JP4086489B2 - Paper sheet counting device and transaction processing device - Google Patents

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JP4086489B2
JP4086489B2 JP2001285366A JP2001285366A JP4086489B2 JP 4086489 B2 JP4086489 B2 JP 4086489B2 JP 2001285366 A JP2001285366 A JP 2001285366A JP 2001285366 A JP2001285366 A JP 2001285366A JP 4086489 B2 JP4086489 B2 JP 4086489B2
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[0001]
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
The present invention relates to a paper sheet counting apparatus that counts the number of paper sheets being conveyed, and more particularly to a paper sheet counting apparatus that counts the number of banknotes.
[0002]
The present invention also relates to a transaction processing apparatus for handling banknotes such as an ATM (Automatic Deposit Deposit Machine) to which the paper sheet counting apparatus is applied.
[0003]
[Prior art]
2. Description of the Related Art Conventionally, transaction processing apparatuses that handle banknotes, such as ATMs (Automatic Deposit Depositing Machines), are provided in a main body and a transport path for transporting banknotes inserted into the main body (hereinafter referred to as deposited banknotes) to a storage unit. In addition, a transport path for transporting banknotes stored in the cartridge (hereinafter referred to as “withdrawal banknotes”) to the discharge section and a counting device for counting the number of banknotes being transported are provided.
[0004]
By the way, in the case of a withdrawal banknote, the banknote is transported while being fed in a state where a plurality of banknotes are overlapped due to poor separation when the banknotes are fed out from the cartridge, or skewed with respect to the transport direction. There were banknotes that were abnormally transported, such as skewed, banknotes that were transported with their corners and edges folded. Similarly, there were banknotes that were abnormally conveyed with respect to deposited banknotes. Since the banknotes thus abnormally conveyed could not be accurately counted, they were collected in a reject box provided in the apparatus main body without being counted.
[0005]
Therefore, the number of banknotes collected in the reject box is unknown, and the number of banknotes stored in the cartridge, that is, banknotes that can be used for the withdrawal process, cannot be managed. For this reason, the timing which replenishes a withdrawal banknote with respect to an apparatus main body is overdue, the apparatus main body may be stopped by the shortage of a withdrawal banknote, and there existed a problem that the operation rate of an apparatus main body fell.
[0006]
Note that if the clerk counts the number of banknotes stored in the reject box regularly, for example, every day, the number of banknotes that can be used for the withdrawal process can be managed. There is a problem of increasing costs.
[0007]
The deposited banknote is not collected in the reject box but returned to the user (the person who deposited the banknote into the apparatus main body).
[0008]
In response to the above problem, there has been proposed a counting device capable of counting the abnormally conveyed banknotes such as the multi-feed banknotes by detecting the thickness of the banknotes being conveyed (Japanese Patent Laid-Open No. 11-120414).
[0009]
[Problems to be solved by the invention]
However, the apparatus disclosed in the above-mentioned Japanese Patent Application Laid-Open No. 11-120414 is configured to detect the thickness of one specific line with respect to the banknote transport direction. For this reason, even if it is one banknote with a folded edge, for example, if the folded portion is a place corresponding to the specific one line, the thickness of two sheets is detected. For this reason, there is a problem that one bill is erroneously counted as two, and the counting accuracy is not good. In addition, when the skew angle of the bill being conveyed (inclination angle of the bill with respect to the conveyance direction) is increased, the length for detecting the thickness is also increased. The counting accuracy was not sufficient.
[0010]
An object of the present invention is to provide a paper sheet counting apparatus that further improves the counting accuracy of the number of paper sheets being transported on a transport path.
[0011]
Moreover, this invention is providing the automatic transaction processing apparatus which can improve an operation rate by applying the said paper sheet counting apparatus.
[0012]
[Means for Solving the Problems]
The paper sheet counting apparatus of the present invention has the following configuration in order to solve the above problems.
[0013]
  CarryingA plurality of thickness detecting means for detecting the thickness in the transport direction of the paper sheet being fed and outputting a detection signal corresponding to the detected thickness are perpendicular to the transport direction of the paper sheet. In line with the direction,
  Of the plurality of thickness detecting means,specificThickness ofFirst number calculating means for calculating the number of paper sheets being conveyed from the detection waveform detected by the height detecting means;
  Of the plurality of thickness detecting means,Other thickness detection meansByA second number calculating means for calculating the number of conveyed paper sheets from the detected waveform detected;
  The number of sheets calculated by the first number calculating means and the second number calculating means.SameIf it is the same, a sheet number determining means for determining the number of sheets is provided,
  the aboveSecondofThe number calculation means isFor the detected waveform detected by the other thickness detecting means, a portion larger than the thickness of the paper sheet corresponding to the number calculated by the first number calculating means is cut by a predetermined amount or more, and the number of paper sheets Is a means for calculating.
