Vending Machines


To secure vending machines.


Use angle brackets and pronged zee clips.

Larger imageWall Anchorage

Source: Noson, Perbix, SSD

When anchoring to post-tensioned slab, locate and avoid reinforcing.

Supplies Required

  • Angle bracket—4" x 2" x 1/8"
  • Lag bolts—3/8" diameter (for wood)
  • Expansion bolts—1/2" diameter x 4" (for concrete)
  • Metal screws—No. 14
  • Pronged zee clip


Larger imageFloor Anchorage

Source: Noson, Perbix, SSD

Angle Bracket Installation

Contact vending service company to install angle brackets.

  1. Secure angle bracket to wall with a lag bolt for wood.
    Secure to wall with an expansion bolt for concrete.
  2. Attach bracket to the vending machine with metal screws.

Pronged Zee Clip Installation

Align the clip with the leg of the vending machine.

  • Locate vending machines away from exits and hallways if possible.
  • Enclose vending machine in confined space (if possible) to prevent the machine(s) from tipping over. Do not locate machine so as to impede servicing.

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