Automated Shredding, based in Charlotte, N.C., has added a new mobile shredding truck to its fleet. According to Automated, the new vehicle is the industry’s first ultra-high security, micro-shredding unit. The patent-pending MDX-1, designed and manufactured by Shred-Tech, offers two shredding modes.

According to Shred-Tech, the MDX-1 can switch between standard and high-security modes at the touch of a button. In standard mode, the MDX-1 achieves up to 6,500 pounds per hour of Shred-Tech’s MDX-1throughput. In high-security mode, the shredder produces shred sizes of DIN (German Institute for Standardization) Level 3, while maintaining a throughput of up to 2,500 pounds per hour.

“There is nothing else on the market that can rival the MDX-1,” says Bob Korkos, co-owner and operating manager of Automated Shredding. “We are the first shredding company in the North and South Carolina areas to offer such high-tech services, which now includes micro shredding.”

According to an announcement by Automated Shredding, the MDX-1 will allow the company to provide mobile data destruction services to customers that require a smaller particle size for their shredded documents.

Shred-Tech, based in Cambridge, Ontario, is the manufacturer and patent-holder for MDX-1. The company introduced the MDX-1 in November 2011 to the European market at the NAID-Europe/PRISM Conference, hosted by the National Association for Information Destruction and Professional Records & Information Services Management (PRISM) International. Shred-Tech introduced the model in early 2011 to the North American market.

“The MDX-1 will help us reach a new level of technology and a higher standard not yet required here in the U.S.,” Korkos says.