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Semacon S-1025 Mini Currency Counter (UV / MG) Review

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Semacon S-1025 Mini Currency Counter with UV / MG DetectionWith a lot of bill counters out there to choose from, finding the “right” currency counter may seem like a bit of a challenge. One model you may want to consider looking at or even purchasing is the Semacon S-1025 Mini currency counter (found here). This is my review.

To begin with, Semacon has developed a great reputation over the years. While they aren’t known as the cheapest machines out there, they are known for having some of the best quality machines available. Quality, ultimately, pays itself off. This is especially the case when you get a machine that lasts for years. Semacon machines have earned this reputation.

The S-1025 Mini is fairly new to the Semacon currency counter lineup. Made in Japan, the S-1024 Mini features an excellent build quality that rivals anything made in China. Handling the machine gives you a pretty good idea just how tough it is.

This counter not only counts bills, but also has the capability of scanning counterfeit bills. The counterfeit detection is done via ultraviolet (UV) and magnetic (MG) scanning. If the proper UV and MG properties are not found in a bill, the S-1025 Mini will alert you.

The S-1025 Mini is a compact currency counter, but it still packs a punch. The compact design is very convenient for portability. A built-in handle makes the S-1025 mini easy to move around from desk to desk, counter to counter. The footprint of this bill counter is fairly small. It measures in at just 9″ W x 11.5″ D x 5.5″ H.

The control panel is intuitive, with all the buttons within a hands reach. The control panel makes it easy to set the S-1025 up for batch counting and the digital display lets you know how many bills have been run through the machine.

Overall most people should be very happy with the Semacon S-1025 Mini. The S-1025 Mini is rigorously tested prior to shipping, which ensures it will work perfect right out of the box. It is a solid machine that should easily last most people for years.

You can find the Semacon S-1025 Mini currency counter here. You can find our entire selection of currency and bill counters here.

ABC V-30 Portable Battery-Powered Bill Counter Review

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

ABC V-30 Portable Battery-Powered Bill CounterAre you in need of a compact, portable and battery-powered bill counter? If this is the case, the ABC V-30 portable bill counter (found here) is probably what you need. We have sold these for years and I have been able to personally use one on several occasions. This is my review.

To begin with, bill counters are huge time savers. They are able to complete in seconds what it would take minutes to do manually. While there are many bill counters out there, few of them are capable of running off of batteries.

The ABC V-30 bill counter can run off of 4 AA batteries or be plugged into the wall (AC / DC compatibility). While a battery-powered bill counter may not be for everyone, it definitely has its place.

Why would you use a battery-powered bill counter? The ABC V-30 is especially popular because it is portable and can be used in places where electricity may not be present. This may be at a kiosk, a county fair, an outdoor entertainment event or more.

The ABC V-30 is capable of holding and counting up to 200 new bills or 100 used bills. This isn’t bad for a machine as small and compact as this one is. The motor runs at a speed of up to 600 bills per minute.

This little machine is actually quite remarkable to see in use. It is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, yet it is a quick little counter. It has a little digital readout that makes it easy to see exactly how many bills have been counted.

It includes a nice little dust shield that can be closed when not in use. This is nice because it allows the bill counter to be placed in a bag or purse without suffering any damage.

While I admire the tenacity of this little counter, you should be aware that it is not intended for high-volume continuous counting. It is primarily designed for low to medium volume counting periodically throughout the day. It should also be noted that this bill counter does not have counterfeit detection capabilities although it will alert you to half or short bills.

Overall I give the ABC V-30 a good grade for being affordable, reliable and effective for what it’s meant to do.

You can find the ABC V-30 portable bill counter here. You can find our entire selection of bill counters here. If you still have questions, feel free to call us at 1-800-658-8788 to speak with one of our money counting specialists.

ABC 1150 Ultra Bill Counter Review

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

ABC 1150 Ultra Counterfeit Bill & Money DetectorDo you need to count large amounts of bills every day and also need the ability to verify that they are real? One bill counter that you may want to look at is the ABC 1150 Ultra bill counter & counterfeit detector (found here). I have used this bill counter on several occasions and this is my review.

In case you have never counted money by hand, the process can be dirty and extremely inaccurate. This being the case, there are still many people that count money by hand. This includes cashiers, nightclubs, restaurants, grocery stores and many others.

Bill counters are dead-on accurate and extremely fast. The ABC 1150 Ultra will finish in a few seconds what it would take a person several minutes to do. Simply drop the bills into the hopper and let the machine do the rest. It is that simple.

The ABC 1150 Ultra does not require any special setup. It has a few guides where you place the money in, but that’s about it. The hopper holds 200 new bills or 100 used bills. The motor runs at a speed of about 1,000 bills per minute.

