Bill counters are the fastest, most accurate option for counting a large number bills. Learn more about the way bill counters operate and the options available across Cassida's line by scrolling below.
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Business grade machines are designed to stand up to the rigors of a business environment. They are developed to a standard that will allow continued use in a retail or office setting.
Bank grade machines are designed for high cash volume use. They are developed for high throughput on a regular basis for use in environments such as banks and casinos where large amounts of currency are being handled on a consistent basis.
Counterfeit Detection Types
Cassida's bill counters are each available in different models that include various levels of counterfeit detection in addition to their bill counting ability.
Models that are listed as Basic do not include any counterfeit detection. Their sole focus is on bill counting.
UV models include ultraviolet counterfeit detection measures. To help fight fraudulent bills, currency is printed with ultraviolet inks. This ink is only visible under ultraviolet light. While the note passes through the bill counter, the UV counterfeit detection sensors scan the bill for the presence of this unique security ink. If there is no UV ink present, the bill counter will flag it as suspect and stop the count with an alert.
Models listed as UV/MG include the ultraviolet counterfeit detection measures listed above and add an additional level of security with magnetic ink detection.
When currency is printed, magnetic ink is used, leaving trace amounts iron in the print which has magnetic properties. The magnetic sensors in models that include MG, search for this magnetic property on the bill. If the magnetic properties in the ink are not detected, the bill counter will flag it as suspect and stop the count with an alert.
Loading type refers to the design utilized by the bill counter to load bills to be counted into the hopper. There are two main types of loading styles, back and top, as well as a third hybrid style that Cassida has exclusively developed.
The back loading design is a more economically-focused approach as there is less intensive engineering involved in its design. However, this decrease in cost does come with a few drawbacks:
Bills must be stacked neatly into the hopper to avoid jams and feed errors.
Counting speeds cannot be adjusted with this loading style.
Less bills are able to be loaded into the hopper at once with the back loading approach.
Hybrid loading is a unique innovation by Cassida that combines the ease of top loader in a more economically engineered design. This method includes bill turners that push the bills into the hopper so there is no need for them to be manually flipped. This design is exclusive to the Cassida 5700 Series.
Top loaders are the top-of-the-line style of loading bills. Although more expensive, this style offers a number of advantages over the other loading styles. Including:
Much easier loading of bills: There's no need to reach over the bill counter to load bills into the hopper with this more ergonomically-focused design.
More leeway in bill stacking: Bill feeding in this manner is not as particular about the neatness of the bill stack, which also leads to less feed and jam errors.
Continuously feed bills while counting: This style is ideal for counting large volumes of bills. More bills can be added to the hopper without interrupting the count for faster operation.
Adjustable bill counting speeds: This design allows some models to also include adjustable bill counting speeds. Faster speeds are best for crisp new bills while slower speeds are preferred for worn bills.
Bill counters are intended provide a sum of the numerical count of bills and do not have a way to read bills to understand their value. Cassida's exclusive ValuCount™ feature allows the bill counter to do more than just count, but to provide the total monetary value as well.
To use ValuCount™, separate bills into denomination specific stacks. Then enter the denomination to be counted into the machine's menu. The bill counter will now provide the total monetary value for that denomination-specific stack in addition to the numerical count of bills. When you're ready to count the next denomination, just change the denomination selected on the menu. ValuCount™ also combines with the Add mode to calculate a grand total for all denominations counted!
Bill readers, like the Cassida Cube™, go an additional step beyond simple bill counters– they are able to actually read each bill as it passes to understand its denomination! This opens the door to a whole new level of functionality as a bill reader is able to provide the total value counted of mixed denomination bills in addition to the total number of bills counted. Using a bill reader is the easiest way to quickly calculate the total of a mixed stack of cash.
Bill readers with more advanced display options are also able to provide an accurate on-screen (or printed, with a connected thermal printer) report of the total bills counted, their value and even a denomination-by-denomination breakdown.
Reports Denomination and Value
The maximum counting speed for any bill counter is measured in bills per minute. This speed is determined given optimal conditions, which means that the bills being counted are new and crisp. Older, worn bills will cause counting speeds to slow.
Cassida's bill counters range in maximum speeds from 250 bills per minute (a speed that includes bill reading) up to 1,500 bills per minute on bank grade machines.
Max Counting Speed
More advanced top loading bill counters can also include adjustable counting speed options. But why would you not want to just count at top speed at all times?
When counting worn bills, a lower speed is preferable to avoid any feed or jam issues in the counter. When counting new bills that haven't been in circulation, a faster speed is possible. While when counting bills that have been in circulation but are not overly worn, a speed in-between can be best. Adjustable speed options allow the bill counter to be set to an optimal speed based upon the bills being counted.
Adjustable Speed Options
This the total number of bills that can fit in the "hopper" of the bill counter at a time. The hopper is the area where bills to be counted are placed.
The stated capacity is the number of new bills that can fit into the hopper at once. Older bills that have been in circulation will not lay as flat due to creases and wear, which will decrease the total number of bills that may be held.
This is the total number of bills that can fit in the "stacker" of the bill counter at a time. The stacker is the area that bills are collected after they have been counted.
The stated capacity is the number of new bills that can fit into the stacker at once. Older bills that have been in circulation will not lay as flat due to creases and wear, which will decrease the total number of bills that may be held.
Cassida's bill counters are available with a number of different display options. Displays may simply communicate the count of bills or may even provide advanced reporting information, depending upon the sophistication of the product.
The most basic style of display is an LED. Much like a traditional calculator, this type of display uses 7 dashes to form the basis of numbers 0 to 9 and can also be used to convey limited text messages.
A bill counter with dual LED screens allows for the easy display of multiple counts. This is especially useful when using the Add mode to keep a running tally of all bills counted. One screen will display the grand total count of bills while the other will show the total for the current count.
Dual LED Screens
High Resolution LCD Screens
As the name implies, these screens provide a much clearer image than the standard LED. The liquid crystal display is brightly back-lit for easy reading in any lighting environment.