Field Report & Equipment Test–Introducing the New SEM Model 0202 OMD

September 19, 2012 at 3:39 pm by SEM

Field Report & Equipment Test–Introducing the New SEM Model 0202 OMD: Optical Media Destruction at its Finest incorporating the Latest in Cutting Edge Technology. Security Engineered Machinery (SEM) has recently added a new NSA Approved Optical Media Destroyer to their highly durable product line. The SEM Model 0202 OMD is a machine designed specifically to destroy optical media (CDs, DVDs) and meets the NSA/CSS 04-02 requirements for classified media destruction.

I found myself asking what makes this optical destruction machine better than the rest and is this just another run of the mill shredder? After all, SEM was already successfully offering the SEM Model 0201 OMD-Optical Media Destroyer with great performance reviews in the high security marketplace. So I figured I would put the new SEM Model 0202 OMD to the test and get a firsthand glance.

My first impression was WOW, Made in the USA! Finally, an optical media destroyer with an LCD Display providing continuous visual operator status and an easy to use interface! I could not wait to fire up the machine and see how it worked, I already was impressed with the aesthetic features, but the bottom line was the performance. I shredded piles of optical discs and was able destroy up to 2,400 discs per hour, absolutely amazing for a machine with such a small footprint. I also was impressed with the small residual particle size of 2.0 mm X 3.9mm which even smaller than the NSA’s required standards—the more secure the better.

Certainly a machine with this type of high thruput requires the “dreaded special electrical outlet/requirements.” Wrong! Upon inspection under the hood, the SEM Model 0202 OMD features a cool 1 HP motor with quiet office/friendly operation. Moreover, the SEM Model 0202 offers DUAL VOLTAGE power capability with auto sync capability. What does all this mean? Just plug the machine into either a 110/120V-60 Hz and/or 220/230V-50 Hz outlet and the system will recognize and operate under the correct voltage. Even better, the machine comes with both power cords-110V/120V and the 220/230V “European Standard.”

Knowing SEM places heavy emphasis on protecting the environment and being ISO 14001 Registered. I was curious to see if this machine incorporated some features to meet those eco friendly objectives. I was pleasantly surprised to find out this machine does not require lubrication via bottled oil. Instead, SEM has incorporated environmentally friendly vegetable oil lubrication sheets. These lubrication sheets are fed into the 5.5” disc slot for routine maintenance of the cutting head. Unfortunately, many data destruction machines are energy hogs and keep your local power company in business. The SEM Model 0202 OMD will actually help reduce your electric bill as the system features auto shut down and also an auto sleep mode.

The final and perhaps most important test criteria is safety. Upon my equipment test, I noticed the SEM Model 0202 featured a door open shutoff safety interlocked with auto shutdown. I was unable to operate the media destroyer when I opened the door. I had an extremely hard time jamming the machine during recommended usage, but when I exceeded the threshold I noticed the machine had auto reverse and manual reverse options. No need to risk inserting your fingers to retrieve optical disks. I also liked the fact this machine featured an ECC (Electronic Capacity Control) which provided me with a visual feed rate meter to safely feed materials.

Here is the complete list of additional System Performance Features and Operator Features:

Model Number

Model 0202 OMD NSA Listed Optical Media Destroyer

Capacity

2,400 disks per hr/NSA

Feed Throat

5.5″ (Specially designed slot for Optical Discs)

Residual Particle Size

2.0mm x 3.9mm

Waste Collection

15 Gallon Bin

Factory Installed Auto-Oiler

no

Oil Reservoir

n/a

Automatic Start/Stop

Auto or Manual Start

Bag Full Shut-Off

yes

Door Open Shut-Off

yes

Safety Protection System

yes

Electronic Capacity Control

yes

Energy Saving Mode

yes

Easy Switch

LCD Touch Screen

Weight

170 lbs

Dimensions

32″H x 18″W x 20″D

Power

Auto-Sync Dual Voltage at 120V/60Hz or 230V/50Hz

Warranty

One year parts /90 day labor

Model Number Model 0202 OMD NSA Listed Optical Media Destroyer Capacity 2,400 disks per hr/NSA Feed Throat 5.5″ (Specially designed slot for Optical Discs) Residual Particle Size 2.0mm x 3.9mm Waste Collection 15 Gallon Bin Factory Installed Auto-Oiler no Oil Reservoir n/a Automatic Start/Stop Auto or Manual Start Bag Full Shut-Off yes Door Open Shut-Off yes Safety Protection System yes Electronic Capacity Control yes Energy Saving Mode yes Easy Switch LCD Touch Screen Weight 170 lbs Dimensions 32″H x 18″W x 20″D Power Auto-Sync Dual Voltage at 120V/60Hz or 230V/50Hz Warranty One year parts /90 day labor

If you are interested in learning more about the SEM Model 0202 OMD Optical Media Destroyer please visit the SEM Website.

 

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