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Bill Counters

We have compiled a list of the most common bill questions from our customers and have put them in this useful bill counter FAQ. If you are trying to learn more about money counters, or are in the initial stages of looking for a money counting machine, this FAQ is perfect for you. Feel free to read through this. Give us a call at 1-800-658-8788 for more information on bill counters.

Does a bill counter only count bills?

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.

Do bill counters determine the values of the bills 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 counter we sell that can determine the value of currency being counted is the Shinwoo SB1000.

Is there any 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.

Do bill counters include counterfeit detection?

Many bill counters 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.

What is size detection?

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

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.

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.

Why do you need a dust extraction system in a bill counter?

Bills, after being handled and used, collect dust and particles. A dust extraction system 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.

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.

Are bill counters safe?

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

Are there any bill counters that run on batteries?

There are some small, entry-level detectors that can be run on AC or DC power. The ABC V-30 is an example of such a counter. Most low and all mid/high-volume bill counters cannot run on batteries due to the limited power output.

What is the best bill / money counter?

There is no one make or model that is considered the best. This is because there are so many variables when it comes to choosing a bill counter. Our customers really like ABC Brand, Semacon and Cassida. Klopp and Magner are two other brands that are well known and viewed as good machines.


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