WABASH, Ind. – Intimus North America in Wabash, Ind., is introducing a compact granulator for the destruction of solid-state data storage devices, optical media, and small magnetic media.
Intimus engineers designed the granulator to be adaptable to future destruction requirements because digital media storage technology is ever changing.
Total destruction of data storage media comes from two industrial solid-steel cutting heads that rotate in opposition to one another to rip and tear items into tiny shreds until they are small enough to pass through a user selectable waste sizing screen.
Users can change screens quickly depending on the level of destruction and security required. The granulator can reduce data storage media to particle sizes as small as 2 by 3 millimeters with a 3-millimeter screen. This small particle translates to DIN levels E-5, F-4, O-6, T-7.
Destruction feed rates vary based on size and type of items and waste sizing screen used. However, throughputs of about 60 to 600 standard solid-state drives per hour and 200 to 2000 USB sticks per hour are typical. Automatic overload protection with auto reverse protects the cutting head and motor from damage due to overfeeding.
All items feet into the destruction chamber via a mailbox-style safety chute. All operational controls mount on the front of the granulator and include start, stop, and emergency stop buttons. A digital hour meter is included.
A 23-gallon collection bin mounts on casters for easy removal and replacement, monitored by an ultrasonic sensor to prevent overfilling. The unit is small enough to fit through standard office doors and is mounted on casters for easy relocation if necessary.
For more information contact Intimus online at www.intimus.com.