IMS CCS Flatness and Evenness Measuring System Metal Service Centres


Flatness and Evenness
Measuring System


Flatness and evenness are decisive key features for the
quality of flat products in the metal industry.

Their measurement and control are therefore important
success factors that help to improve the quality of
the manufactured products and reduce critical factors
such as process disturbances, equipment damage and
scrapping of defective products.

IMS uses the globally unique and patented Camera
Cluster Systems (CCS) for non-contact measurement
of flatness and evenness.

These systems measure and quantify both flatness and
evenness defects in plates, sheets and strips – online
or offline.

Flatness [I-Unit]

Evenness [μm or mm]

– „box“ height calculation
– calculation of the cross bow
speed / length measurement with speed laser
– DAkkS certificated standardization straight edge

Special Features

do you have any questions?

#IMS Expert

Dirk Reimertz,
Dipl. Engineer

…to the verifiability of flatness previously required, your best customer suddenly also needs the exact geometry of the plates to be delivered. Do you now lose the order or is there a possibility to retrofit a measuring system despite the cramped conditions? What advantage does this investment bring me, apart from the fact that it satisfies just this one customer?

Not only in slitting and cut-to-length lines, but also in pickling lines, recoiling lines and inspection lines, it is necessary to meet growing customer demands on product quality. These are challenges that I am confronted with every day and for which we at IMS have developed a product portfolio specially tailored to metal service centres.

We set new standards with our systems and reach new dimensions with our efficient, digital and durable measurement technology. The systems are designed precisely for your application, and with our Life Cycle Partnership you are always on the safe side.”

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IMS CCS Flatness and Evenness Measuring System Metal Service Centres


Flatness and Evenness
Measuring System


Technical Information

Material Data

Typical thickness range:

not limited

Max. speed:

up to 350 m/min, but not limited to


up to 2,400 mm, but not limited to


not limited / continuous inspection

Measurement System Data

Gauge type:

fixed mounted frame or moveable C-frame

Radiation source:

laser (safety class 2M)

Camera type:

CCS (16 cameras per cluster)

Typical working distance acmera:

350 mm

Measuring Dynamics

Sampling rate:

up to 1 kHz (depends on the material surface)

Measuring Accuracy

Height resolution:

better than ±0.05 mm (2 σ) possible, depends on application

Width resolution:

up to 200 measurement zones per meter (5 mm raster)


Product Catalogue for Metal Service Centres

  • Learn more about the product portfolio of our high-precision measuring systems for metal service centres
  • Standard systems for measurement and detection of thickness, width, slit strip width, sheet geometry, holes, pinholes, flatness, evenness, edgecracks, surface inspection, strip tension, web tension as well as various special systems
  • Special designs possible on customer request

IMS Measuring Systems for Metal Service Centres

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