Our products are incredibly safe to operate. There is virtually no chance of ever injuring yourself or getting anywhere near the cutting shafts. There is a patented safety shield governing the entrance to the machine and will not allow finger or any part of your body near the cutting shafts.

Safety for the machine is also a concern. The shield over the entrance will also limit the amount of paper entering the cutting shafts. Load detection on the drive system will halt the machine in the event that it is overfed. This completely eliminates jamming and keeps the device working properly for it's entire life.

Read more about safety below.

Operational Safety

Easy Switch


The easy switch control element uses illuminated color codes and symbols to indicate the machine status to it's operator. It also functions as an emergency stop switch to immediately halt the machine if necessary.

Safety Sheild

indicatorPhysical impedance is an important part of operational safety. By shielding the opening and limiting access to the shredding heads, safety is greatly improved. The safety shield does not affect the ability to feed paper. The safety shield allows paper to pass safely underneath while obstructing the hands of thre operator. If any object lifts the safety shield the shredder will immediately power off.

Lead-Free Solder


In 2006 two of the largest regular safety regulation bodies in the world (The ROHS and WEEE) prohibited the inclusion of lead in consumer electronics in the European Union. Fortunately, in today's global marketplace, this public health order is essentially a global requirement for any manufacturer wishing to do business internationall. Our products adhere to ROHS and WEEE guidelines and use lead-free solder.

The Comprehensive SPS Safety Package

  • Patented, electronically controlled, transparent safety shield in the feed opening
  • Automatic power cut-off when cabinet is opened
  • Automatic power cut-off when shred bin is full
  • Automatic reverse and power cut-off when overfed
  • Double protection against overheating
  • Zero energy Consumption sleep mode cuts off power supply after 30 minutes of activity
  • Automatic start and stop controlled by photo cell
  • Patented Electronic Capacity Control (ECC) indicator prevents jams by monitoring sheet capacity
  • Automatic oil injection ensures optimal performance at all times (cross-cut models)
  • High quality, hardened steel cutting shafts take staples, paper clips, credit cards, and CDs / DVDs
  • Lifetime warranty on the cutting shafts
  • Quiet and powerful single phase motor rated for continuous operation
  • Sturdy Twin Drive System with fully enclosed gear box housing
  • High quality wooden cabinet mounted on casters
  • Convenient, environmentally friendly shred bin does not require disposable shred bags

Safety for People Operating a Degaussing Machine

indicatorRemember that degaussing utilizes common magnetic fields to work. This magnetic force is the same that we see in our daily lives. Magnetic fields are very safe and the human body is well equipped to handle them without issue.

To summarize, a user who spent 8 hours of a 24 hour period using a degaussing machine will experience less than 1% of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Threshold limit values. The ACGIH recommends a limit of whole body exposure to magnetic fields at 600 gauss. Due to the shielding of the machine and the pulsing nature of the field, operators will be exposed to less than 19 gauss.

Source: ACGIH, 2001

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