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Chains of vending and coffee machines, retail stores, passenger transportation companies, church shops, banks and some other enterprises have a large number of coins that need accurate accounting. Manual counting of coins takes much time and effort and often has errors that violate accounting statements. Automatic coin counter will help you manage coin counting.

How do such devices work?

According to the principle of operation, all models of coin counters are divided into two large groups: sorter counters) and sequential counters.

The counter-sorter is a fairly compact device consisting of a receiving hopper and eight receiving pockets located under it. When the small change is poured into the hopper, the device sorts the coins by denominations and throws them into the corresponding pockets. The total amount of money is calculated, which is displayed in the corresponding report on the device display. The counting speed is 250-600 coins per minute, and the receiving tray can have a capacity of 400 to 2000 coins.

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Sequential counters are massive and high-speed devices. Such machines are equipped with a larger loading hopper and two pockets. Before starting sorting, the user enters the diameter and denomination of the coins, which are sorted into the main pocket or bag. The rest of the change is discarded in the second container. Then the operation is repeated with coins of a different denomination. Sequential counters are designed for industrial use (for example, for enterprises engaged in passenger transportation). The coin processing speed of these devices is much higher (from 1600 to 2500 coins per minute), and the loading bins accept up to 4000 coins.

The separate group of devices consists of bank coin counters for use in money vaults. Such machines can process up to 10,000 coins per minute and are capable of working 24 hours per day.

So, you must first take into account the needs of your company, when choosing a coin counter.