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Historicalevolution

Englishname:VendingMachine/SlotMachine

Inthe1stcenturyAD,thedevicethatautomaticallysoldholywatermadebytheGreekHirowastheearliestintheworldvendingmachine.In1925,theUnitedStatesdevelopedavendingmachineforsellingcigarettes.Sincethen,variousmodernvendingmachinesforsellingstampsandticketshaveappeared.Thetypes,structures,andfunctionsofmodernvendingmachinesvaryaccordingtotheitemssold.Theymainlyincludevendingmachinessuchascandy,drinks,andnewspapers.Ageneralvendingmachineiscomposedofacoindevice,anindicatingdevice,astoragevendingdevice,andsoon.Thecoindeviceisthecoreofthevendingmachine.Itsmainfunctionistoconfirmtheauthenticityofthecoin,sortthetypeofcoin,andcalculatetheamount.

Iftheamountinvestedreachesthevalueofthepurchaseditem,itwillsendasignaltosellandfindouttheremainingmoney.Theindicatingdeviceisusedtoindicatethevarietyoftheproductselectedbythecustomer.Thestorageandvendingdevicestoresthegoods,receivesthesellinginstructionsignal,anddeliversthegoodsselectedbythecustomertothedeliveryport.

Thecoindeviceofageneralvendingmachineconsistsofacoinslot,asortingdevice,aninspectiondeviceforconfirmingtheauthenticityofthecoin,acalculatingdeviceforcalculatingtheamount,andamoneyfindingdevice.

Sincethe1970s,therehavebeenvariousnewvendingmachinescontrolledbymicrocomputersandlarger-scaleunmannedvendingsystemsthatusecreditcardsinsteadofcoinsandconnecttocomputers,suchasunmannedshoppingmalls,Automaticticketvendingandcheckingsystemsinstations,automaticcashpaymentmachinesinbanks,etc.

Vendingmachinesareabrand-newformofcommercialretail,whichdevelopedfromJapan,EuropeandtheUnitedStatesinthe1970s.Itisalsoknownasa24-hourmicrosupermarket.InJapan,70%ofcanneddrinksaresoldthroughvendingmachines.Theworld-renownedbeveragecompanyCoca-Colahas500,000beveragevendingmachinesaroundtheworld.

Thereare5.5millionvendingmachines(accordingtostatisticsin1998)throughoutJapan,withsalesof689,948,870,000yen,rankingfirstintheworld.Operateonthedisplayscreenofthevendingmachine,entertheproductnumberandpurchasequantity,andputincoins,theproductwillcomeoutofthepick-upport,andevenhotnoodlesandriceballscanbeboughtfromthefoodvendingmachine.AlthoughthetotalnumberofvendingmachinesinJapanislowerthanthatintheUnitedStates(accordingtothestatisticsin1997,itwas6.89million),itisthehighestintheworldintermsofpopulation.TheUnitedStateshasanaverageof35peopleandoneinJapan,comparedto23inJapan.Onepersonoccupiesone.

Inthe17thcentury,avendingmachineforcigaretteswasinstalledinasmallBritishbar.Inthelonghistoryofvendingmachines,Japandevelopedpracticalvendingmachinesafterenteringthiscentury.ThefirstautomaticvendingmachineinJapanwasthe"postageandpostcardautomaticvendingmachine"thatcameoutin1904.Itwasamachinethatintegratedthesaleofpostagestampsandpostcardsandthepost-boxletterdelivery.TherealpopularityofvendingmachineswasafterWorldWarII.

Inthe1950s,the"waterspraytypejuicevendingmachine"wasverypopular,andthejuicewaspouredintopapercupsforsale.Later,asmajorbeveragecompaniesintheUnitedStatesenteredtheJapanesemarket,in1962,therewasarevolutioninthecirculationfieldwithvendingmachinesasthemainstay.In1967,allcurrenciesbelow100yenwerechangedtocoins,whichpromotedthedevelopmentofthevendingmachineindustry.

Developmentprospects

Thevendingcoffeemachineisacoffeebeveragevendingmachinethatcanproducehotandcoldcoffeeaswellasmilkteajuicedrinksatthesametime,savingtimeandconvenience.Itcanbeusedasaninvestmentorasanemployeebenefit.

