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Know Your Features: Express Combo

Everyone has their favorite thing. Favorite food. Favorite drink. Favorite Color. With so many options in the world, it can be hard to choose just one of anything! It is the same way with vending machines. Today, we are here to highlight the Express Combo Vending Machine. By the end of this post, you will know a bit more about the features that make this one of our bestselling machines.

Selections and Storage

For a combination vending machine, the Express Combo has an impressive number of selections. Up to 20 snacks and 9 drinks can be placed in the machine, which makes it perfect for smaller businesses, or locations that are interested in smaller machines. This model brings convenience to the forefront. With snacks and drinks in the same machine, it is truly a one-stop shop for customers. Speaking of convenient features, the Express comes equipped with a ‘pre-cool’ storage area. Drinks can be stored here so that when a restock occurs, the first few drinks are already cold for the customer!

Hardware

The Express Combo is built with easy loading trays, two versatile bottle and can trays, and a high capacity can tray.

Easy Loading Trays

These trays are designed to tilt when they are pulled out, and they are equipped with latches to prevent the tray from falling out. This function allows for higher trays to be reached and filled with the same ease and efficiency as the lower ones.

Versatile Bottle and Can Trays

The coils on these trays can vend both bottles and cans. This feature works for cans and bottles that are up to 24 ounces.

High Capacity Can Tray

These are amazing. They hold 5 selections and can dispense up to 80 cans! They are super easy to load as well, making them great for both the operator and the customer!

Software

Greenlite Cashless

The Express is compatible with cashless payment systems. With an average of 15-30% more sales, the card reader option is a no-brainer for any compatible machine!

iVend

One of the best systems you could possibly have on your machine is the iVend Guaranteed Product Delivery System. Using a laser, the machine can sense if a product has vended completely. If it hasn’t it will keep turning the coils until the product breaks the beam, or the system determines that the row is empty. If there is a failed vend, where nothing drops no matter how many times it turns, the payment is returned to the customer to try for a different product. This system has a strong correlation with customer satisfaction!

For more information on our other great machines, click HERE or contact Vending.com at 1-800-548-1982.

Customer standing at the Express Combo

Vending Machine Upkeep-Part 2: Leveling

It is something that is mentioned in every manual and set-up guide, yet it is consistently overlooked. Every vending machine should be leveled right away. It is an easy step that is skipped, most often because it is deemed ‘unimportant.’ This could not be further from the truth.

Vending machines can be very sensitive. They literally, in their most basic parts, are refrigerated boxes. What happens, however, when the box does not seal all the way? When it is jostled every day because it is unsteady, the longevity of the box drastically declines.

One of the most important reasons that you need to level your vending machine is to protect the door. Given enough time while unlevel, the door of a vending machine will, eventually, not close anymore. They are built to align with precise locking mechanisms and intricate wiring. The vending machine being unlevel puts more pressure on the door than originally intended. The long-term effect could be permanent damage to the hinges, seals, and locking mechanisms of the door.

Even within a few weeks of being unlevel, the door might become harder to open. The probability of the door getting stuck increases exponentially when a machine remains unleveled. If you have a refrigerated vending machine and its door does not close all the way, you risk damaging other components of the machine as well, such as the refrigeration units. The doors are designed to seal all the cold air in, so the hot air can be pumped out. This process does not work properly if the seal is broken.

All the above consequences can be avoided by leveling your machine during the setup process. All it would take is 5-10 extra minutes of set-up, and in the end, that 5-10 minutes could save you the need to buy a completely new machine!

For more information on the upkeep of your machine, click HERE or contact Vending.com at 1-800-548-1982.