Currency counters are very helpful in counting large sums of money, especially in Banks and Big Organizations where the cash transactions are huge.
They work very hard without rest and lose their efficiency in the long run because of poor maintenance.
With time, dirt and debris can make the note counting machine gets jammed frequently.
A few other issues also arise such as rejection of currency notes, false reading of counterfeit notes etc…
And, if you want your machine to work efficiently for many more years, then you should definitely need to clean the money counter regularly.
When Should You Clean the Cash Counter?
If you use your money counting machine extensively, then it is advised to clean it thoroughly once a week.
And, if you use it for occasional purpose only few times a month, then you can clean it once a month.
In addition to the weekly/monthly cleaning, you should also wipe it with a clean cloth at the end of each day of using it.
Doing so will prevent any miscounting of notes or wrong display of total amounts.
How to Clean the Cash Counting Machine?
1. Use Compressed Air
Compressed air is the best method to clean your cash counter.
- Unplug the machine and then blow out any dust or debris from the canister and other parts of the counter thoroughly.
You can also read the user’s manual where you’ll find the cleaning instructions from the manufacturer, to avoid damaging your machine parts.
Lastly, make sure that you keep at least a few inches gap between the blower and the machine to avoid any moisture to enter inside the machine.
2. Use Cleaning Cards
The second most effective method of cleaning the money counter is to use the cleaning cards that are specially designed to remove dirt, debris, ink residue and paper dust.
These cleaning cards also help with cleaning the rollers, metal plates and lenses very effectively.
- Just insert the cards into the machine like you insert your currency notes and run the counter.
- Take out the cards and clean them with a cloth and again insert them.
- Repeat this process multiple times until you find no dust or debris on the card.
How to Maintain Your Currency Counting Machine?
A money counter comes with many advanced features that vary from one brand to another and may also change with newer models.
So, it is always recommended to go through the user’s manual before operating your machine.
If you have trouble using your note counter, you can always contact the customer support and they’ll assist you for free of cost.
Here are a few things you should do & not to do with your cash counter.
- Don’t place any foreign objects like safety pins, paper clips etc… in your machine.
- When inserting the bank notes, ensure that you remove the rubber bands, hidden staples or paper clips.
- Never let any liquid materials like water or drinks to go inside the machine as it will damage the parts.
- Always switch off the counter after finishing your work. Doing so will extend the life of your machine.
- Use a lint-free, dry cloth to wipe down any dust from the feed, stacker, hopper and output trays after every use.
- Never place coins inside your machine unless it supports the coin counting feature.
- Lastly, cover the machine with a clean cloth when not in use to prevent any dirt or dust from entering into the parts of the machine.
Well, these are a few maintenance tips to get the maximum efficiency out of your note counting machine.
After all, it is our responsibility to care for the currency counter as it helps us in handling cash efficiently and effectively.