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A Guide to Coin Counting Scales

Counting scales can be used to make laborious and repetitive counting tasks more efficient, and a coin counting scale is no different. These simple devices can be used to accurately count a range of currencies and are integral for businesses that handle coins and tokens on a regular basis.

This blog will focus on explaining what a coin counting scale is, how they work and how they can be used to make your money counting processes faster and safer.

What is a coin counting scale?

A coin counting scale, also known as a money counting scale, is a specific type of counting scale that is used to accurately weigh and count coins and tokens. These instruments can help to speed up counting processes which would otherwise take up a lot of time. Money counting scales use weight to determine the total value and should not be confused with a coin counting machine which does not. Coin scales are similar to regular counting scales in the way that they have 3 separate displays – individual denominations, quantity and total.   

Why you need a coin counting scale

Coin counting scales are used within small-scale businesses right up to large-scale global companies for accurately counting currency. Counting scales ensure standardisation and decrease miscalculations that can result from human error. More importantly, coin counting scales help to determine counterfeit coins by identifying minute differences in weight. It is therefore essential for businesses to own a coin counting machine that is fully capable of dealing with any new currency changes.

How does a coin counting scale work?

Coin counting scales work in much the same way a regular counting scale does, although they differ slightly as their databases feature the weights of their specific supported currencies. When money is placed onto the weighing pan, the loadcell internally calculates the total amount based on the total weight divided by the individual denomination weight. This figure is then simply converted into the desired monetary value and displayed.     

Where are coin counting scales used?

Small businesses

It is essential that small businesses record income accurately in order to budget for expenditure, tax and staff wages. In finance departments, coin counting scales can count currency fast without the need for manual labour, eliminating human counting errors.

Retail stores & supermarkets

Coin counting scales can be used to check that your till is showing the correct value and that no change is missing. Supermarkets often have multiple till points open and each of these will need to be counted individually to work out totals for each working day. Cash and carries or stores that are open 24 hours, have little time to conduct manual counting activities, a reliable cash counter is a necessity to ensure that counts are both fast and accurate to cause minimal interruption to customers and reduce waiting times.

Amusement arcades

The CCEU range is particularly useful within arcades and include token values that can be used for certain games or amusements. Coin weighing scales be used to detect counterfeit coins used in machines and ensure that these are taken out of circulation. They can also be used to keep an accurate record of how much money is placed inside certain machines e.g. slot machines or 1p machines that would prove particularly difficult to count manually.

When filling slot machines you may have a large amount of change that needs to be divided several ways, the CCEU can be used to count out a certain amount of coins for each machine e.g.  £200 worth of 2p coins, ensuring that you are using a regulated amount for all your machines that can be monitored and maintained at regular intervals.

Currency exchanges

Currency exchanges often have to work with large amounts of currency from different countries. When calculating exchange rates and changing money, it is easy for mistakes to be made, therefore accurate coin counting scales are vital when counting small change in multiple currencies. Some coin counting scales have custom currency tokens built into the scale that can be pre-selected for dealing with regularly used coins in different currencies more quickly, many scales also have the option to convert into Euros, Pound Sterling or dollars.

Adam CCEU Coin Counting Scale

Introduction to the Adam CCEU Coin Counting Scale

The Adam CCEU Coin Counting Scale is a lightweight, portable coin counting scale that is used to count money or tokens accurately and efficiently. The scale features a 1g readability and comes complete with 9 pre-set values and 3 token values, allowing users to perform cash handling calculations with ease.

The CCEU works with Pound Sterling and Euro currencies, as well as pre-defined token values. A memory total application allows the addition of values to provide a running total of all calculations, while the use of an RS-232 interface allows you to send or print your results via computer or printer.

The CCEU coin counting scale features a large stainless steel weighing area and 20kg weighing capacity that allows large amounts to be counted at the same time. Adjustable feet and colour coded keys allow for overall scale stability and quick recognition of frequently used buttons.

The CCEU includes many features including zero-tracking, and audible overload alarm for when capacity is exceeded. Our CCEU counting scale can be externally calibrated for verification with approved calibration weights.

If you require any further information about coin counting scales or specifically the CCEU, please Get In Touch with us.

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