DISKO cleaning cards (patent no EP 0789313)

The development of the new generation of DISKO cleaning cards is the result of thorough insight into and knowledge of card reading equipment, an intensive development period and a great deal of testing. DISKO cleaning cards consist of a plastic core with a high-quality microfibre top layer attached to the card’s core by high-frequency technology.

With its special structure, the microfibre cleaning card cleans magnetic heads and chip contacts without the addition of any chemical cleaning fluids. The microfibre top layer of the cleaning card easily absorbs dust, dirt, skin oil and metal oxide during cleaning. Tests and laboratory research have shown that after cleaning with dry DISKO cleaning cards magnetic heads and chip contacts are appreciably cleaner than after cleaning with a fluid-impregnated, ‘wet’ cleaning card.

A prominent European electronic payment company studied the difference between the results of dry and wet cleaning cards. The dry DISKO cleaning cards gave the best results. These results are available on request.

When using wet cleaning cards, often impregnated with an alcohol-based fluid, the dirt may be (partially) loosened from the magnetic and chip contacts. The top layer of the cleaning card does not absorb it immediately, though.
Dirt is therefore left behind, which is re-deposited on the cleaned surface. DISKO cleaning cards absorb the dirt immediately, excluding any chance of recontamination.

DISKO cleaning cards are entirely environmentally friendly and contain no chemical cleaning agents. What’s more, the cards are not packed in any special foil, unlike wet (impregnated) cleaning cards, which dry out otherwise.

From every point of view, DISKO cleaning cards are the best choice for rapid, efficient and environmentally-friendly cleaning of magnetic and chip contacts. Due to the elasticity of the microfibre top layer, both the top and the sides of magnetic and chip contacts are cleaned. During cleaning, the microfibre top layer curves around the magnetic head or the chip contacts, thoroughly removing all the dirt. Another advantage of dry DISKO cleaning cards: as no alcohol-based fluids are used, the rubber roles do not harden.

For thoroughly cleaning chip contacts in card readers with landing contacts without dismantling the card reader, DISKO cleaning cards, with their patented movable slide for manual use or with a moving spring system for cashpoint machines, are the only cleaning cards in the world capable of doing the job.

DISKO cleaning cards are reusable. That makes cleaning highly economical.

DISKO cleaning cards: the right choice for all purposes!

Cleaning cards for chip contacts in hybrid terminals More info

Cleaning cards for chip contacts in hybrid terminalsProduct code: 1531

These are POS terminals where the reading of the micro chip and the magnetic
stripe is taking place in two different slots. The debit or credit card only vanishes
a few centimeters inside the card slot.

10 cleaning cards with moveable slide - for cleaning the chip contacts 120 times

Cleaning cards for cleaning chip contacts in POS terminals and other equipment More info

Cleaning cards for cleaning chip contacts in POS terminals and other equipmentProduct code: 1533 / 1535

Cleaning set for chip card reader - 3 cleaning cards with moveable slide - for cleaning 36 times - Article no 1533

Cleaning set for chip card reader - 6 cleaning cards with moveable slide - for cleaning 72 times - Article no 1535

Cleaning cards for magnetic contacts and chip contacts in hybrid card readers More info

Cleaning cards for magnetic contacts and chip contacts in hybrid card readersProduct code: 1534

The new generation of hybrid card readers can read information via both the magnetic contacts and the chip contacts. The best way of cleaning them clean is with DISKO clean cards with the moveable slide system (for chip contacts) and microfibre cleaning cards for magnetic contacts.

Cleaning set for hybrid card readers:
1 cleaning card with moveable slide
3 microfibre cleaning cards for magnetic heads
For cleaning 12 times

Cleaning set for hybrid terminals More info

Cleaning set for hybrid terminalsProduct code: 1534S


These are POS terminals where the reading of the micro chip and the magnetic stripe is taking place in two different slots. The debit or credit card only vanishes a few centimeters inside the card slot.

Cleaning set for hybrid terminals:
1 cleaning card with moveable slide
3 cleaning cards for magnetic contacts
For cleaning 12 times

Complete cleaning set for cash desk terminals equiped with hybrid readers More info

Complete cleaning set for cash desk terminals equiped with hybrid readersProduct code: 1539

Cleaning set for cash desk terminals,equiped with hybrid readers:
1 cleaning card with moveable slide
3 microfibre cleaning cards for magnetic heads
3 antistatic, synthetic wet/dry cleaning pads
3 cleaning swabs, each with 2 cleaning tips

Cleaning cards for cleaning cashpoint chip contacts More info

Cleaning cards for cleaning cashpoint chip contactsProduct code: 1541 / 1543

Cleaning set for cashpoint machines (in the lobby):
6 microfibre cleaning cards, each with 4 coded magnetic strips
1 metal cleaning card with a precision egineered spring system
Article no 1541 - for cleaning magnetic contacts and chip contacts 24 times, cleaning once a month.

