When the Royal Mint released new pound coins in the UK, businesses will have wondered how they could convert their machines to accept the new currency. This article will focus on how to convert a fruit machine to take new pound coins. Fruit machines are popular gaming machines that accept coins as payment. Converting the machines is important to avoid losing customers who cannot use the old pound coins.
Firstly, it is important to find the current coin mechanism in the fruit machine. This will help in finding a suitable new pound coin mechanism for the machine. You can source the new pound coin mechanism from gaming machine parts suppliers or the machine’s manufacturer. Once you obtain the new mechanism, then unplug the machine and disconnect it from any power source.
To install the new pound coin mechanism, the existing mechanism must not stay in the machine. Set up the new mechanic in the same way as the earlier version and screw it securely into place. You should connect the wiring to the new mechanism and remember to document any changes made to the wiring.
Once you have installed the new mechanism, you can assess it by inserting new pound coins. This will ensure that the machine accepts the new coins and to verify that it is dispensing coins correctly. If the machine is not dispensing coins properly, the new mechanism may need adjustments to work correctly.
Finally, it is important to update the machine’s software to recognize the new pound coins. You should obtain the software update from the manufacturer, and programme the machine to recognize the new coins. This step is important to ensure that the machine recognizes the new pound coins and dispenses the correct amount of money to customers.
Converting a fruit machine to take new pound coins involves finding the current coin mechanism, sourcing a new mechanism, installing the new mechanism, evaluating the machine, and updating the software. It is important to ensure that the new mechanism is working correctly to avoid losing customers who cannot use the old pound coins. It is also essential to update the machine’s software to recognize the new pound coins. For businesses that are not sure how to convert their fruit machines to accept the new pound coins, it is best to seek help from gaming machine maintenance experts such as Manco Automatics. With their decades of experience, Manco Automatics offers first-class service in the installation, maintenance, and use of gaming machines, ensuring that customers’ machines work at the peak of their ability.