[0014]
In this configuration, a plurality of thickness detecting means are provided in the paper sheet conveyance direction. Here, considering the case where the paper sheet being transported is in a corner-folded or edge-folded state, both ends of the paper sheet are affected by the corner-folding or edge-breaking, and the thickness of two sheets However, the central part is unlikely to be affected by corner breaks or edge breaks (thickness of two sheets).
[0015]
Here, the central portion is the approximate center of the paper sheet in the direction perpendicular to the transport direction, and the both end portions are both side end portions of the paper sheet in the direction perpendicular to the transport direction.
[0016]
From this, by calculating the number of paper sheets from the detected waveform that detects the thickness of the central part of the paper sheet being conveyed, the influence of corner folds and edge folds can be suppressed, and counting accuracy can be improved. Can be improved.
[0017]
The first number calculating means calculates the number of sheets from the detected waveform detected by the specific thickness detecting means. Here, the thickness detecting means for detecting the thickness of the central portion of the paper sheet is a specific thickness detecting means in the present invention, so that the number of the paper sheets can be counted with high accuracy. it can.
[0018]
  On the other hand, the thickness detection means at the center may be affected by corner breaks or edge breaks, so the second number of sheets is calculated by other thickness detection means.In stepsThe number of paper sheets is calculated from the detected waveform. At this time, the second number calculating means isFor the detected waveform detected by the other thickness detecting means, a portion larger than the thickness of the paper sheet corresponding to the number calculated by the first number calculating means is cut by a predetermined amount or more, and the number of paper sheets Is calculated.
[0019]
  In the second number calculating meansTo calculate the number of paper sheets,What is necessary is just to assume that the thickness detection means in the center is not affected by corner breaks or edge breaks. If the detected waveform detected by the other thickness detecting means is affected by corner breaks or edge breaks, the detected thickness is larger than the actual number because the folded portions overlap. On the other hand, since it is assumed that the thickness detection means at the center is not affected by corner breaks or edge breaks, the first number of sheets in the detection waveform detected by other thickness detection means. A portion larger than the thickness of the number of paper sheets calculated by the calculating means can be determined to be a portion affected by corner bending or edge folding.
[0020]
  ThereforeThe number of sheets can be calculated by removing the influence of corner breaks and edge breaks.
[0021]
  Further, in this configuration, the sheet number determining means is the number of sheets calculated by the first number calculating means and the second number calculating means.SameIf it is the same, it is determined whether or not the above assumption is correct by confirming the number calculated here, and it is possible to prevent erroneous counting of the number of sheets and to improve the counting accuracy. .
[0027]
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
FIG. 1 is a block diagram showing a configuration of a transaction processing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention, and FIG. 2 is a schematic diagram showing an appearance of the transaction processing apparatus. The transaction processing apparatus 1 of this embodiment is an ATM (Automatic Deposit Teller) installed in a financial institution, for example, a bank. The automatic transaction processing apparatus 1 includes a control unit 2 that controls the operation of the main body, an operation unit 3 that performs an input operation, a display unit 4 that displays a guidance screen and the like, and a banknote processing unit 5 that processes banknotes that are deposited and withdrawn. And a coin processing unit 6 for processing coins to be deposited and withdrawn, and a card processing unit 7 for reading data recorded on the card.
[0028]
The operation unit 3 includes a touch panel provided on the screen of the display unit 4. On the front side of the apparatus main body, there are provided a bill insertion / discharge port 5a for inputting and discharging banknotes to be deposited and discharged, and a coin insertion / discharge port 6a for depositing and discharging coins to be deposited and dispensed. A card slot 7a for inserting a cash card owned by the user is also provided on the front of the main body.
[0029]
Although not shown, the automatic transaction processing apparatus 1 according to this embodiment includes a passbook processing unit that prints transaction contents on a passbook that is inserted into the main body, a transaction slip issuing unit that issues transaction slips that print transaction details, and the like. Has a known function.
