LM-1 Degausser

Conveyor Belt

LM-1 Degausser

The LM-1 Degausser uses a conveyor belt system that provides rapid, continuous erasure with a throughput of up to 1,300 magnetic tapes or hard disk drives per hour. Simply turn it on and place the media on the moving belt. The tape or hard disk drive (HDD) is pulled inside the degausser where it passes a shielded permanent magnet that completely sanitizes the media and drops it into your bin for recycling or disposal. Complete hard drive erasure is guaranteed. Trusted by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Defense (DoD), the LM-1 Degausser is listed in the NSA/CSS Evaluated Products List for Magnetic Degaussers.


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


Can be paired with the Data Security, Inc.® DX-8 Destruction Device to create a complete closed-loop, one-touch degauss and destroy system.


  • Listed in the "NSA/CSS Evaluated Products List for Degaussers.”
  • Industrial conveyor belt system provides rapid, continuous HDD/tape erasure.
  • Optional Caddy (Sled) belt will accept most HDD with the server sleds or caddies still attached, providing an increased output/efficiency in degaussing and decommissioning.
  • Can be seamlessly linked to an automatic destruction device providing a one-touch solution.

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Degausser Specifications

Made in the USA byData Security, Inc.®Data Security, Inc.®Data Security, Inc.®
Magnetic Field TechnologyCapacitive Discharge with
Patented Internal NSA
Approved Field Verification
Permanent MagnetPermanent Magnet
OperationAutomatic (push button)Manual (effortless handle)Automatic (industrial-grade conveyor belt)
Disk Coercivity in NSA EPL-D5000 Oe5000 Oe5000 Oe
Tape Coercivity in NSA EPL-D3000 Oe3000 Oe3000 Oe
Max Media Size1” (25.4 mm) by 4.3” (109 mm) by 6” (152 mm)1” (25.4 mm) by 4.3” (109 mm) by 5.8 “ (147 mm)1” (25.4 mm) by 4.3" (109 mm) by 6" (153 mm)
Erasure Time40 seconds first cycle, 25 seconds per cycle thereafter, single pass operation8 seconds per pass (operator dependent),
single pass operation
3 seconds,
single pass operation
ThroughputUp to 330 pieces/hrUp to 630 pieces/hrUp to 1,300 pieces/hr
MobilityTabletop ready, cart and wheeled case availableTabletop ready, cart and wheeled case availableTabletop ready, cart and wheeled case available
Weight114 lbs (52 kg)89 lbs (40 kg)260 lbs (118 kg)
Footprint10” (254 mm) W by
26.9” (684 mm) D by
17.1” (434 mm) H
12.4” (315 mm) W by
18.1” (460 mm) D by
14.1” (358 mm) H
15.9” (404 mm) W by
38.8” (986 mm) D by
16.5” (419 mm) H
Power120V/3A/50-60Hz or 230V/1.5A/50-60HzNo electrical power required; energy provided by human operator120V/4A/60Hz or 230V/2A/50Hz