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Ribao JM-80 Currency Counter Review

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Ribao JM-80 Currency & Bill CounterSo you’re on a tight budget, but require very specific features in your currency counting machine? If this sounds like your current situation, one bill counter to consider is the Ribao JM-80 (found here). This bill counter comes in two different flavors; one with counterfeit detection capabilities and one without. There are many reasons why this machine may be a good choice for you. I would like to review a few of those reasons in this article.

The JM-80 is what’s known as a currency counter or bill counter. It is designed to take your stack of bills and provide you with a total number. While many machines do this exact same task, there are several things that set the JM-80 apart from the competition.

While this currency counter is not a currency discriminator (which counts mixed bills and provides a total value), it will allow you to take a pre-sorted stack of money, set the value in the bill counter and it will provide you with a total dollar value. This is a nice feature that is rarely found in standard bill counters. It will also provide you with a total number of bills counted, like most bill counters.

You can also buy this bill counter in a standard design or in a UV/MG design. The UV/MG model has the ability to scan bills, while counting, for counterfeit properties. This includes ultraviolet scanning (UV), magnetic scanning (MG) and infrared scanning (IR). Unlike most bill counters with counterfeit capabilities, the UV/MG model allows you to adjust the sensitivity of the counterfeit scanning to help prevent false positives. If you’re business is concerned about counterfeit money, the JM-80 UV/MG is a must-have product.

The JM-80 also includes half note detection, double note detection, chain note detection and notes of different sizes / denomination detection. Along with size detection, this bill counter can also be used with counting non-US currency (non-polymer based), paper, coupons and other paper material that falls within the minimum and maximum specifications.

Ribao JM-80 Currency Counter LCD ScreenThe LCD screen is a very unique feature in a currency counter at this price. Most just have a small screen that provides you with a number. This bill counter uses a screen that not only provides you with a lot of data, but also makes it very easy to set the machine up.

The hopper on this machine can hold up to 300 bills and the stacker can hold up to 200 bills. The counting speed is adjustable and ranges from 600, 900, 1200 and 1500 bills per minute. This bill counter is fast and very accurate.

As you might expect, money is dirty. It is often covered in dust, trace narcotics, germs and other filth. The JM-80 has a built-in dust collector and a built-in dust cover. This is wonderful to have not just for sanitary reasons, but is an added benefit for employees using this machine that may suffer from allergies, dust sensitivity, asthma and other pulmonary issues. It’s also much healthier for you.

In conclusion, this is a very affordable currency counter considering what you get. While it does what most other currency counters can do, it has those added bells and whistles that help it edge out a lot of the competition. I think it’s a great unit to have for use in a business, retail store, bank, casino or church. You can find our entire selection of money and bill counters here.

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.

Ribao P-100 Portable Battery-Powered Bill Counter Review

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Ribao P-100 Battery Powered Bill Counter with Counterfeit DetectionBill counters are handy machines, especially when you consider the alternative. Bill counters are extremely accurate, are generally easy to set up and use and are an excellent tool for any business that handles money on a regular basis. So what do you do when you need a bill counter, but no AC power is available? This is where battery-powered bill counters, like the Ribao P-100 (found here), come into play. We recently added this new battery-powered bill counter to our site and I would like to get you up to speed.

While most bill counters are fairly compact and easy to move around, over 99% of them have to be plugged into some sort of wall outlet. While there are some battery powered models out there, many of them are just a few steps above a toy. This is where the Ribao P-100 really finds its mark. It is both portable and effective. I would like to cover a few of its features.

To begin with, Ribao is a very well known manufacturer in the money handling industry. Their product lineup includes everything from coin counters and sorters to bill counters and counterfeit detectors. Their products have been around for literally years and are considered to be some of the best available, right up there with other brands like Cassida and Semacon.

The Riboa P-100 is completely battery powered. That means that it does not need an external AC power source. This allows the P-100 to be used on the go and makes it excellent for a variety of outdoor events, remote events and other limited power situations. The battery is a 12-volt rechargeable battery, which means no need to worry about constantly buying new batteries. If a wall outlet is nearby, an included AC adapter can be used for added convenience.

