Editor's Note: American Coin-Op invited known vending equipment manufacturers to provide information about their newest and most popular machines relevant to the self-service laundry industry. Companies are listed in random order.
Vend-Rite Mfg. Co.
Vend-Rite’s Vision line offers Laundromat owners solutions to every vending need, the company says.
All venders feature a conveyor delivery system that maximizes product capacity. The system has the ability to vend items as small as a business card (such as Internet password cards) and as large as a 75-ounce bottle of detergent.
The Vision vender also delivers products by an elevator to a collection area.
The MDB wiring platform provides for multiple payment systems—coin, bill or card technology. The five-tube coin mechanism will accept nickels, dimes, quarters and dollar coins; the multi-directional bill acceptor will accept denominations of $1, $5 and $10.
Features include a continuous self-diagnostic system, product dating, refrigeration check, accountability, and sales data. The machine’s illuminated front and hours of operation can be programmed, as well as an advertising panel on the delivery elevator. The modular design of the pre-wired shelves, motor assemblies and cabinet configuration offer flexibility to the Laundromat owner.
Drinks and snacks can be offered out of the same machine, and the configuration of the machine can be changed to meet customer needs.
New this year is the TAOS Vision, which is controlled by a credit-accepting unit that can operate up to four vending units. The TAOS can be ordered with or without refrigeration.
The venders have bubble brand artwork on the fronts. The available side panel graphics, as shown, are optional.
vendrite.com | 800-777-1802
Seaga offers coin-operated laundry business owners a wide variety of vending equipment, including snack, cold-drink and hot-drink dispensers, bill changers and more.
The mechanical SL1000 laundry supply vender features heavy-duty steel construction and a dual locking system for security. Selections can be priced individually and changed quickly due to the design of the coin mechanisms.
The SP range of vending equipment is available in four- or five-wide versions, ambient or refrigerated, and in a wide variety of configurations to vend the products that appeal to a Laundromat’s customers.
The machines offer energy-efficient LED lighting, vend sensor, and dual coils as standard components.
seagamfg.com | 815-297-9500
First Preference Products Corp.
First Preference Products Corp. now offers the Model 224 vending machine for laundry supplies. The machine’s small footprint and low cost allow a Laundromat owner to place several in a store to merchandise vended products by point of use and product category.
Easy to load and maintain, the machine has product columns that are attached to the inside of the door and adjust to accommodate any vended laundry product, including laundry bags, the company says. The machine includes a separate locking coin box.
The large, front exterior panel is visible to customers at a distance, and the machine is entirely mechanical, no electricity is required for its use, and it includes high-security features at no additional cost.
vendpack.com | 800-414-7964
OK Manufacturing recently released a bulk redemption game called Splat Ball!
The game is a pinball-style game in which a player plays pinball with the 1-inch prize they can win. They also can win a second 1-inch prize. If a player is skilled enough, he or she can win a grand prize of a 2-inch-round prize such as a toy capsule or Super Ball.
Splat Ball! combines the fun of playing pinball with the excitement of winning a prize every time.
The machine has a small footprint and features colorful graphics, lighting and music.
okmfg.net | 800-748-5480
The high-security in-wall vender from RPD Corp.—the LM18—works well for Laundromats, the company says.
The LM18 can be configured as a front-load or rear-load machine. It features 14-gauge stainless steel doors and frame, a built-in bill acceptor, an LED credit display, 18 selections with a 234-piece standard capacity, and MDB electronics.
rpdvending.com | 501-327-9496