Cleaning set for cashpoint machines (outside the lobby):
13 microfibre cleaning cards, each with 4 coded magnetic strips
1 metal cleaning card with a precision egineered spring system
Article no 1543 - for cleaning magnetic contacts and chip contacts 52 times, cleaning once a week.

Cleaning set for cashpoints More info

Cleaning set for cashpointsProduct code: 154720C50

20 cleaning cards, each coded with 2 magnetic strips
50ml microfibre fluid for cleaning conveyor belts

Cleaning set for magnetic contacts and chip (slide) contacts in card readers More info

Cleaning set for magnetic contacts and chip (slide) contacts in card readersProduct code: 1553 / 1555

Cleaning set for magnetic contacts - 30 microfiber cleaning cards - for cleaning 120 times - Article no 1553

Cleaning set for magnetic contacts - 10 microfiber cleaning cards - for cleaning 40 times   - Article no 1555

Cleaning cards for magnetic contacts and chip contacts in ticket readers More info

Cleaning cards for magnetic contacts and chip contacts in ticket readersProduct code: 15550000/0,1 - 15550000/0,2 - 15550000/0,3


This card functions in the same way as the Disko 1555-card. These versions are thinner and mor flexible than the 1555 standard card and therefor utmost suitable for ticket readers and ticket dispensers. This card can also be used for Skidata POS (coders).

Cleaning cards for tachographs More info

Cleaning cards for tachographsProduct code: 15570120 / 155701100

Cleaning cards for tachographs - box of 20 cleaning cards
Article no 15570120

Cleaning cards for tachographs - box of 100 cleaning cards
Article no 155701100

Cleaning set for cashpoint machines More info

Cleaning set for cashpoint machinesProduct code: 1560 / 1563


10 cleaning cards, each with 4 coded magnetic strips, for cleaning 40 times - Article no 1560
30 cleaning cards, each with 4 coded magnetic strips, for cleaning 120 times - Article no 1563

Impregnated cleaning cards for recycling modules More info

Impregnated cleaning cards for recycling modulesProduct code: 1920

(banknotes are fed in widthways)

DISKO cleaning card 160 x 76 mm, polyester support material, with a 159 x 25 mm microfibre top layer on both sides, impregnated with 1 ml DISKO microfibre fluid without chemical solvents, individually packaged in 210 x 115 mm bags of a specially-composed material (Paper/Alu/PE/Surlin), with a five-year guarantee against drying out.

Cleaning set for recycling modules - box of 25 cleaning cards

Impregnated cleaning cards for banknote readers More info

Impregnated cleaning cards for banknote readersProduct code: 1930

(banknotes are fed in lengthways)

DISKO cleaning card 148 x 81 mm, polyester support material, with a 80 x 28 mm microfibre top layer on one sides, impregnated with 2 ml DISKO microfibre fluid without chemical solvents, individually packaged in 210 x 115 mm bags of a specially-composed material (Paper/Alu/PE/Surlin), with a five-year guarantee against drying out.

Cleaning set for banknote readers - box of 25 cleaning cards

Cleaning cards for Japan Cash banknote readers, types WBA and EBA More info

Cleaning cards for Japan Cash banknote readers, types WBA and EBAProduct code: 1940 / 18001220

The raised profile of the microfibre top layer reaches all sensors during cleaning. Apply the special cleaner to the top layer of the card before inserting it in the banknote reader. Once you have inserted the card, it will move back and forth a few times and then come back out of the slot. Turn the card round and reinsert to repeat the cleaning process. The card cleans all the important parts of the banknote reader (sensors, reference surfaces and magnetic coil) easily and efficiently and, at the same time, the rubber conveyor belts, for better grip while transporting banknotes.

Cleaning kit for Japan Cash banknote readers:
25 impregnated cleaning cards 148 x 76 mm - Article no 1940

Cleaning kit for Japan Cash banknote readers:
12 cleaning cards 148 x 76 mm
25 ml sensor cleaner (residue free)
For cleaning 24 times - Article no 18001220

Cleaning cards for MEI/Sodeco, Glory and other banknote readers More info

Cleaning cards for MEI/Sodeco, Glory and other banknote readersProduct code: 1950 / 18011220

These cleaning cards are comparable with the cards for Japanese cash machines, except the microfibre top layer is placed elsewhere, so it can easily reach all the sensors. They clean all electronic parts except the lenses, for which we recommend opening the machine occasionally and removing the dirt with DISKO cleaning gas.

Cleaning kit for MEI/Sodeco, Glory and other banknote readers:
25 impregnated cleaning cards 148 x 76 mm - Article no 1950

Cleaning kit for MEI/Sodeco, Glory and other banknote readers:
12 cleaning cards 148 x 76 mm
25 ml sensor cleaner (residue free)
For cleaning 24 times - Article no 18011220