I would now like to cover some of the features themselves. First off, this bill counter really isn’t scaled down much at all from a standard bill counter. In fact, it is still able to count bills at a remarkable 1,000 per minute, which is close to what most handle. It also features a hopper that can hold 120 or 200 new bills and a stacker that handles the same amount. Again, this is very similar to what you would find in a standard bill counter. It is remarkably quiet.

One remarkable feature about this, especially considering the low price, is the fact that it includes counterfeit detection technology. This features UV (ultraviolet), MG (magnetic), MT (metal thread) and IR (Infrared) detection capabilities. Few AC bill counters include all these features.

The P-100 has a bright LED display with a 4-digit counter and features a batch preset display with 3 digits in green. It also starts automatically, automatically cleans itself and features half note, double not and chain not detection. Setting up batch counting is extremely easy to do using the control panel.

The bill counter itself is very compact and would easily fit in a drawer or cupboard. It only weighs in at four pounds shipped. It measures in at just 9”L x 7”W x 5”H.

Do you still have questions about this bill counter? Give us a call at 1-800-658-8788 to speak with one of our knowledgeable experts. If this isn’t the model you need, we can help you find one that will work for your needs. You can find our entire selection of bill counters here.  Have you used this model yourself? Let us know what you think by posting a comment.

Thanks for reading and have a great day!

What to Look for in a Coin Counter

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Coin Counters & SortersCoin counters and sorters could potentially be some of the most time-saving products available. Have you ever tried counting a jar of coins by hand? It is slow, boring and riddled with errors. Coin counters can sort and count coins in just minutes, sometimes seconds. Having used coin counters for years, I have a few suggestions on what you may want to look for in a machine.

To begin with, you’ll want to find a good reliable brand. Coin counter brands that I have found to be reliable include Cassida, Magner, Ribao, Klopp and Semacon. I have used coin counters and sorters from all 5 of these manufacturers and they have always proven to be reliable products.

The next thing you’ll need in a coin counter are some specific features. Here are some of the most common features available.

Coin Sorting – A coin counter should be able to sort coins as well, right? That is true, but different coin counters sort coins in different ways. Some machines are able to sort all coins at once, such as the ABC110, where others sort just one denomination at a time, such as the Ribao CS-10. Machines that only sort one denomination at a time are usually designed that way for bagging and coin rolling purposes.

Batch Counting – Do you need to be able to count a specific number of a specific denomination of coin? This is pretty important for coin rolling purposes. If you need a coin roll of $10 in quarters, you’re going to want to set up the batch counting for 40 coins. Make sense?

Continuous Counting – Continuous counting is nice if you are counting a lot of coins in one fell swoop. An example of this would be counting two jars of coins, but using a machine that can only handle one jar of coins at a time. You would place the first jar in the machine, and once finished, pour the second jar of coins into the machine. With continuous counting, the machine will be able to tell you the total number of coins and dollar value of coins for both jars.

Denominations – Be sure the machine you are using can handle the needed coin denominations. Most of our coin counters and sorters can handle pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters. Some are also able to handle dollar coins, tokens and even Canadian denominations such as Toonies and Loonies. Most machines will state under the specifications what they can handle. Many can be custom built to handle the coins you deal with on a daily basis.

Tubing / Bagging – Many people like to tube or bag coins for storage purposes. This may be a bank, a credit union or even a grocery store. Many of our coin counters have optional coin tubing and bagging attachments.

Speed – If you’re an individual or a small business, speed may not be an issue. If you are a bank or a retail store, counting speeds may be critical. Our coin counters are rated by coins counted per minute. The Semacon S-520, for example, can count and sort up to 450 coins per minute.

Portability – This is a tough call. While you may want your coin counter to be portable, you often loose counting capacity with portability. You’ll need to determine how much counting capacity and portability you need in your machine before making a choice. If your machine will always sit on the same counter or table, portability probably won’t matter.

You can see a video demo of a coin counter in action here:

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I hope these tips and suggestions help you in your quest to find a reliable coin counting machine. If you still have questions, and many of you will, please feel free to contact one of our money handling specialists by calling 1-800-658-8788. I work with these people and can attest to the fact that they are knowledgeable, courteous and won’t pressure you into buying something you don’t need.

You can find our entire selection of coin counters and sorters 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.

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