Known as a machine in which beverages, snacks and other items are stored and can be purchased, a vending machine was first manufactured by Thomas Adams Gum Company in 1888. To use the machine, a consumer should insert coins or money to pay for the item to be purchased. Afterwards, the product will be released in a cup or a compartment at the bottom of the machine. In some machines, the door or a drawer will be unlocked after a consumer paid for an item. To know more about these, let us look at the different vending machine dimensions.
The Dimensions of Vending Machines
What are the dimensions of vending machines? The various types of the machines have different dimensions. Soda machines that weigh 500 pounds have a height ranging from 66 inches to 72 inches. The width and the depth of these machines are the same. The usual depth and width is 72 inches. Soda machines that weigh 510 pounds to 540 pounds have a height that range from 68 inches to 72 inches. The width is 31 inches and the depth is 28 inches. Bubble soda machines that weigh 610 pounds to 640 pounds have a height of 71 inches to 79 inches. Finally, the width measures 38 inches and the depth ranges from 32 inches to 33 inches.
Snack vending machines that weigh 650 pounds have a height of 72 inches and a width of 34 inches to 38 inches. The depth of the machines is usually 32 inches to 35 inches. The machines that weigh 700 pounds to 800 pounds have a height of 72 inches, a width of 38 inches and a depth of 35 inches.
Cold food vending machines that weigh 850 pounds have a height of 72 inches, a width of 29 inches and depth of 35 inches. The machines that weigh 900 pounds have a height of 72 inches, a width of 38 inches and a depth of 35 inches. Finally, coffee vending machines that weigh 700 pounds to 750 pounds have a height of 72 inches, a width of 38 inches to 39 inches as well as a depth of 35 inches.
Additional Information and Other Important Details
To avoid theft, manufacturers ensure that the machines are secured. Most of these have security features that are similar with safes. In addition, the machines cannot be easily moved because these are made from durable and heavy materials. Some cases of thieves who died and suffered severe injuries while trying to get the items in a vending machine were published in the 1988 Journal of the American Medical Association.