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What is your product?

The HSM SP4040V, a German-engineered shredder baler system for confidential waste paper.

How does it work?

This is a turnkey waste handling solution supplied as one unit. Waste paper is manually fed into the machine via an ergonomically designed loading platform. A conveyor safely and continuously feeds material to the cutters for secure shredding before it is passed down a shoot into the semi-automatic baler.

Magic-eye infra-red technology governs the simultaneous compression of materials until the maximum bale size is achieved. A 44kN pressing power can produce six to eight bales of 25-35kg per hour.

Where would it ideally be used?

By any business handling confidential paper-based information or data. The HSM SP4040V can process various types of sensitive documents such as customer records, personnel files, bank statements or secure products such as cheques or bank notes.

How is it different?

No other equipment competes at this size in terms of quality or price.

What benefits does it offer?

First, it provides businesses with the means to securely and cost-effectively handle their confidential waste without it ever leaving their site.

By shredding and baling the materials in one unit, users can achieve DIN security levels P-2, P-3 or P-4. This further minimises the risk of sensitive information falling into the wrong hands, plus it has space saving benefits.

By taking greater control of the waste they produce, businesses can also ensure the creation of a recyclable product. Their environmental credentials are strengthened as a result.

Where has it been used?

It has proven especially popular with councils and printing firms, and in the finance, government, education and legal sectors.


There are many machine configuration options, to suit the customer’s individual needs, making it hard to price exactly. But, the system is available from Riverside for purchase from £10,500 or £58 per week on a lease rental.

For the majority of responsible firms, price will be of secondary importance – how do you put a price on data protection?

Any savings?

One piece of kit means less capital expenditure than an investment in two machines, and the cost can soon be offset by the savings recouped from the termination of third party confidential waste handling services.

For companies still using a standard, labour- intensive office shredder, the ability to bulk process confidential paper also saves vast amounts of time.

What about maintenance?

The machine is easy for operators to self-maintain. For example, a simple greasing pump at the front of the unit will keep all bearings well-oiled in seconds. Like all equipment, the HSM SP4040V will benefit from a biannual service to optimise running conditions and reduce unnecessary wear and tear.

Any future applications?

This system can handle other sources of confidential data such as CDs, floppy disks and USBs with ease.

Users are advised to process one material stream at a time to ensure the recyclate quality of the finished bale.

How many have you sold and where?

This is new to Riverside Waste Machinery’s range, and in two weeks we have sold two systems.

Anything else?

Data is more commonly used and shared than ever before, which presents an increasing number of companies with confidential waste handling objectives. We can also provide similar models with bigger handling capabilities.

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