[0030]
A paper sheet counting apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention is applied to the banknote processing unit 5.
[0031]
FIG. 3 is a schematic view showing a banknote dispensing transport path formed inside the apparatus main body. In the figure, reference numerals 11 to 13 denote stackers storing banknotes for each denomination. Reference numeral 14 denotes a reject box for collecting banknotes not suitable for withdrawal. Reference numeral 15 denotes a counting device that counts the number of banknotes being conveyed on the conveyance path, and 16 is a flapper that switches whether the banknotes are conveyed to the banknote insertion / discharge port 5a or to the reject box 14.
[0032]
The bills fed out from the stackers 11 to 13 are determined by the counting device 15. Details of the counting device 15 will be described later. The automatic transaction processing apparatus 1 transports the banknotes determined by the counting device 15 and determined to be suitable for withdrawal to the banknote insertion / discharge port 5a, and transports other banknotes to the reject box 14 for collection. To do. The flapper 16 is switched according to the banknote transport destination.
[0033]
In addition, although it does not show in particular about the conveyance path (payment side conveyance path) of the deposit | payment banknote thrown into the banknote insertion / discharge port 5a, a conveyance path | route is also counted so that the number of the deposit banknote may be counted in the counting device 15. Is formed. Specifically, the conveyance path is formed so that the deposited banknote also passes through the counting device 15.
[0034]
Further, a discriminating device for discriminating the denomination of the bills being conveyed is provided in front of the counting device 15.
[0035]
Hereinafter, the counting device 15 will be described in detail. As shown in FIG. 4, the counting device 15 of this embodiment includes three thickness detection sensors 20R, 20C, and 20L arranged at equal intervals in a direction perpendicular to the bill conveyance direction. Each thickness detection sensor 20R, 20C, 20L has the same configuration, and can detect the thickness of the bill independently. The thickness detection sensor 20C detects the thickness of the central part of the bill, and the thickness detection sensors 20R and 20L are arranged so as to detect the thickness of both ends of the bill.
[0036]
The thickness detection sensor 20 includes two rollers (an upper roller 21 and a lower roller 22) that are opposed to each other in the vertical direction, and a magnetic sensor 23 that detects a displacement of the upper roller 21. The magnetic sensor 23 outputs a voltage change generated in the magnetic coil as a displacement amount of the upper roller 21.
[0037]
The bill is conveyed between the upper roller 21 and the lower roller 22. The upper roller 21 is disposed so as to press the lower roller 22 with an appropriate pressing force. The upper roller 21 of each thickness detection sensor 20 is attached to a common shaft 25, and the lower roller 22 is attached to a common shaft 26. The shafts 25 and 26 are both rotatably attached. At least one of the shafts 25 and 26 is rotated by a motor (not shown).
[0038]
The upper roller 21 includes an outer peripheral metal pipe 21 a and a rubber member 21 b enclosed between the metal pipe 21 a and the shaft 25. The upper roller 21 is configured such that the rubber member 21b is distorted and the metal pipe 21a is displaced in the vertical direction according to the thickness of the bill being conveyed. On the other hand, the lower roller 22 is attached so as not to be displaced in the vertical direction. The shaft 26 is also attached so as not to be displaced in the vertical direction. Accordingly, the three thickness detection sensors 20 are independently displaced in the vertical direction in accordance with the thickness of the bill located between the upper roller 21 and the lower roller 22.
[0039]
The magnetic sensor 23 outputs a voltage corresponding to the distance from the upper roller 21 (the surface of the metal pipe 21a). The magnetic sensor 23 is a sensor whose output voltage increases as the distance from the metal pipe 21 decreases.
[0040]
As is apparent from the above description, the thickness detection sensor 20 is displaced upward as the thickness of the bill located between the upper roller 21 and the lower roller increases, and the output voltage of the magnetic sensor 23 is increased. Becomes higher.
[0041]
Thus, the three thickness detection sensors 20R, 20C, and 20L each independently output a voltage corresponding to the thickness of the bill located between the upper roller 21 and the lower roller 22.
[0042]
In addition, the counting device 15 of this embodiment includes a control unit (not shown) that calculates the number of banknotes from the banknote thickness detection signal (output voltage of the magnetic sensor 23) detected for each thickness detection sensor 20. Yes. This control unit is composed of a one-chip microcomputer, and for each denomination, the length of the banknote in the transport direction, the length in the direction perpendicular to the transport direction, the thickness, the banknote transport speed, etc. Is set.
