Auto Laundry News - April 2012

Dryer Systems

Tommy Car Wash Systems
Holland, Michigan

Tommy Car Wash Systems offers complete equipment packages for ground-up and tunnel renovations. The company can assist with developing a high-end car wash.

What’s New/Best Seller • Contour Blower System.

What’s New/Best Seller • Tommy’s direct mount dryer system allows more horsepower in a smaller space. As much as 120 hp can be put in just 2’ of space. The system dries much faster and more efficient due to a patented design that is able to contour to the vehicle. This keeps all the air on the surface and moving in the same direction, peeling water off the car rather than fighting each other like square arches. All systems come standard with TEFC motors.

Contact • Tommy Car Wash Systems, 581 Ottawa Ave., Suite 300, Holland, MI 49423. (616) 494-0771. Fax: (616) 494-0773. E-mail: Website:

Premier Touchless Drying Systems
Merrill, Wisconsin

Premier Touchless Drying Systems offers complete customized drying systems: freestanding arch designs, interior and exterior mounts, and on-boards.

What’s New/Best Seller • Customized Dryers.

Advantages/Features • Premier designs drying systems to meet the needs of any wash including starter boxes, menu boards, signage, and much more. The systems feature aluminum construction; neoprene gaskets; and adjustable producers, which feature 7.5-, 10-, or 15-hp motors. The systems are manufactured to customer specifics and designed with fiberglass or aluminum covers and custom graphics made with 3M high-grade vinyl. The company now offers plastic housings and elephant trunk side producers. The systems are custom designed for all markets and industries.

Contact • Premier Touchless Drying Systems, 2210 Heldt Street, Merrill, WI 54452. (715) 539-3100. Toll free: (800) 866-3100. Fax: (715) 539-8009. Website:

Oasis Car Wash Systems
Galena, Kansas

Oasis Car Wash Systems manufactures dependable, high-speed, and efficient car wash equipment with the investor in mind.

What’s New/Best Seller • ADAPT™ Drying System.

Advantages/Features • Car wash owners looking for an onboard drying system that is compatible with their existing equipment now have an option. With the ADAPT Drying System, operators are no longer limited to just a freestanding dryer — the system will interface with any in-bay automatic car wash on the market.

Customer/Operator Support • Worldwide service and distribution network.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • Oasis Car Wash Systems, 1909 E. 12th Street, Galena, KS 66739. Toll free: (800) 892-3537. Website:

PECO Car Wash Systems
Auburn Hills, Michigan

PECO Car Wash Systems designs and manufactures premium hybrid soft cloth and touch-free tunnel car wash systems. PECO systems range from small drive-thru packages for gas companies and dealerships to large conveyorized tunnels to fit individual car wash needs.

What’s New/Best Seller • PECO Custom Dryers.

Advantages/Features • PECO dryer nozzles can be purchased separately or as a complete dryer system from 45 to 150 hp. The dryers offer exclusive directional nozzles providing an efficient and effective drying system. The dryer offers mechanical advantages: galvanized impellers for extended life, cast-iron TEFC motors, exposed hardware in stainless steel, and injection molded housing and intake cones for quiet operation. Optional directional or straight nozzles are removable.

Customer/Operator Support • With over 40 years of experience and a worldwide dealer network, PECO has gained the reputation around the world for providing high-quality systems at a competitive price.

Contact • PECO Car Wash Systems, 244 Rex Blvd., Auburn Hills, MI 48326. (248) 299-5800. Toll free: (800) 448-3946. Fax: (248) 299-9001. E-mail: Website:

Proto-Vest Inc.
Glendale, Arizona

Proto-Vest Inc. offers the most effective and efficient dryers on the market for every type of application. The 90N dryer only uses 15 hp and out dries units using 100 hp or more.

What’s New/Best Seller • IP Stripper Dryer.

Advantages/Features • The powerful IP Stripper is designed to closely follow the horizontal contours of each vehicle to deliver maximum drying results while using minimal energy. The compact, touch-less design proficiently dries at a variety of line speeds (including the back windows of vans and SUVs) with only 30 hp and one overhead bag. The unit is equipped with an integrated processor, which allows it to independently turn itself on/off with a self timer for shut down (to protect the motor); open/close the optional AirGate between cars; smoothly descend the overhead bag to dry tonneau covers; and recognize open bed pickups and hold up the overhead bag until the open bed is cleared to reduce splash back. No functions from the controller or manual dryer adjustments are required.

