intimus 120 CC6 Security Shredder
The 120 CC6 Security Shredder is the fastest medium size NSA Level 6/P-7 shredder on the market.
- Fastest medium size NSA Level 6/P-7 shredder on the market
- Shreds 17 reams of paper per hour, 2,000 sheets more than most competitors
- Shreds 6 to 9 sheets per pass
- Robust gear-driven drive system
- Shredder of choice for the DOD, DOS, and other top government agencies around the world
How many sheets at a time will the intimus 120 CC6 shred?
With close to real world testing, staff at the US National Security Agency (NSA) determined that the intimus 120 CC6 will accommodate 6 sheets per pass and destroy 17 reams of paper per hour. This information is published by the NSA on their Evaluated Products List (EPL) for paper shredders. The capacity of the shredder is important, as the number one complaint of users regarding Top Security shredders is wait time. The intimus 120 CC6 shreds 2,000 more sheets per hour than its nearest competitor in the medium size Level 6/P-7 shredder category.
Why do some Top Secret (Level 6) shredders have oilers?
The cut size of a Level 6 shred is less than 5 square millimeters. To make a cut this small causes friction and heat in the cutting head. Automatic oilers help to reduce heat buildup in the cutting head and prolong the life of the shredder. However, regular office paper rarely causes heat buildup in most Level 6 shredders, as they shred too slowly to build extreme friction and heat. The intimus 120 CC6 utilizes an automatic oiler due to its higher shred rate, but will operate with or without the oiler. The automatic oiler does save time by keeping the cutting head lubed, rather than requiring the user to cease shredding operations and manually spread oil on the cutting head when needed.
Why won’t Level 6 shredders take staples and paper clips?
A Level 6 shred width is 1mm or less. It is very easy to have a paperclip or a staple jam the cutting head as staples and paperclips are often wider than 1mm and do not compress like paper does. To get a 1mm width, the cutting head width between blades is smaller because of the way paper compresses when it is cut and then expands again after the cut. Great care must be taken to assure that staples and paper clips and other non-paper material does not enter the shredder.