[0043]
The bill thickness is set with a certain width.
[0044]
Next, a detection waveform (output voltage waveform of the magnetic sensor 23) detected by the thickness detection sensors 20R, 20C, and 20L for each bill conveyance pattern will be described. 5-9 is a figure which shows the detection waveform detected by thickness detection sensor 20R, 20C, 20L for every conveyance pattern of a banknote. In each figure, (A) shows the conveyance pattern of banknote 30, (B) shows the detection waveform of thickness detection sensor 20R, (C) shows the detection waveform of thickness detection sensor 20C, and (D) shows. Is a detection waveform of the thickness detection sensor 20L.
[0045]
FIG. 5 is a pattern when one banknote is being conveyed properly, FIG. 6 is a pattern when two banknotes are conveyed in a state of being shifted and overlapped in the conveyance direction, and FIG. It is a pattern when the banknote in the state where four corners are broken is being conveyed. FIG. 8 shows a pattern when a banknote in which both ends are broken is conveyed, and FIG. 9 shows a pattern when a banknote in a skewed (skewed) state is conveyed with respect to the conveyance direction.
[0046]
First, when one banknote 30 is conveyed appropriately with respect to the conveyance direction (see FIG. 5), the detection waveforms detected by the three thickness detection sensors 20R, 20C, and 20L are substantially the same waveform. In the three thickness detection sensors 20R, 20C, and 20L, the detection start timings TR1, TC1, TL1, and the detection end timings TR2, TC2, TL2, which detect the thickness of the banknote 30, are substantially the same timing, and magnetic The output voltages VR, VC, and VL of the sensor 23 are also approximately the same magnitude.
[0047]
In addition, when two banknotes are overlapped in a state shifted in the transport direction (see FIG. 6), the detection waveforms detected by the three thickness detection sensors 20R, 20C, and 20L are substantially the same waveform. In the three thickness detection sensors 20R, 20C, and 20L, the detection start timings TR1, TC1, TL1, and the detection end timings TR2, TC2, TL2, which detect the thickness of the banknote 30, are substantially the same timing, and magnetic The output voltages VR, VC, and VL of the sensor 23 are also approximately the same magnitude.
[0048]
The output voltages VR, VC, and VL of the magnetic sensor 23 are voltages corresponding to the thickness of two sheets for the portion where the bills 30 overlap. Moreover, the time which has detected the thickness of the banknote 30 is longer than the time in the case shown in FIG.
[0049]
5 and 6 are states in which the bill 30 is not skewed with respect to the transport direction.
[0050]
In addition, when a folded banknote or a folded banknote is being conveyed (see FIGS. 7 and 8), a thickness detection sensor 20C that detects the thickness of the central portion and a thickness detection that detects the thickness of both ends. The detection waveforms differ between the sensors 20R and 20L. Specifically, in the thickness detection sensors 20R and 20L that detect the thicknesses at both ends, a portion that is two sheets thick due to bending is detected. It is different from the detected waveform detected at 20C.
[0051]
On the other hand, the three thickness detection sensors 20R, 20C, and 20L have substantially the same timing for the detection start timings TR1, TC1, and TL1, and the detection end timings TR2, TC2, and TL2 for detecting the thickness of the bill 30. . Moreover, the time which is detecting the thickness of a banknote is substantially the same time as the detection time in the case shown in FIG.
[0052]
In addition, since the case where the folding of both ends of the banknote 30 is symmetrical is shown here, the detection waveforms of the thickness detection sensors 20R and 20L for detecting the thickness of both ends are substantially the same. When the bending of the part is asymmetric, the detection waveforms of these thickness detection sensors 20R and 20L are also different.
[0053]
Further, when the bill 30 is skewed (skewed) with respect to the conveyance direction (see FIG. 9), the rising timing and falling timing TR1, TC1, TL1 of the detection waveforms of the thickness detection sensors 20R, 20C, 20L. In addition, deviations occur in the detection end timings TR2, TC2, and TL2. This deviation is due to a deviation in the timing at which the bill 30 enters between the upper roller 21 and the lower roller 22 and the timing at which the bill 30 comes out from between the upper roller 21 and the lower roller 22. Further, the time during which each thickness detection sensor 20R, 20C, 20L detects the thickness of the bill 30 is substantially the same, but this time is longer than the detection time in the case shown in FIG. . This is because the bill 30 passing between the upper roller 21 and the lower roller 22 becomes longer because the bill 30 is skewed. When the length of the banknote 30 in the conveyance direction is L, when the inclination angle (skew angle) of the banknote 30 is θ, the length L ′ of the banknote 30 passing between the upper roller 21 and the lower roller 22 is
L ′ = L / cos θ
It becomes.
