An aluminium rolling company needed a quick and effective way of displaying thickness profiles from one of their aluminium coil rolling mills.
The data is collected by an existing scanning system and downloaded to an Access database.
Then a data visualisation program written by LiveWires reads the Access database and enables engineers to select a coil and display the thickness data instantly on a 3D graph.
The axis ranges can be set in another screen, and the viewing angle and distance can be easily adjusted with the mouse. Averaged data is simultaneously plotted on a 2D graph.
Rapid visualisation of strip profile in this way has already proved to be a key tool used by our engineers and operations experts to assist in the continuous improvement of the rolling process.