This bill counter is extremely lightweight and portable. A convenient handle pulls out from the top of the machine, making it extremely easy to move. While it doesn’t run on batteries, it can be plugged into just about any standard wall outlet.

The ABC 1150 Ultra can do batch counting. This is great if you need to organize money into quantities of 50, 100 or another amount. The machine will count the desired number of bills, stop and then wait until the bills have been removed before starting back up.

One of the biggest plusses of the ABC 1150 Ultra is the counterfeit detection. This counter will scan each bill as it runs through the machine. It detects the bills for magnetic (MG) and ultraviolet (UV) properties. If a counterfeit bill is detected, the machine will stop, light up and give you an audible sound alerting you to the problem.

Be aware that the ABC 1150 Ultra is not a bill discriminator. This means it will tell you the total number of bills, but cannot distinguish the value difference between bills. Very few machines are capable of doing this and typically cost 15 to 20 times more.

As I previously mentioned, I have used this bill counter many times. It is extremely accurate. I have run the same stack through dozens of times in a row and it always give the exact same number every time. This bill counter has a great track record with our customers.

You can find the ABC 1150 Ultra bill counter & counterfeit detector here. You can find our entire selection of money and bill counters here.

Cassida Tiger Bill Counter Review

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Cassida Tiger Bill CounterAre you in need of a reliable, easy-to-use and affordable bill counter? One model that you may want to consider is the Cassida Tiger bill counter. This compact little bill counter packs quite a punch and may be just what you need. This is my review.

Cassida is known for their line of bill counters. They currently offer about 10 different machines. Cassida is also known for their build quality. Cassida bill counters rarely experience technical issues.

The Cassida Tiger is one of the newest bill counters offered by Cassida. It is extremely compact, weighing in at only 8.8 pounds. This means the Cassida Tiger can be used on most desks and tables and can easily be picked up and moved.

While the Tiger doesn’t differentiate between denominations, it can give you a total number of bills counted. It includes a count, add, batch and add+badge mode. All four modes are extremely easy to set up and can be accessed by means of the Tiger’s control panel. Number totals are clearly visible on the digital display.

As mentioned earlier, Cassida is known for a great build quality. The Tiger is no exception. The Cassida Tiger features a one-piece chassis and the roller shafts are made from durable steel. This means the Cassida will be able to last for years, making it a great investment.

The Cassida comes in three different models.

  • Tiger Basic (found here) – This is the basic version of the Cassida Tiger. It is capable of counting but does not have built-in counterfeit detection.
  • Tiger UV (found here) – This version of the Tiger counts and has ultraviolet (UV) detection capabilities for detecting counterfeit bills.
  • Tiger UV/MG (found here) – This version of the Tiger counts and has both ultraviolet (UV) and magnetic (MG) detection capabilities for detecting counterfeit bills.

One of my favorite features of this bill counter is the cover. The front of the machine actually lifts up, making the inside extremely easy to access and clean.

You can view a video demo of the Cassida Tiger here:

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Overall I am very impressed with this bill counter. It is solid, accurate, doesn’t seem to jam and is very portable.

You can find our entire selection of bill counters here.

Semacon S-1000 Mini Currency Counter Review

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Semacon S-1000 Mini Currency and Bill CounterAre you looking for a reliable bill counter? There are many different brands and models out there. One brand that has grown in recognition and popularity over the past several years is  Semacon. Semacon recently released the S-1000 Mini currency counter (found here). So is this a model you should consider buying? Here is my review.

To begin with, Semacon is known for its build quality. Many of their bill counters are made in Japan, versus China, and the quality really shows through. Their machines are rigorously tested prior to shipping, so you know you’re not getting a dud. Semacon bill counters also have a generous warranty, typically covering parts, labor and shipping.

The Semacon S-1000 Mini is a compact little machine. It weighs in at about 10 pounds and measures in at 9-inches wide by 11.5-inches deep by 5.5-inches high. This makes the S-1000 Mini very easy to pick up and move around.

The hopper on this machine can hold anywhere from 80-120 bills at a time. The counting process takes just seconds from the time the bills are inserted. As you might imagine, this is far faster than counting bills by hand. The motor is rated at 900 bills per minute.

While it is primarily designed to count bills, it can be used to count coupons, tickets, cards and other paper material. Just be sure the item you are counting falls within the machine’s specifications. It can also be used to count foreign currencies.

The control panel on this machine is fairly simple. There aren’t any complicated settings required prior to use. It can also be used for batch counting, which is a pretty cool function to have if you are a bank.