[0054]
In addition, in description of the said FIGS. 5-9, the banknote 30 is a banknote of the same denomination, and conveyance speed etc. are also the same.
[0055]
Here, when it sees about the thickness detection sensor 20C which detects the thickness of the center part of the banknote 30, it can be said that it is hard to receive the influence by a corner fold or an edge fold. Therefore, the number of banknotes 30 positioned between the upper roller 21 and the lower roller 22 can be detected with high accuracy. On the other hand, there is an influence due to the skew of the banknote 30.
[0056]
Further, looking at the thickness detection sensors 20R and 20L that detect the thicknesses of both ends of the banknote 30, not only the influence of skew but also the possibility of being affected by corner folds and edge folds are high.
[0057]
The counting device 15 of this embodiment calculates the number of the thickness detection sensors 20C at the central portion by removing the influence of the skew on the detection waveforms, and detects the detection waveforms for the thickness detection sensors 20R and 20L at both ends. The number of sheets was calculated by removing the effects of skew and the effects of corner breaks and edge breaks. If all the numbers calculated at the end were the same, the number was determined.
[0058]
Hereinafter, the operation of the counting device 15 of this embodiment will be described. FIG. 10 is a flowchart showing the number determination process in the counting device.
[0059]
The counting device 15 determines whether the banknote 30 being conveyed is skewed from the banknote detection timings of the three thickness detection sensors 20R, 20C, and 20L (s1). In s1,
TRC = TR1-TC1
TLC = TC1-TL1 is calculated, and
It is determined whether TLC and TRC have the same sign (positive or negative). This determination is performed by determining whether the product of TLC and TRC is positive. If the determination result is negative or 0, it is determined that there is no skew, and if it is positive, it is determined that there is skew.
[0060]
If the counting device 15 determines that the skew has occurred at s1, it calculates a skew correction value α (s2). The skew correction value α when the skew angle is θ is cos θ.
[0061]
The counting device 15 is set in advance in the control unit with respect to the arrangement intervals of the thickness detection sensors 20R and 20L for detecting the thicknesses at both ends and the conveyance speed of the bills 30, so these two thickness detections are performed. From the detection timing shift time (TRC-TLC) of the sensors 20R and 20L, cos θ can be obtained.
[0062]
If it is determined that there is no skew at s1, the skew correction value α is set to 1 at s3 (s3).
[0063]
Next, the counting device 15 executes a sheet count calculation process for calculating the number of banknotes 30 from the detection waveform of the thickness detection sensor 20C that detects the thickness of the central portion (s4). In particular,
[0064]
[Expression 1]
[0065]
Thus, the area BC of the detected waveform detected by the thickness detection sensor 20C is divided by the length L in the conveyance direction of the banknote 30, and a value BC is calculated by multiplying this by the skew correction value α determined in s2 or s3. . This BC is processed as a size corresponding to the thickness of the passed bills 30. The counting device 15 acquires the number of banknotes 30 from this BC.
[0066]
  For example, in the example shown in FIG.ofThe size corresponds to the thickness, and in the example shown in FIG.ofIn the example shown in FIGS. 7C, 8C, and 9C, BC has a size corresponding to the thickness of one sheet.
[0067]
Note that the BC obtained from the detection waveform shown in FIG. 9C is skewed by the banknote 30, so compared to FIGS. 5C, 7C, and 8C,
[0068]
[Expression 2]
[0069]
The skew correction value αButSince it is multiplied, the calculated BC has a size corresponding to the thickness of one sheet.
[0070]
Next, the counting device 15 calculates the number of banknotes 30 from the detected waveform for each of the thickness detection sensors 20R and 20L at both ends (s5). Specifically, the following processing is performed to calculate the number of banknotes 30.
[0071]
Here, for convenience, the process of calculating the number of banknotes 30 from the detection waveform by the thickness detection sensor 20R will be described. However, the thickness detection sensor 20L also calculates the number of banknotes 30 by the same process.
