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Automation systems for increased efficiency

Automation systems for loading and packing banknotes make the professional handling of cash more ergonomic and improve cash cycle efficiency for a High Speed World. NotaTray® Loading is designed to complement the BPS® M Systems while NotaPack® works with both BPS® M and X9 systems.

The core process for banknote sorting and authentication is fully automated by the BPS® M systems. Same is true for Single Note Inspection by the BPS® X9 in printing. Additional efficiency and security gains can be achieved by automating the banknote processing steps at the start and end which still involve the manual handling of cash. NotaTray® Loading and NotaPack® are two building blocks that are ideally suited to streamlining processes for the High Speed World.

Benefits at a glance

  • The NotaTray® Ecosystem is a comprehensive yet highly flexible solution for automated cash processing, which enhances efficiency for all stakeholders at every stage of the cash cycle. 
  • Cash room automation: The NotaTray® Loading and Filling module as well as NotaPack® 10 for banknote packaging eliminate manual handling of cash in the processing area. 
  • Cash center optimization: Banknotes are ready for seamless integration in cash center intralogistics, either as loose banknotes in NotaTray® or as shrink-wrapped bundles. 
  • The NotaTray® enhances coordination between commercial cash centers and central banks, eliminating redundant processes at both ends. 
  • Modular automation solutions complement BPS® systems for highspeed handling of cash. 
  • The new NotaTray® Filling module not only optimizes transport processes in the cash cycle and reduces processing times, it also means reduced workforce effort and packaging materials. 
  • NotaPack® 10 completes the automated finishing area in printing works and increases efficiency with reliable and secure automation. 
Bundling a bundle of banknotes in shrink wrap inside a banknote processing machine
A man fills banknotes into a NotaTray®

Introducing the NotaTray® Ecosystem

Efficiency straight out of the box

The NotaTray® is far more than a box for delivering cash: It is the nucleus of an innovative ecosystem designed to enhance efficiency and unlock the full potential of automated cash handling. This system brings together a suite of components which seamlessly integrate to deliver success in a multitude of use cases. The NotaTray® Ecosystem is set to fortify the cash industry against future disruption. Standardization by means of the NotaTray® supports the implementation of various levels of optimization, from highly efficient manual handling to almost complete automation. It also fosters enhanced collaboration between various industry players. Moreover, the digital twin aspect of the NotaTray® is able to digitalize the entire cash cycle.

Learn more about the NotaTray® Ecosystem! Please also watch our video below and download our brochure.

NotaTray® Loading module
A large machine for banknote processing, which mechanically packs all the bundles issued

Automating cash processing, innovating cash logistics

The NotaTray® Loading system offers two fields of application: automation of modules for intelligent cash processing and effective cash logistics with a standard tray. The core element of the NotaTray® Loading system is a standardized banknote tray, which allows for secure transport, storage and beyond, picking and placing of loose banknotes.

The NotaTray® Loading module fills banknotes into BPS® M-systems, using a robotic gripper. Up to 40,000 banknotes can be buffered for continuous, uninterrupted operation of the BPS®, while the operator can concentrate on other duties. The NotaTray® can be used for intralogistics (transport and storage) or even for cash transactions within the cash center network, CITs (Cash-In-Transit) companies or other partners in the cash cycle – significantly reducing handling efforts.

(NotaTracc® has been renamed NotaTray® in 2023).

NotaTray® Filling module

Filling module of BPS Mevo

Streamlined processing with NotaTray®

For each BPS® machine it is used with, NotaTray® Filling can save you up to 170 kilometers of banderole every year. This module efficiently stacks loose banknotes, whether fit or unfit, thereby eliminating the need for strapping and single-use plastic wrapping. This sustainable approach to cash processing reduces time and costs by making certain steps redundant, such as packaging and unpacking.

Enhance efficiency with the Large Reject Stacker

Increase operator capacity with the Large Reject Stacker, which stacks reject banknotes up to eight times higher than conventional methods. This minimizes manual handling and can reduce operator intervention down to one eighth of existing levels. Reject banknotes are automatically filled into a NotaTray®, which supports larger stacks than traditional methods (2,000 rejects versus 250). 

NotaPack® 6

NotaPack® 6 offers a fully automatic packaging solution

Your entry to fully automated banknote packaging

NotaPack® 6 provides a fully automated packaging solution that simultaneously increases efficiency and improves security for central banks, commercial banks and CITs. Its modular structure allows for different cash center layouts and facilitates connections with up to three BPS® machines – making it an impressive economical solution for banknote packaging.

NotaPack® 10
The NotaTray® loading module fills banknotes into BPS® M-systems, using a robotic gripper.

The benchmark for banknote packaging in the high-speed world

NotaPack® 10 is the ideal packaging solution for the BPS® M5, BPS® M7 and BPS® X9 processing systems. The sophisticated security concept of NotaPack® ensures full access control and transparency in the packaging process. The bundles produced by a BPS® are packed in a tamper-proof shrink-wrap film by the NotaPack® 10. At up to ten bundles per minute, the NotaPack® 10 meets the requirements for cost efficient packaging for both cash centers and banknote printers.

The modular design of the NotaPack® 10 and the compact module dimensions also ensure that it can be used where space is very limited. Power consumption and heat emissions are 50% lower than with standard packaging systems. Cash Centers benefit from dedicated features like multi-denomination packaging and dynamic label printing. Banknote Printers can expect optimum aligned interfaces with the BPS® X9 and special features like banknote bundle turning and tracking of output parcel (OPP) numbers.


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Case study: a vision turns into reality

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Case study: logistics standardization with NotaTray® pays off

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