Carnation CR3 Mixed Bill Currency Discriminator & Counter Review

Carnation CR3 Mixed Bill CounterHave you ever wanted a machine that not only counted bills, but also provided you with the total dollar value of the stack? Most money counting machines can’t do this. You usually have to settle with the total number of bills. While this is adequate for most businesses, some need the ability for a machine to count and add mixed bills. One of the best mixed bill counters is the Carnation CR3 (found here).

Many businesses and retail stores deal with cash registers that have pre-sorted drawers for different denominations of bills. In those situations, a standard money counting machine is more than adequate. In those situations, however, where bills are not pre-sorted, trying to determine how much money is at hand can be a task in and of itself. This is where the Carnation CR3 finds its mark. Take your stack of $1, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 bills and throw them all in the hopper.

The hopper on this machine has a 200-bill capacity. Simply put your bills in, tell the machine what you want done and let it start pulling through the bills. A bright LCD screen on the left side of the machine will then begin to display data from the count with a total piece and a total value. While this counter does a great job of totaling bill amounts, it also isn’t a half bad machine. This machine can be set up for batch counting, adding multiple stacks and much more.

The Carnation CR3 mixed denomination currency value counter is often found in banks, casinos and credit unions. It features a tabletop design, allowing it to be easily placed on any table, desk or counter. The motor itself runs at a fast 500 to 1100 bank notes per minute. In comparison with other “standard” money counters, this is right on par with other machines out there. When compared to other currency discriminators out there, the CR3 is easily one of the most affordably priced.

Not only does it count bills, but it also features counterfeit detection technology. This is a must-have feature for banks, casinos and businesses. As the bills are run through the CR3, it scans them using UV (Ultraviolet), MG (Magnetic) and IR (Infrared) technology. If a fake bill is detected, the Carnation CR3 will immediately stop and notify the operator. This can be a huge money saver and can ultimately save thousands of dollars.

So is this a machine you may want to consider in your own office? If you don’t need the dollar value to be added up, you may want to consider using a standard bill counter. This isn’t because the CR3 is a bad machine, but a standard money counter (which provides total quantity amounts) is a lot less money. If you do need the total value of a stack, this is the best option available and it is literally thousands of dollars less than comparable machines.

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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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