Snowfish® Sorter Process

Big savings as less fit banknotes will be destroyed. Improved average quality of notes in circulation as less unfit banknotes go back into circulation

IGT and PNO Global co-operate in the production, sales and services of the range of ‘Snowfish® products. Mr. Tom Buitelaar, former Dutch National Bank (DNB) and European Central Bank (ECB) employee, invented the ‘Snowfish® SP’.

  • Snowfish SP allows you to assess the quality and efficiency of your sorting process.
  • Snowfish SP identifies areas where key detection factors can be improved
  • An optimized combination of sorting machine, sorting algorithm and banknote properties will lead to an improved circulation quality and lower costs for replacement of prematurely destroyed note
  • Image capturing of banknotes in high resolution
  • Measurement of banknote size
  • Innovative multi-colour inspection
  • Image capturing in reflection and transmission
  • Measurement of dog ears (numbers and size), edge faults, tears, holes, wrinkles and surface structure
  • 3D determination of intaglio height (tactility, blind mark)
  • Determination of gloss, magnetism and ink-wear
  • Stain detection
  • Creation and calibration of banknote test sets for sorter machine threshold adjustment
  • Creation of ‘land scape model’ for key areas
  • Captured multiple images are ‘stitched’ together
  • Algorithms for all areas of interest and for each colour
  • Analysis report (Excel, bitmaps)
  • Reading speed: 10 notes/minute
  • Production, service and warranty by IGT Testing Systems
  • Preliminary investigation to identify if Snowfish is the appropriate tool.
  • Assessment of the quality and (cost) efficiency of the sorting process.
  • Installation and instruction Snowfish operators.
  • PNO Global has 20 years of experience in sorting banknotes and optimizing sorting quality and efficiency in a central bank and banknote printing environment.
  • PNO Global knows your environment and can support you in realizing a good quality and cost efficient sorting output.
  • IGT is a well known and respected manufacturer of a range of testing tools for the Currency Industry.
  • IGT stands for quality, reliability and continuity.
  • Warranty and service are executed by IGT.