Sims Lifecycle Services is Bringing Secure Hard-Drive Shredding to Your Office

Posted by on April 1, 2014

sims-secure-hard-drive-shreddingA new and convenient on-site service that was recently introduced by Sims Lifecycle Services is providing customers with the capability to witness the shredding of their old hard drives without leaving their office parking lot. The new high-capacity hard drive shredding vehicle was custom made to allow clients to observe the destruction process safely through a facing viewing area. This equipment also provides video images taken from inside the shredder and printed Certificates of Destruction immediately upon completion.

Along with the capacity to destroy 100-200 3.5 inch hard drive disks per hour and shred hard drives into pieces 6-15 millimeters in size, this powerful new equipment also has the ability to break down media tapes into pieces the size of a pea. In addition, the vehicle is equipped with an immobilizer, alarm systems and a closed circuit television (CCTV) system with four cameras and a DVD recorder. This new service can ensure clients that shredded hard drives will make it back to a Sims facility safely for further recycling.

“The hard-drive shredder vehicle was a significant investment by Sims, and is proof of our dedication to always continue developing services to meet our client’s needs particularly in the areas of data destruction, mobile, tablet and gadget repairs, reuse, resale and recovery,” stated Anand Narasimhan, director, Sims Lifecycle Services, UK and EU. “Using this new powerful equipment, Sims will have the ability to increase the amount of shredded hard drives by approximately 50 percent.”

The new portable high-capacity shredding system has been certified to ISO 9001, 14001, and 18001 certifications and has been approved by Dipcog and Safe Contractor. Employee safety features include emergency stop buttons throughout the vehicle, an emergency-stop braking system, HEPA filters for dust (after shredding) and improved levels of machinery guarding. This powerful new equipment is capable of destroying 100-200 3.5 inch hard disk drives per hour, shredding the drive into pieces 6-15 millimeters in size.

A similar U.S. service was introduced back in August offering a similar new high-volume portable shredding and recycling service available to East Coast customers. These new service offerings are examples of what makes Sims Recycling Solutions unique as a company with the ability to provide a range of services on a global scale. The company’s global leadership and perspective helps foster innovation and efficiency, providing customers with advanced solutions. For more information on this new service please visit the on-site data destruction webpage.

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