Electricity Free Vending Machines
Vending machines are used all around the world to dispense a range of different, useful, convenient products. Arguable the most prevalent vending machines stock snacks and drinks so individuals that need a quick fix can get it swiftly without having to go into a shop and queuing up to pay. Recently Japanese designers have come up with a new vending machine that does not need an electrical supply, the new machine is cranked up by hand, this all sounds a bit old school, so what is the context of the design?
This new design came as Japan marked the first anniversary of the tsunami that devastated the country a year ago, at this time many homes, towns and in fact cities were left without electricity, which is where the inventors got their idea from. The company that has created the vending machine, Sanden, which currently supply 30 per cent of the global market, have been showing off the hand-crankable vending machine for emergencies when the power’s out and solar generation isn’t available.
Japan are the leaders in vending machine technology, there is literally a vending machine to fit every purpose from the usual drinks and snacks to eggs, flowers, batteries, ice, umbrellas and even smart cars!! In 2010 Japan had 5 million vending machines, one can even be found on the slopes of Mount Fuji. Japan has the highest number of vending machines per capita, with about one machine for every twenty three people. The technology created by Sanden’s would appear to be an essential technology. So what are the downsides? Unfortunately, it takes approximately 70 rotations of the crank to power up the machine, however 20 seconds after being powered up, the machine is then ready to dispense up to six or seven bottled drinks.
At Nexus Drinks we supply high quality vending machines and Flavia coffee machines as well as water coolers, so if your office or workplace is in need of a boost, visit us, we have something to suit a range of needs. Having such machines in the workplace is convenient for your staff, meaning they can grab a drink in a few seconds rather than making one themselves which can take considerably longer.