Profile measurement generally describes the measurement of the object contour, flat or as a track. Basically, it is possible that either the sensor traverses across the object or the object moves through the measuring range of the sensor. It is important therefore that the object is located in the measuring range of the sensor during the complete measurement. The scanCONTROL laser scanner is ideal for a wide track. It measures a profile across maximum 140 mm width. In this way, either a wide track or the complete measuring object can be measured. Non-contact and inductive sensors are suitable for a narrow profile measurement. Profiles are measured in all imaginable industrial sectors, from the wood industry to metallurgy to automobile production.