LM-1 Degausser

The LM-1 degaussing machine 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. 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 Evaluated Products List – Degausser. 


  • Industrial conveyor belt system provides rapid, continuous HDD/tape 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-1 HD-5T 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 (push button) 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 3000 Oe 3000 Oe
Max Media Size 4.3" (109 mm) by 6" (153 mm) by 1" (26 mm) 1" (26 mm) high by 4.3” (109 mm) wide by 6.0” (152 mm) long 5.8” (147 mm) by 4.3” (109 mm) by 1” (26 mm) high
Erasure Time 3 seconds 40 seconds first cycle, 25 second per cycle thereafter 8 seconds per pass (operator dependant)
Throughput Up to 1,300 pieces/hr - NSA tested rate Up to 330 pieces/hr - NSA tested rate Up to 630 pieces/hr - NSA tested rate
Mobility Optional wheeled cart available Table top ready, cart and wheeled case available Table top ready, cart and wheeled case available
Weight 260 lbs (118 kg) 114 lbs (52 kg) 89 lbs (40 kg)
Dimensions 15.9” (404 mm) W by 38.8” (986 mm) D by 16.5” (419 mm) H 10" (254 mm) W by 6.9” to 33" D with tray open (175-838 mm) by 17.1” (434 mm) H  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/3A/60Hz or 230V/1.5A/50-60Hz No electrical power required, energy provided by human operator

LM-1 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-1 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-1 adds ease and efficiency to your media sanitization needs.

The LM-1 degausser can be seamlessly linked to the Data Security, Inc. DX-8 hard drive destroyer

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