Enabler Teller automation is inextricably linked to the wider process of retail branch transformation. Read More Recyclers Recyclers accounted for 29% of TAU’s in 2008, compared to just 10% in 2001. Market growth forecast is 65% by 2013. Read More

ECB’s Taxonomy of Bankote Machines

Customer–Operated Machines
  • CIM   Cash-In m/c
  • CRM   Cash recycling m/c
  • CCM   Combined cash-in m/c
  • COM   Cash-Out m/c
Staff–Operated Machines
  • BPM   Banknote processing m/c
  • BAM   Banknote authentication m/c
  • TARM Teller assistant recycling m/c
  • TAM   Teller assistant m/c

ECB/2010/14 Annex I at pg.5…

Recycler Fitness Checking

Banknote Fitness Attributes

ECB lays down the minimum standards for automated fitness checking, with an acceptable tolerance level of 5%.

Banknote fitness attributes are:

  • Soil; general distribution of dirt
  • Stain; localized concentration of dirt
  • Graffiti; added image or lettering
  • De-inked note; localized lack of ink
  • Tear Hole Mutilation; edge part missing
  • Repair; parts taped or glued together
  • Crumples; multiple random folds
  • Limpness; lack of stiffness
  • Fold
  • Folded corner(s)

ECB/2010/14 Annex IIIa at pg.11…

What are the Teller Cash Recyclers

A quick overview of Teller Cash Recyclers technology

Teller Cash Recycler (TCR) is one out of many versions of a Teller assist unit (TAU). Thus, TCR’s are electromechanical devices used in retail banking for the disbursement and deposit of banknotes, supporting decisively the bank teller transactional operations. Among others, TCR’s are also deployed in casino operations, large retailers’ back-office.

Intrinsic characteristics of modern TCRs are:

  • Banknotes authentication and fitness checking
  • High-speed of banknotes processing
  • Strong box vault enclosure
  • Digital communications interconnection with host banking systems
  • Auditability and traceability of all operations


  • Speed
  • Accuracy
  • Security
  • Safety
  • Auditability and traceability
  • Real-time cash inventory

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Leading TCRs manufacturer

Since 1996, ARCA is dedicated to developing and manufacturing state-of-the-art Teller Cash Recycling solutions (TCRs) for the global banking market place as well as for the retail industry. Designing state-of-the-art Teller Cash Recyclers and banknote validation technology is the primary focus of ARCA, with a strong emphasis on in-house technology development, ease-of-use and serviceability. Flagship product is the CM18, a next generation TCR machine.

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Web Quality

3.4 MB

Print Quality

10 MB

Cash Recycling

5.2 MB

Reform via TCR

3.9 MB

Retail Banking
Paradigm Shift

5.8 MB

Cash Control

3.3 MB