DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF AN ELECTRIC PAPER SHREDDING MACHINE
Authors: Ogbeide O.O, Nwabudike P.N, Igbinomwanhia N.O
Many a time we draft letters, set examination questions or even write minutes of crucial meetings before getting them typed and these hand written ones are usually thrown into the waste paper basket. It is possible that wrong persons may have access to the waste papers, collect and use them in wrong or negative ways. There are incidents of examination paper leakages arising from such practice. The aim of the work is to design and produce an electric paper shredder that will help to provide an effective means of destroying secret or sensitive information on paper after use. The burden to proffer solution to the issue of disposal of important information that can compromise business and organization secret available on paper necessitated this research. In carrying out this work consultation was carried out on types, operation and construction of paper shredding machine. Performance test was carried out by cutting A4 sized papers several times using the paper shredding machine produced and the average time to shred paper was 3.6 seconds. The rotation of the cutting blades gave the paper a level P-5 security shredding. Cost analysis revealed a total cost of ?128,000.
Affiliations: Department of Production Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
Keywords: Paper Shredding, Design, Fabrication, Performance Evaluation, Machine
Published date: 2017/12/29