American Changer Corp.
American Changer, a developer and manufacturer of bill changers, celebrates its 25th year in January. The company’s AC2225 Bill Changer accepts $1 to $20 bills and dispenses quarters from two hoppers. In addition, the machine can be upgraded with an MEI recycler to dispense $5 bills back from the bill acceptor when a high-value bill is inserted. Considered to be a mini bill breaker, this option allows customers to receive bills back with just enough coins to help prevent unused coins from leaving the business.The AC2225 rear-load change machine can be ordered with two optional MEI bill recyclers.
The model features dual redundancy and includes two MEI recyclers; two boards; two power supplies; two hoppers, 11,200 coin capacity; and custom payout decals. The machine measures 19 inches wide, 29 inches high and 14 inches deep.
The Money Machine self-service coin counter by Cummins Allison provides a commercial laundry a high return on its investment. With the industry’s only automated payout system, the machine also gives customers case in coins at the machine with the need for customer service.
The Money Machine self-service coin counter allows the business to adjust customer service fees to improve the bottom line or to change fees to be competitive in the local market. Money Machine can be used to recycle coins and eliminate carrier and bank fees.
Backed by local, factory-trained service technicians, the Money Machine has a 98% uptime and 99.995% accuracy—the highest run-time ratings in the industry, according to the company.
The machine can process up to 4,100 coins per minute, and its intuitive design sorts out debris and non-coin items with few stops or jams, giving a hassle-free coin management.
For more than 40 years, ESD has supplied payment systems to the commercial laundry industry. Along with the ESD Coinslide, ESD now offers SmartCard and Magstripe Systems, which eliminate the need for coin and offer marketing and operational opportunities for the individual business.
ESD has added credit card acceptance at point of purchase. With the wireless CrossLink and SmartLink systems, customers now have the flexibility to pay the way they want to pay, by coin, loyalty card, or credit card, which makes each laundry location more valuable to the customer, as helping to make the business more competitive.
The new systems are cloud-based and wireless for easy installation. The industry-leading SSL Encryption, according to company officials, makes the product is safe while processing transactions in real time over a high-speed Internet connection.
Klopp Coin Counters
KLOPP International Inc. now offers the SeeTech iSniper, an advanced, single-pocket currency discriminator that scans each bill, recognizes the value and quantity, and provides a grand total and itemized count of the mixed money.
The sorting mode allows a commercial laundry owner to count a specific denomination and have the machine stop when any other denominations are identified.
The clam shell front cover allows for easy access to sensors and rollers for cleaning and removing of notes, if necessary. The machine includes three counterfeit detection modes: ultra-violet (UV), magnetic (MG) and infrared (IR). A small, portable footprint makes the machine easy to use on-site.
KLOPP machines are made of cast aluminum and hardened steel, and are completely made in the United States. The company’s line of coin handling equipment includes coin counters, coin sorters, coin scales, currency counters and coin wrapper crimpers.
Lock America International Inc.
Lock America, of Corona, California, develops and manufactures locks and security hardware for a number of industries, including commercial laundries. The Pay Station Security System is a new currency-handling product with athree-step security system that secures the locking points of pay stations. The system consists of a flanged hardened steel housing, a Lock America or other compatible high-security plug lock, and a modified version of Lock America’s Millennium “hockey puck” style lock. Secured with Lock America’s pick and drill resistant keyway, each three-part system is installed in pairs to secure the front panel of pay stations and change machines.
The keyway features Lock America’s pick and drill-resistant rotating detainer disk system with 20 million usable key combinations and a unique key code registered to each customer with master key option.
MEI® Cashflow® AE2400 models now include an enhanced background debug system (EBDS) interface option. The EBDS interface enables the use of a USB serial adaptor cable within the AE Series portfolio, the AE2400. This added feature allows an original equipment manufacturer a greater flexibility for development without the added cost of the AE2600 and AE2800 models.
