If you think shredding paper documents does not require a high tech development you have never been told about Kobra. Kobra is just one of many shredding machinery providers for large companies and enterprises.
It is widely known that in big offices where tons of info fly all around, both on paper sheets and digitally through solid state devices, everything need to be stored and filed very tidily and precisely. That’s why we so often see machinery, called shredder, next to many managers, employees and bureaucrats desks, designed to pulverize material documents into dust.
But, what if we had to smash and trash something solid like a laptop, a tablet or a smartphone? We definitely are in need of the latest technology advancements in shredding techniques and so the latest models available on the marketplace.
Among global market leaders in the development and production of document shredders and data destruction equipment we can find a very professional one under the KOBRA brand name.
Paper shredders, guillotines and trimmers are distributed in over 90 countries with a far reaching efficient network of agents, distributors and dealers provide customer support, advice and the best assistance.
Distinction is clear in the awareness of environmental issues: focus on energy power saving, hybrid technology and easy recycling of shredded material.
Let’s find out more on what’s cooking up nowadays about paper and solid state devices shredding machinery.
Shredding machines all over the years
The Kobra brand, developed in 1995 stands for assurance, clarity and integrity in its commitment to provide security in the document and data destruction market.
At the very beginning of its research in the field of shredding the company pioneered the “electronic eyes” system for auto start and stop. The first shredder line is basically built using metal while any plastic material was limited to few components. All over the nineties the technology developed the first cross cut technology: beside the development of commercial office shredders, the final goal was to build a High Security product for Government use which could handle staples and clips accidentally inserted into the machine; the required reliability and durability were reached after hundreds of tests on different type of steels and cutting technologies.
In 1997 the KOBRA 240 range was launched on the market and it wasthe first shredder capable to shred CDs/DVDs and Floppy Disks in addition to paper with a 24 hours continuous duty motor allowing continuous shredding operations without the inconveniences of stops for overheating or duty cycle. Research and innovation led to the development of a new model suitable for centralized shredding operations where a full office waste bin can be emptied into the shredder’s hopper with rotating flaps automatically taking care of the shredding process of the material.
All new KOBRA models are equipped with an “Automatic Oiling System” and “Throw and Shred System” together with a double set of cutting knives which become standard in selected KOBRA models.
Latest innovation in shredders in 2020
In 2010 a touch screen technology was developed to control the shredder’s functions and together with LED display to monitor the status of the machine during operations.
The Automatic Oiling System was integrated into the machines and a “Metal Detection System” was an option for High Security machines capable to reduce in powder SSDs, Smartphones, Tablets, digital memories, USBs, electronic cards, credit cards, CDs and DVDs.
The latest shredding developments utilize the energy stored during each shredding cycle to improve efficiency and to disconnect the machine from power supply. The KOBRA Hybrid System allows up to 15% of shredding through the stored energy.
Hybrid and eco-friendly are the directions professional shredders are moving towards and the reason pushing to always seek for new advancing technologies and still on the clock.