A claw vending machine may also be referred to as a crane machine, not to be confused with Crane Merchandising Systems, is a redemption prize machine where the claw is controlled using a joystick. The user inserts a credit in the form of cash, credit card, tokens, or game card to allow for the gameplay. The joystick allows the claw to be moved in four directions (left, right, front, back) to move the gantry/claw to the desired position or directly over a prize. Once the claw is in place, the user simply pushes the down button and the claw will go down and attempt to grab the prize below. If successful, the claw will move back to the prize drop area and release the prize into the prize box. Each machine is equipped with drop sensors so it knows once a prize has been dropped. Please note: the win ratio of the machine is typically set by the owner/operator of the machine. Most claw machines that leave our factory are set to about a 1-8 ratio, meaning that it is likely that someone will win a prize 1 item out of every 8 gameplays based on the claw strength. However, this is just a factory setting and it's up to the operator to set their desired win ratio and test accordingly.