Shredders destroy hard drives and solid state devices.

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Caster-mounted and vibration-free, Combination Shredders come in 2 low-volume models with 3 hp motor; 3 medium, high-volume shredders with 10 hp motor; and 3 extreme-duty, high-volume shredders with 20 hp motor. All feature separate feed slots for destruction of HDDs and SSDs via heavy-duty, saw tooth hooked cutters. Shredding rates reach up to 3,500 HDDs/hr and 1,000 SSDs/hr. While low-volume shredders have 2 internal collection bins, high-volume units integrate waste discharge conveyors.

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Powerful Shredders Destroy Both Hard Drives and Solid State Devices

WESTBORO, MA — The leader in shredders for the destruction of rotational platter based hard drives (HDDs), Security Engineered Machinery, “SEM” has announced a new line of Combination Shredders capable of destroying both HDDs and Solid State Devices (SSDs).

The new “combo” machines feature a separate feed slot and cutting mechanism for HDDs and SSDs. When fed into the appropriate slot, media is destroyed by heavy-duty, saw tooth hooked cutters that literally rip drives to shreds at a rate of up 3500 HDDs per hour and up to 1000 SSDs per hour.

Eight models are available. There are two low volume shredders that are equipped with a 3 HP motor, three medium – high volume shredders featuring a 10 HP motor, and three extreme high volume shredders that employ a 20 HP motor. All units are 3-Phase at 208, 230 or 460 volts. The SSD particle produced by all shredders is 0.375” x random lengths. Experts agree this small particle is required in order to fracture each chip that holds information. Customers can select the level of destruction for HDDs by choosing a configuration that creates waste particles of 1.5”, 1.0” or 0.75” x random lengths. Low volume shredders contain dual internal collection bins while higher volume units feature integrated waste discharge conveyors to deposit shreds into barrels, bins or other containers. In addition to rotational platter based hard drives and solid state hard drives, these shredders are also capable of destroying Data Tapes, Cell Phones, Optical Media, Memory Sticks, and other electronic storage media.

An ergonomic operator interface allows easy viewing and control of all machine functions. It features a key switch, start button, hour meter and emergency e-stop. Angled feed chutes with integrated flaps protect operators during the drive feeding process. Safety interlocks prevent operation when any safety guard or panel is not in place. Combo Shredders are quiet, vibration-free, and mounted on casters for easy relocation.

These solutions are ideal for Federal, State and Local Government entities as well as data centers, asset management groups, hospitals, financial institutions, higher education and other IT groups that value security of end-of-life data storage media in accordance with government regulations and industry standards (HIPAA, FACTA, SOX, PCI, DSS, etc.). The SEM Combo units also satisfy high security NSA requirements for physical destruction of magnetic media/platter drives after they have been degaussed by an NSA-listed degausser.

ISO 14001 Registered, Security Engineered Machinery, “SEM” is a global supplier of information security solutions and the largest producer of data-destruction equipment in the United States and operates a manufacturing and design facility adjacent to its headquarters in Westboro, Massachusetts.  SEM’s full-service engineering department designs custom systems, such as high volume centralized security destruction systems with integrated waste briquetting and evacuation systems in use by the Federal Government and other commercial entities.  SEM’s areas of expertise include the design and production of destruction equipment for any type of data storage media from paper to hard drives to solid state, where data security and end of life measures are essential.

For more information, contact James T. Norris, Vice President, Norris & Company, 264 Bodwell Street, Avon, MA 02322, Tel: (508) 510-5626, FAX: (508) 510-4180, E-mail: [email protected],

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