Shredder Training is the Key to Maximizing the Performance and Life of your Destruction Equipment

July 11, 2017 at 1:59 pm by SEM

Shredders, disintegrators, briquettors, optical media destroyers, HDD/SSD shredders, HDD crushers and degaussers are critical components of your overall information security program. Keeping these systems in good working order is extremely important, and easy to do with proper user training.

Probably the biggest factor in the longevity of any equipment is tied to proper training in the operation, daily maintenance and preventative maintenance. Depending on your equipment and site there are programs that can train your people to operate, maintain and troubleshoot so you avoid problems and keep the equipment up and running well.

Training can be done at your site with your equipment during a scheduled PM call, on a specific scheduled visit to your site, or at a training facility where factory service reps will go over all aspects of operation, daily maintenance, preventative maintenance as well as, tips and tricks to get the most of your systems and avoid the pitfalls. At the beginning of the training there will be a Q & A to help identify the issues of greatest concern to the group. During the training all participants are encouraged to ask questions and will have the opportunity to get “hands on” so they thoroughly understand the material being taught. After the training and a final Q & A each participant will be given a certificate of completion designating which equipment they were trained on. This is a great way for users to add additional value to their skill sets and company capabilities.

The training can be specialized to cover any and all the issues you may be having with your specific equipment, and discuss in detail how to fix and mitigate these in the future.

Some of the things your users will learn from attending training:

Changing knives, clearing and preventing jams, servicing dust filters, proper lubrication, testing belt tension, aligning conveyor belts, swapping out shredder heads-(depending on equipment) among many others.

The goal is maximizing machine availability for the organization and imparting the skills to help users diagnose and recognize potential issues before they become bigger problems.

And investment in a proper training program will pay dividends in equipment up time and save your organization money in the long run.

Click here for more information on SEM’s Preventative Maintenance and Service plans or call 800-225-9293.

Benefits of Reducing Your Shredder’s Carbon Footprint

June 23, 2017 at 1:42 pm by SEM

The US Government is committed to going green. This means reducing our environmental footprint as much as possible. Utilizing renewable resources, recycling of materials, and reduced energy consumption are at the forefront in setting forth attainable goals. Additional incentives and accolades are being provided to government agencies that meet their reduction goals.

SEM is proud to do our part in conserving the environment both as a company and by manufacturing environmentally conscious GREEN products. All SEM shredders are manufactured to automatically shut down by themselves when not in use, producing zero energy consumption. Another overlooked aspect SEM is focusing on is the oil consumption of shredders.

The revolutionary 1201CC is an NSA listed paper shredder that requires no oil — ever

We all know that high security shredders require oil to operate efficiently and to prolong the life of the cutting heads. Most high security shredder cutting heads are machined out of a single piece of steel today. Without proper oiling, they will become blocked and not cut to the proper particle size. SEM has an NSA listed cross-cut shredder that doesn’t require any oil whatsoever.

The SEM Model 1201CC is used for classified destruction and requires no oiling — ever — for the life of the machine. This not only reduces the cost of ownership, but it also reduces its carbon footprint. The average life of a well-maintained shredder is ten years. Most owners spend close to $200 on average annually on oil alone. Heavy users will spend more. The cost savings of purchasing oil for a single shredder could be over $2,000 over a ten year period.

The F65 is a high volume, oil-less shredder for SBU information

Another one of our green machines is our SEM Model F65 cross-cut shredder. This machine uses the same technology as the SEM Model 1201CC, but is utilized for SBU information — shredding a whopping 65 sheets at a time. This high volume unit will certainly save a lot of oil.

We at SEM are committed to our environment and strive to be innovators for environmentally conscience machines for the future. With SEM shredders, you can meet your green goals and save costs by doing so. But most importantly, you will be saving the environment for future generations.

SEM Paper Shredders Awarded Prestigious Eco-Friendly “Blue Angel” Certification

May 16, 2013 at 2:35 pm by SEM

Paper shredders manufactured for Security Engineered Machinery (SEM) by German based Krug and Priester GmbH and CO (K&P) have recently been awarded the prestigious “Blue Angel” certification. In addition to the precision and high quality typically found in German made products, these shredders are also loaded with a variety of environmentally friendly features that have earned them this highly sought-after certification.

The Blue Angel is only awarded to products and services which – from a holistic point of view – are of considerable benefit to the environment and, at the same time, meet high standards of serviceability, health, and occupational protection.

The Blue Angel is a German certification for products and services that have environmentally friendly aspects. It has been awarded since 1978 by the Jury Umweltzeichen, a group of 13 people from environment and consumer protection groups, industry, unions, trade, media and churches. Blue Angel is the oldest eco-label in the world, and it covers some 10,000 products in some 80 product categories.

To meet these eco-friendly standards, SEM shredders, that are manufactured by Krug and Priester (like the Model 244/4), integrate features that reduce noise, dust and emissions as well as an energy saving mode which generates no power after a brief period of non-use thus maximizing energy conservation.

After the introduction of Germany’s Blue Angel in 1978 as the first worldwide environmental label, other European and non-European countries followed this example and introduced their own national and supra-regional environmental labels. The common goal of these labels is to inform consumers about environmentally friendly products thereby giving global support to product-related environmental protection.

Learn more about our paper shredders here.