KDK Office Supplies are proud to become one of the UK Dealers for Kobra Shredders, Kobra is a well-known brand when it comes to shredders they specialise in Industrial and domestic shredders. See the full Range here
- Responsive customer service in the UK to assist you with enquiries, products advise and training coupled with a dedicated after sales service.
- Kobra is CPNI approved with its high security range - a UK government approved certification.
- Kobra is manufactured entirely in our factory in Italy - Elcoman distribute KOBRA in 90 countries worldwide with 100 products in the range aimed at fulfilling all shredding needs.
- Kobra is position in the market as a high end , most technologically advanced range in the market.
ELCOMAN begins to manufacture paper shredders in Italy. The company is the first manufacturer to pioneer the electronic eyes system for auto start/stop. The first shredder line is basically built using metal while any plastic material was limited to few components.
The cross cut technology for high security shredders has been developed. Elcoman starts a cooperation and an intensive project with Mario Saroldi, an industrial designer working in the automotive business which leads to the introduction of a new range of paper shredders.
A high precision and sturdy gear box is developed and patented by Elcoman. This unique driving system is still today at the heart of the KOBRA range. Reliability and long-lasting operation are the features of this driving system: the new KOBRA range is exported in 70 countries worldwide. In 1997 Elcoman's manufacturing system is Certified ISO 9000.
The KOBRA 240 range is launched on the market and it's the 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 unconveniences of stops for overheating or duty cycle. Research and innovation lead 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.
The National Security Agency of the US Government sets the global strictiest standards for shredding of classified documents. A new KOBRA HS-6 line is developed: the new line is approved by the NSA and included into the NSA-EPL list of approved shredders.
In 2005 Elcoman patents the exclusive Energy Smart System controlling the electrical consumption in stand-by mode and automatically turning the machine in power save mode in case of no use.New KOBRA models are equipped with an Automatic Oiling System and Throw and Shred System together with a double set of kutting knives which become standard in selected KOBRA models.
A Touch Screen technology is developed to control the shredder's functions and together with LED display. The Automatic Oiling System and the Metal Detection System are options for High Security machines. Safe and fast shredding are allowed through new conveyour belt or automatic feeding systems.
Elcoman proves again to be at the leading edge of the data security market by developing the Kobra SSD disintegrator, a special Solid State Drive shredder capable to reduce in powder Smartphones, Tablets, USBs, eletronic cards, credit cards, CDs and DVDs.
The lastest Elcoman development is the Hybrid Technology: the Kobra Hybrid System utilized the energy stored during each shredding cycle to improve efficiency and to disconnect the machine from power supply, allowing up to 15% of shredding through the stored energy.
So lets now look at one of their shredders in more delail:
Kobra Hybrid-S Paper shredder offers high performance when it comes to shredding and have a 12 sheet capacity. One of the best thing about this Paper Shredder is that it provides 24-hour continuous shredding without overheating; hence, it doesn’t require to cool down period. It is a Cross-cut paper shredder with carbon hardened steel cutting knives that is powerful enough to shred staples and paper clips, credit cards, and more.
The product is covered by a one year warranty against any defects in workmanship. Also, the cutting blades are coved by a five years warranty against any defects. After the shredding is completed, the Machine will automatically shut-off.
Factors to Consider When Purchasing the Best Shred Paper
Type of shredding
The kind of shredding in a machine is essential depending on the type of document you want to cut. Mainly, we have micro, cross, and strip cut. Each of these shredders is made to fit different environments. Nowadays, the most common type of Machine is a cross-cut shredder.
The shredding speed is critical. However, this depends on where you work. If you are working in a busy office, you need to go for a fast machine. Heavy-duty shredders can shred up to 100 sheets, and personal Shredder can range from anywhere from 10 sheets.
You need to look for a machine that will meet your shredding needs from documents, staples to cards, paper clips, DVDs/CDs, and more. You need to select a machine that can shred any type of materials at the same time.
Durability, security, and space
You also need to purchase Machine that will serve you for a long time without breaking. Also, ensure that it takes small space in your home or office for efficiency, and it uses advanced security.