[0072]
First, with respect to the detection waveform by the thickness detection sensor 20R, folding correction is performed to cut a portion that is a predetermined amount or more than the number of banknotes calculated in s4. For example, in the patterns shown in FIGS. 5, 6, and 9, there is no portion cut by this folding correction, but in the patterns shown in FIGS. 7 and 8, the hatched portions in the figure are cut by this folding correction. Is done.
[0073]
This folding correction will be described. Since the thickness detection sensor 20C at the center is less likely to be affected by corner breaks or edge breaks, it is assumed that the number of banknotes 30 calculated in s4 is an appropriate number. When this assumption is satisfied, in the detection waveforms detected by the thickness detection sensors 20R and 20L at both ends, a portion that is detected to be larger than the thickness of the number of banknotes 30 calculated in s4 It can be said that this is the effect of the break. Therefore, a detection waveform that eliminates the influence of corner breakage or edge breakage can be obtained by cutting a portion that is detected to be larger than the thickness of the number of banknotes 30 calculated in s4 by the above-described breakage correction.
[0074]
In the above-described folding correction, a portion larger than a predetermined amount is cut because the length in the conveyance direction of the banknote 30 passing between the upper roller 21 and the lower roller 22 due to corner folding or the like is slightly shortened. This is because the number of sheets can be calculated appropriately.
[0075]
Further, in this folding correction, the portion smaller than the thickness of the number of banknotes calculated in s4 is left as it is.
[0076]
The counting device 15
[0077]
[Equation 3]
[0078]
Thus, a value BR is calculated by dividing the area of the detected waveform subjected to the folding correction by the length L in the conveyance direction of the bill 30 and multiplying this by the skew correction value α obtained in s2 or s3. This BR is processed as a size corresponding to the thickness of the banknotes 30 that have passed through. The counting device 15 obtains the number of banknotes 30 from this BR.
[0079]
If the number of banknotes 30 calculated in s4 and s5 is the same, the counting device 15 determines the number of banknotes 30 that have passed (s6, s7). On the contrary, if all are not the same, the number of the bills 30 passed is uncertain (s6, s8).
[0080]
In the determination of s6, it is determined whether or not the assumption that the number of banknotes 30 calculated in s4 is an appropriate number was correct. If the assumption is correct, it is determined that they are all the same in s6. If the assumption is not correct, it is determined that all are not the same in s6.
[0081]
As described above, it is possible to prevent the number of banknotes 30 from being counted or erroneously counted due to the effects of corner folds and edge folds, and skew, thereby improving the counting accuracy.
[0082]
Therefore, since the automatic transaction processing apparatus 1 to which the counting device 15 is applied can manage the number of banknotes 30 that can be used for the withdrawal process without taking time, the operation rate of the apparatus main body is increased without increasing the operation cost. Can also be maintained.
[0083]
Next, another embodiment of the counting device 15 according to the present invention will be described. The counting device 15 of this embodiment is different from the device of the above-described embodiment in that a photographing device 40 for photographing the banknote 30 being conveyed in front of the thickness detection sensors 20R, 20C, 20L is provided (FIG. 11).
[0084]
The counting device 15 of this embodiment processes the image photographed by the photographing device 40 to obtain a skew angle for the conveyed banknote 30 (s11), and a skew correction value α corresponding to the skew angle obtained in s11. Is set (s12), which is different from the apparatus of the above embodiment (see FIG. 12). After the processing of s12 is completed, the processing after s4 is executed.
[0085]
In FIG. 12, the same step number (s *) is assigned to the same process as in FIG. 10. Further, the description of the same processing as in FIG. 10 is omitted here.
[0086]
As described above, since the skew angle θ of the banknote 30 is obtained from the image captured by the imaging device 40, the detection accuracy of the skew angle θ with respect to the conveyance direction of the banknote 30 can be improved. As a result, the counting accuracy of the banknote 30 can be improved. Improvement can be achieved.
[0087]
In the above embodiment, the counting device 15 according to the present invention counts the number of banknotes 30. However, paper sheets other than the banknotes 30 can also be used as a counting device that counts the number of banknotes.
