How accurate are bill counting machines 

NC30-Bill Counter-Money-Counter-Currency-Bill-Count-Detector-Cash-Machine1In this modern day and age, we’re all looking for ways to make our lives easier and save time. If you run a cash handling business, here’s some good news for you – you can make your life much easier by purchasing one simple item. By investing in a money counting machine, not only will your employees save time, it will also give you peace of mind that the numbers counted are 100% accurate every time. So, rather than having that niggling thought that there could be an error and having to re-count a float, you can rest easy in the knowledge that your billss have been counted in a fraction of the time with more accuracy than any human manually counting could bring.

Fast facts about ZZap bill counters

  • Ability to process more than $20,000 in as little as 13 seconds
  • All bill counting machines are polymer ready
  • Ability to count single or mixed denomination, even on low quality bills
  • 3 year warranty
  • Central bank certified
  • Up to ten-fold counterfeit detection

So, you’re wanting to find out just how accurate money counting machines are? Let’s take a look at some of their qualities which make them the most effective method to save you time to give your attention to bigger priorities within your business.

Money-Counter-Machine-Cash-Counter-Currency-Bill-Banknote-Count-Detector-NC40We already know bill counters are 100% accurate, but what other features do they have to make them even more trustworthy? Well, one such feature is the double bill detection which is built into most machines. This means if two bills are fed through together without the operator realising, the machine will stop and alert you so you can separate the bills and restart your count for a correct reading. This electronic type double bill detection works thanks to infrared sensors which is analysed by the machine.

Bill counters also have built-in counterfeit money detection technology, so if any fake bills run through the machine you will also be alerted. This technology works in many ways – using ultraviolet or infrared light, size detection, metal thread and magnetic detection or by detecting the serial number printed on each bill. Bill counting machines are so smart that some will use all of these technologies to prevent your business from falling victim to counterfeit thieves. 


Another technology which helps money counting machines to be so effective is their ability to count and detect the weight of bills. While bills and coins always have a very precise weight when they are originally circulated, in time bills can pick up dirt or grime and become heavier, and coins could have tiny pieces chipped away through wear and tear. There is a lot of mathematics built into certain counting machines which help to keep the calculations correct. Within any machine’s memory is a table of weights for all supported currencies and denominations, whether loose or in bags or bundles. This allows you to count a range of coins and bills in seconds, saving you time to focus on other parts of your business.

If you’re still left with some questions before purchasing your bill counting machine, here’s some additional information to help with your decision:

How long does it take to count bills?

The answer to this depends on which machine you’re looking at. ZZap bill counters range from 600 bills per minute to 1,900 bills per minute. As you can see, this is much faster than any human could possibly count manually. In fact, we’ve done the math for you and calculated that a ZZap bill counting machine will count mixed bill denominations 29 times faster than manual counting and our coin counters work 15 times faster than a manual count.


What condition do the bills need to be in?

As long as the bill is flat, it will be able to be counted by a bill counting machine. The only issue would be if a bill is folded or heavily creased. If you’re dealing with brand new bills, they can sometimes stick together more than bills that have been around for a while. The easiest way to overcome this before a count is to fan through the bills a few times before putting them through your money counting machine.

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