A sensor is then applied to re-establish sufficient power so the machine can maintain its inventory at a desired temperature without excessive use of energy. The installation and application of VendingMiser is invisible to the consumer as the machine is well lit whenever someone is detected within proximity of the machine.
According to USA Technologies, the VendingMiser has been shown to provide average energy savings of 35 to 40 percent, translating in a savings of $55 to $130 in annual electricity cost for each machine. It is important to note that the VendingMiser has also been deemed “RoHS” compliant. RoHS is a directive that restricts the use of hazardous materials in electrical products in an effort to reduce the stream of hazardous waste sent to landfills.
The refrigerated vending machine is the most ubiquitous commercial refrigerated device in the marketplace, and can cost upwards of $500 annually to operate. USA Technologies claims it has the capability of reducing energy consumption by as much as 30 to 46 percent per refrigerated beverage machine with a payback of less than 12 months and a 12-year life span.
The EnergyMiser works by having sensors monitor the ambient room temperature surrounding a vending machine and check for motion as an indicator of physical presence (occupancy).
Next month, we will further examine energy savings’ impact on client relations.
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InOne Technology, (410) 666-3800, www.inonetechnology.com