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MDS5 Professional Degausser
SKU: MDS5 Shipping Weight: 48LBS

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MDS5 Professional Degausser
Product Description:

The MDS5 Professional Degausser - Erases DLT Tape, Audio/Video Cassettes, Tape Reels and more.

Features

  • Fast, safe, clean erasure

  • Silk screened instructions for simple operation

  • Conveniently operates from a 120 VAC outlet

  • Lightweight, compact design

  • Automatic thermal shut-off

  • Automatic cooling fan

  • Optional removable hub for erasing reels

  • Warranty: 26 Months

Options

  • Data-1 Reel Hub
  • MPA-1 Media Positioning
  • NMAB-1 Large Reel Hub

 

Specifications:

 

Power:

120V 60Hz, 10A Circuit (15 A Minimum Branch Circuit Required) 230V 50 Hz, 10A Circuit

Protection:

Fused Circuit. Automatic Thermal Shutdown

Controls:

On/Off Automatic Timer Switch High / Low field Strength Setting

Gauss Field Strength:

High: 3700 Gauss    Low: 2500 Gauss

Indicators:

Lighted On/Off Main Power Lamp,  Lighted Overheat Lamp,  Temperature Lamp

Cooling:

Automatic Fan System and Vented Enclosure

Run Time:

10 Minutes (Cold Start) High Field Setting   Continuous Low Field Setting

Length:

17 inches

Height:

6 inches

Width:

13 inches

Weight:

48 lbs.

Warranty: 26-Month
Options: Media Positioning Adapter

The MDS-5 Professional Degausser is designed for today's wide variety of media formats and features simple operation and quality erasure - at an affordable price. The MDS-5 uses proven electro-magnetic coil system specially designed for quiet, reliable operation.

Erasing your tapes or reels is easy and it only takes a few seconds. You simply place your media in the "Erase Zone", rotate your media 3 full revolutions, flip the media over, rotate another 3 full revolutions and your    done. This process takes less than 5 seconds and it's as clean as new. With    the snap-in hub feature you may quickly erase up to 16 inch reels with ease.

The MDS-5 is recommended for data centers, schools, libraries, law enforcement offices, government agencies and corporate media centers. It will effectively erase tapes, cassettes, diskettes, cartridges and reels    including: DLT, VHS, U-Matic, S-VHS, 3480's, 3490's, 8mm, DAT, Betacam SP, DVC Pro, MII, D1, D2, D3, D5 and many other formats.

ATTENTION WHEN DEGAUSSING:

Please note the following suggestions when using a Degausser:

 

Watches:

Remove your wristwatch when using the Degausser.  Direct exposure to the magnetic field may damage some watches.

 

Magnetic Strip Cards:

Do not place your wallet or purse containing credit or phone cards directly on or above the conveyor belt. Magnetic strip cards are very easy to erase. However, having a wallet in your back pants pocket while using the Degausser will not erase the cards.

 

Tape storage:

Store videotapes you do not intend to erase approximately four feet from the Degausser. This will eliminate the opportunity for the operator to accidentally run “good” tapes through the Degausser.

 

Placement of Tapes:

When erasing tapes, place them on the left edge of the belt (as you face the machine). In order they may travel the full length of the conveyor belt for quality erasure.

 

Pacemakers:

Do not operate the Degausser if you have a pacemaker.

 

ABOUT DEGAUSSING MAGNETIC MEDIA

 

An alternating current (AC) bulk eraser (Degausser) is used for complete erasure of data and other signals on magnetic media. Degaussing is a process where magnetic media is exposed to a powerful, alternating magnetic field. Degaussing removes any previously written data, leaving the media in a magnetically randomized (blank) state.

The Degausser must subject the media to an alternating magnetic field of sufficient intensity to saturate the media. Then the Degausser by slowly withdrawing or reducing the field leaves the magnetic media in a magnetically neutral state.

