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How the systemic control of the vending machine works?

In this article we will discover how the systemic control of a vending machine works, and which are the most suitable tools to carry it out.

In Italy there are almost 827,000 vending machines for drinks or food. Installed in public places or private spaces, they produce almost 5 billion dispensings every year.

Keeping these vending machines efficient is important both for the quality of their deliveries and for the containment of costs and the minimization of risks. Regular monitoring through the systemic control of the vending machine is essential.

What is systemic control

The systemic control of a vending machine is the way in which the vending machine itself and the water network that feeds it are monitored.

Particular attention must be paid to water consumption. From their trend it is possible to quickly identify possible water leaks, which could have significant consequences both in terms of costs and for the safety and health of the building in which the vending machine is located.

The WATERBLOCK and E-WATERBLOCK safety devices designed by ELTEK Appliance work just like this:

  • they are set to allow the transit of a preset nominal volume of water;
  • when the flow exceeds the preset value, the device stops it;
  • resetting is simplified by the reset lever.

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Which vending machine it applies to

All the safety devices of the WATERBLOCK range can be applied to any kind of vending machine. They are easily installed between the water tap and the machine’s supply pipe, and their operation is mechanical: they guarantee uninterrupted service even when there is no electricity.

WATERBLOCK is the first generation valve designed by ELTEK with the aim of blocking water anomalies as quickly and efficiently as possible, avoiding excessive consumption and water damages.

The latest generation E-WATERBLOCK device combines mechanics and electronics to ensure maximum efficiency in detecting water flow anomalies and maximum safety in blocking it. If the flow monitoring detects values out of range, the device is able to communicate them directly (via bluetooth) to the dedicated APP.

Water distribution machines

The machines for the distribution of drinking water, connected directly to the water network and equipped with the appropriate filters, have made drinking water in workplaces, shops, schools and public places easier and even more sustainable.

Also in this case it is possible to carry out systemic control of the dispenser, to monitor the flow and stop any leaks, by installing one of the WATERBLOCK devices designed by ELTEK Appliance.

Coffee dispensing machines

According to sector data (Confida, 2019), machines dispensing coffee and hot drinks represent the majority of vending machines.

Not surprisingly, hot drinks remain the most consumed product in vending machines and represent 65% of total deliveries. Out of the total number of hot drinks, coffee remains the most loved product: in 2019, Italians consumed 2.7 billion coffee at vending machines.

The systemic control of machines for the distribution of coffee and hot drinks is ideally carried out by E-WATERBLOCK, which combines mechanics and electronics and is able to guarantee maximum efficiency in detecting water flow anomalies and communicate them directly to the APP via bluetooth.

Beverage dispensing machines

The machines for the distribution of cold drinks use water (combined with cooling agents) to keep their temperature low. This sector, in 2019, recorded over 948 million consumptions.

Also in this case it is important to keep consumption under control to avoid losses that would often compromise the operation of the dispenser, as well as affect the bill. And even in this case, the best tools are the WATERBLOCK safety devices designed by ELTEK.


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