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  1. falls

    How to pick a coffee vending machine?

    If you are talking about the company you linked,,, They don't seem to sell machines, but offer a coffee machine as a full service vending company. If you talk to them, find out what brand and model of machine they are offering for placement (will be based on expected number of sales/users), then do research on who supplies and services the specific machine. It appears you are in pommyland so could be a company like westomatic or logicvending. I'm not really across machine distributors there though.
  2. Very basic, but check bill validator connector cable, it is possible on some validators for the cable connector to engage at one end and not the other (mine happened when the cable was moved a little on door opening).
  3. Could be wrong as several Chinese companies use that VC or VCM nomenclature, but probably a 'Jiangsu Blue Sky Airport Support Co., Ltd.' product. A manual can be found here . If the error is "VMC 5" this is a health guard warning. Without having a machine to look at this should reset when you open and close the door, but you may need to try entering service mode or resetting the health guard limits (chapt 6.6.13) to reset it. If you aren't selling perishables from the machine, turn it off.
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    Royalty Fee?

    Yes, or send the boxes back. You have no right to use the 'Pink Ribbon' boxes unless you are paying the royalty fee, as that is what (partly) pays the charity for the use of their name on the boxes. If you don't want charity boxes that support a charity buy the plain or wood-grain boxes. Don't pretend you are supporting the pink ribbon charity if you are not sending them any money.
  5. I think you got into the <test> mode which shows co 1, co 2 etc to test vend the selected column. Try looking at the manual section 3, It might take a while to wrap your head around 4 button programming, but try writing down the key uses before starting. I'm guessing you hit a wrong key along the way to PriC (I'd guess at enter [4] rather than next [2]when tESt was on the display) The machine will exit back to sales mode if: No response from the selection switches is received for approximately five minutes; The service mode button is pressed a second time; The Return to Sales mode is activated; or The door is actually closed. The code doesn't work in sales mode.
  6. NO. You need to connect the 3 9V batteries in series. The way you describe your connection it had 18v going one way and 18v opposing it - output = 0V and the batteries getting hot trying to overcome each other (before destroying themselves).
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    Crane 497 combo

    5 wide refreshment center with 10 drink fridge module. parts manual programming guide
  8. To be honest this is a bad idea. Moving a machine with stock in it is fraught with problems. A loaded machine is quite top heavy and prone to falling over when moved (experience speaking - they can't be stopped once they start to tip) Remember you should move the machines standing up.. Any stock in the machine will cause loads on the delivery system that can easily distort and cause misvends/jams when redeployed. Additionally stock has a tendency to bounce out of position if the machine is subject to vertical travel (such as potholes in roads or heavy handed forklift operators). One additional thing is when moving a machine either empty the coin mech first, or make sure that the mech is secured fully - I know I don't usually tighten the mounting screws and the mech can bounce off them when badly jostled if they are not tightened If you want to do this you should consider a machine crate to contain the empty machine and a locking stock crate to fill/refill on site.
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    Trouble finding 16 oz cans

    Is this the manual for your version of the 3589? I can't see anything there that specifies a 16oz only, only a 12oz only and either '20oz max or "24oz max"'.
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    2 Machines

    A quick search shows that they used to supply Saeco machines. From other threads in this forum there doesn't seem to be much support for them in the US/Canada. Having said that: Do you know which machines you have? 7P, 8P, 800, SG200/Rubino, or something else? There is a very long thread here about the SG200, which might help somewhat. I can dig around to see what manuals I have once I know which machine you have.
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    CONLUX bill accepter

    Apparently that bill acceptor is only supposed to accept $1, $5, and Coupons. If it takes a $10 note it has a problem, exacerbated by the fact that it thinks a $10 note is a $5 note. I'd just replace the bill acceptor with a spare.
  12. Open Door Press mode button until display reads 'Test Mode' Press 1 Insert coins (in any order) until mech is full Close Door It is a good idea to start with an empty mech, but as long as the coin totals shown while inserting coins match reality, it isn't essential
  13. Give me a couple of days and I'll be able to answer your question for the inone board. I've got a 123 that didn't come with a control board. I've set up the inone board that seems to be working by itself, but haven't tried the drop sensor yet. I've got the inone drop sensors, but there is the original goldeneye sensors already in place. I believe they are the '34VDC' drop sensors referred to in the destructions but have to confirm it. They should work one way or the other (plug in directly or cut and splice green wire to change power to drop sensors). I'll let you know once I've actually got it working.
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    Tips for Dixie BevMax

