Fellowes AutoMax Shredders Allow For Auto-Destruct Sequence

AutoMax Shredder Auto Destruct

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“As a matter of cosmic history, it has always been easier to destroy than to create.”

 – Mr. Spock, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

We like to destroy things.   And when you have a need to destroy things, you need it done quickly and efficiently, without any intervention from galactic governments.

While I don’t have any actual planets I can destroy, I can at least imagine my own personal Universal Implosion when I shred office documents and burned driver DVDs.  When I need to transform these physical manifestations of information into tiny kibble, I don’t want to hover over my Eater of Worlds or worry about jamming his precious teeth.

Thankfully there’s an office shredder that is a “true” auto-feed machine.  We’ve been a fan of Fellowes shredders (read one of them here), and now they’ve introduced their AutoMax line.

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Not only does the AutoMax line of shredders take care of staples, paper clips, DVDs, crumpled paper, thick paper (and just about anything else), but it does so without having to manually feed it.

AutoMax 500C Features

  • Features Fellowes® SureFeed Technology that allows for a truly walk away shredding experience
  • Continuously shreds 500 sheets into 5/32” x 1-1/2” cross-cut particles (Security Level P-4)
  • JamGuard System™ prevents shredding interruptions for jam free operation
  • SmartLock™ engages with each shred cycle to protect confidential information
  • SilentShred™ offers ultra-quiet performance for shared workspaces
  • Energy saving Sleep Mode feature shuts down the shredder after 2 minutes of inactivity
  • Innovative touch screen technology with back-lit LEDs
  • Convenient pull-out drawer for front loading of materials to be shred
  • 3 Start Delay options for starting shred jobs even after the work day
  • Versatile, flat top for easy office integration and additional storage space
  • 20 gallon removable corrugate bin
  • For 3-5 users

Key Technologies


If Ron Popeil would have invented this shredder, then he could say his catchline phrase “Just set it and forget it”, because this shredder’s SureFeed Technology allows for a true walk-away shredding experience.  Because everything is automated, you can set up a shred job and then set one of three Start Delay options to start shredding any time, even after work hours.

It’s JamGuard  System also prevents jams, and the drawer to the 20-gallon corrugate bin locks while shredding and remains locked, even during a power outage (dubbed SmartLock).  The shredder claims to be ultra-quiet, but we haven’t had a chance to test that.

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Dispatching lots of tree products destined for a landfill doesn’t mean you’re not eco-friendly, so the AutoMax shredders feature a Sleep Mode that shuts down the shredder after 2 minutes of inactivity.

You don’t have to be a Starship captain to set up your own Auto-Destruct sequence.  You just have to get your hands on one of the new revolutionary Fellowes AutoMax shredders — without the fuss of codes or retina scans.

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