intimus 45/60 CC6 Security Shredder
The intimus 45 & 60 CC6 security shredders have the highest throughput of any small NSA Level 6/P-7 shredder on the market.
- Fastest, highest volume small NSA Level 6/P-7 on the market
- Shreds 9 reams per hour--500 more sheets per hour than nearly all similarly sized Level 6/P-7 shredders
- Shredder of choice for the DOD and DOS for many years, with thousands deployed in government offices throughout the world
- Robust, chain-driven system with integrated automatic oiler
- 45 CC6 waste bin capacity: 12 gallon/45 liter
- 60 CC6 waste bin capacity: 16 gallon/60 liter
How many sheets at a time will the intimus 45 CC6 and 60 CC6 shred?
With close to real world testing, staff at the US National Security Agency (NSA) determined that the intimus 45 CC6 and 60 CC6 will accommodate 4 sheets per pass and destroy 9 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 critical, as the number one complaint of users of high security shredders is wait time. The intimus 45 CC6 and 60 CC6 shred 500 more sheets per hour than their nearest competitors in the small size Level 6/P-7 category.
Why do some Top Secret (Level 6/P-7) 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 of the cutting head and prolong the life of the shredder. However, regular office paper rarely causes heat build-up in most Level 6 shredders, as they do not shred rapidly enough to build extreme friction and heat. The intimus 45 CC6 and 60 CC6 Security Shredders utilize an oiler due to their rapid shred rate, but will operate both with and without an automatic oiler. The automatic oiler does save time by keeping the cutting head lubed, rather than having the user manually spread oil on the cutting head.
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.