In Ice Vending – Electronics Matter
In Ice Vending, uptime is critical, and you want your machine to run non-stop, 24/7 - 365. 

Kooler Ice

February 12, 2024

When reviewing ice vending manufacturers, you need to ask two questions.  First, who makes your PLCs and electrical components, and second, do you use plug-and-play wiring harnesses?   In Ice Vending, uptime is critical, and you want your machine to run non-stop, 24/7 – 365.  To do this, Kooler Ice has invested heavily in its electronics platform, providing owners with top-of-the-line Siemens Electronics.  Having a strong electronics platform will increase resale value down the road, and it will ensure greater uptime and reliability while you operate your machine.

All Kooler Ice machines utilize Siemens Industrial Electronics including PLCs, breakers, and contactors. While Siemens is more expensive, the quality and durability these components provide are well worth the investment since their products are used in the toughest manufacturing applications worldwide and are known to be the best in the industry

In addition to using top-of-the-line Siemens electronics, all Kooler Ice Vending Machines utilize plug-and-play wiring harnesses with Duestch-type water-resistant plugs.   Plug-and-play wiring harnesses allow for quick and easy replacement of sensors, magnets, motors, blowers, bill validators, and coin mechs, keeping uptime high and repairs low. While this system is more expensive than hard-wiring the components directly, you will be glad it is there since you will not be required to rewire components or hire an electrician to replace these components down the road.  All replacement parts come standard with high-quality plugs that are labeled so that you can unplug the old component and plug in the new component – quickly and easily. When evaluating ice vending machine manufacturers, make sure you ask what brand of electronics they are using and whether or not they have invested in plug-and-play wiring harnesses for all components – you will be glad you asked! To learn more about Kooler Ice Vending Machines, visit our website at or call 1-800-858-3025 ext 1 for sales.


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