Stretcher Leveling

With vast investments in the latest stretcher leveling technology and equipment, Kloeckner can generate the metal sheet flatness required of any downstream process. 

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Stretcher Leveling Process


With a product line spanning 200,000 plus products, Kloeckner is proud of its investments in stretcher leveling and our ability to produce first-class sheet product. Our stretcher leveling system allows us to produce sheet to exact customer specification above and beyond the flatness required of downstream processes like drilling, forming, blanking, and laser cutting. In addition, we offer just-in-time delivery and streamlined logistics, saving our customers time while reducing their costs across the supply chain.

Products That Undergo Stretcher Leveling

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is stretcher leveling?


    Stretcher leveling is a metal fabrication process used to flatten and straighten metal sheets, plates, and other flat products. The process involves passing the metal product through a series of rollers, which stretch and compress the metal to remove any curves, waves, or other distortions.

    It is performed using a machine known as a stretcher leveler, which typically consists of a series of rollers mounted on a frame. The metal product is fed into the machine and then passed through the rollers, which are positioned at various angles to each other. The rollers stretch and compress the metal as it passes through, removing any distortions and producing a flat, straight product.

    The process is commonly used in a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, construction, consumer goods, energy, and manufacturing, wherever the need for flat, straight metal products is required. Stretcher leveling is especially useful for large metal sheets and plates, as it is more efficient and cost-effective than manually flattening the metal by hand.

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