The first vending machine was invented by a hero of Alexandria, an inventor of the 1st century. His machine received a coin and then released a certain amount of "sacred water".
In principle, a vending machine is a machine that handles goods after a customer deposits money. Vending machines have a currency detector that determines whether the money you invest is sufficient to buy the desired product.
Typical locations where vending machines are usually sold include: to the entrances / exits, to the water fountain, to the toilet, to the rest room, to the coffee machine, to other receptionist vending machines, to the cashier, to the listening station in a music store, next to the changing machine or in the waiting room.
Items sold in vending machines vary. At US shopping malls, they can even carry alcoholic beverages like beer and cigarettes. This practice is rarely encountered because of concerns about juvenile buyers. There are no restrictions on sales of vending machines in Japan. These include: beverages and cigarettes, wine bottles, beer cartons and a pair of lingerie. Japan has the largest number of vending machines per capita, with about one machine for every 23 people.
Automatic machines are classified mainly according to the products they carry. Below are just some of them:
With newspaper vending machines, the client can open the box and withdraw with all the newspapers after paying for one. This suggests that the client will be honest.
Automatic vending machines for sweets
Automatic pasta machines are mechanical machines that offer one or two quarters of candy, a bouncy ball, or sometimes a capsule with a toy or jewelery.
Soda / vending machines
Soda / snack machines are, as their name suggests, sold soda bottles or bottles and / or small breakfast snacks. For operators, soda-supplying machines have the advantage that many places recognize the need for such machines.
Specialized vending machines
Specialized vending machines are those that offer personal products, usually in public toilets. These vending machines are often found in toilets used by transients in high traffic places such as bus and truck stops.
Machines in ladies' toilets usually sell sanitary napkins, pads, and paper. In the man's premises the vending machines contain paper, cleaning products and sometimes condoms.
These vending machines use a spiral-type mechanism for separating and retaining the products. When the machine pops up, the spiral rotates, then presses the product forward and falls to be sold.
Most vending machines are designed as large safes. They have also been tested and designed to hinder theft. Like all machines, vending machines are susceptible to malfunction. The reasons are multiple.
Coin receipts are often muted, especially if the child inserts a banknote or other foreign object into the coin slot. Sometimes account validators falsely reject the bill for a legal payment order that shrinks, shakes or dies. Automatic devices usually have a phone number that angry users can call for service.
One of the newest innovating innovations is telemetry, which is achieved with the emergence of reliable, affordable wireless technology. For telemetry, data may be transmitted to a remote headquarters for use when planning a route stop, detecting a component failure, or checking the collection information.