What Is the Best Heavy Duty Shredder for Your Office?
If you need to shred a lot of documents in your office on a daily basis, a heavy duty shredder will fit your needs. But you’ll have a lot of choice and feature options when it comes to heavy duty paper shredders. You’ll have to decide whether you need an auto feed shredder or manual, which security level you need, and what capacity your office requires.
Below, we take you through all of your options, so you can decide which is the best heavy duty shredder for your office.
Medium capacity, high security heavy duty shredder
The Leitz IQ Office Pro Cross Cut Paper Shredder P4 30L is a fantastic heavy duty paper shredder for smaller offices. Whilst it can still handle a large capacity of paper, it’s compact enough to fit into smaller offices. Its handy wheels make it easy to manoeuvre around the office, so you can keep it wherever it is needed most.
This manual feed cross cut paper shredder has a P-4 security level. This means each sheet of paper is cut into 400 pieces, ideal for shredding bank statements and documents with personal information. Unlike strip cut sheets, which are easy to reassemble the cross cut divides the paper into smaller pieces that are harder to put back together. P-4 shredders are generally seen as the minimum requirement for a business to be GDPR compliant.
This smaller size high-capacity shredder doesn’t lack on performance. It can take up to 20 sheets of 14 paper per pass, with a 4 hour continuous run time. The 30L bin can hold up to 275 sheets before it needs emptying, and the shredder can shred both staples and paperclips. This all means you can keep using this office shredder uninterrupted for fast and efficient working. Plus, it uses quiet operation, so you and your colleagues can stay focused on your work while the shredder is being used.
This paper shredder is simple and easy to operate, with intuitive touch controls. It implements anti-jam technology to help keep you working. If there is too much paper inserted, the feed will simply reverse the paper out so you can remove it, divide it into a smaller pile, and keep shredding.
Medium capacity, ultra-secure heavy duty shredders
Some offices will require a higher level of security for their shredding. In that case, our medium sized, P-5 micro cut shredders will be more suitable. Our heavy duty paper shredders with a security level of P-5 cut an A4 sheet into 2,000 pieces and are ideal for general business use.
Micro cut shredders offer some of the highest level of security for paper shredders. These shredders cut the paper into such a minute size that it is nearly impossible to reassemble the pages. They’re suitable for shredding legally sensitive documents and protected information.
If your office needs a micro cut shredder with a medium capacity, the Leitz IQ Office Micro Cut Paper Shredder Security P5 23L is perfect. This micro cut shredder has a P-5 security level and can shred 10 sheets of A4 at a time. It has a continuous two hour run time and a 23L bin that can hold 250 sheets before it needs emptying, so is ideal for daily use in smaller offices.
If you need a higher capacity micro cut paper shredder, the Leitz IQ Office Pro Micro Cut Paper Shredder P5 30L has the same high security level with a generous 30L bin that can hold 300 sheets before it needs emptying. This shredder can shred 15 sheets of A4 at a time with a four hour continuous run time.
If you require a higher level of security for your office shredder, the Leitz IQ Office Pro Micro Cut Paper Shredder P5+ 30L is 3x more secure than the standard micro cut. It shreds seven sheets of A4 at a time with a 30L bin. It has a four hour run time to help you work efficiently.
High capacity, high security heavy duty shredder
If your office shreds a substantial amount of documents daily, you might require a larger heavy duty paper shredder. The Leitz IQ Autofeed Office 300 Automatic Cross Cut Paper Shredder p4 60L automatically shreds up to 300 sheets of A4 – just insert your stack of papers, close the lid, and let is shred. It also has a manual feed that can shred 10 sheets at a time, for when you need something shredded quickly.
This cross cut shredder has a 60L bin, allowing the full chamber of 300 sheets to be shredded before it needs emptying. Plus, it has an infra-red sensor that indicates when the bin is full and when it is at 80% capacity, so you can avoid any mess.
This shredder has a P-4 security level, so your business will be GDPR-compliant when you need to destroy confidential documents. It has been designed to help your office operate calmly and productively, with quiet operation, anti-jam technology and the ability to shred paper clips, staples and credit cards.
High capacity, ultra-secure heavy duty shedder
Some offices may require a higher level of security for their shredding. In that case, the Leitz IQ Autofeed Office 300 Automatic Micro Cut Paper Shredder P5 60L is what you need. This auto feed shredder can shred 300 sheets of A4 automatically and also has a manual feed that can take 15 sheets at a time. It has a 60L bin so the whole chamber can be shredded before the machine needs emptying.
The difference with this shredder is the P-5 security level. This heavy duty shredder is capable of shredding confidential documents to smaller pieces, making it difficult to reassemble the sheets. This gives you the piece of mind that your confidential paperwork will be properly destroyed and the information will stay protected.
Super high capacity, high security heavy duty shedder
Our ultimate heavy duty paper shredder is the Leitz IQ Autofeed Office Pro 600 Automatic Cross Cut Paper Shredder P4 110L. It’s ideal for offices that have a large amount of shredding, with an auto feed that can automatically shred 600 sheets of A4. Simply place your paper stack into the chamber and leave it to work. It also features a manual feed for 15 sheets at a time.
With quiet operation, this heavy duty office shredder helps to create a calm and peaceful working environment, so your colleagues can continue focusing on their work while the machine shreds. It has a continuous four hour run time and will activate ECO sleep mode after three minutes of non-use.
Super high capacity, ultra-security heavy duty shedder
For offices that require a heavy duty shredder and ultimate security, the Leitz IQ Autofeed Office Pro 600 Automatic Micro Cut Paper Shredder P5 110L. Like our other super heavy duty shredder, it can automatically shred 600 A4 pages, with a four hour continuous run time and generous 110L bin.
This heavy duty paper shredder, though, has a high P-5 security level. This means it’s suitable for all kinds of business use, such as shredding HR documents, medical records, and financial documents. The micro cut shredder will destroy the documents to a level where they are near-impossible to reassemble, keeping the confidential information safe.
Like all our Leitz paper shredders, it uses anti-jam technology and quiet operation for a calm and productive working environment. It can also shred credit cards, staples, and paper clips, for efficient shredding.
Leitz has a range of smart paper shredders for office use as well as smaller shredders for your home office.
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