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“Twist rack” dispensing mechanism for glass front vending machines

  • Business Group & Production Technology Group
  • Food & Beverage Distribution
  • Improved product appeal by displaying products upright, and increased maximum storage capacity
  • Improved versatility and simplified operability by eliminating attachments
  • Reduced product conveyance route (reduced machine size) through tilted dispensing

Fuji Electric has developed a “twist rack” drink dispensing mechanism for glass front vending machines by drawing on our extensive mechatronics and simulation technologies.

Product appeal has been improved by exhibiting products upright, and maximum storage capacity has been increased (1.5 times more capacity than previous machine). Moreover, we have developed a new tilted dispensing mechanism different from the previous spiral rack to reduce the product conveyance route (reduced machine size).

What’s more, optimizing the shape of the dispensing section and eliminating attachments for each product have now made it possible to sell a wide range of products from small cans to PET bottles with existing specifications, offering improved versatility and simpler operation.

Module external view

Module external view (trace of a dispensed product )

External view of Twist rack equipped product

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  • “Twist Rack” received a “CHO” MONODZUKURI Innovative Parts and Components Award 2016 of MONODZUKURI Nippon Conference.