Description of the DCS 36/6 High Security COMBO Paper and Optical Media (CD/DVD) Shredder
The DCS 36/6 utilizes a unique design allowing it to destroy both paper and optical media to high security levels approved by NSA for Top Secret and COMSEC destruction.
- Includes Integrated Automatic Oiler
- Uses Energy Management & Control System (EMCS) which results in energy consumption reduction up to 90%
- Enclosed cabinet provides low noise & dust-free operation
- Separate slot for CDs and DVDs
- Multi-functional control key with reversing function and shred-bin level indicator
- Cutting rollers are V-TEK with specially hardened steel. The optimum design of these cutting components saves valuable energy.
- Continuous motor operation
- Dimensions: 36.9"H x 22.8"W x 21.7"D
- Shipping Weight: 141 lbs.
- Power: 115V / 60 Hz
- Uses bag# 800
Please use actual HP as a specification for determining value. Use of Peak HP is for comparison purposes only where other than Actual HP is used.
|Throat Size/Feed Opening||13"|
|Shred Size||1 mm x 5 mm; Edge Dims (less than or equal to) 5mm|
|Cut Type||High Security|
|Sheet Capacity||14 Sheets/pass|
|Shreds Credit Cards?||Yes|
|Peak HP||4.3 HP Peak**|
|Disclosures||Please use actual HP as a specification for determining value. Use of Peak HP is for comparison purposes only where other than Actual HP is used.|
|Voltage||115 Volts; 220 Volts available|
|Warranty||>> Click Here to View Warranty|
Once its in place, its great
I have one gripe about a machine that is otherwise everything I've ever wanted. The casters on this can be difficult to understand. Two of them seem fixed in place, which makes it roll sideways very easily. The other two casters will go in any direction. I'd prefer if they were all multi directional as the current setup makes it very difficult to maneuver on thick carpet.
Once its in place it was no trouble at all and we'll probably never move it again. The shredder eats plenty of paper at one time and it's great to have a way to destroy our DVDs. Before they would just pile up in the safe. Another one is on order for the DC office which we're expecting to arrive tomorrow.
- This machine with a service contract in Washington DC is much cheaper than buying two separate machines. I'm putting this shredder even in places that don't destroy optical media just because eventually someone will try to put a CD in ANY shredder out there.
- It was really nice to consolidate two separate machines into a single unit. Space in vaults is tight and expanding one is prohibitively expensive. Like the other reviewer I was worried there would be confusion about which slot gets paper and which slot gets the discs but that has not proven to be an issue at all. I'm still holding my breath for an NSA approved model capable of eating staples and paperclips at will. But until that's introduced this is my go-to.
What took so long?
A single unit that shreds a CD, a DVD, and paper all at once seems so logical. I don't know why it took so many years for it to be produced. There's a big slot for paper, and a small slot perfectly sized for a CD/DVD. If someone gets confused, they've got bigger problems than the shredder!
They didn't get it completely right on the first try - the waste bin for shredded CDs and DVDs is very small and isn't very appropriate for a large purge. I'd guess it could handle, maybe, 100 CD's? In our case it's not a huge deal since we may do one CD per week. But you should know in case you do a lot more than that.
Given the Reviewer Jessica's comments can I assume that the bins for Paper and Digital Media are different? I was hoping to see a photo on the website of the door open so I could see if the bins were seperate or if the digital media waste was with the paBoth you, and the reviewer, are correct. There are actually two separate feed openings on this shredder, one for paper and the other for digital media. Both openings are VERY clearly marked and sized appropriately for what they're supposed to shred. The paper residue falls into the waste bin container like you would find in a normal shredder. The digital residue falls into a smaller container that is attached to the door. So the residues are separated.
Does the unit come with roller castersYes! The DCS 36/6 does include casters so that it can roll easily in an office environment.
1. Is the DCS 36-6 rated as heavy duty?2. Will it shred laminated sheets of paper?The DCS 36/6 is considered a heavy duty high security shredder. The heaviest duty high security shredders are called Disintegrators, but in a classical shredder sense you can't get tougher than the DCS 36/6. No high security shredder on the market is designed to take laminated paper. If it's in small volumes then I would recommend using an exacto knife to remove the laminate. If it's in large volumes you should be looking at a disintegrator which can handle light plastics.
I need to know the country of origin of the DCS 36-6. Also, is the unit TAA compliant?The DCS 36/6 is TAA compliant, and is manufactured in Germany.