The coin hopper unit with coin bowl, pickup wheel, counting sensor and reject solenoid also include the fully electronic and embedded real time software for coin recognition and handling up to 20 different denominations. Some units have a motor controlled cleaning system clear 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 coin denominations (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 to pick up various combinations of coins, with a speed of up to 1100 coins / minute by means of a coin wheel with 8 small and 1 larger pickup. The coin wheel has a set of 27 cleaning holes in 9 blocks of 3 in order 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 that are not 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 use of a sensor. The reject function is performed by a solenoid controlled timed kick-out valve by way of 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 be optionally extended by up to 5 multi bagging solenoids for customers who wish 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
How to decide on sorting or 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 extra supervision is mainly to avoid rail stops that can be caused by bent coins, or excessive dirt on the coin rail.
The second decision to make is whether to choose the 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 quite useful in environments where customers or vandals drop foreign objects into the machine. Also, the coins to be counted may at times contain other objects such as screws, paperclips, scotch tape, pieces of paper, etc.
In those applications where there is less of a chance of foreign debris entering the machine, the cleaning mechanism may not be necessary and so the Delta series could be a great option.
Functionalities of the cleaning system
The units with a cleaning system have a slightly different functionality both during counting and in the menus compared to the units without the cleaning system. The cleaning system has a motor that opens and closes 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 the double bag function and a coin bowl sensor measuring the amount of coins within 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 that detects the amount of coins within the coin bowl. If you select the Cleaning system, the coin bowl sensor needed for the feed conveyor belt is already conveniently included.
Double/multi bagging, multiple bags mixed output are available in the units with cleaning system only.