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Twelve Questions you should ask Before Buying a Bill Counting Machine

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
Bill Counter

Carnation CR3 Mixed Bill Currency Counter

1. Does a bill counter only count money?

Most bill counters can be used to count coupons, tickets and other paper items. Simply look at the specifications of the bill counter and verify the minimum and maximum bill size the counter can handle. If your ticket or coupon falls within those dimensions, you should be fine.

2. Can bill counters determine the value of the money being counted?

Most bill counters cannot determine the value of the bills being counted. Most (95%) just count the total number of bills being run through the machine. The only bill counters we currently sell that can determine the value of currency being counted are the Carnation CR3 Mixed Bill Currency Counter and the Ribao DCJ-280 2 Pocket Discriminator.

3. Is there any machine performance difference between counting new and used bills?

Bill counters can handle both new and used bills. The only difference is that most bill counters can only count half the amount of used bills as new at a time. This is because bent and crumpled bills take up more space than crisp new bills in the hopper.

4. Do all bill counters include counterfeit detection?

Many bill counters today include counterfeit detection. They will count the currency and if a fake bill is detected the machine will stop and alert you. The most common counterfeit detection methods used are Ultraviolet (UV) and Magnetic (MG) detection.

5. What is bill size detection?

When counting bills, size detection will let you know if there are any size anomalies in the bills being counted. This feature is often used as a counterfeit detection measure.

6. What is MG detection?

MG stands for magnetic. Magnetic detectors in bill counters are capable of sensing the magnetic properties of ink used in legal U.S. currency. With MG detection on, the bill counter will alert you if a bill lacking magnetic properties is detected.

7. What is UV detection?

UV stands for ultraviolet. Ultraviolet detectors in bill counters can sense certain UV properties only found in legal tender. Bill counters with UV capabilities will alert you if money is found lacking UV properties and tag it as counterfeit.

8. Why would you want a dust extraction system in a bill counter?

Bills, after being handled and used, collect dust and particles. A dust extraction system, found on some select higher-end models, uses a vacuum to remove dust while it is being counted. This is especially nice for people who have allergies or want to maintain a clean environment. Many bills also include dust from various narcotics that you will want to eliminate.

9. What is the purpose of a dust shield?

A dust shield helps keep particles and dust from counted bills from filling the air. Once the bills are counted, the dust shield can be raised for removal of the counted bills.

10. Are bill counters safe?

Although you do not want children handling a bill counter, bill counters will not cause any physical harm.

11. Are there any bill counters that run on batteries?

Currently, we do not offer any billing counting machines that can run on battery power only. Most low and all mid/high-volume bill counters cannot run on batteries due to the limited power output.

12. What is the best bill / money counter?

There is no one make or model that is considered the best (in our opinion). This is because there are so many variables when it comes to choosing a bill counter. Our customers prefer Carnation, Ribao, Cassida, Klopp and Magner. These brands are well known within the industry and are viewed as solid, dependable machines.

Mix Bill Counter Review: Carnation CR3 vs. Ribao DCJ-280

Friday, May 30th, 2014
Ribao DCJ-280 2 Pocket Mixed Bill Counter / Discriminator

The Ribao DCJ-280 is easily updated for the latest currency

Ribao DCJ-280 2 Pocket Mixed Bill Counter / Discriminator

The most-requested feature in a bill counter is denomination recognition. There are hundreds of currency counters available on the market today, but few that have this unique, but much-needed capability.

ABC Office currently offers two bill counters that let you drop in a stack of mixed bills and see the monetary value of each batch. This is a highly sought after feature by several of our customers, but this type of technology requires a bit of an investment on the customer’s part. Both the Ribao DCJ-280 2 Pocket Mixed Bill Counter / Discriminator and the Carnation CR3 Mixed Bill Currency Counter are priced at the higher end of the bill counter spectrum.

If your business is in need of a sophisticated, professional-grade bill counter that will distinguish the value of the bills it is counting, and is capable of recognizing the latest issued currency, then you should consider the Ribao DCJ-280. This currency discriminator, or often called a mixed bill counting machine, will process a complete range of US bills and provide you with the total number and value counted. Other foreign currency variations are available upon request, including Euro, Peso and more.

Customers often ask why the Ribao DCJ-280 is priced about $800 more than the Carnation CR3 bill counter. That’s because the DCJ-280 comes equipped with a convenient USB port that lets you connect the unit to your computer. You can then easily update the DCJ-280 so that it will detect new versions of currency issued by the U.S. or foreign countries. This feature alone makes the Ribao DCJ-280 a smart bill counter investment simply because it’s a bill counting model that will not become obsolete with the constant introduction of new currencies.

This do-it-yourself currency update feature is one that the Carnation CR3 bill counter does not offer. The CR3 model may be updated only by shipping the unit back to the manufacturer. The DCJ-280 may be programmed for note counting one of three different ways. It may be used for mixed counting, mixed sorting and piece sorting. The DCJ-280 mixed bill counter may be found in a bank, credit union, retail establishment, casino or other business that processes a high amount of cash.

Carnation CR3 Mixed Bill Currency Counter

The most affordable mixed bill counter available today

Carnation CR3 Mixed Bill Currency Counter w/ Counterfeit Detection

While most money counting machines perform a fast and effective job of counting the total number of bills that pass through the machine, they unfortunately do not display the total dollar value. If you require more from your bill counting machine, especially the nice feature of knowing the total value of dollars counted, the Carnation CR3 mixed denomination currency counter is a popular choice with several of our customers.

Sometimes referred to as a mixed currency discriminator, the Carnation CR3 bill counter pretty much does it all. This is the most affordable mixed bill counter available on the market today. The CR3 was designed from the ground up to be used with United States currency, and foreign bills and includes impressive list of useful features. The CR3 can process bills at speeds ranging from 500 up to 1,100 notes per minute.

The counterfeit scanning capabilities of the CR3 include UV, or ultraviolet scanning, MG, or magnetic scanning and IR infrared scanning. The LCD display makes it easy to see the total bills counted, total dollar amount and more. You simply drop your stack of mixed bills in the top hopper and they stack in the bottom stacker. Be sure to order your mixed currency bill counter today.

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