To erase recorded data, it is necessary for the strength of the degaussing field to be greater in value than the coercivity of the magnetic media. Simply stated, coercivity is the magnetic field strength, rated in oersteds (Oe), required to change the magnetic orientation of the magnetic material. Check with knowledgeable dealers or Degausser manufacturers to identify Degausser models that meet your requirements.              Examples of typical coercivities for computer magnetic tapes and disks are shown in table I.

Data is typically not lost until its level has been decreased 65% to 75% (or more) below its original saturation recording signal level, dependent upon the drive system.

A complete erasure level, for most users, is considered to be 60 dB below the original signal level – this of course depends on user requirements. A 60 dB signal decrease equates to reducing the signal to one tenth of one percent of its original value.

Magnetic media products that have factory pre-recorded magnetic servo patterns should not be degaussed. Degaussing would erase the factory written magnetic servo signals and leave the media unusable. For all other magnetic media (without magnetic servo signals), after proper degaussing, the quality of subsequent data recording should be unchanged or even improved.

It is very important to understand and follow the Degaussers operating instructions. This is especially important for manual units where the operator controls the media’s movement through the degaussing field. For higher coercivity media, four passes are often recommended – two passes, with a 90 degree rotation for the second pass, and then repeat the process with the media turned upside-down. Of course, these and other important operating considerations will vary with the type, power and construction of the individual Degausser models.

DEGAUSS STRENGTH REQUIRED

MAGNETIC TAPE PRODUCTS

TYPICAL COERCIVITY

COMMENTS

9-Track Reel-To-Reel Computer Tape

300 Oe

 

TK50, TK70

350 Oe

 

3480, 3490 OE

520 Oe

 

SLR1, SLR2, TR-1, DC2120, DC6150

550 Oe

 

SLR3, SLR4, SLR5, TR-3, DC9100

900 Oe

 

SLR24, SLR32, TR-4, ADR30, ADR50

900 Oe

Do Not Degauss, See Note 1

TR-5, SLR40, SLR50, SLR60, SLR100

1650 Oe

Do Not Degauss, See Note 1

DLT tape III, DLT tape IIIXT

1540 Oe

 

DLT tape IV

1850 Oe

 

SuperDLTtape1

1900 Oe

 

D8: 8mm 112m, 8mm 160m

1600 Oe

 

DDS1: 4mm 60m, 4mm 90m

1590 Oe

 

DDS2 4mm 120m

1750 Oe

 

DDS3 4mm 125m

2250 Oe

 

DDS4 4mm 150m

2350 Oe

 

DD-2 19mm

1550 Oe

 

DD-2QD (Quad Density) 19mm

1850 Oe

 

DTF-1

1579 Oe

 

DTF-2

2300 Oe

 

Redwood SD-3

1515 Oe

 

Magstar MP: 3570-B, 3570-C, 3570-C/XL

1625 Oe

Do Not Degauss, See Note 1

Magstar: 3590, 3590-E

1600 Oe

Do Not Degauss, See Note 1

STK-9840, STK-T9940

1625 Oe

Do Not Degauss, See Note 1

LTO-Ultrium1

1850 Oe

Do Not Degauss, See Note 1

Mammoth 8mm, AIT-1 8mm, VXA-1 8mm

1320 Oe

 

AIT-2 8mm

1380 Oe

 

M2 Mammoth2 8mm

1350 Oe

 

 

MAGNETIC TAPE PRODUCTS

TYPICAL COERCIVITY

COMMENTS

3.5” 720KB DD Microdisk

650 Oe

 

3.5” 1.44MB HD Microdisk

720 Oe

 

5 ¼ 360 KB DD Minidisk

300 Oe

 

5 ¼ 1.2Mb HD Minidisk

650 Oe

 

Zip 100 MB Disk

1550 Oe

Do Not Degauss, See Note 1

Zip 250 MB Disk

2250 Oe

Do Not Degauss, See Note 1

SuperDisk 120MB

1500 Oe

 

* NOTE 1: DO NOT DEGAUSS

This product has factory prerecorded magnetic servo tracks. The media will be unusable, if the servo tracks are bulk erased (degaussed). Products that use factory prerecorded magnetic servo signals should not be degaussed unless destruction of the recording media is desired.