Vending Electronics

Click on the diagram bullets to see examples of the many places where you can find our electronics.


Control Board

The brains of vending machines

Vending machine control boards are the brains of vending machines. Our electronics communicate with and control a broad range of vending machine peripherals and components.




We control all sorts of user interfaces from matrix keypads to touch screens.  Our controllers also manage various keypad backlighting options



Vending machines use a variety of display technologies to communication product and pricing information to the customer. We have expertise interfacing to VFD, OLED, LCD, and touch panel interfaces.

Coin Mechanism

Coin Mechanism

Support for all standard coin acceptance and dispensing equipment.



For refrigerated machines, our vending controllers and sensing circuits monitor and control power to compressors.

LED Lightining

LED Lighting

Ellenby produces a line of high-efficiency vending machine LED light tubes with programmable dimming behavior based on the controller state (Ellenby Patent #8,905,579).

Card Reader

Card Reader

Our controllers are compatible with a range of non-cash payment hardware including credit card readers, as well as NFC and Bluetooth based payment readers which are increasingly part of mobile payment options.

Cell Comm

Cellular Communication

Communication modules are used to remotely send product information, pricing information, and diagnostic information between host servers and the vending machine. With remote access to the data, it is possible to manage large deployments of vending machines from a single screen.

Power Management

Power Management

Our controllers monitor vending machine input power from low voltage magnetic transformers or high efficiency switching power supply packages.  We also offer battery backup options for communications or clock management.

Ethernet Comm

Ethernet Communication

Network connection cards to get data to and from vending machines remotely.

Product Drop Sensor

Product Drop Sensing

Light curtain sensors packages to monitor the vending drop chute ensuring that product is properly vended.

Motor Drive

Motor Drives

Control of each vending motor, monitoring for over current, and monitoring for motor home position.

Bill Validator

Bill Validator

Our controllers integrate with a range of validator protocols from various manufacturers including the popular Series 2000 validators.

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Services to Vending OEMs

Electronics Hardware Design and Manufacturing

Custom Firmware Design

Depot Repair

Kitting / Private-labeling


Drop Shipping

Our History in Vending
Over the last two decades, Ellenby has been a premiere supplier of vending machine electronics to some of the top vending machine manufacturers in the United States.

We have done everything from small tabletop vending machines (US patent #6,929,110) to full sized snack machines.

OEMs bring us their requirements and our engineering team works to generate a complete electronic package.

Vending Projects

The vending industry today is very broad. Traditional snack vending machines are now joined with specialty vending equipment used for dispensing tools in workshops, luggage carts in airports, and ice in the summer heat. Below is a sampling of the types of vending projects for which Ellenby has developed and manufactured control electronics.

Vending Bike Station

Special Purpose Vending

Tabletop Vending

Tabletop Vending

AMS Vending

Snack Vending


Vending Retrofit Kits

Ice Cream Vending

Luggage Cart

Ice and Water Vending