The contactless system offers a modularity concept that enables the system to be configured to meet a customer's specific needs. The reader module is configured for use with either a key only or a key and card. The programming can be done with a palmtop, a handheld programmer, or a special data key. Collected data can be viewed or printed with a PC interface. The key or card stores the credit available to the user for purchases. Keys can be recredited directly from the vending machine, from a wall-mounted key charger, from a tabletop/portable key charger, or with a red recharge key. The system is available in the U.S. from Vendors Exchange International Inc. Call 800-321-2311; www.veii.com.
MACHINE PARTS & ACCESSORIES
Dixie Narco Inc.
Retrofit trays make the BevMax glassfront machine a combination snack and beverage merchandiser. The conversion is made possible by a five-motor snack tray, a new master harness and e-prom. Also: an ice cream machine bunker cooler. Call 803-266-5000; www.dixienarco.com.
The redesigned 4H limescale inhibitor feed uses a powdered formula for a more even feed with dramatic scale reduction. It reduces limescale build-up that can cause excessive machine downtime and increased maintenance costs. The unit reduces chlorine and other tastes and odors, and reduces extra fine dirt and particles. The sanitary cartridge replacement is simple, quick and clean. It does not remove fluoride.
The EFS5002-K replacement filter for Cuno' OCS and POU water cooler applications is a carbon block filter that reduces chlorine and other tastes and odors. The 2CB-GW carbon block filter is specially designed for single-cup machines. It reduces chlorine and other off tastes and odors. Call 800-323-7873; www.everpure.com.
Guardian Electric Manufacturing Co.
Solenoid spring kits contain a selection of springs as well as a customized plunger. The plunger is designed to protect the spring inside the solenoid, extending the life of both the solenoid and spring. Every model of the frame, tubular, long life tubular and push tubular solenoid families have spring kits available through authorized dealers. Call 815-334-3600; www.guardian-electric.com.
InOne Technology LLC
The DEXMate' VMC replacement controller replaces the existing controller with a new one that can communicate with both the mechanical motors and the MDB coin mech, bill acceptor, card reader or other MDB system. The controller tracks the data from the MDB peripherals and stores it in DEX format and also provides free vend tracking and space to sales mapping. Call 800-426-1487; www.inonetechnology.com.
The LU-250 MDB conversion kit can convert any 12- or 15-pin micro-mech to MDB capability. A Rowe 448 replacement board includes a beeper, MDB or logic mech, dollar-coin payout (if MDB), bill validator support with 5-dollar-bill acceptance and escrow. Call 800-458-8661; www.lutechinc.com.
MEI expanded coupon program; see MEI under cashless systems.
The CTB Vending Tester Pro can perform preliminary troubleshooting, repair and sales simulation. New features include an MDB level selector, an MDB status button and improved tuning mode, in addition to being able to test many cashless systems. Call 514-334-7569; www.sem.ca.
USA Technologies Inc.
The new lower cost Generation 5 e-Port' was developed together with ZiLOG Inc, as well as the new "e-Port on a chip" incorporated in ZiLOG's award winning eZ80Acclaim!' family of flash microcontrollers (MCU's).
The VendingMiser' VM2IQ' is a new energy management device with the capability of accelerating higher sales of the company's energy management solutions within the global vending industry. The VM2IQ is designed to reduce energy consumption in vending machines by one-third, and because it's smaller, it will be offered for less cost. It can be installed quickly and easily into existing refrigerated vending machines to produce immediate savings. The VM2IQ comes with additional features, including technology that keeps the marketing lights on, allowing vending machine operators to continue merchandising their products while reducing energy consumption. Call 800-633-0340; www.usatech.com.
The iVend vend sensing system allows equipment to keep providing customers with products without hang-ups. It is an infrared light sensing unit consisting of a light emitter and receiver mounted on each side of the delivery box. During the first vend cycle, if a product is not sensed by a beam of the system, the system waits one second, then initiates a second vend cycle and rotates the helix until the product is sensed and dropped. If a product is still not sensed as dropped after a full rotation to the home position, the selection will be considered empty or sold out. The customer's credit is restored and will allow another selection. Call (515) 277-5397; www.uselectit.com.