Fromtheperspectiveofthedevelopmenttrendofvendingmachines,itsappearanceisduetothetransformationoflabor-intensiveindustrialstructuretotechnology-intensivesociety.Massproduction,massconsumption,andchangesinconsumptionpatternsandsalesenvironmentsrequiretheemergenceofnewdistributionchannels;whiletheproductionofnewdistributionchannelssuchassupermarkets,departmentstoresandshoppingcenters,laborcostsarealsorising;coupledwiththelimitationsofvenuesAswellastheconvenienceofshoppingandotherfactors,unmannedvendingmachineshaveemergedasanecessarymachine.

Inabroadsense,amachinethatcansellgoodsafterinsertingcoins,banknotes,creditcards,etc.,isamachinethatautomaticallysellsgoodsinanarrowsense.Fromtheperspectiveofsupplyconditions,vendingmachinescanfullysupplementtheshortageofhumanresourcesandadapttochangesintheconsumptionenvironmentandconsumptionpatterns.The24-hourunmannedvendingsystemcanbemorelabor-saving,andrequireslesscapitalandareaforoperation,whichisattractivePeoplebuycuriosity'sownperformance,whichcansolvevariousadvantagessuchastheproblemofrisinglaborcosts.

Thevendingmachineindustryismovingtowardsinformatizationandfurtherrationalization.Forexample,theonlinemodeisimplemented,andtheinventoryinformationinthevendingmachineistransmittedtothecomputersofeachbusinesspointinatimelymannerthroughthetelephoneline,therebyensuringthesmoothprogressofthedelivery,replenishmentandselectionofthegoods.Inaddition,inordertopreventglobalwarming,thedevelopmentofvendingmachinesisdevotedtoenergyconservation,andenergy-savingrefreshingdrinkvendingmachineshavebecomethemainstreamoftheindustry.

Duringthepeakofpowerconsumptioninsummer,thistypeofvendingmachinecanmaintainlowtemperatureevenwhenthecooleristurnedoff.Comparedwiththepreviousvendingmachine,itcansave10-15%electricity.Whenenteringthe21stcentury,vendingmachineswillalsobefurtherdevelopedinthedirectionofsavingresourcesandenergyaswellashighfunctionality.

Automationisthefuturedevelopmenttrend,whetheritismanufacturing,serviceorretail.Wewillallseemoreequipmentreplacinglabor.Undersuchabigtrend,theprospectsofthevendingmachineindustryarebright.

Mainapplications

Basicfunctions

Swipecardshopping

Vendingmachines(2photos)

p>Withthesupportofthenetworkenvironment,ithasavarietyofelectronicpaymentfunctions,suchascreditcards,stored-valuecards,andmobilephonecards.

CurrencyRecognition

Theelectroniccontrolsystemcancooperatewiththepapermoneyandcoinrecognizertoincreasethevoucherfunction,andcanrecognizepaperandcointypevoucher.

Datadownload

UsingUSBtechnology,usingaUSBflashdrive,youcaneasilydownloadtheoperationinformationofthevendingmachine,andthenusethePCtoprocessthedownloadeddata,sothattheoperatorcangraspthedifferenceSalesstatusofdifferentregions,differentmachines,anddifferentcommodities.

Specialfunctions

Networkoperation

Thedataofthecurrentoperationofthevendingmachine,includingsystemstatus,systemfailure,materialchannelfailure,outofstocksituation,salesThedataiswirelesslytransmittedtothevendingmachinenetworkserverthroughtheGPRSmoduleinstalledonthevendingmachine.Theoperatorcangrasptheinformationofthevendingmachineonanynetworkedcomputertorealizethelarge-scaleoperationandnetworkmanagementofthevendingmachine.

Mobileshopping

ThevendingmachinesystemisdockedwiththemobilePOSmodulesystemtorealizethereadandwriteoperationsonthe2.4GHZRFSIMcardlaunchedbyChinaMobile,andcompletethemobileshoppingfunctionofChinaMobile.

Multimediadisplay

UsingLEDdisplayandmultimediadisplaytechnology,thevendingmachinesystemisdockedwiththePCsystem,sothatconsumerscanpurchasethegoodsofthevendingmachinethroughthetouchscreencontrolledbythePC.Notonlyreplacesthegoodsselectionbutton,butalsoenablesthevendingmachinetohaveamediafunction.

Self-servicepayment

TheATMsystemisembeddedinthevendingmachine,sothatthevendingmachinecanbeusedasamobileandfinancialterminaldevicetorealizeself-servicepaymentservices.

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