All-metal vending machines (Grade B) and all-plastic vending machines (Grade C) are both a bad idea
Kaysville, UT (PRWEB) January 17, 2007
1.800.VENDING, a leading vending machine manufacturer who revolutionized the vending machine industry with their newly designed vending machines, educates the public on the three grades of quality found in vending machines. Grade A quality vending machines are unique in the U.S. because most vending machine companies typically rely on Grade B or Grade C machines.
All-metal vending machines (Grade B) provide some strength and stability, but also suffer from several design flaws. Outside paint is prone to scratching, chipping and rust, while inside paint corrodes and can lead to product contamination. Warm temperatures can also melt candy inside the machines.
All-plastic vending machines (Grade C) lack the durability of Grade B machines and suffer frequent breakdowns. This is especially true for the plastic coin mechanisms, which see a lot of wear and tear in any vending machine. Besides technical problems, most cannot vend 1" gumballs or toys - a large multi-million dollar market in the vending industry. Grade C machines may also be rejected for high-end locations.
"All-metal vending machines (Grade B) and all-plastic vending machines (Grade C) are both a bad idea," said Mike Burnett, co-founder of 1.800.VENDING. "What you need is a combination of the strongest metal in parts that you need it (strength & stability) and the highest quality plastics(shatterproof polycarbonate) in areas that you want it. The bottom line is the all-metal machines on the market are very outdated and the all-plastic machines are a clever way for the company to boost profit margins by manufacturing a cheaply made machine."
Grade A vending machines solve the problems of Grade B and C machines by incorporating both high-quality plastics and strong metal components. "You don't want your product surrounded by painted metal and you certainly don't want your coin mechanisms, lids and money compartment doors made of a 'Delrin' plastic," said Burnett.
1.800.VENDING is about the only company offering Grade A vending machines in the United States. The owners spent hours researching existing vending machines on the market to create their Grade A machines.
"The word 'engineering' means different things to different people," said Jeff Marsh, the other co-founder of 1.800.VENDING. "During my service in the U.S. Navy, I was involved in the construction of a nuclear submarine. I worked in an environment where failure was not an option and where equipment design and operation literally meant the difference between life and death. When we set out to design 1.800.VENDING's machine, I took this same zeal on quality engineering into both the design and manufacturing stages. 'It's good enough' is not in my vocabulary."
"As we tore apart the other machines on the market, I was appalled at what other companies are selling," said Marsh. "It was immediately apparent that their entire focus was on profit margin for their company with no thought to how well their machine would work or how long it would last."
"Malfunctioning machines is the number one reason people fail in vending," said Marsh. According to Marsh, many vending machines fail within a year. This can cause huge losses for owners who lose their vending locations when their machines break. "Vending works as long as the machine works. It's that simple," said Marsh.
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As a multi-million dollar company and the world leader in the vending machine industry, 1.800.VENDING closely monitors the manufacturing process to ensure only the highest quality equipment is provided and sustained. Not only have the primary parties been involved in the vending machine industry for over two decades, they have a combined tenure in the home-based business arena for over 30 years.