The EBDS interface will come standard on all new 2400EX models.Other features of the AE24000EX include the acceptance of $1 and $5 bills in both up-and-down stacker configurations; and a selection of bezels and cashboxes to round out the operator options for customizing the AE machine. The AE2400 also comes in a 12-volt battery option, although this option is not yet compatible with the new EBDS interface.
The Cashflow AE Series delivers security, performance and reliability, says the company, to the commercial laundry industry and provides a high return on investment.
Monarch Coin and Security Inc.
Monarch Coin and Security supplies vertical eight- and 15-coin slides that can be set up to accept either U.S. or foreign coins, and they can be calibrated for any denomination. Token-operated 444 slides also are available. The company offers bill changer machines that supply the customer with either coins or tokens.
Monarch also supplies coin boxes to fit any commercial laundry machine. These can be equipped with any of five different lock styles: Ace, Nova, Trigard, Duo or Medeco. Fronts are available in chrome, black or blue.
The company also has available coin box guards and full body armor that will enclose the entire meter case with 1/8-inch steel.
The Apex 7000, the second generation of the Apex series from Pyramid Technologies, offers a high degree of functionality, according to the company. Standard features include dip-switch configuration; lighted arrows on the bezel and bill entry area; high security against fraudulent bills; pushbutton LED on-board diagnostics; and dual-stage optical anti-stringing.
The Apex 7000 offers a wide range of interface options and the ability to customize the validator to fit the specific needs of a commercial laundry. Foreign note acceptance also is available with the Apex 7000 as it can accept any currency up to 72 millimeters wide. Along with other PTI products, the Apex 7000 is made in the United States.
Pyramid Technologies, based in Meza, Arizona, manufactures banknote acceptors and a thermal printer used by the vending, amusement and gaming industries. In addition to the Apex series, Pyramid offers the Trilogy (accepts bills up to 85 millimeters wide), Curve (has additional, stackerless, bill path security), and Phoenix (a thermal printer).
Seaga offers economy-sized changers with models CM1050 and CM1250.
Model CM1050 is a tube-style changer holding $150 in quarters, dimes and nickels.
Holding $250 in quarters, the CM1250 accepts $1 and $5 bills and also can be programmed to accept $10 and $20 bills. Hopper-style loading, LCD display, dual locking system and coin cup are all features of the CM1250, which is easy to mount to a vending machine or wall.
Celebrating its 25th year in business, Seaga offers a variety of vending equipment, accessories and gourmet Saeco espresso machines for the domestic and international vending markets. Seaga facilities in Freeport Illinois; Llandudno, United Kingdom, and Delhi, India, offer sales, service and manufacturing to a diverse customer base encompassing multi-national vending operators, OCS, and original equipment manufacturers.
Setomatic Systems provides drop coins meters for many makes and models of vending machines. Replace the older turn-knob meters with an up-to-date drop-coin machine with a digital display and time countdown. The machines are adjustable in 15-second increments and are easy to install. Replace the old plastic drop coin machines with a durable all metal drop coin model. They also make drop coins to replace the coin slides on most machines.
Eliminate the multi-push insertions on Wascomat washers with a drop coin meter with digital display. The company also offers after market-drop coins to replace factory installed units on many front load washers.
Standard Change-Makers Inc.,a leading manufacturer of currency change machines,has discontinued its System 600 series. The company now offers the new MC600RL-DA series, which includes three rear-load models, and the new MC800-DA series with three front-load models with two-, three-, and four-coin hopper configurations. The 800-DA series also offers higher coin capacities from 12,80 quarters to 20,800 quarters. The two new series are available with dual bill acceptors such as Coinco, Mars, CashCode or Pyramid.
The discontinued line affects all models with the prefix “SC”. A conversion kit for the older model SC series machines allows for the installation of other brand bill acceptors, and it will work on any SC model with the System 500, 500-E, 600-FST or 600-EF bill acceptors.