The following is a listing of some of the more common bill counting questions from our customers. If you want to learn more about money counting machines, or are in the initial stages of looking for a bill counter, then this article may be helpful.
Do bill-counting machines determine the value of the bills counted?
Most bill counters cannot determine the value of the bills counted. Most models count the total number of bills passing through the machine. The only bill counter we offer that will determine the value of the currency counted is the Shinwoo SB1000.
Do all bill counters include counterfeit detection?
Several bill counters include counterfeit detection, but not all. Most models count the currency, and if a fake bill is detected the machine stops. The most common counterfeit detection features built into a bill counting machine are Ultraviolet (UV) and Magnetic (MG) detection.
What is bill size detection?
When counting money, the size detection feature on a bill counting machine will tell you if there are any size anomalies in the counted bills. This is simply another counterfeit detection measure.
What is MG detection?
MG is the acronym for magnetic. Bill counters with magnetic detectors sense the magnetic properties of ink printed on legal U.S. currency. With the MG detection feature enabled, the bill counter will inform you of a note lacking magnetic properties.
What is UV detection?
UV is the acronym for ultraviolet. Bill counters with ultraviolet detectors sense UV properties only found in legal notes. Bill counters with UV capabilities alert you of money lacking critical UV properties and identify it as counterfeit.
Will bill counters only count money?
Most bill counters will count tickets, coupons and other paper-based items. You simply need to determine the specifications of the bill counter and verify the minimum and maximum bill size the machine can handle. You should be OK if the item you need to count falls within those dimensions.
Is there any noticeable machine performance difference between counting new and used bills?
Bill counters will handle both new and used bills. The basic difference is most bill counters only count half as many used bills as new. This is because used, wrinkled, and folded bills take up more space than crisp new bills in the bill counter’s hopper.
Why are some bill counters equipped with a dust extraction system?
Bills, after they are handled and used for some time, collect all sorts of dirt and grime — including particles and dust. A dust extraction system is basically a vacuum that removes dust while bills are being counted. This feature is ideal for workers who suffer from allergies, or simply want to maintain a clean environment. You may be interested to know that many bills include traces of dust from various illegal narcotics that you will definitely want to eliminate.
Why do some counting machines have a dust shield?
The dust shield prevents particles and dust on the bills from filling the air. Once the machine is finished counting a stack of money, the dust shield will open for removal of the bills.
Are bill counting machines safe?
Other than normal electrical hazards, bill counters do not cause any serious physical harm. For obvious reasons, you would not want children using a bill counting machine.
Are there any bill counting models that run on batteries?
There are some small, entry-level models that run on AC or DC power. The ABC V-30 is a good example of such a bill counter. Most low- and all mid- to high-volume bill counters cannot run on batteries due to higher power requirements.