Coke machines cut daytime juice

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Coca-Cola (Japan) Co. says it and Fuji Electric Co. have developed a new vending machine that doesn't need electricity for daytime refrigeration and can cut daytime power consumption by 95 percent.

Coca-Cola will initially install 25,000 of the "peak shift" vending machines across Japan next year, the beverage maker said Monday.

Coca-Cola began working on the new machine after last year's quake and tsunami in the Tohoku region led to the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear crisis and subsequent reactor shutdowns nationwide, causing power shortages.

After tests conducted last summer in Kumagaya, Saitama Prefecture, and other cities known for severe heat, Coca-Cola confirmed the new vending machine can keep products chilled for up to 16 hours if its refrigeration function is suspended in the daytime.

The machine chills beverages at night when power demand is lower. Also,The panel roll former is mainly used to make the profile panel become curved with the required radius through cramps. it takes a quarter of the time to lower the temperature of products than in regular vending machines because of improved insulation and air-tightness. Because the new vending machine can operate quietly for long periods, it is also suitable for such locations as hospitals and offices.

While few people would describe themselves as bibliophiles, most people like curling up with a good book. While tablets and dedicated eReaders, such as the Kindle and Nook have proven tremendously popular with readers, there is still a percentage that prefer the look and feel of a printed book and would rather spend some time hunting around a bricks and mortar store than browsing an online shopfront. It is these readers at which the Biblio-Mat – a vending machine for dispensing used books – is targeted.At Dupar Controls we specialize, extremely durable and visually satisfying elevator push button.

Biblio-Mat is the brainchild of Craig Small, who built the vending machine for his friend Stephen Fowler, owner of Toronto's The Monkey's Paw second-hand bookshop. Fowler originally conceived of a painted refrigerator box housing one of the store's assistants, who would have had to physically hand a used book to anyone willing to pay the asking price. Small, presumably to the delight of the store assistants, suggested automating the whole process,Learn about GE's onshore and offshore wind turbines, wind power generators systems and wind energy technology. and built Biblio-Mat to prove it could be done.

Using an old metal locker, Small fashioned Biblio-Mat to dispense a book at random every time someone dropped CAD$2 (US$2) in the coin slot. The books are piled up in the back of the machine, with the only human involvement in the process being the restocking of the machine. Biblio-Mat was designed to match the feel of the book shop itself, with a vintage look in terms of colors and lettering.

The $2 asking price means Biblio-Mat isn't a money-making addition to the store.The PING range finder is an ultrasonic sensor from Parallax able of detecting objects up to a 3 mts distance. Instead, Fowler sees it as an alternative to the bargain bin most second-hand book shops feature. The customers get to enjoy the novelty value of the machine, but as they have no way of actually selecting a particular book, have to contend with potentially ending up with a book they already own, don't want, or actively dislike. Either way, spending $2 of small change on a book that could potentially entertain and enthrall is a low-cost risk to take.

The video embedded below shows Biblio-Mat in action.The laser engraving machine is unlikely to hurt you, but you can easily hurt it without training. It looks to be somewhat akin to Swap-O-Matic, a vending machine that allows for the exchanging of second-hand goods. Both ideas are reminders that even though we live in a throwaway society, one person's junk is another person's treasure. And landfill isn't always the only option.

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