WEST CHESTER, Pa., December 5, 2011– MEI Conlux® has launched its next-generation five-tube coin changer, which replaces its CCM5 model coin changer. The new Conlux MCM5 provides increased tube capacity, additional float options, and enhancements in product durability and aesthetics.
The Conlux MCM5 accommodates two full rolls of coins, and the coin tubes are fully accessible from the back of the cassette for faster coin filling. The MCM5 also provides new float options to manage
coin inventory. Operators can either select from one of two preset factory float levels ($34 or $52) or they can program the float level simply by pressing the discriminator’s float button up or down to the desired 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 the cassette when it is snapped into place and provides simultaneous three-coin payout for faster transactions. In addition, the MCM5 uses 30% less power than the CCM5 while in idle state, giving operators a competitive advantage to win over new accounts.
The Conlux MCM5’s enhancements in product durability and aesthetics include:
- A single-piece coin door that swings open to give better visibility of the coin path
- A newly colored green coin gate that makes jams easier to spot
- A sturdier return lever to withstand the harshest handling
- A nine-button keypad and improved labeling that makes it faster and easier to program the device
- A third diagnostic LED light on the discriminator to “flag” maintenance needs
“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., in Beaver Dam, Wis. “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.”
Operators can order the Conlux MCM5 by calling The Wittern Group at 866-657-7549.
For more information and technical specifications, visit: http://www.meigroup.com/
Since its establishment in Japan in 1967, Conlux has set a standard for reliable, high-quality coin changers and bill validators. As a world leader in research and development, Conlux is constantly finding ways to provide the best equipment at an economical price point. Conlux was acquired by MEI in 2003 and since then has continued to provide simple solutions to drive operator profitability for bottlers and full-line operators alike.
MEI, headquartered in West Chester, Pa., holds the world’s largest installed base of unattended payment systems, handling over two billion transactions per week in more than 100 countries. The company developed the first electronic coin mechanism in the 1960s, followed by the first electronic non-contact bill validator, and more recently its credit card capability and vending management solution. Recently, MEI reached a milestone of selling more than four million bill validators and five million coin mechanisms worldwide. Its products are in widespread use in the vending, soft drink, gaming, amusement, transport, retail, and kiosk markets. For more information on MEI and its products, visit www.meigroup.com or call 800-345-8215.