Conveyor erases large volumes of LTO-1, LTO-2, DLT & HDDs

CDS-2500A Automatic Heavy Duty Degausser


Available With Optional Magnetic Shield and Automatic Feed Hopper

The CDS-2500A Automatic Heavy Duty Degausser for High-Oersted Media is designed to erase all formats of media that are less than 6 inches in width in only one pass. The degaussing field strength switch provides the option to change between high and low field strengths. It is like having two degaussers in one. On low, the CDS-2500A is an automatic continuous duty degausser capable of degaussing over 90 VHS tapes per minute without overheating. On high, the machine is a powerful high energy degausser capable of erasing the newest metal tape formats of up to 2000 oersteds.

To start erasing, simply press the “on” button and place the media on the conveyor belt. The conveyor belt will transport the media through the strong horizontal and vertical degaussing fields produced by two degaussing coils placed at 90 degrees from each other (“V” coil design). For added convenience, the conveyor belt speed can be easily adjusted up to 60 feet per minute. At this rate, the CDS-2500A will erase more than 90 VHS tapes per minute. For more efficiency, add the optional FH-4 feed hopper. Additional options on this unit are the magnetic shielding coupled with input and output slides. These options are described below.

The machine can be rented for a period of one week at a cost of $495.00 or for one month at a cost of $900.00 per month, or it can be purchased as a remanufactured machine at a cost of $3,795.00.

Degaussing Coil:
For long-lasting performance, the degaussing coils are vacuum dipped and baked. The vacuum process draws the air out of the coil allowing the potting compound to coat each winding of the coil. The coil is then baked “rock hard” to eliminate vibrations that could eventually lead to shorts in the windings of the coil. In addition, two thermal detection units have been wound into each coil to ensure that the operating temperature is safely maintained. When in operation, the coils are cooled by fans which are automatically turned on and off by the signals being sent from the thermal detection units.

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  • Erases up to 2000 oersted metal particle tape
  • Continuous duty degaussing setting
  • Two field strength settings
  • Automatic thermal protection with indicator
  • Single pass erasure of VHS tapes
  • Adjustable belt speed
  • Optional tape feed hopper, model FH-4
  • Optional Magnetic Shield
  • Operates on single phase 110 or 220 VAC
  • 50 or 60 cycles


  • Data Processing Departments
  • Security Departments
  • Media Processors
  • Military Organizations
  • MIS Departments
  • Government MIS Departments

Media Erased:

  • DLT I, DLT II, DLT III, DLT IV, and S-DLT cartridges
  • Digital Video, DVC Pro, and DVCAM
  • LTO 1 and LTO 2
  • 3480, 3490, and 3490e cartridges
  • DDS1, DDS2, DDS3, and DDS4 cassettes
  • AIT-1, AIT-2, AIT-3, and Mammoth cassettes
  • 4mm and 8mm cassettes
  • TK50, TK70, and TK 75
  •  DC2000 & DC 6000 and 6150 cartridges
  • VHS and S-VHS cassettes
  • PC Hard Drives (5 Gb or less)


Magnetic Shield - $375.00

For customers requiring an enclosed degaussing station, a magnetic shield has been designed that completely encloses the conveyor belt and magnetic fields. The magnetic shield option reduces the magnetic field surrounding the degausser below the threshold limit values specified by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH). To assist with the loading and unloading of media with the magnetic shield in place, you may add an input and output slide.

Feed Hopper - $399.00

The automatic cassette feed hopper attaches directly to the CDS-2500A degausser. This low cost option dramatically increases the speed and simplicity of erasing large quantities of media. While originally designed for VHS cassettes, the hopper can be adjusted to fit many other formats as well. Made of stainless steel, the hopper is rugged, designed for continuous use, and is easily installed using existing hardware. The feed hopper can be used with the magnetic shield in place.

  • Magnetic Shield - $375.00
  • Feed Hopper - $399.00
  • Three Year Warranty - $895.00
  • IS-CDS Input Slide (+$85)
  • OS-CDS Output Slide (+$85)

Purchase Price $5,975.00
Rental Price $495.00/week or $900.00/month
Gauss Strength Low 2250
High 3700
Erasure -75dB
Duty Cycle Low: Continuous
High: 8-10 minutes on;
8-10 minutes off
Throughput 90 VHS/Min
45 Metal Tape/Min
Belt Speed Up to 12 ips
Belt Width 6 inches (15.2 cm)



16.5 inches

42 cm


36.5 inches

92 cm


6 inches

15 cm


129 lbs

58.5 kg


115V; 50-60Hz 16Amps
230V; 50-60Hz 9Amps

Please note that shipping in the contiguous United States will be an additional charge. As international shipping and non-contiguous domestic shipping rates vary, we will provide a quote for your location upon receipt of your order.

Price: $5,975.00Sale price: $4,895.00