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Ribao CS-50 Heavy-Duty Coin Counter / Sorter Review

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Ribao CS-50 Coin Counter & SorterIf you are counting a lot of coins per day, you need something with a large coil capacity. While there are a lot of coin counters out there, few have the ability to hold up to 3,000 coins at a time (based on dimes) like you’ll find with the Ribao CS-50 (found here). This coin counter is a new addition to our site and I would like to get you up to speed.

Ribao is one of the top manufacturers of money handling equipment in the United States. Their products include a wide assortment of bill counters, coin counters / sorters and currency discriminators. One thing Ribao is especially known for, other than their quality, is their low prices. Most Ribao products are very competitively priced.

The Ribao CS-50 is one of a bout a half dozen different coin counters / sorters from Ribao. The CS-50 is designed for speed and for reliable coin bagging and rolling. A metal ring on the front of the machine allows a bag to be easily attached. It can also be used for rolling coins using the included quarter, nickel, dime and penny attachments.

It can be used with most denominations of coins including many foreign and tokens. This is due in large part to its convenient dual dial setup. You’ll notice in the picture that it has two dials on the right side of the machine. One dial is used to set the diameter and the other is used to set the thickness. This coin counter has a minimum and maximum thickness of 0.8 to 3.8mm and a minimum and maximum diameter of 14-34mm.

Once the diameter and thickness of the coin have been set, it can be run. The coin size selected will go through the machine and out the nozzle. Other coins will be dispersed through the bypass tray on the side of the machine. Those bypassed coins can latter be counted and sorted as well.

A large LED screen on the front left of the machine makes it easy to see how many coins you are counting. It has a display that will show numbers up to 9999999. The control panel also allows the operator to batch count coins, continuous count coins and accumulate count coins. It also has a large red start / stop button that is easy to depress.

The machine itself weighs in at 28 pounds and can be used on most tables. It is heavy-duty enough to easily be used on a daily basis and it counts coins at a very fast 2,300 coins per minute. It plugs into any standard 110-120 volt outlet and is commonly used by people such as banks, credit unions, vending machine operators, car wash businesses and many others. It is a solid product that should easily provide a long life of reliable service.

If you have more questions about the Ribao CS-50 coin counter, please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-658-8788. We would love to help you out. We also have a dedicated service department that can provide service, parts and more for all Ribao products. You can find our entire selection of coin counters and sorters here.

Semacon S-140 Coin Counter & Sorter Review

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Semacon S-140 Coin Counter & SorterIf your business or organization deals with literally thousands of coins on a daily basis, you probably need a coin counting machine (found here) that is fairly heavy duty to keep up with the daily volume. One of the most common errors I find when customers purchase a coin counter is under estimating their volume, which often results in a short lived machine. Using the wrong machine for a large volume of coins will eventually burn out the motor. If your coin counting volume hovers around medium to high-volume amounts, you may want to consider using a coin counter and sorter like the Semacon S-140 (found here)

Before I go into too much detail on the S-140, I would like to go into just a small history of Semacon. Semacon has been around since about 1998 and has built a reputation for making some of the highest quality bill counters and coin counters in the industry. Unlike many competitors, Semacon burns in their machines prior to sale to ensure they will work right out of the box. We have been selling Semacon products for years and I can say that they are easily in my top three favorite brands of money handling equipment manufacturers.

I bring up the history of Semacon prior to this revue because I feel it offers some insight into this particular product. Semacon machines often do cost a little more than the competition, but the quality and manufacturer backing (in my opinion) justifies the slightly higher price. I figure it is better to buy a machine that will last for many years than one that will last for one or two years.

The S-140 is a heavy-duty coin counter and sorter. It is the type of counter you want to have if you bag or roll large volumes of coins. It includes an attachment ring that allows bags to be connected and optional coin tubes can be used for coin rolling. This particular model is very popular with vending machine businesses, car wash businesses, arcades and other businesses that handle thousands of coins a day.

The Semacon S-140 is particularly popular because it is extremely fast, operating at 1,800 coins per minute, and it has a very large tray capacity (4,000 coins based on dime diameter). The S-140 will display the amount of coins counted, the total value and allows for coin batching via a keypad. It includes an offsort bagging attachment and an offsort tray.

