Collaboration between coffee vending machine manufacturers Crane and UK opto-electronic specialists Selectronic will delight hot beverage drinkers.
Engineering teams from Crane and Selectronic have developed an all new front panel solution for the latest Crane hot beverage machines.

Consisting of a five inch TFT Module and a 23-position touch operated beverage choice panel, this solution offers easy beverage selection and a colourful display. This is achieved using a whole area touch panel lit by integrated LEDs. The complete selection area is covered by 6mm toughened glass to provide protection – while providing a challenge for the touch electronics.

The Selectronic designed front panel communicates directly with Crane’s main processor to indicate beverage selection, and the TFT provides customer guidance and confirmation of the selection. This was achieved using a Selectronic designed custom software solution.

The whole project was on a tight development and production plan with Selectronic delivering a proven hardware and software solution on time and within budget.
The ICON product is now in full production with the concept now being rolled out to the new Crane CALI machine.
The project has been a major development success for Crane and Selectronic with the teams based in UK and China delivering the whole project in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Selectronic’s retail business manager James Attwood said: “We can work with clients to take your project requirements from concept stage to mass production. We are experience in matching the correct technology and visual appearance for the front face of your product.”

Selectronic can supply touch panels with TFT displays or supplied separately according to you project’s needs. They work with their customers and the LCD and TFT manufacturers to offer the best technical and cost effective solution for each application.

Based in Witney, Oxfordshire, over 39 years Selectronic has built a reputation as experts in opto-electronic technologies. The company welcomes customers to visit and talk directly at their purpose built facility which provides full customer support including warehousing.

Contact Selectronic via or 01993-778000 for more information on this device or any other sensors.