Bill validators are standard equipment on vending machines, ATMs, self-checkout machines, and ticket booths.The purpose of a bill validator is simple: to draw in a bill, “read it” and determine the currency as a form of payment or create change. This automated machinery relies on many mechanical parts to function effectively and consistently.

The mechanisms of bill validators require belting in two processes within the machine. The first is to pull the bill into the machine and the second is to put it into a stacking area. A series of two belts work together is needed for this operation. Depending on the machine, the belts could be flat or a timing belt with teeth.

At Belt Corporation of America, we understand the design criteria to create a successful belt. When it comes to bill validator belts, getting the proper coefficient of friction is vital to performance, with a secondary focus on the belt’s longevity. In order to have the coefficient of friction necessary to move bills through the process, most OEMs utilize either urethane or neoprene materials.

Over time, belts will eventually need to be replaced. When belting wears out third-party repair professionals in the field will remove the entire stacking module and repair it. We create replacement belting designed and manufactured to precise OEM specifications for all common bill validators.

As automated equipment expands in use, the need for high-quality parts will continue to increase, but with OEM-quality belting available from Belt Corporation of America, machines will continue to operate with their original functionality.

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