The K-16 is a Level 6 / P-7 DOD oil free heavy duty Crosscut Paper Shredder. The K-16 DOES NOT REQUIRE OIL and the current version has been tested and evaluated by NSA without oil to meet the requirements of NSA/CSS Specification 02-01 for oil free High Security Crosscut Paper Shredders. It is a heavy-duty model that is also one of the most “Environmentally Friendly” shredders available. Oil Free use is “Greener” and cleaner and can result in long term Cost Savings as well. The K-16 is designed with a Low Energy system for zero power consumption in the Stand-by mode. Also built for high performance, the K-16 is equipped with a 24-Hour Continuous Duty Motor for long shredding operations without the timed cool-down periods typical of most shredders on the market. It is a high-volume oil free heavy duty crosscut paper shredder with an effective throughput of over 34 Reams per Hour. Carbon Hardened Steel Gears and a Heavy-Duty Chain make for an All Metal Drive System with no internal nylon or plastic gears as commonly found in lesser shredders. The K-16 also features a full 16-inch Feed Opening and a specially designed cutting head based on Floating Head Technology. Floating Head Cutters are manufactured from very high Carbon-Grade Spring Steel produced and hardened to be more durable and wear resistant than most shredders that use solid block cutting heads. This specialized manufacturing process results in cutters with the highest degree of hardness and with no brittleness. The harder steel of the floating head allows the K-16 to operate with minimal wear regardless of lubrication. A floating system cutting head is also more efficient at removing the cut paper and dust during rotation of the blades. The softer steel of the more common “solid shaft” shredders need large amounts of lubrication to maintain wear at a low level. The floating head system of the K-16 is also easier to repair in the event of accidental damage to the cutting knives. Individual single cutting blades can be replaced as opposed to a complete cutting head replacement as would be required in a solid shaft shredder. Other features of this oil free high security crosscut paper shredder include Automatic Start/Stop operation, Auto Reverse Anti-Jam protection, Bag-full and Door Open Safety Indicators. An extra-large 53 Gallon Waste Bin, multiple shock absorbers, a sealed drive transmission and a Heavy Duty All Steel Cabinet on castors provide for quiet and trouble-free operation. Trade Agreement Act (TAA) Compliant.