It is said that the first vending machine was invented by the hero of the 1st century inventor Alexander. His machine accepted a coin and distributed a certain amount of "Holy Water."
Basically, a vending machine is a machine that distributes merchandise after the customer deposits money. The vending machine has a currency detector that determines if the money inserted is sufficient to purchase the desired item.
Common locations where vending machines are usually placed include: next to the entrance/exit, near the fountain, in front of the washroom, lounge, next to the coffee machine, next to other vending machines, receptionist, next to the cashier, listening to the music store Next to the station, change to the machine or waiting area.
The goods sold by vending machines vary. In the United States, vending machines can even carry alcoholic beverages such as beer and cigarettes. This practice is becoming less and less due to concerns about underage buyers. I
n Japan, there seems to be no limit to the sale of vending machines. These include: drinks and cigarettes, a bottle of wine, a box of beer and a pair of underwear. Japan has the largest number of vending machines per person, with about one machine per 23 people.
Vending machines are primarily classified according to the products they carry. Here are some of them:
Newspaper vending machine
Through the newspaper vending machine, the customer can open the box and cancel it with all newspapers after paying a newspaper. This assumes that the customer is honest.
Candy vending machine
Candy vending machine is a mechanical machine that can sell a small amount of candy, bouncy balls, or capsules with small toys or jewelry for one or two seasons.
Soda Snacks/Vending Machines
Soda/snack vending machines, as the name suggests, sell canned or bottled sodas and/or small packaged snacks. For operators, soda/snackers have many advantages in recognizing their need for such machines.
Professional vending machines
Dedicated vending machines are those that dispense personal products, usually in public restroom facilities. These vending machines are commonly found in toilets used by temporary personnel in high traffic locations, such as bus stops and card stations.
Machines in women's restrooms typically sell sanitary napkins, tampons and tissue. In the men's room, the vending machine contains toilet paper, detergent and condoms.
These vending machines use a screw mechanism to separate and hold the product. When the machine appears, the spiral turns, pushing the product forward and down for sale.
Most vending machines are designed as large safes. They have also been extensively tested and designed to prevent theft. Like any machine, vending machines are prone to failure. There are many reasons.
Coin receivers are often clogged, especially if a child inserts banknotes or other foreign objects into the coin slot. Bill verifiers sometimes mistakenly reject a statutory tender bill that happens to be crumpled, torn or soiled. Vending machines usually have a phone number, and angry users can call the service.
One of the latest vending innovations is telemetry, which is achieved through the emergence of reliable, reasonably priced wireless technology. Through telemetry, data can be transferred to a remote headquarters for scheduling trips, detecting component failures, or verifying collected information.