Be aware that the S-1000 Mini does not have built-in counterfeit detection. It is also not capable of distinguishing the difference between denominations. Very few bill counters have the ability to distinguish the difference between bill values (bill discrimination). The S-1000 is made in a counterfeit detection model.

My overall impression with the Semacon S-1000 Mini is that it is a solid little machine. While it may be more of an investment than other counters with similar specifications, you won’t be disappointed with the quality or the warranty.

You can find the Semacon S-1000 Mini bill counter here. You can find our entire selection of bill and currency counting machine here.

Cassida 5510 UV Bill Counter Review

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Cassida 5510 UV Bill CounterAre you in need of a solid, reliable bill counter? One model you may want to take into consideration is the Cassida 5510 UV bill counter (found here). This bill counter not only counts bills, but also includes built-in counterfeit detection. So is this the right machine for you? Read my review and find out.

To start with, Cassida is one of the best-known manufacturers of bill counters. They make a wide range of models, including coin counters. The Cassida 5510 UV is one of the best-selling bill counters we carry. Here are a few reasons why.

The 5510 UV can count up to 1300 bills a minute, which is pretty fast. This dramatically saves time and money versus manually counting bills. The 5510 is also dead on accurate. If you run the bills through the 5510 UV over and over, you will continue to come up with the same number.

The hopper on the Cassida 5510 UV can hold a total of 200 new bills or 100 old bills. Why the drop with used bills? This is because used bills have wrinkles, bens and tears which prevent the bills from laying flat. This machine will count the bills so quickly that you won’t be able to get another stack ready for counting before the counter finishes with the previous stack.

One big plus with the Cassida 5510 UV is its ability to detect counterfeit bills. It uses ultraviolet technology to scan bills as they are counted. If a bill does not pass the test, the machine will notify you and stop counting.

Another thing to remember with the Cassida 5510 UV is that it doesn’t have to count only bills. It can be used to count coupons, tickets and paper. It can also be used to count bills from other countries. As long as the bill is no smaller than 2 x 4-inches or larger than 4 x 7.33-inches, you’re good to go.

Be aware that while the Cassida 5510 is a bill counter, it is not a bill discriminator. This means it will give you the total number of bills counted, but not the total value of bills counted.

Overall I would consider the Cassida 5510 UV to be a great little counter. It is perfect for use in banks, businesses, schools, churches and other locations where bills are counted on a daily basis.

You will find the Cassida 5510 UV bill counter here. You can find our entire selection of bill counters here.

ABC1150 Bill Counter Review

Monday, June 14th, 2010

ABC1150 Bill Counter / Money Counting MachineBill counters can be a blessing and a curse, depending on the model you use. They are a blessing because they quickly count bills in just seconds. The can be a curse when you get the wrong machine, resulting in frustrating jams. So which bill counter should you get? Have you considered the ABC1150 bill counter (found here)? Here are a few reasons why the ABC1150 may be your best choice for counting bills.

Most bill counters will handle new crisp bills without a problem. Where many bill counters falter is when it comes to counting used, crinkly bills. This is because used bills have an uneven surface, making it harder for bill counters to grasp them.

The ABC1150 handles new and used bills the same. It can hold up to 200 new bills or 100 used bills. I have personally run used bills through this machine many times over and have never experienced an issue with used bills. The same goes with our customers. I have never heard customers report issues with the ABC1150 when it comes to counting new vs old bills.

The ABC1150 is one of the easier bill counters to set up. Many bill-counting machines require finicky adjustments to get them to pull bills in properly. The ABC1150 doesn’t require any fine adjustments. Simply put your bills in the hopper and let the machine do the rest.

The ABC1150 bill counter also has features such as an LED display and batch counting capabilities. If you need counterfeit detection capabilities, the ABC1150 is available in an “ULTRA” version that includes magnetic and ultraviolet detection.

The ABC1150 is also a compact little machine, including its own extendable handle for portability. It can easily be used on a desk, countertop or table. I have personally picked this up and moved it. While it feels hefty in construction, it isn’t an inconvenience to move.

As long as the bill fits the minimum and maximum size requirements, the ABC 1150 can be used to count foreign currencies, tickets, coupons and other paper. The “ULTRA” version may not be able to handle the counterfeit properties of foreign currencies. I would recommend contacting ABC Office prior to purchasing a bill counter with counterfeit detection if you plan on using it with foreign currencies.

The biggest con, in my opinion, is that the ABC1150 is not able to differentiate the differences in value between different denominations of bills. This really isn’t a fault as most bill counters can’t do this. You usually have to spend $2,500 plus to get a machine capable of doing that.

You will find the ABC1150 bill counter here and the ABC1150 ULTRA bill counter here. Do you have personal experience with the ABC1150? Post your comment here!

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