CA5000 Smart Shear

Tough Versatile Automated Shear.

The CA5000 Smart Shear is an impressive and durable shear and cut-to-length machine. The hydraulically driven feedworks and wide infeed funnel on this unit make it one of SWEED’s easiest machines to feed. It performs exceptionally while cutting through heavy-duty steel and other various tough materials to user specified lengths. The CA5000 has proven to be the one of SWEED’s most innovative and automated solutions for processing tough scrap materials.

Construction Features

SWEED systems offer robust designs and seamless integration capabilities that optimize scrap reduction through innovative technology. This results in maximum scrap compaction, simplified system maintenance, and durable construction.

Material Reference

The recommended model of scrap chopper is determined by scrap size, scrap volume, and requested custom features. Please consult a SWEED representative to determine the appropriate scrap chopper for your application. The following are materials commonly processed through the CA5000:

Wire rope

Logging cable

Crane cable

Various large diameter cable

Large diameter pipe

Steel trim

Steel rebar


Construction Features

SWEED scrap choppers are well-known for their robust construction and ability to endure demanding environments. SWEED scrap choppers offer a reliable and efficient solution for processing linear scrap materials while prioritizing durability, safety, and user-friendly operation.

19 ½ ton cutting force

Dual hydraulic driven feedrolls

Computer control unit

5” diameter cutting cylinder

Footswitch controlled air activated feedworks

Knives have 4 usable edges and can be rotated (3 times) for extended life

Hinged front guard allows for easy routine maintenance

Made and supported in the USA

One-year warranty

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Our Commitment To Our Customers.

SWEED engineers work closely with customers on many levels – from customizing a scrap chopper to meet specific criteria or revolutionizing a veneer or panel handling solution to increase production and efficiency, SWEED strives to exceed every customer’s expectation in all they do.

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Since 1955

Our History

It all started with an imported gang saw. After WWII, three brothers from Germany migrated to the United States and built a sawmill on Galls Creek in Gold Hill, Oregon. Dissatisfied with the imported gang saw they were using, they decided they could make a better saw themselves.

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