Semacon S-140 Coin Roller Tube AttachmentsSo how does this machine work? You will see on the picture that there are two dials. One dial sets the thickness of the coin and the other sets the diameter of the coin. Once these two settings have been adjusted, you can begin sorting and counting. If you are counting quarters, all other denominations will be sent out the side of the machine via the offsort tray or offsort bag. It is designed to count and sort one denomination at a time, which is a must for proper bagging and coin rolling. Once one denomination has been counted, sorted, bagged or rolled, it can be adjusted for the next denomination.

The standard S-140 can be used for counting US pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, 50-cent pieces and dollar coins (1¢, 5¢, 10¢, 25¢, 50¢, $1 SBA). It can also be used to count other sizes and diameters of coins, tokens, Euros and other coins by adjusting the two dials. A Canadian version of this is also available with pre-defined settings for use with Canadian coins. The diameter variance ranges from 14 to 34mm and the coin thickness variance ranges from 1 to 3.5mm.

We have been selling this machine for some time now and I can vouch for the fact that it is a solid and reliable machine. It has Semacon’s guarantee, which is invaluable, and features a one-year warranty that covers parts, labor and shipping.

Do you still have questions about this coin counter? Please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-658-8788. We would love to help answer your questions. You can find the Semacon S-140 here and our entire selection of coin counters and sorters here.

Cassida C200 Coin Counter, Sorter and Wrapper Review

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Cassida C200 Coin Counter, Sorter and WrapperHave you ever used one of those “gravity” coin sorters that bounce the coins around and eventually deposit them in the appropriate bin? While these machines are fun to look at, and kids get a kick out of them, you probably need something a little more robust for your coin sorting and counting needs. One new machine that you may want to look at is the Cassida C200 coin counter, sorter and wrapper (found here). This is my review.

Cassida is one of the leading manufacturers of coin counters, sorters, wrappers, bill counters and counterfeit bill detectors. Their products are some of the most affordable available online and continue to offer some of the best customer satisfaction rates I’ve seen in some time. When Cassida products leave our warehouse, we rarely ever hear back with issues.

The Cassida C200 is much like what the C100 used to be before it was re-designed. The C200 essentially consists of a plastic shell, plastic deposit bins, a few electronics (including buttons and a digital display) as well as a powered motor that paddles through the coins. A handle on the top of the machine makes it easy to pick up and move around.

I’ve you’ve been shopping around for a coin counter / sorter online, you’ve probably noticed that a lot of the specifications are based on dimes. There are a few reasons for this. To begin with, dimes are the smallest US denomination in size. This makes the specifications look extra nice. Saying a machine holes 1,000 dimes versus 400 quarters looks nicer.

That being said, the specifications I am going to provide you with are all rated in dimes. The bin, located on the top of the machine, can hold about 2,000 dimes, which is pretty impressive. Each of the coin drawers has a capacity of 900 coins. Compared to other coin sorters and counters, this isn’t bad.

Now that we’ve established that this machine can hold a lot of dimes, I would like to cover the various denominations it can handle. The Cassida C200 can handle pennies ($.01), nickels ($.05), dimes ($.10), quarters ($.25) and dollar coins ($1.00). A Canadian version is available upon request.

The C200 will not only sort coins into separate bins, but it will also provide you with a total value and total quantity. All data is viewable on the included digital LED readout. The green letters are very easy to view and the control panel itself is extremely easy to navigate.

The control panel allows you to flat out count coins, add several groups of coins together or even batch count. These are pretty much all the counting features most people need in a coin counting machine.

One of the coolest features of the Cassida C200 is its ability to also wrap coins in tubes. Simply remove the coin bins and replace them with the included coin tubes. These tubes make it easy to wrap and roll coins in just seconds. A shortcut button allows you to automatically set the C200 up for the appropriate batch counting required to fill up coin rolls. This is really neat.

In conclusion I have to say that the Cassida C200 is a very nice coin counter, sorter and wrapper. It is ideal for businesses, schools, churches and other organizations and can even be used for light to medium-volume bank or credit union coin counting. This machine gets high marks from me.

You can find the Cassida C200 coin counter, sorter and wrapper here and our entire selection of coin counting machines here.

Semacon S-110 Manual Coin Counter & Sorter Review

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Semacon S-110 Manual Coin Counter & SorterAre you in need of a solid, robust and commercial coin counter and sorter that doesn’t require the use of electricity? Few manual coin counters are capable of handling large coin counting and sorting jobs. One excellent model you may want to consider using is the Semacon S-110 manual coin counter and sorter (found here). This is my review.

