"(aSa Shear Controllers) remove barriers to allow shearmen to achieve great results."

Keith LePage
Co-Owner, Whitacre Engineering
Syracuse, New York

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aSa Opto-Shear Console
The aSa Opto-Shear Console drives the entire shearing operation electronically by completely automating shearline processes — gauging, bin selection, and roller motion — and managing the shop crew with easy-to-follow instructions — shake-out requirements, tagging, pocket blocking, and crane call messages — timed for maximum productivity. aSa’s controller interfaces with nearly any shearline as an original or replacement console. The console features a built-in PC that can be connected to your network and a touch-screen for easy operator entry.
  • Improve production rates
    Easy-to-follow instructions pace the entire shearing operation, regardless of crew experience.
  • Reduce cutting errors
    Information loaded from computer-generated instructions or scanned from bar-coded tags eliminates the potential for erroneous entry by the operator.
  • Load tag info instantly
    Connected hand-scanner loads tag information into the console’s memory by reading linear or 2D bar codes printed on production bundle tags.
  • Maximize your current shearline’s potential
    Older shearlines reach new levels of productivity when automated with the aSa console.
  • Optimize on the fly
    Automatically calculate cutting combinations right at the shearline; eliminates the need to plan entire production runs in advance.
  • Upgrade easily
    All of the console’s interface features are software-driven. This allows you to add new features as they are developed without the need for mechanical changes.
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Safety features are built in, and all components are designed for the rigors of a rebar shop.
Automatic Screen: Controls and directs all cutting, bundling, and material movement based on aSa Production-generated instructions.
Flex Screen: Organize tag data any way you like, then fabricate in one of three different cutting modes.
Clear instructions guide the entire shop crew.
Customize menus, screen colors, and more.
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