Nowadays we all are familiar with the Vending Machine being an automated setup engaged in dispensing a diverse range of items, that is, in the form of books, fish baits, photo booth, birth control items, sanitary napkins, feminine hygiene products, candy, cookies, chips, Pizza, French fries, miscellaneous food items, smartphones, SIM cards, coffee, tea, change of large denomination of currency, ice cream, chocolate, underpants, cigarettes, drinks, newspapers, snacks, life insurance, marijuana, tickets even cars, in response to the insertion of cash, coin, credit card or token. All you need to think of possibilities. At the same time, Vending machines are also playing a significant role in generating revenues.
The advantage of Vending Machine is round the clock dispensing service at the cost of standard power supply connection for the smooth operation of its electrical mechanical systems designed to dispensing articles of general use to the consumers, by virtue of MDB – multidrop bus or computer bus commonly known to facilitate all components get connected to the electrical circuit. On receipt of payment, the product is made available by the Vending Machine at an open space at the bottom.
In the early 1880 coin based modern postcards dispensing Vending Machine was introduced in London, England. By 1883 Percival Everitt invented the Vending Machine capable of dispensing envelopes, notepaper and postcards were seen available at post offices and railway stations. This all paved way to dedicated efforts to manufacturing, installation, operation, and maintenance of Vending Machines with innovative ideas and versatile products to dispense for general public use at Apartment Communities, Hospitals, College Campuses, Hotels, Manufacturing Facilities, Schools, Office, Retail Stores, Auto Shops, Airports, Any Public Place or Gathering Location.
There are four key components and/or raw materials used for constructing Vending Machines, such as Acrylic powder coatings, Galvanized steel, Lexan, and Polyurethane insulation.
Acrylic powder coatings duly baked to withstand the rigors of abuse and weather, while meeting governmental environmental standards.
Galvanized steel ranging 10 ~ 22 gauge in thickness. The external doors, internal tank, and outside cabinet are constructed from thicker gauges’ Whereas, thinner gauges are reserved for constructing can stack, and mechanisms such as coin validators and product trays, internal doors, and plates.
Lexan is tough polycarbonate plastic. It s conveniently used in the front panels of the vending machine with thickness ranging from 0.13 in | 3.18 mm to 0.25 in | 6.35 mm, enjoying the benefit that, Lexan can be treated to restrict UV rays, light, and heat transmission, easy to shape relatively, flame retardant, and very difficult to break.
Polyurethane foam is the source of insulation for blowing between the outer cabinet and internal tank of the vending machine, resulting in forming a very tough, rigid thermal insulation, to add structural stability to both the cabinet and tank of the machine as well.
To ensure the manufacturing of Quality Acceptable Vending Machines, strict procedures are adopted such as checking the functionality of all electronic components, checking can stacks fitting correctly or not, dispensing of products closely watched to ensure accuracy and safety, testing after assembly. Should there is a problem or defect detected corrective action is taken.
Globally speaking, in Japan you will find Vending Machine a very commonly visible item to the extent of 5.5 million, meaning every twenty-five people have an access to a Vending Machine in Japan. The immense use has led to the demand for the continued development of advanced technology applicable to Vending Machines. Does the question arise why the Vending Machines are so popular in Japan? The reply is convenience, low running cost, security and freedom to research.