27/12/2023 – New generation of laser-based measuring systems

Kocks and LAP announce far-reaching strategic alliance

Kocks Measure+Inspect and LAP Measurement Technology have announced a far-reaching strategic cooperation. The cooperation includes the joint development and marketing of the latest generation of laser-based measuring systems.


The “4D Eagle S” comes as a comprehensive solution for surface inspection and profile measurement. © Kocks


Under the name “4D Eagle S”, the companies will present a hybrid measuring device offering bar steel producers a comprehensive profile measurement and surface inspection solution.

The “4D Eagle S” uses advanced laser technology to accurately detect and classify various rolling defects. At the same time, the complete contour of the long products is measured. Users can access state-of-the-art software tools for the detailed analysis of the collected data on the surface and profile. “The teams in rolling mills benefit from far-reaching transparency and the opportunity to optimize process and product quality sustainably,” states Fabian Beck, Director Global Sales at LAP Measurement Technology.

The two partners are pooling their extensive know-how as part of the cooperation. LAP has been leading in the field of laser measurement systems for the steel industry for decades. Kocks, contributes its expertise as a specialist in 3-roll technology for precise special bar quality production. “Thanks to the synergies we have tapped, the ‘4D Eagle S’ measuring device comprehensively meets the high requirements of modern rolling mills and stands out from existing solutions,” emphasizes Santino Keusemann, General Manager of Kocks Measure+Inspect GmbH+Co KG. Two initial systems were successfully installed at a well-known German steel producer even before the official market launch. More information: www.4d-eagle-s.com

Kocks Measure+Inspect GmbH+Co. KG

Tel.: +49-2103-790151


LAP GmbH Laser Applikationen

Tel.: +49 4131 9511-95


About Kocks Group

The Kocks Group, headquartered in Germany, is a global supplier of rolling mill equipment for the steel industry. Founded in 1946, Kocks has become a globally recognized brand. The Kocks 3-roll technology has gained the company a reputation as an innovator. The core competencies include consulting, planning, development, design, supply, assembly, and commissioning of rolling mills and automation solutions, as well as the modification and modernization of existing plants.

About LAP Measurement Technology

LAP is one of the world's leading suppliers of systems to increase quality and efficiency through laser projection, laser measurement, and other methods. LAP Measurement Technology GmbH focuses on non-contact laser measuring systems for quality inspection and process optimization in the steel industry. The company's services include the development, project planning, production, distribution, and service of laser-based measurement technology and accessories for rolling mills and application-oriented consulting.