US 9,811,967 B2
Product discharging device
Norio Nakajima, Yokkaichi (JP); Yoshio Yasaka, Yokkaichi (JP); and Michihiko Makino, Yokkaichi (JP)
Assigned to FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., Kawasaki (JP)
Filed by FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., Kawasaki (JP)
Filed on Mar. 2, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/58,620.
Application 15/058,620 is a continuation of application No. PCT/JP2015/050390, filed on Jan. 8, 2015.
Claims priority of application No. 2014-003768 (JP), filed on Jan. 10, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0180631 A1, Jun. 23, 2016
Int. Cl. G07F 9/00 (2006.01); G07F 11/24 (2006.01); G07F 5/22 (2006.01)
CPC G07F 11/24 (2013.01) [G07F 5/22 (2013.01); G07F 9/00 (2013.01)] 6 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A product dispensing system comprising:
a first product discharging device that is applied to a first product storage passage storing an input product in a vertical direction, regulates downward movement of the product stored in the first product storage passage in a standby state, and discharges a lowest product stored in the first product storage passage downward in an activated state; and
a second product discharging device that is applied to a second product storage passage being adjacent to the first product storage passage and storing an input product in the vertical direction thereof, regulates downward movement of the product stored in the second product storage passage in a standby state, and discharges a lowest product stored in the second product storage passage downward in an activated state,
the first product discharging device and the second product discharging device being coupled to each other back to back,
wherein the first product discharging device includes
a drive source for the first product discharging device and the second product discharging device,
a driving force applying unit configured to alternatively select the first product discharging device and the second product discharging device in accordance with a discharge command and to apply a driving force from the drive source to the selected product discharging device when the discharge command is issued, and
a control unit configured to perform sold-out processing of considering that only the product discharging device is out of order and determining that the products of the product storage passage of the product discharging device is sold out when the product discharging device which is alternatively selected and supplied with a driving force by the driving force applying unit discharges no product within a predetermined time.