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EVOLUTION OF SmartCoinBox

...domestic laundry machine to coin operated? they said it can't be done....

Meet the ORIGINAL... first generation SmartCoinBox designed and built by a landlord. Built around 2008 and was used until end of 2010. This is the original prototype and we kept it and on display in our Scarborough, Ontario location. The design works around a "Beaver Coin Candy Mechanical Acceptor" vending machine. By cleverly connecting relays, timer and industrial sensors the complete assembly prevented the abuse and misuse of household type laundry machines in few rental properties in Humber College. (Off Campus - North Etobicoke - Greater Toronto Area). Notice there is no countdown timer. We used a fix
dial type timer...but it worked!






2nd Generation SmartCoinBox introduced Commercially on Summer of 2012.

This SmartCoinBox box is dust tight and designed to survive harsh environment. Some laundry rooms are damp and cold and this 2nd generation SmartCoinBox was perfect for it. Hundreds were sold during its introduction and they are still in service today. The design uses a quarter key turn lock and a hasp. Uses a "crow bar" type of power supply in a heavy duty NEMA 4 enclosure. We still build this type of SmartCoinBox today as a "customized" order but a little bit more money because of its ruggedness and advance electronics we installed in present design.





3rd Generation SmartCoinBox introduced Commercially on Winter of 2014.

The 3rd generation SmartCoinBox came a little bit bigger than its predecessor. Made from 1.5 mm thick cold-roll sheet and equipped with 2 hasps. The padlock ear is fully welded inside and came out in a slotted hole. Takes 3/8 diameter padlock. Uses a "switch mode power supply" that can withstand short circuit or reverse polarity. Lots of room on this one and heavy. A lot of our regular customers didn't like it so we went back to the drawing board and redesigned it and became the 4th generation SmartCoinBox.




4th Generation SmartCoinBox introduced Commercially on Fall of 2014.

There are two versions. The first version further shrunk in size with same reliable component inside and the second version we add a push button switch to reduce power consumption when idle or not in use.

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5th Generation SmartCoinBox will be out this Summer 2017. Advance technology, compact, lightweight...and some exciting features...for same affordable price..

...more to follow including photos.