What To Look For In A Bill Counter

Semacon Bill Counting MachineBill counters make money counting easy. Having counted money by hand and by using a money counting machine, I can safely say that there is no comparison. Bill counters count money at lightening fast speeds. With so many models available, which bill counter should you get? Here are a few tips that should help you with your decision.

To start with, I have come up with a list of common questions that I like to ask our customers. Answers to these questions should help point you in the right direction.

What will you be counting?

  • Will you be counting U.S. bills, Canadian bills, foreign currencies, tickets or coupons? Most off our bill counters can handle and count all of these. What’s most important is to make sure your bill counter’s minimum and maximum specifications can handle the size of material you are counting.

Do you need counterfeit detection capabilities?

  • About half of the bill counters out there are available with counterfeit bill detection capabilities. If you work in a business that may potentially deal with counterfeit bills, you may want to consider this option. Most feature UV (ultraviolet) or MG (magnetic) detection. Many feature both.

How many bills will you be counting per day?

  • The more bills you count per day, the faster a bill counter you will probably need. Most bill counters have a motor speed rating.

Will you be counting new or used money?

  • New bills, by nature, stack more easily. For this reason, most bill counters can only count about half the used bills as they can new. This means if your bill counter can handle 200 new bills, it will probably only be able to handle 100 used bills.

Do you suffer from allergies?

  • Used and old bills often contain dust. As bills are counted, this dust can become airborne. Those with allergies may become agitated with this dust. Some high-end bill counters, like the Semacon S-1400 series,  have a dust reduction and filtration system built in. Some also have a dust shield that can be pulled down while counting.

What is your budget?

  • Bill counters, when compared to other automated office machines, are relatively inexpensive. They can, however, range in price from under $100 to over $1,000. If you need help finding a machine that has the features you need within a specific budget, I recommend calling one of our experts at 1-800-658-8788.

Do you need your bill counter to be portable?

  • If you need portability in your bill counter, you may want one with a built in carrying handle like the ABC 1150. If power isn’t available, we even offer a battery-powered bill counter like the ABC V-30.

Answers to these questions should help you find the right machine. We offer several different models of bill counters here. Having used several machines myself, I can tell you that the ABC line, Semacon, Magner and Cassida counters are solid pieces of machinery.

If you still have questions about bill & money counters, feel free to call one of our knowledgeable reps at 1-800-658-8788.

Keith Barlow

Keith is a third generation office equipment expert. ABC Office was started by his grandfather back in 1980 and he is proud to be caring on the values that made ABC Office what it is today… unsurpassed selection, detailed information, low prices, and courteous support.

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One Response to “What To Look For In A Bill Counter”

  1. Jacob Says:

    yeach, i think counting money is a little hard to do especially for me who have allergies.

    i think this machine will be able to help me ;p

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