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ballymad
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Vending machine

Postby ballymad » Tue May 07, 2019 12:03 pm

Bought a vending machine a while back - Tic Tacs - but the vend packs fall out when you wiggle the handle.
Does it need a weight, or is there something else missing? I put a perspex front on it but that never helped.
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clubconsoles
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Re: vending machine

Postby clubconsoles » Tue May 07, 2019 1:37 pm

Blimey, that's a blast from the past, I used to sell those years ago!
Did you modify it to take the new £1 coin?
These were designed to vend Wrigleys Extra Mints in the long tubes.
They stopped doing those mints last year and only do them in macthbox size boxes, I believe??
This magazine is too wide for Tic Tacs. You need a new magazine that keeps the product from moving around.
That's why jiggling the knob will get you a free pack.
A weight may help, but ideally, you want to make a new magazine for Tic Tacs, as I do not believe these machines are made any longer??

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Re: vending machine

Postby ballymad » Tue May 07, 2019 1:58 pm

Thank you for your reply.
It vends on the old pound. The Tic Tac boxes are large ones.
Not quite sure what you mean? Would I have to tighten it up to fit the width? Just seems to be a large gap at the bottom and nothing to stop two packs falling out together.

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Re: vending machine

Postby clubconsoles » Tue May 07, 2019 2:25 pm

I have taken a closer look at your pic.
I could be wrong, but, that's an awfully large gap at the bottom which suggests you are vending the large boxes on their sides??
These machines were designed to vend a pack of no more than 1 inch high.
I would imagine a large Tic Tac box on its side would be double that.
Did you bend the shelf at the bottom of the magazine down to accomodate vending a product nearly two inches high?
If you did, you have gone beyond the tolerances this very basic machine was designed for and it will never work as intended!

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Re: vending machine

Postby clubconsoles » Tue May 07, 2019 2:31 pm

Did a close up - the machine is stamped 2004, so is 15 years old.
That shelf has either been bent down or needs adjstment/bending up or else the magazine needs lowering via some adjustment screws on the backplate that I can just about make out!

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Re: vending machine

Postby ballymad » Tue May 07, 2019 6:02 pm

OK thank you. Will look at those two suggestions.
I had it powder coated so looks quite tidy.
Just have loads of unfinished projects and would like to get this one finished.


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