Parts Availability for the CF 520, 540, 541, and 560 Coin Changer
Canadian MEI Customer- October 24, 2011
This bulletin is being issued to inform customers regarding CF 5XX parts availability that will impact the proper servicing on this discontinued coin changer. In 2004, MEI discontinued production and sales of the CF 5XX coin changer. The CF 7512 Coin Manager began production at that time and quickly gained global status as the industry leader in driving operator profitability thru sophisticated coin float management and reliability. .
The spare parts for the CF5XX have not been produced for more than one year and inventory has been depleting over this time. It is difficult to determine the exact level of parts inventory within our service partners but the MEI inventory is minimal. The probability of a CF 5XX coin changer not able to be repaired because of parts availability within the next 12 months is significant. Therefore, we recommend that our customers prepare a replacement strategy in anticipation for this likelihood.
The CF 520 / CF 540 / CF 541 / CF 560 MDB Coin Changers can be directly replaced with the CF 7512 Coin Manager.
The CF 520 / CF 540 / CF 560 coin changers that were produced with micromech and 1P/4P interfaces do not have a direct replacement as these interfaces are no longer available on the current products manufactured by MEI. Most of our service partners have an assortment of interfacing options that can assist with the transition into a MDB product. Please discuss your options with your local service partner.
For any additional questions, please contact your MEI representative or local distributor.