trend of performance can be recorded. The screen can be easily configured to show the form of the sheet in 3D view; this view can be swivelled using the mouse; cross-section views are also selected with the mouse and displayed in the bottom left hand view.