“We’re calling this new machine a ‘Level 8’ shredder because it meets tomorrow’s destruction requirements today,” explains SEM President Andrew Kelleher. “With tighter requirements anticipated, we are pleased to offer a shredder so well engineered that it significantly surpasses the current NSA standard for high-security document destruction. Customers who purchase the Model 344 could be meeting the next standard before it is even written.”
Easily maneuverable on heavy-duty casters, the Model 344 shredder weighs 106 lbs. and is 19½” wide, 18½” deep, and 36½” high. It accepts up to eight sheets of paper at a time. A built-in automatic cutting-head oiling system includes a one-gallon bottle of oil that can be mounted on either side or the back of the machine. The bottle is easily replaced, snapping into place with no pouring necessary.
To ensure optimum safety, an electronically controlled safety flap in the 10¼” feed opening prevents fingers and ties from entering the cutting area. An auto-reverse/
Other user-friendly features include Electronic Capacity Control, a feed meter and oil indicator to help prevent overfeeding and to show auto-oiling functionality. These are among the functions displayed on an illuminated, easy-to-read switch panel. The motor is protected against overheating, and the cabinet is insulated for noise reduction.
The start-up kit for the Model 344 includes a case of oil and a case of waste-collection bags. A one-year warranty covers all parts. This shredder is also available with an optional rugged case in a field deployment kit.
Founded in 1967, Security Engineered Machinery (SEM) is the world leader in data destruction solutions for all media, including both unique products and destruction services. ISO 14001 registered, SEM is the nation’s largest direct supplier of data-destruction equipment, from office paper shredders to heavy-duty hard-drive shredders and disintegrators, and operates the largest secure destruction facility in the Northeast. More than 100 SEM authorized service centers are positioned to serve customers worldwide. The company’s full-service engineering staff is the largest and most experienced in the industry, able to customize destruction systems for specific businesses or government agencies. Anticipating future needs and technologies, SEM also partners with Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and the U.S. military to develop new products and systems for the destruction/