Semacon is one of the most reputable manufactures of coin counters, sorters and bill counters around. Their products all feature a very nice build quality, one that far exceeds that found in many competitors. While their prices may be a little more than cheaper Chinese-made products, you make up the difference in cost by longevity alone.

The S-110 is one of the most unique coin counters and sorters that we carry. That is because it is completely manually operated. It is set up and designed like many of our high-end electric coin counters, but instead of an electric motor it features a hand crank.

While manually operated, it is still capable of counting and sorting coins at an amazing speed of up to 1,200+ coins per minute. That is faster than many of our electric machines. It does, however, include a battery-powered LCD screen that keeps tabs of total counted coins.

So why would you want a manual commercial coin counter and sorter? A high-end manual coin counter and sorter is perfect for locations, evens and businesses where electricity is either limited or simply is not available. It is also a huge plus for portability. You can literally use the Semacon S-110 anywhere.

Weighing in at 12.2 pounds, the S-110 is also very easy to pick up and move around. It can be used on desks, tables, countertops and more. Part of the reason for its light weight is the lack of an electric motor. While it is fairly lightweight, the build quality on this machine is excellent.

There is another huge portability benefit with the S-110. The lid on the S-110 acts as a coin funnel and as a dust cover. When folded up, a built-in handle makes the S-110 extremely easy to pick up and move.

The main chassis on the Semacon S-110 is made from a strong and lightweight metal alloy. This alloy frame provides reliable stability to the machine. The outside of the S-110 is constructed from a impact-resistant plastic case. This durable build quality allows the S-110 to be used for heavy-duty jobs.

Overall, if you don’t mind the hand crank, I have to say the S-110 is an excellent coin counter. I highly recommend this coin counter.

If you aren’t fond of the idea of using a hand crank, Semacon also makes a similar variation of this coin counter as the electric-powered S-120 and S-140.

You can find the Semacon S-110 manual coin counter and sorter and our entire selection of coin counting machines here.

Feel free to call us at 1-800-658-8788 with any questions.

Cassida C100 Coin Counter & Sorter Review

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Cassida C100 Coin Counter & SorterIf you run, own or work for a business that handles money on a regular basis, you probably have the need for a reliable and affordable coin counter. With so many models out there, you may be a little overwhelmed. One great machine for low to medium-volume use is the Cassida C100 coin counter & sorter (found here). I have used this machine and this is my review.

There are a lot of garbage coin counters out there. Most of these coin counters are sold for a “great deal” at department stores around the U.S. While these coin counters may be a “great deal,” they typically fall apart in a few months (if you’re lucky enough to get them working at all). The coin counters offered at ABC Office are designed for business use, not hobby use.

Cassida is probably one of the top bill counter manufacturers around. While Cassida is best known for their line of bill counters, they also make a couple of reliable coin counters and sorters.

The Cassida C100 is both a coin counter and sorter, all in one machine. I’ll start off with the sorting capabilities. You will notice in the picture that the C100 has separate trays for each denomination. This makes it possible for the C100 to separate coins and place them in their own respective containers. Included coin tubes make coin wrapping very easy. The C100 will automatically stop and notify you when the bank roll is full.

The bin on top of the C100 can hold up to 1600 coins. While not terribly common with coin sorters, the C100 can sort $1 coins. It can specifically count and sort 1¢, 5¢, 10¢, 25¢ and $1 coins. This versatility allows the C100 to handle just about everything in the U.S. market. The C100 is also available in a Canadian version for Canadian denominations.

Not only does the C100 sort coins, but it can also count them. It does this by adding the total quantity of coins. It will provide you with a grand total of coins or a denomination total of coins. The large display will even provide you with the total counted value.

The C100 can also batch count coins (0 to 500). Batch counting can be specifically set for individual denominations. This is especially nice for wrapping coins.

Having used the Cassida C100 myself, I can personally vouch for the easy-of-use. It literally takes a minute or two to get this machine up and running. From my own experience, I can say that the C100 is very accurate. I have run and re-run coins through this machine with accurate results every time.

I feel safe in recommending the Cassida C100 for light to moderate use. I would not recommend it for high-volume use. It operates at a speed of about 250 coins a minute.

You can find the Cassida C100 coin counter & sorter here and our entire selection of coin counting machines here.

Ribao CS-10 Electric Coin Counter Review

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Ribao CS-10 Electric Coin CounterDo you handle, count and sort hundreds or even thousands of coins per day? Rather than dealing with a sub-par department store counter, get a commercial-quality coin counting machine like the Ribao CS-10 coin counter (found here). I have had a chance to play around with this machine and this is my review.

