The SmartAdvisor Edge for Metals cross-section monitoring system enables both trimmed material edges in a metal processing line to be continuously monitored to detect anomalies, such as cut-to-break ratios and burrs. This is critical for quality-control purposes and to avoid any issues in the subsequent processing line. Specifically designed for the metals industry, the system magnifies, captures, stores and presents high- resolution images of the edges, while the line is running at full production speed, as a continuous smooth video stream for monitoring. The edge images are processed and stabilized for analysis so that an operator can see subtle changes in the cut edge, including cut- to-break ratios and eccentricities in knife runout. The system is also able to pause and scroll back through the images at any time.