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Posts posted by AZVendor

  1. Where are they located at now and what is their business plan?  Has anyone been to their facility to see what they are doing now?  Only parts and tech support?  Kind of impossible to only do that for one brand of machine and still have a profitable business.

  2. Older Merlin boards and even some newer ones are not $5 capable.  You can check with Royal to see if there is an eprom that might make it work but I can't remember if one was available or not.  The shims (formed metal ones) fit on the left side wall in the only slots you will see there.  This is down low on the side wall.

  3. The 650 has motors on each column with front and back columns.  You need to load product tops to the back in the rear and to the front in the front columns.  The only shims you might need are for 16.9 soda bottles and those are formed metal shims from Royal.  You can do two cans deep in any column but only one product deep for all other products.  You must use the Set Depth program item to tell the machine how many products deep each column will be.  Make sure the antibridging sheets (white) are installed on the left side of each bottle column or your products with bridge somewhere above the vend rotor and not drop down to the rotor.

  4. Is the key number stamped on the lock?  Your newbie question implies that you think incorrectly that a Rowe snack would have only one key in every machine made.  And, newbie, Rowe has been gone for 20 years or so.  If you don't have the key number stamped on the lock then you need to drill the lock out and replace it and the T-handle because you will surely ruin it.  That will be cheaper than calling a locksmith to be sure.

  5. It's a Royal G3 chain drive with 12 columns front to back which requires space-to-sales setup.  Pretty complicated for a novice and then difficult to get labels for.  Keep looking.

  6. If you're speaking of setting the motors for different products please tell us 3 things: what was in the columns before, what is going to be in the columns now and does the machine have a credit display on it that shows how much money was put in?

    If you have red/white wide column motors you will need to loosen the flat philips head screw in the face of the front motor cam to adjust it.  Some furthest adjustment require the screw to come out and then be reinstalled after adjustment.  If you have to do that be careful NOT to cross thread the screw hole.  If you have grey motor cams on narrow columns you adjust them in the same way.  If you have green/yellow wide motor cams and brown narrow columns cams you will gently pry the front cam away from the rear cam where you see holes in the front cams and then move the front cam.

    All of this requires us to know what products you are changing from and going to.  Keep in mind that you can't do any 20oz products in a DN368 and you can't do glass bottles or any package smaller than 12 oz cans.

  7. Use this setup guide for 12 oz cans so you make sure you can vend what you put in it.  https://rc.cranems.com/Uploads/96-470-04.pdf

    The narrow column can shim has a 1/2" lip on the bottom and the bottle shim that might be in the machine has a 1/4" lip on the bottom.  These hang on the right side of the columns.

    If one motor switch is bad then change them all out because the switches are rated at 125vac but they only have 5vdc running through them.  As they age they get moisture inside which corrodes the contacts and when the 5v can't be seen by the logic board you get these failures along with false sold out messages.

  8. If all the product is gone and there's little money in the machine then if you have a Coinco mech you probably have a bad acceptor gate that doesn't direct coins to the coin box. Instead the coins give credit and come back to the coin return cup. This allows free vends and the ability to empty the machine.  They can also empty the changer by setting a credit and then pressing the coin return to pay coins out. I had this happen at a CompUSA store over the course of one week. Management took no responsibility and I realized how bad off our world was going to be with Generation X.


  9. You can only get labels from a Dr Pepper distributor or a bottler that carries Dr Pepper and only if they used that model of machine in their operation.  The machine itself is about 15 years old.  It is a D3 door over the top of a 501E or maybe worse, a P series piece of junk.  Aftermarket labels for these, the HVV doors and the Marketing Machines are not licensed to anyone to reproduce. There was one company making aftermarket Marketing Machine (12 oz can sized) labels but they required a purchase of 25 of each label.

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