To begin with, Ribao has a well-established name in the coin counting community. They manufacture a wide range of coin counters, with the CS-10 being one of their entry-level models. Ribao is known for making high quality and accurate products.

The CS-10 is capable of handling just about any coin counting job. Setting it up is easy. To begin with, the CS-10 has a built in cover that folds open, acting as a coin hopper. This is a pretty cool feature and is great for storage purposes and keeping dust out of the machine. Once the lid is folded open, a couple of coin guides are twisted into place.

If you look at the top of the machines, you will see two dials on the upper right side of the machine. These dials allow you to adjust the machine to accommodate the diameter and width of the coin you need counted. Once set up, you are ready to start counting and sorting coins.

Be aware that the Ribao CS-10 only counts one denomination of coin at a time. Let’s assume you have the machine set up for quarters (25 cents). As the machine sorts through the coins placed in the tray, it will send the quarters to the front of the machine and out the front exit tube. Other coins are sent out the side of the machine into a catch tray or a bag.

You can fit the CS-10 with a tube or with a bag allowing for easy shotgun style coin tube storage or bagging. This is the perfect setup for most businesses. Once you have finished with your quarters, you can adjust the machine for nickels, dimes, pennies and more.

The CS-10 operates at an amazing speed of up to 1,800 coins per minute. This makes it easy to count, sort and store coins throughout the day. It can easily keep up with the counting and sorting needs of most businesses.

A digital display clearly lets you know the total amount of coins counted. Batch counting is also very easy on the CS-10. Simply tell it how many coins you want counted and it will shoot that amount into a bag or coin wrapper, allowing you to then remove and add another container.

Transporting the CS-10 is easy. When the cover is set back into storage mode, a handle on the back of the machine makes it easy to carry around. It weighs in at 20 pounds shipped, so it isn’t too heavy to move from one place to another.

Overall I have to say, of this style, the Ribao CS-10 is one of the most accurate machines we offer. It is easy to set up and the build quality seems to be extremely tough.

You can find the Ribao CS-10 coin counter here. You can find our entire selection of coin counting machines here.

Klopp CR1 & CR4 Electric Coin Tube Crimper Review

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Klopp CR1 & CR4 Electric Coin Tube CrimperDo you handle or use coin tubes on a daily basis and need an effective way to close the ends shut? This may be in a retail store, bank, school or church environment. If this sounds like a situation you’re in, you may want to consider using the Klopp CR1 or CR4 coin tube crimper (found here). This is my review.

At ABC Office, we offer a wide selection of coin counters and sorters, which is a great way to save time over manually counting and sorting coins. Many people, when counting and sorting coins, like to put these coins in a coin tube (sometimes called shotgun shell style coin rolls). Many counters even include funnels for easy coin tube loading.

So what do you do when the coin tube is filled? I have seen people try and fold the ends shut by themselves, but this often ends up in a mess. This is because if the ends aren’t properly closed or crimped, they can re-open, causing the coins to spill out.

The Klopp CR series of coin tube crimpers (CR1 & CR4) are designed to provide a solid and long-term crimp that will keep the ends of the rolls closed and secure. This is done electronically and takes 2-3 seconds.

Both the CR1 and the CR4 are the same machine, the only difference is the amount of crimping head that they come with them. The CR1 comes with 1 head and the CR4 has 4 different heads.

Before you use the Klopp CR1 or CR4, you will want to be sure you have the correct size crimping head attached to the machine. The crimping head you use will depend entirely on the denomination of coin roll you are closing.

These are the exact operation instructions copied straight from the manual:

Step 1. Insert Crimping Head into black receiver on machine. “Push and Twist” to ensure crimping head is located and locked in place.

Step 2. Turn machine “ON”.

Step 3. For Pre-Crimped “Shotgun Shell” Style Wrappers:
Fill wrapper. Press the pre-filled coin wrapper firmly against crimping head till the wrapper is tight and a rolled seal has been formed.

Step 4. For Flat Style Wrappers:
Fill wrapper. Divide the extra paper evenly on each end. Back one of the open ends with
your finger. Press the pre-filled coin wrapper firmly against the crimping head till wrapper is tight and a rolled seal has been formed. Repeat on opposite end.

The build quality on the CR1 and CR4 is exceptional, which should come as no surprise. Klopp coin sorters, counters and money handling equipment almost always features an excellent build quality.

