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A system and method for calibrating a vending apparatus is provided. A vertical base reference position of a selector arm is stored, wherein the vertical base reference position corresponds to one of a plurality of rows in a cylindrical storage device. A horizontal base reference position is stored, wherein the horizontal base reference position corresponds to a compartment identifier identifying a compartment within each of the plurality of rows. A position of the selector arm corresponding to a media storage compartment is also stored, wherein the position comprises a vertical position and a horizontal position. A motor is initiated to move the selector arm along a vertical axis, wherein a movement of the selector arm results in one of an increment and/or a decrement to the vertical position of the selector arm. A stepper motor is initiated to rotate the cylindrical storage device, wherein a rotation of the device results in one of an increment and/or a decrement to the horizontal position of the selector arm.

Title
System and method for calibrating a vending apparatus
Application Number
11/408607
Publication Number
7447605 (B2)
Application Date
April 21, 2006
Publication Date
November 4, 2008
Inventor
Franz Kuehnrich
Bartlett
IL, US
Agent
Neal Gerber & Eisenberg
James P Muraff
Assignee
Redbox Automated Retail
IL, US
IPC
G01N 9/04
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