Shapeline in the Arctic – System Delivered to Swebor Stål

Swebor Stål’s plant in Jokkmokk, Sweden, just north of the Arctic Circle, hardens steel plates for demanding customers. With a new leveller and a Shapeline system, the flatness of the plates can now be controlled and documented with utmost accuracy.

Jokkmokk, Sweden, December 10, 2008 --( Using Shapeline systems to control and verify leveling and flatness for plates and sheets is increasingly becoming standard practice among the leading makers of flat steel in Europe. The time and costs saved when getting immediate feedback on whether the product is ready or needs another levelling pass is enough to justify the investment. With the documentation of every single plate that is produced, completely new possibilities to handle the relationship with the end-user are created.

“Customers like Swebor show that an investment in our system is also wise for smaller companies,” says Shapeline CEO, Pär Kierkegaard, PhD. ”The majority of our customers include the biggest steelmakers in the world, but even small and specialized operators require advanced quality systems like ours”.

”Our end-customers and steel operators like SSAB and Ruukki, whom we work close with, have high expectations on the flatness of our product,” says the Swebor Project Leader Mr. Helge Mäkitalo. “With our new system, we can verify that we fulfill those expectations.”

Shapeline systems are used all over the world to measure flatness on metal products. From casting to inspection of the final product there are applications where the manufacturers will benefit from the accuracy and experience of the company. For plate mills in particular, the technology used is without a match in producing accurate and reliable data.

About Swebor
Swebor Stål Svenska AB, established in 1982, is a specialist company with customers worldwide. Their business concept is heat-treating boron steel, which is mostly used in the mining, mechanical engineering and construction machinery industries. Please visit

About Shapeline
The Shapeline solution for measuring the flatness and width of metallic products (plates and strip) is used worldwide. Applications range from continuous casting to final plate and strip products. For more information please visit The Standard & Poor’s Nordic partner gives Shapeline the highest possible AAA credit worthiness.

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