These machines of destruction use a system called a rotary knife mill to destroy documents.
It's pretty much what it sounds like. Sharp metal blades attached to a circular plate of metal rotate on a central axis, tearing and ripping into the material. Think of it as a washing machine from hell.
The process absolutely destroys whatever's fed into the machine, disintegrating it into a thousand little pieces. This makes disintegrators a very good choice for when you need a secure solution to destruction.
They're Easy to Use
You've probably used a shredder in the past. You feed material in, it gets shredded, end of story.
A disintegrator is no harder to use than this.
They have slightly different feeding mechanisms which differ between models. Some have a drop slot, and some use a conveyor belt.
But the principle is entirely the same. Feed and forget.
They Can Work in an Office Environment
Some disintegrators are better suited to warehouses and industrial facilities.
However, there are models available to suit office environments too. So you don't need to worry about moving materials around, and their security in transit.
No disintegrator is small, as they have a heavy job to do. But our office-friendly options are quiet enough to bear in the office – even when they're churning metal.
Having one around the office means you'll be able to destroy confidential documentation. Which as any government office knows, is a crucial action to take in order to avoid potentially embarrassing leaks.
However, shredders won't tackle thumb drives, cell phones or hard drives. They'll even choke on floppy disks and backup tape.
Disintegrator equipment absolutely destroys these other media, in a secure way. As the media has been disintegrated, not just cut up, it would be almost impossible to retrieve any data.
Plus, these machines can actually destroy paper too. With all that power, it's a fast process even when you're destroying stacks of old documents.