An automatic ticket checker mechanizes a work of checking tickets by person. It can check the passenger's ticket which is valid or not in a flash.
In 1960's, the machine was tested for putting it to practical use at JNR(Japan National Railway), Kintetsu and Tokyu etc.. Practical use was started at Hankyu(Keihanshin kyuko) Kita-senri station in Osaka.
Many of automatic ticket checkers are installed in the station of railway. It also can be seen in museum and airport etc.. And then it is used as a security gate in office in nowadays.
Machine is arranged on both sides of a pathway and person passes through this way. For details, I explain in another page.
- (1) Bar
- To detect passenger by using infra red
- (2) Catcher
- Throw your ticket in this catcher
- (3) Course display
- Leading passengers to pathway
- (4) Box
- Collecting used tickets into this box
The price seems to be about millions of yen in the single functional type only dealing with a magnetic ticket. In latest machines which have multi function(Magnetic ticket and IC card)are priced 10 million yen or more.
The concrete price of Toshiba's machine is displayed in web page(http://www.g-mark.org).
|EG-800||5,000,000 yen||Hankyu Corporation|
|EG-1100JE||10,000,000 - 20,000,000 yen||Central Japan Railway Company(Shinkansen)|
|EG-3000||Open price||Central Japan Railway Company(Shinkansen)|