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Issue Date: Vol. 52, No. 1, January 2012, Posted On: 12/12/2011

MEI Conlux Unveils MCM5 Changer With Added Capacity And Options

Tim Sanford
vending, vending machine, MEI, Conlux, MEI Group, MCM5 coin changer, Tom Vogt, vending machine coin mechanism, payment system, coin-op device, Wittern Group, Jim Braker, Beaver Vending Inc.

MEI Conlux vending machine

WEST CHESTER, PA -- Now available from MEI Conlux is the MCM5, a five-tube changer that replaces the CCM5 in the Conlux line. The new changer increases tube capacity, adds float options, and enhances durability and aesthetics.

Able to accommodate two full rolls of coins, the MCM5's coin tubes are fully accessible from the back of the cassette to expedite refilling. Its flexible coin inventory management program allows operators to choose either of two factory-set float levels, $34 or $52, or to reprogram the float level by toggling the discriminator's float button to raise or lower the dollar amount.

"Operators are looking to get more for less in these tough economic times, and the MCM5 gives them a workhorse coin changer at an economical value," said Tom Vogt, Americas director for Conlux. "Conlux engineers took the heritage technology in the CCM5 and retooled it to satisfy operator needs for the next decade."

The MCM5 automatically programs a cassette when it is snapped into place and pays out as many as three coins simultaneously to speed transactions. It also uses 30% less power than the CCM5 while in its idle state, perhaps giving operators a competitive advantage in seeking new accounts. 

The Conlux MCM5's enhancements to product durability and aesthetics include a one-piece coin door that swings open to improve the visibility of the coin path, a new green-colored coin gate to make jams easier to spot, a sturdier return lever that can withstand the harshest handling, a nine-button keypad and improved labeling  to speed and simplify programming, and a  third diagnostic LED on the discriminator that signals a need for maintenance.

"We've used the Conlux CC5M for years, and it has always performed reliably for our routes at a tremendous value," said Jim Braker, owner of Beaver Vending Inc. (Beaver Dam, WI). "That's why we jumped at the opportunity to participate in the beta trial for the new MCM5. We found it to be durable, high performing and easy to use. The nine-button keypad and LED lights have really improved field programming and diagnostics, and we really like the single-unit coin door." 

The Conlux MCM5 is available through the Wittern Group (Des Moines, IA); information on local distribution may be had by calling (866) 657-7549. 

Additional information and complete technical specifications can be found online at meigroup.com.

Founded in Japan in 1967, Conlux has built a worldwide reputation for reliable, high-quality coin changers and bill validators. The company is a leader in research and development. Conlux was acquired by MEI in 2003, and continues to provide simple solutions to drive operator and bottler profitability.



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