(Topic ID: 256257)

Token Mechs for Pinball Machines

By 1iblind

1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    Does anyone know a good token mech that will work in any pinball machine? I've heard the Happ token mechs tend to not work great in pinball machines because tokens don't have the same weight as a quarter. The token will fall through the door fine when the door is open but when it's closed it'll come out to the coin return.

    Happ token mech: https://na.suzohapp.com/products/coin_doors/42-3070-100

    #2 1 year ago
    Quoted from 1iblind:

    The token will fall through the door fine when the door is open but when it's closed it'll come out to the coin return.

    Something else going on. Token mech works with coin door open, token's weight doesn't change when coin door is closed. Mechs like to be level. If token/or coin return when door closed, the game may be pitched too steep.

    LTG : )

    #3 1 year ago

    MOST coin mechs have a bounce test in them. If (1) the token mech isn't adjusted properly, or (2) the token mech is too specific and your game's slope is steep (like LTG said) the bounce test can cause the coin to be rejected.

    You would need to adjust the mech so that it accepts the tokens you want at the angle of the coin door.

    #5 1 year ago

    Have you talked to your token vendor? They are usually a good source of info and the mechs themseleves, and they are motivated to make sure that your use of tokens is successful.
    .................David Marston

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    #6 1 year ago

    Use the plastic Imonex ones. The metal ones would reject coins unless the game was nearly flat. The plastic Imonex ones are tanks and they hardly ever jam.

    #7 1 year ago
    Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

    Use the plastic Imonex ones. The metal ones would reject coins unless the game was nearly flat. The plastic Imonex ones are tanks and they hardly ever jam.

    Keep in mind, there's a reason for that -
    The 'plastic' ones are more susceptible to slugs, allowing fake coins in to be credited. The metal ones are tighter on security, hence why they (sometimes/often) need to be adjusted for use in a pinball.

    So, depending on where you're going to be using your game - Is this for home? For a location? If a location, how nice is the neighborhood? - decide accordingly

    #8 1 year ago
    Quoted from Coyote:

    Keep in mind, there's a reason for that -
    The 'plastic' ones are more susceptible to slugs, allowing fake coins in to be credited. The metal ones are tighter on security, hence why they (sometimes/often) need to be adjusted for use in a pinball.
    So, depending on where you're going to be using your game - Is this for home? For a location? If a location, how nice is the neighborhood? - decide accordingly

    I tried adjusting them but it’s the little “weight scale” test where it will tip the coin at one point if it’s good, but often in a pinball machine when the door is closed the angle is too steep and it will always dump into the reject slot. I’ve tried shimming and adjusting and on advice from other operators, just switched to the plastic ones. They take tokens and quarters just fine and have yet to have issues with slugs. It’s only on 50¢ so if they’re that cheap then I can’t help!

    #9 1 year ago

    Immonex mechs have the least amount of resistance when a token is dropped. They are great for new pins for us.

    4 weeks later
    #10 1 year ago

    Forgot about this thread. The games will be on location at a pizza place.

    Where are you getting your imonex mechs from?

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