LM-1C Degausser fast compact erasure

The LM-1C degausser uses a conveyor belt system that provides rapid, continuous erasure with a throughput of up to 1,300 tapes or hard disk drives per hour. Simply turn it on and place the media on the moving belt. Your magnetic media is pulled inside the degausser where it passes a shielded permanent magnet that completely erases tapes and hard disk drives (HDD).

The LM-1C can be seamlessly paired with our DX-8 hard disk drive bender that physically damages your HDD for complete information security. Rest assured your information is erased prior to disposal or recycling.


  • Industrial conveyor belt system provides rapid, continuous erasure.
  • Listed in the "NSA Evaluated Products List – Degausser."
  • Can be seamlessly linked to an automatic destruction device.

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Degausser Specifications

  LM-1C LM-4E HPM-2
Made in the USA by Data Security, Inc. Data Security, Inc. Data Security, Inc.
Magnetic Field Technology Permanent Magnet Permanent Magnet Permanent Magnet
Operation Automatic (industrial-grade conveyor belt) Automatic (industrial-grade conveyor belt) Manual (effortless handle)
Disk Coercivity in NSA EPL-D 5000 Oe Longitudinal and Perpendicular Recorded 5000 Oe Longitudinal and Perpendicular Recorded 5000 Oe Longitudinal and Perpendicular Recorded
Tape Coercivity in NSA EPL-D 3000 Oe 2800 Oe 3000 Oe
Max Media Size
2.75” (70 mm) by 4” (102 mm) by 0.6" (15 mm)
1.6“ (41 mm) high by 4.3” (109 mm) wide by 6.0” (150 mm) long 5.8” (147 mm) by 4.3” (109 mm) by 1” (26 mm) high
Erasure Time 3 seconds 2 seconds (adjustable) 8 seconds per pass (operator dependant)
Throughput Up to 1,300 HDDs or tapes/hr - NSA tested rate Up to 1,800 HDDs or tapes/hr  Up to 360 pieces/hr - NSA tested rate
Mobility Optional wheeled cart available Platform included, wheels optional Table top ready, cart and wheeled case available
Weight 260 lbs (118 kg) 1,000 lbs (450 kg) 89 lbs (40 kg)
Dimensions 15.9” (404 mm) W by 38.8” (986 mm) D by 16.5” (419 mm) H 67.3” (1710 mm) W by 28” (710 mm) D by 46.5” (1182 mm) H with a loading height of 37.5" (953 mm) 12.4” (315 mm) W by 18.1” (460 mm) D by 14.1” (358 mm) H
Power 120V/4A/60Hz or 230V/2A/50Hz 120V/8A/60Hz or 220-230V/4A/50Hz No electrical power required, energy provided by human operator

LM-1C Performance

Independent scientific testing confirms this degausser erases Longitudinal Magnetic Recorded (LMR) and Perpendicular Magnetic Recorded (PMR) hard disk media with a coercivity of 5000 Oersteds and tape media with a coercivity of 3000 Oersteds.*

*Erasure performance testing on hard disks with coercivities above 5000 Oe and on magnetic tapes 3000 Oe and above in progress.

The LM-1C conveyor system allows operators to degauss one piece of media every two seconds, making it one of the fastest degaussers available. Designed for organizations with large quantities of media and limited manpower, the fast cycle time of the LM-1C adds ease and efficiency to your media sanitization needs.

The LM-1C degausser can be seamlessly linked to the Data Security, Inc. DX-8 hard drive destroyer with the addition of a conveyor ramp. Contact us for more information.

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