[0088]
In addition, the three thickness detection sensors 20R, 20C, and 20L are arranged in a direction perpendicular to the conveyance direction of the banknote 30, but the thickness detection sensor 20C that detects the thickness of the center portion and one end portion Two thickness detection sensors 20R (or 20L) for detecting the thickness may be used, or four or more thickness detection sensors 20 may be arranged in a direction perpendicular to the conveyance direction. However, when four or more are arranged, a thickness detection sensor 20C that detects the thickness of the central portion that is unlikely to be affected by corner breakage or edge breakage is provided, and this is used as a specific thickness detection sensor. Is preferred.
[0089]
【The invention's effect】
As described above, according to the counting device of the present invention, even a folded paper, a folded paper, and even a paper sheet that is conveyed while being inclined in the conveying direction, the number of sheets is counted almost accurately. be able to.
[0090]
Also, by applying this counting device, the operating rate can be improved without increasing the operating cost of the automatic transaction processing device.
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FIG. 1 is a diagram showing a configuration of an automatic transaction processing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention.
FIG. 2 is a diagram showing an appearance of an automatic transaction processing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention.
FIG. 3 is a view showing a withdrawal conveyance path in the automatic transaction processing apparatus according to the embodiment of the present invention.
FIG. 4 is a diagram showing a configuration of a counting device according to an embodiment of the present invention.
FIG. 5 is a diagram illustrating a detection waveform according to a banknote transport pattern.
FIG. 6 is a diagram for explaining a detection waveform according to a bill conveyance pattern;
FIG. 7 is a diagram for explaining a detection waveform based on a banknote transport pattern;
FIG. 8 is a diagram illustrating a detection waveform based on a banknote transport pattern.
FIG. 9 is a diagram for explaining a detection waveform based on a bill conveyance pattern;
FIG. 10 is a flowchart showing the operation of the counting device according to the embodiment of the present invention.
FIG. 11 is a diagram showing a configuration of a counting device according to another embodiment of the present invention.
FIG. 12 is a flowchart showing the operation of the counting device according to another embodiment of the present invention.
[Explanation of symbols]
1-Automatic transaction processing device
5- bill processing part
15-counter
20R, 20C, 20L-Thickness detection sensor
30-banknote
40-Photographing device

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  1. A plurality of thickness detecting means for detecting the thickness of the transported paper sheet in the transport direction and outputting a detection signal corresponding to the detected thickness are perpendicular to the transport direction of the paper sheet. In line with the direction,
    Among the plurality of thickness detecting means, from the detected detected waveform by a certain thickness detecting means, a first number calculating means for calculating the number of sheets being conveyed,
    Among the plurality of thickness detecting means, from the detected detected waveform by other thickness detecting means, the second number calculating means for calculating the number of sheets being conveyed,
    The first number calculator means, and the number of sheets calculated by the second number calculator means is equal to the same, comprising a number determination means for determining the number of the paper sheets, and
    The second number calculation means for detecting a waveform detected by the other thickness detecting means, the greater part than a predetermined amount than the thickness of the paper sheet corresponding to the number calculated in the first number calculator means A paper sheet counting device which is means for cutting and calculating the number of paper sheets .
  2. The first sheet number calculating unit and the second sheet number calculating unit are configured to calculate a sheet of paper calculated based on a detection timing shift when the plurality of thickness detecting units detect the thickness of the sheet. 2. The paper sheet counting apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the number of sheets is corrected.
  3. It has a photographing means for photographing the conveyed paper sheets,
    The first number calculating means and the second number calculating means obtain a skew angle with respect to the transport direction of the paper sheet being transported from the photographed image by the photographing means, and the skew angle obtained here. 2. The paper sheet counting apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the number of paper sheets calculated based on the correction is corrected.
  4. Correction said plurality of thickness detecting means based on the deviation of the detection timing of detecting the thickness of the sheet is as defined in claim 2 is corrected for skew angle with respect to the transport direction of the paper sheet being transported Paper sheet counting device.
  5. The specific thickness detecting hand stage, sheet counting apparatus according to any one of claims 1-4, which is provided at a position for detecting the thickness of the substantially center of the sheet.
  6. Provided with at least one of a deposit conveyance path for conveying paper sheets put into the apparatus main body to the storage section or a withdrawal conveyance path for conveying paper sheets stored in the apparatus main body to the discharge section In transaction processing equipment,
    Transaction processing apparatus having a sheet counting apparatus according to any one of claims 1-5 for counting the number of paper sheets which are conveyed the deposit transport path or the dispensing and transporting passage.
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