For decades cryptographic keys have
been distributed on paper tape using couriers. Once the key
tapes are out of date they need to be destroyed. This could
be done by burning them or using some government approved
device. This KD-100 is an approved device for disintegrating
paper, PMP (Polyester-Mylar-Polyester) or plastic key tapes.
This is a first generation machine with the brass cutting drum
that's rated for 160 minutes. The current black cutting drum
is rated for 750 minutes. The current machines are designed
to work with a ShopVac which is much more practical than
constantly changing the small hand vacuum type bag.
It takes 4 seconds to disintegrate a 10.2" key tape
It grinds up the tape into powder
and has what amounts to a vacuum cleaner bag to collect
them. Housing is a NEMA 4X enclosure.
From YouTube Applied Magnetics Laboratory Infostroyer
KD-100-Bundle Key Tape Disintegrator (version with ShopVac)