Heidtman Steel and A.G.T. are featured in a new case study article for the May 2017 edition of Modern Metals. The article, titled “Through Thick and Thin”, focuses on Heidtman’s reliance on thickness gauging and their partnership with A.G.T. Below is an excerpt from the article.
“May 2017 – Heidtman Steel, based in Toledo, is a fast-growing flat-rolled processing company with an ever expanding base of equipment, systems and services designed to cater to a vast array of customers, geographies and end-use applications. One way to ensure consistent quality across the large volumes of materials it processes day to day is to employ a thickness measurement gauge.
“Heidtman Steel has been utilizing thickness gauges since the 1980s,” says Ben Shinkle, director of engineering. “They are part of our backbone and ensure our customers receive material that is the proper gauge. They are a critical part of our quality control system, providing necessary documentation for our customers and certifications.”
The company, says Shinkle, has put Advanced Gauging Technologies thickness gauges on 10 slitting lines and one pickling line. Most recently, Heidtman Steel’s East Chicago, Indiana, plant commissioned a new AGT400. The new unit is installed on a 78-inch-wide Alcos slitter and measures steel with a thickness range of 0.015 inch to 0.250 inch.”
You can read the entire article on Modern Metal’s on-line edition by visiting the following link.