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Propane Vending | Smart Vending

Propane Vending


Our Smart Vending Cages are a propane vending machine. This product allows a user to complete their entire transaction, 24 hours a day with no assistance needed. Our products have two issued patents #10,008,068 B2 issued 26 June 2018 and #10,699,510 B2 issued 30 June 2020.

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  • Class I Division 2 certified
  • Outdoor Vending Machine Certified
  • Cashless 24/7 sales
  • 4G encrypted cellular uplink
  • Modular
  • Cost effective
  • Reliable
  • Reduces operating costs
  • Increases profit
  • Theft resistant
  • Guaranteed


  • 11 Compartment
  • 17 Compartment
  • 23 Compartment
  • 29 Compartment
  • 35 Compartment
  • 47 Compartment
  • 59 Compartment
  • 71 Compartment


Dimensions: Both modules are 33.5”L x 14.25”W x 72”H
Empty Weight: Approx 200Lbs
Construction: All steel construction, galvanized and powder coated

Multiple Configurations

Straight line, hallway, back to back, “L” shaped

1. Use outdoor rated electro magnetic locks to open compartments
2. Magnetic proximity sensors to detect cylinders
3. Available manual lock on bottom compartment to allow vend when power is out or if machine

1. User interface is a color 8” touchscreen designed for outdoor use
2. Outdoor rated card reader accepts all forms of credit/debit card payment on a 4G cellular system
3. ADA button allows for cylinders to be vended from only the mid level compartments
4. Another button mounted inside the customer interface compartment that allows for cash sales by store employee

Customer Aids

1. Operating system runs self diagnostic prior to vending and will not vend a compartment with an error code (stuck door, locking sensor inop, no Cylinder detected, proximity sensor inop)
2. If customer accidentally shuts door before removing Cylinder, door reopens and will continue to reopen until cylinder is removed
3. If customer fails to return cylinder or close door User interface prompts with the error
4. ADA button for mid and lower compartment sales
5. Clear simple instructions
6. Cylinder will only fit back into the compartment in the upright position and the compartment is sized so that when the door is closed the cylinder will be in the proper place for sensor to detect
7. Customer never knows if there are compartments that are not operable and the machine will continue to vend until all working compartments are vended


1. Individual compartments with individual locks require large investment of time and effort to defeat
2. The compartments are sized so that if the expanded metal on the door or side of the compartment is cut away, the cylinder will not fit through the compartment frame
3. The locks have more than 1200 lbs holding strength
4. If someone decides to put a ferrous object in the compartment other than the empty cylinder, their credit card information is already stored so any more than one attempt will easily identify the thief

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