You can find the Klopp CR1 & CR4 coin tube crimpers here. You can find our entire selection of money handling equipment here.

Klopp KCS Series Coin Scale Review

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Klopp KCS Coin Scales Do you count a lot of coins per day and don’t have the time to wait for a person or a coin counter to get the job done? One of the quickest and most efficient ways to count coins and tokens is by using a coin scale. One model you may want to look into is the Klopp KCS series of coin scales (found here). This is my review.

Klopp is known for making a wide variety of coin sorters, coin counters and bill counters. Their machines are known for being reliable, efficient and easy to set up. The Klopp KCS series of coin scales follow with this tradition.

The Klopp KCS series of coin counting scales includes the KCS-12, KCS-30 and the KCS-60. The biggest difference between these different versions is the amount of coins they can weigh. The KSC-12 can handle up to 12 pounds of coins, the KCS-30 up to 30 pounds and the KCS-60 up to 60 pounds. It can even be used to count tokens and tickets.

This coin scale is easy to use. Simply set up the scale for the denomination you want to use and place the coins on the weighing surface. Three large LED displays indicate the denomination, weight and value of the coins. Calibration is simple and takes just seconds to do.

This scale includes 10 preset settings for common US denominations. It includes the ability to set up custom settings for other denominations. It can even be set up with password protection for use in the field.

Because this scale is so precise, there is no need to worry about inaccurate results. Many argue that coin scales are even more accurate than coin counters. I personally like both methods of counting coins. The method you use is a matter of preference, time and resources.

As mentioned earlier, the Klopp KCS coin scale can be set up to count tokens, foreign currencies and tickets. These are features that most traditional coin counters cannot support.  It can even be set up for batch counting.

You can get the Klopp KCS coin scales with an optional thermal printing kit, a carrying case and a coin scoop. These options can be requested prior to making a purchase by calling 1-800-658-8788.

I personally like the Klopp KCS coin scale and consider Klopp products to be some of the best on the market. You can find the Klopp KCS series of coin scales here. You can find our entire selection of coin counters here.

Semacon S-520 Heavy Duty Coin Sorter Review

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Semacon S-520 Heavy Duty Coin Sorter and CounterCoin sorting machines are an invaluable tool for retail stores, banks and other businesses. These valuable machines save hours of time and are several times more accurate than manually counting money. If you are in the market for a coin sorter, one model you should seriously consider is the Semacon S-520 heavy-duty coin sorter (found here). I have used this machine and this is my review.

Semacon is one of the leading manufacturers of coin counters, sorters and bill counters. While some Semacon machines are more of an up front investment, the build quality far exceeds most of the competition. Rather than being made in China, most Semacon machines are made in Japan under high quality management.

The Semacon S-520 is one of Semacon’s highest-end coin counters and sorters.  It is one of the few coin counters and sorters to feature a full metal chassis. It is designed for continuous, daily use and can be used in small banks, retail stores and other businesses that handle change on a daily basis. Not only does the S-520 sort coins, it also counts them for you.

Simply pour your coins into the S-520 (up to 500 at a time) and it will begin sorting and counting the coins. These coins are then deposited into large containers, separating pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters and dollar coins (150 pennies, 80 nickels, 250 dimes, 200 quarters, 80 dollars).

The coin containers slide out, making sorted and counted money easy to access. You don’t have to use the sorting containers with the S-520. You can alternatively use bagging, packaging and wrapping attachments.

The digital readout is large and very clear. It will give you a running total of coins and dollar value. You can also choose to see the total of an individual coin. If you want to see just the nickels, you can have the machine show you the total quantity and value of the nickels. I love this ability.

The Semacon S-520 includes a power adapter, a dust cover, a cleaning brush and an operating manual. It comes with everything you need to get up and running. The machine itself weighs in at 14 pounds, allowing it to be used on desks, tables and counters.

The Semacon S-520 also features a wide variety of batch counting options. This enables the operator to select batch stop settings for each denomination separately or for all denominations together.

Are you Canadian? The Semacon S-520 can be ordered in a Canadian format to handle all Canadian coin denominations, including Toonies and Loonies. Just call us up at 1-800-658-8788 to get a quote.

Overall I really like the S-520. While I don’t have long-term use with it, my initial impressions are pretty high. I do know for a fact that Semacon machines have few customer service issues and we rarely ever hear back from a customer with issues.

You can find the Semacon S-520 heavy duty coin sorter here. You can find all our coin sorters here and our coin counters here.

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