The coin hopper unit with coin bowl, pickup wheel, counting sensor and reject solenoid and the full electronic with embedded real time software for coin recognition and handling up to 20 different denominations. Some units have a motor controlled cleaning system to get rid of dirt and foreign objects. The value counting units put the mixed coins into one bag, or mixed coins into 6 bags (filling one bag after the other). The sorting units can sort up to 9 coins.
Optional features and functions
- Automatic coin feeder (conveyer belt).
- 4 x 20 character LCD display with backlight, display booster and cable.
- Printer and print button.
- Coin separating tubes (6 or 9 coins sorting or non sorting) with bag holders (easy bagging).
- Available for most currencies
The CTcoin sensor can handle up to 20 coins (differentiated by material or size)
- Shows quantity per denomination, and value per denomination
- Total value
- Reject counterfeit coins (tested and approved for EURO).
- Programmable bag stops for each denomination
- RS 232 interface
The coin hopper unit is capable, by means of a coin wheel with 8 small and 1 larger pickup, to pick up various combinations of coins, with a speed of up to 1100 coins / minute. The coin wheel has a set of 27 cleaning holes in 9 blocks of 3, to clean out simple dust from the coins before being counted.
The OEM CDS units also have a CTcoin patented cleaning system to get rid of various larger foreign objects like paper, small metal clips, screws and other kind of debris not being lifted up to the coin rail during the coin count cycle.
The coin pickup has a finger deflector to prevent coin pyramids and to ensure a clean and steady coin flow through the sensor. The reject function is performed by a timed kick out solenoid controlled by a coin validation algorithm with a speed of up to 1100 coins per minute.
The sorting is generally a free flow diameter 5 / 6 / 9 rail sorting solution, with coin thickness separation where needed. In situations where two denominations are identical in diameter and thickness, a Track Sensor® is used for the separation. The sorting can optionally be extended by up to 5 multi bagging solenoids for customers who want to put a certain denomination into several bags. The rail has a detection mechanism for rail stop to enhance the overall performance of the coin sorting function. The non sorting rail system enables up to 6 solenoid activated mixed coin bags.
The coin unit counts most known combinations of coin metal alloys within the limits
- Min / max diameter: 14 mm / 34 mm
- Min / max thickness: 0,9 mm / 4 mm
Deciding for sorting / non-sorting
The first choice is to select a sorting or non sorting unit. Sorting machines often need more supervision and cleaning than the non sorting machines. This is mainly to avoid rail stops that can be caused by bent coins, or excessive dirt on the coin rail.
The second thing is to decide with or without cleaning system. The patented cleaning system opens up the coin bowl after each count, spins the coin wheel to make sure that debris drops down into the red debris tray. It then closes the coin bowl again to make the machine ready for the next count.
This is very useful in environments where customers or vandals dropping foreign objects into the machine. Also if the coins to be counted can contain other objects like screws, big clips, scotch tape, pieces of paper, etc.
If other applications where you are convinced that people only feed coins without debris it can be a good choice to buy a unit without cleaning system, i.e. the Delta series.
Functionalities of the cleaning system
The units with cleaning system have a slightly different functionality both during counting and in the menus, this compared to the units without cleaning system. The cleaning system has a motor to open and close the bowl, a sensor detecting the position of the bowl, an extra PCB inside, a power supply for the printer, controls for the solenoids of double bag function, and a coin bowl sensor measuring the amount of coins in the bowl.
Feed conveyor belt / sensor in coin bowl
If you would like a conveyor belt for automatic feeding of the coins into the coin bowl, you need to equip the unit with a Coin Bowl Sensor detecting the amount of coins in the coin bowl. If you select the Cleaning system, the coin bowl sensor needed for the feed conveyor belt is already included.
Double/multi bagging, multiple bags mixed output are available in the units with cleaning system only.