Card Reader Cleaning CardsIt's inexpensive to keep your credit card reader lenses and currency scanners clean and in good working order with our line of budget-priced cleaning cards from Harmony Lab & Safety Supplies. Don't let dirt and other contaminants accumulate on your readers and scanners, leading to malfunctions or expensive replacement costs. Instead, make our smart card cleaner part of your regular maintenance schedule. Order our economical 10-packs or other sizes to always have them on hand.
Waffletechnology® Cleaning Cards
Did you know that Clean Team Company patented the dual purpose cleaning card in 1996? The original patent by the Clean Team later rebranded as KIcTeam.¹ Their Waffletechnology® brand continue to be the leading solution for cleaning card readers. In fact, Waffletechnology® by KICTeam is the king in cleaning cards technology worldwide. Regular use of card cleaners can eliminate the frustration of card failure due to a dirty card reader.
Waffletechnology® cleaning cards prevent expensive maintenance, replacement cost, and reduce failed transactions; saving you time and money while maximizing customer satisfaction. Your customers will appreciate your reliability. Cleaning cards are designed to give you maximum use from your company’s card reader.
You can place your bet on Waffletechnology® cleaning cards since they are engineered to flexibly assimilate dirt from the raised platform on both top and bottom surfaces. The cleaning platforms are basically loaded with springs, to increase the pressure significantly to the internal components as the card is passing through the mechanism.
When the cleaning pressure is increased the platforms springs up on the surface to clean the adjourned sensors, as well as cleaning thoroughly the leading and trailing surfaces surrounding the optical lenses.
Flat cleaning cards cannot clean the optical lenses perfectly since they do not touch the recessed sensors and at best they can only come into contact with tip if the convex tip. The engineering behind Waffletechnology® cleaning card is designed not to be flat, thus thoroughly cleaning all the sensors.
Who should use Cleaning Cards?
Due to environmental conditions and a increased number of user’s transaction, devices gather a lot of dust, paper flash, oils, dirt and small sand particles that can cause your devices to underperform or fail.
Waffletechnology® works hand in hand with OEM to design products to clean their devices such as:
- Card readers
- Check scanners
- Thermal printers
- Currency counters
- MICR or check readers
- Bill acceptors
Clean a Card Reader with a Cleaning Card:
There are many types of card readers today such as EMV smart cards which can be either chip readers or pin readers, credit card reads and debit card readers, mobile payment methods and security control access doors to homes or lodging door locks. The use of cleaning cards once in a week helps avoid card malfunction. If you don't clean a card reader then there are risks:
- Increased customer embarrassment because the reader fails to read the card properly.
- Increased number of slower transactions and long lines that will frustrate your customers; this can cause your customers to look for better same services in other places.
- Increased transaction fees and fraud due to manual entry.
- Higher cost for maintenance services or exchange of your device
- Poor first impression to your customers.
Check Scanners Cleaning:
This is a device used in banks and offices that process their payments by check internally. Use of cleaning cards helps remove dirt from lenses, check paths and, rollers leaving the device in perfect condition.
Check Scanner Cleaning Cards are used to remove sand particles oils that accumulate during normal operations in a day. The device requires to be cleaned after 2000, scans or once in a week to maintain credibility. Check scanners should operate at 100% and are at risk of failing if not kept clean such as misreads because of poor image quality, check jamming, increased maintenance cost, and unhappy customers left waiting for repairs.
Clean Thermal Printers
Thermal printer can accumulate paper flash and label residue with each use. This can cause more errors on your print on your print material as well as jams. Using Waffletechnology® cleaning card to clean the print head and platen rollers regularly increases the life of your printer and reduces down time. A thermal printer's lifespan can be reduced if not kept up can cause printing of faded receipts or poor barcode prints. It can cause wasted labor and self-troubleshooting attempts.
Clean Currency Counter Machines:
Did you know that money is dirty? Currency leaves oil and soil particles in the device during normal operation. The accumulating dirt can cause rollers to slip and the sensors to fail. It is wise to use Waffletechnology® cleaning cards to clean the device quickly and effectively. High the hidden service costs can be prevented with proper cleaning.
Bill acceptors determines paper currency by use optical lenses and magnetic sensors. There are many models bill acceptors such as banknotes acceptors, self-checkouts, payment kiosk, bill validators, ATM deposit and counterfeit detectors. Not cleaning your bill acceptor can cause customers to lose confidence in your machines and high cost of service expenses.
Where to get cleaning cards?
Regular use of cleaning cards using Waffletechnology® will result in increased sales, productivity, customer satisfaction and profits. The benefits of regular maintenance using a cleaning card far out weight the costs. Not sure if its what you need? Contact us. Harmony Lab & Safety Supplies is your source for cleaning cards, niche wipes and disinfectants you need to properly clean your thermal printer and card readers. We have well over a decade of experience providing the highest customer satisfaction.