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1. (WO2001024125) VENDING MACHINE COMPRISING A NUMBER OF MERCHANDISE COMPARTMENTS THAT ARE ARRANGED ONE ABOVE THE OTHER

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/024125    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2000/005567
Publication Date: Apr 5, 2001 International Filing Date: Jun 16, 2000
IPC: G07F 11/10
G07F 11/16
G07F 11/42
Applicants: DEUTSCHE WURLITZER GMBH
OBERMEIER, Jürgen
SCHMIDT, Horst
KALENKA, Peter
Inventors: OBERMEIER, Jürgen
SCHMIDT, Horst
KALENKA, Peter
Title: VENDING MACHINE COMPRISING A NUMBER OF MERCHANDISE COMPARTMENTS THAT ARE ARRANGED ONE ABOVE THE OTHER
Abstract:
The invention relates to a vending machine comprising a number of merchandise compartments that are arranged one above the other and comprising distributing means for each merchandise compartment which dispenses an article out of the merchandise compartment when activated. The vending machine also comprises at least one transport device which transports the articles dispensed by the distributing means to a removal position, whereby the transport device is arranged between the front wall of the vending machine and the merchandise compartments. The vending machine is characterized by a removal trough which is displaced by the drive into a receiving position that is situated in front of the activated merchandise compartment and is subsequently displaced into the merchandise issuing area and into the removal position.