    That's WAY too many misvends for a properly set up 5591. Firstly I'd suggest you make sure the machine is level front to back. Secondly the shims need to be matched to the bottles being vended. Make sure that the shims don't pinch the bottle anywhere. Third make sure the slides are clean and friction free (use something like armourall or food grade silicon spray LIGHTLY) Fourth make sure the product pushers are working correctly - change out any springs that are kinked/rusty/lost tension. When saying 'mis-vends' do you mean actual gate operation where the gate opens but the product does not come forward and drop? Or something else. Individual gates can fail either from wear or weak actautors (or stuck full of dried coke syrup)
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    Azkoyen M87U motor positioning

    Have a look through the information/downloads here . I have an old Azkoyen, but it's completely different, so can't help from experience.
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    Royal 660-9 compressor

    Is it quicker or slower if you wear full length trousers?
  17. I had one that did something similar when there were 3 or more different prices on a shelf. My kludge to get around it was to only have 2 prices on the shelf. I'd then price the entire shelf at one price, then individually price the selections with a second price. eg $2.50 D* then $4 D3,D5,D6. I fixed it by changing control boards in the end, but it worked as described for a couple of years. Annoying but workable if you have time to rearrange products to fit inside the 2 price per shelf parameter.
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    Problem with CB500 Wittern 3500 machine

    This is probably the cause of your problem. RAM is volatile memory and won't handle power surges well. There may have been a capacitor or battery that held memory during power down that was damaged by a power surge during a lightning strike. I don't know if there is a battery - if there is replace it, but if it used a capacitor that will need to be removed and a new one soldered in. If it didn't use either the RAM is damaged and could degrade further over time.
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    Problem with CB500 Wittern 3500 machine

    Capital Vending have a price for repairing the CB300 board, but no pricing on site for the CB500. I imagine pricing would be similar though, probably easiest to ring them to check.
  20. Do you have an idea of how much money you can spend, how you are going to acquire/service locations, how you are going to store machines and stock, and the amount of time you can ut into the business? These are, to an extent, going to determine the type of machine you can both afford and make money with. Whilst I admire the concept of having a single brand of machine, in reality each brand has multiple generations, models, and types that will mean they perform differently, have different fault patterns, and non interchangeable parts. Each brand does not always cover the spectrum of machine types - 2/3/4/5/6 wide, ambient snack, chilled snack, stack drink, glass front drink, combo, food, frozen. The machines you will need will be dictated by what the location wants/needs rather than what you want to supply, also available space will affect your machine choice. Irrespective of branding you need to look at newer machines that offer MDB payment systems and DEX to be able to utilise CC readers and do remote monitoring. Here, standardising on a single coin mech, note reader, and cc reader will save you time and money in the long term as they are all interchangeable within your fleet (Don't forget to have a working spare of each). As far as the KVM machines - I'm not as anti chinese, but I will say that you get what you pay for. I have one of the earlier KM series machines (They are manufactured by Kimma), and they are rather flimsy in comparison to the AP/National machines I have. Shelves are plastic and cannot self support when fully loaded with bottles, paint finish is quite soft and scuff marks are easy to get, spare parts are expensive, but the machine does do its job when sited and was around half the price here as a US built machine (both are imports to Australia). I don't know what the support is going to be in the US for these machines - The factory is more geared to deal with distributors but I haven't found it difficult for spares to be obtained. If pushed for a choice of manufacturer/machine in the US, I'd probably look at AMS as having the larger range of machines with (mostly) interchangeable parts within a generation, but there are niches they don't cover (very narrow machines for example) My2c
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    AP Conversion kit for 110 series

    I'm not sure I understand. I got it for an AP 113 but I thought they were the same for the 110 series. He means did you get the Vendors Exchange board or the InOne board. Both companies make conversion kits, but they are different in operation.
  22. yah, "literally half", is there a pattern? All odd work, all even, every second shelf? It could be as simple as a bad keypad, could be pinched or broken shelf wiring. In the worst case Could be a board but unlikely - I've just gone through a machine that had a board that drove shelf 6 in combination with any other selection (A1 =A1+F1, B3=B3+F3, etc...checked all the wiring ended up being a board error) so you can never rule anything out.
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    Can anyone identify this fuji machine

    Judging from the coin mech you are either in Oz or NZ. To my knowledge there isn't a Fuji factory rep in the country. There are a couple of companies that import refurbished Fuji machines, but they are really only the current or 1 generation old machines. If I had to guess at the machine you are looking at, it is probably pre 1980 (I can recall a serpentine coke machine we had at work in 1990 that was more modern than this one). Really you are just either going to have to nut it out yourself, or try to find a retired tech who may have worked on one 30+ years ago. You could try contacting Fuji, but it appears they don't have any legacy support on their website (certainly none in English) and given the fact that in Japan it is mandatory to retire/scrap machines after 7-10 years I doubt if they would bother.