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  • A vending machine is a machine that dispenses merchandise when a customer deposits sufficient money into a slot to purchase the desired item . Vending machine have been first invented by Hero of Alexandria, a 1st century inventor.
  • A vending machine is a machine that provides various snacks, beverages and other products to consumers. In many countries, vending machines generally serve the purpose of selling snacks and beverages, but are also common in busy locations to sell other items such as newspapers. Some countries sell alcoholic beverages such as beer through vending machines.
  • Vending machine parts include some sort of monetary detection device, such as coin slots and card swipes, in addition to a display case and product dispense area where the purchaser can pick up the purchased item. Some special vending machines will have unique parts, such as a refrigeration unit to keep drinks or food cool.

  • Vending machine businesses are run by store owners or individuals who rent out vending machines and take some percentage of the profits. Vending machine operations are fairly straightforward and may require regular maintenance to clear jams as well as provide product refills. Vending machines can contain beverages, snacks, cigarettes, alcohol, candy, stamps, and more.

  • The manufacture of a cold can drink vending machine is often accomplished on several automated, concurrently running assembly lines that make all the components simultaneously. Manufacturing processes for vending machines can be as varied as the products dispensed in them.
  • Vending machines are constructed primarily from four major raw materials: galvanized steel, Lexan or other plastic, acrylic powder coatings, and polyurethane insulation.
  • he basic design of a vending machine begins with the cabinet, the steel outer shell that holds all internal components and which determines the machine's overall size and shape. Inside the cabinet is a steel inner lining called the tank. The tank and the cabinet fit closely together, leaving enough room in-between for a layer of polyurethane foam insulation.
  • In combination, the tank and the foam insulation help keep internal temperatures stable and protect products against temperature extremes outside the cabinet. Although all products and dispensing mechanisms are contained in the cabinet, in the strictest sense, they are actually installed within the tank.
  • The cumulative market effect of vending machines in the UK with regards to energy consumption is at present estimated in the region of 5 GWh. This is based on broad market shares along with typical consumption figures multiplied by the total stock of 500,000 machines.
  • The vending machine industry generated U.S. sales of about $22.1 billion annually in the late 1990s. With significant advances in technology and innovation, the vending machine industry served numerous markets. In 2000, shipments of coin-operated vending machines by manufacturers totaled $1.24 billion, up from $767 million in 1995, though lower than shipments in both 1998 and 1999 of $1.44 billion.
  • It is estimated that there are 500,000 vending machines installed in the UK. Vending machines are used globally to automatically dispense products in an array of environments for a diverse range of products.
  • Vending in India increased at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.7% between 2003 and 2008.
  • Food and Grocery market sales accounted for an 93.9% share of the vending format in 2008.
General Information
  • The Vending Machine Story
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  • Vending machines catalog
  • Vending machines History
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  • Consultant from Indiana
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  • Consultant from Arizona
  • Consultant from Texas
  • Designers & Consultants

Machine Design

  • Sequential Circuits I – Vending Machine
  • Finite State Machine Design–A Vending Machine
  • Energy Consumption
  • State Machine Design – Vending Machine
  • TM vending machine Design
  • VHDL model & Synthesis of Vending Machine


  • Cigarette Vending Machine Instruction Manual
  • Vending Machine
  • Vending machine product management system by IPv6
  • Mobile Business in the Vending Industry
  • Evaluation of Purification Processes of Water Vending Machine Company in Ciudad Juarez
  • Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers
  • Scratch Ticket Vending Machine


  • Vending Machine Energy Savings
  • Feature-Based Face Recognition
    for Vending Machine vs. AMBER Alert
  • Vending Machines - Utility Saving Fact Sheet
  • Getting Your Drug from a Vending Machine
  • Making the vending machines more efficient with GSM/GPRS technology based on wireless modules


  • Ticket Vending Machine (TVM) technology
  • Technology Update: V-Commerce emerges as a tool to teach nutrition
  • Vending machine control and replenishment
  • A Concept Indian Vending Machine
  • Vending Machine Technology to Lower Energy Costs


  • ENERGY STAR Vending Machine
  • Vending machine for all lottery products
  • Refrigerated Beverage Vending Machine
  • Vending Machines Refrigeration
  • Ticket Vending Machine
  • Tobacco vending machines

Raw Material Suppliers

  • Acryilc Powder Coating Resin Suppliers
  • Lexan suppliers
  • Polyurethane Foam Suppliers
  • Galvanized steel suppliers


  • Developing virtual vending and automatic service machines for brain injury rehabilitation
  • Capstone design projects for Engineering Technology Students
  • Case Study
  • FUEL TO XCELL - Healthy Vending Machine Program
  • Vending machine problem
  • Beverage Vending Machine
  • Method and apparatus for managing vending machine offers
  • Management system for vending machines
  • DC-Motor Driven Vending Machine Having Simplified Controls
  • Popcorn Vending Machine
  • Process and Apparatus for the Preparation of a No-Jam Vending Machine Plastic Card
  • Vending machine


  • Cafeteria and Vending Machine Guidelines
  • Healthy Vending Guidelines
  • Guidelines for Food Choices in School Stores & Vending Machines
  • Nutritional Guidelines for Vending Machines
  • School Vending Machines: Steps to Meeting the Guidelines
  • Installation and Set Up Guide Series 90 Vendors

Regulatory Issues

  • Vending Machine Policy
  • How to Lease an Energy-Efficient
    Beverage Vending Machine
  • Vending Machine Manufacturer Educates Public on Three Grades of Quality
  • Vending Machine Food and Beverage Standards
  • Healthy Vending Machine Memorandum of Understanding Marin County Department of Health and Human Services
  • Procedure for Obtaining a Water Vending Machine Operator's License
  • Tax Tips for Vending Machine License


  • Automatic Vending Machines
  • Indian Market
  • Market research Consultant
  • Milk vending - India
  • Coffee - India
  • Coffee Vending
  • Indian Company - in the market
  • Nescafe - case study
  • Retail Company - profile
  • Automatic Vending Machines industry
  • Vending Machine Industry Analysis
  • Money Handling Machines and Cash System
  • Efficient vending machines are on the market
  • Instant Vending of Mango Shake


  • Vending Machine Engineering Evaluation and Test Report
  • How School Vending Undermines Efforts to Feed Children Well
  • Report to plan and execute installation of Automatic Ticket Vending Machines
  • University of Toronto Vending Machine Report
  • Drinking Water Vending Machines Gain Popularity
  • The Vending Report


  • Vending Machine suppliers
  • Aaran's Vending Directory
  • Selling Leads of Vending Machine
  • Global Suppliers of Vending Machine
  • England Supplier
  • Vending Machine Manufacturers Directory
  • Tea & Coffee Vending Machines Manufacturers & Suppliers
  • Manufacturers for Vending Machine
  • Vending Machine Suppliers Directory
  • Automatic Merchandising Equipment supplier


  • Vending Machine Global Importers
  • Vending Machine Importers
  • Vending Machine Buyers List 1
  • Vending Machine Buyers List 2
  • Vending Machine Buyers List 3
  • Vending Machine Buyers List 4
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