A coin sorter is a device which sorts a random collection of coins into separate bins or tubes for various denominations. Coin sorters are typically specific to the currency of certain countries due to different currencies often issuing similarly sized coins of different value. While some sorters make no attempt at counting, most sorters are armed with a screen displaying the number or the value of the coins that passed through the machine.
Coin Counter may refer to a device which both sorts and counts coins at the same time, or only counts presorted coins that are all the same size.A typical counter of presorted coins uses a bowl with flat spinning disc at the bottom to distribute coins around the bowl perimeter. An opening in the edge of the bowl is only wide enough to accept one coin at a time. Coins either pass through a light-beam counter, or are pushed through a spring-loaded cam that only accepts one coin at a time. Good standard for coin counter's counting speed is 300 coins per minute.
How do coin counting & coin sorting machines work? How do coin counters count coins
Coin counters are smarter than you think, using sensors to instantly identify and count each type of coin as it passes by. Safescan 1250, for instance, uses a dual optical sensor system which remembers each coin’s size, counts them as they are dropped into the correct cup, and stores the total count in the memory.
Coin counters sorting coins
All coins in each currency have their own unique diameter and thickness. And just like a human can tell them apart without looking, mixed coin counters use automated sensors and rotating discs to identify coins based on their size, and then funnel them into separate receiving cups.
How do weight-based coin counters work?
Coins are not only sized differently, but weighted differently too, and we stock high-precision money counting scales which use finely calibrated load cells to weigh several coins once.
The load cells use an electronic signal to accurately measure and calculate the weight of the coins, matching them up with the denominations and currencies in the machine’s memory, to give you an instant reading of your total.