Customer/Operator Support • Proto-Vest Inc. offers worldwide distribution and customer support.

Contact • Proto-Vest Inc., 7400 N Glen Harbor Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85307. (623) 872-8300. Toll free: (800) 521-8218. Fax: (623) 872-6150. E-mail: Website:

Hanna Car Wash Systems
Houston, Texas

Hanna’s EQ-Series dryers are high efficiency and low energy. The company’s take on conventional drying is aimed at quality of manufacturing and airflow while using the least amount of energy.

What’s New/Best Seller • Hi-Flow Round Nozzles.

Advantages/Features • Hanna’s hi-flow round nozzles allow for a smooth transition of airflow from the scrolled producer directly through to the vehicle’s surface. The unique nozzle design minimizes turbulence and maximizes efficiency resulting in better drying performance and lower energy costs. Simple mounting plates allow each air blower to be positioned for optimal air stream.

Customer/Operator Support • Worldwide distribution and support.

Price • Call for a quote.

Contact • Hanna Car Wash Systems, 5842 W. 34th Street, Houston, TX 77092. (713) 683-9878. Toll free: (800) 999-9878. Website:

PDQ Manufacturing Inc.
De Pere, Wisconsin

PDQ Manufacturing Inc. provides superior quality, outstanding support, and is committed to providing products that contribute to its customers’ profitability.

What’s New/Best Seller • MaxAir™ Stand-Alone Dryer System.

Advantages/Features • The MaxAir system produces dryer vehicles while requiring less energy to operate. Concentrated air columns maximize the air velocity that reaches the vehicle’s surface, achieved by using round discharge nozzles at the bottom of the dryer outlet. The unit uses four stationary 7.5-horsepower blowers with the two center blowers in line to take advantage of air drafting. The first blower does the job of breaking the surrounding air, reducing wind resistance and allowing the trailing blower to evaporate the water. The blowers are strategically positioned to move water quickly off the vehicle’s surface using the shortest distance possible.

Contact • PDQ Manufacturing Inc., 1698 Scheuring Road, De Pere, WI 54115. (920) 983-8333. Toll free: (800) 227-3373. E-mail: Website:

SONNY’S Enterprises Inc.
Tamarac, Florida

Beginning as an operator in 1949, SONNY’S The Car Wash Factory is now the largest manufacturer of conveyorized car wash equipment, parts, and supplies in the world.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Gator™.

Advantages/Features • SONNY’S Gator, eliminates ramp-up time between vehicles, lowering electrical usage without affecting the dryer’s performance. It easily attaches directly to the inlet of any new or existing SONNY’S blower with plastic housing. Pneumatically actuated, the unit mechanically controls air intake, reducing the load on, and prolonging the life of, the motor. The unit reduces the electrical draw of the motor, and lowers power consumption up to 30 percent between vehicles.

Customer/Operator Support • SONNY’S Select Service Organization (SSO) network is always on call, worldwide, for all installation, service, sales, support, and warranty needs.

Delivery/Installation • In stock and available for same-day shipping on orders placed before 4 p.m. EST.

Contact • SONNY’S The Car Wash Factory, 5605 Hiatus Road, Tamarac, FL 33321. (954) 467-1203. Toll free: (800) 327-8723. Fax: (954) 779-2484. Toll free fax: (800) 495-4049. Website:

The Dryer Pros
Phoenix, Arizona

The Dryer Pros is a source for innovative, state-of-the-art car wash dryers. The company manufactures a complete line of dryers for every type of car wash from in-bay automatics to express tunnels. All units are available with optional oscillating nozzles, dual-port nozzles that dry the back of vehicles, and the new energy-saving Air On-Demand system.

What’s New/Best Seller • Horizon, Crosswind Series.

Advantages/Features • The new Horizon Crosswind was designed particularly for short tunnels that have limited space. In addition to its compactness and signature-curved bridge, the unit’s performance impresses even the most particular customer. Its unique offset and angled top nozzles blow water across and over the sides of hoods, roofs, and trunks. Strategically positioned side nozzles strip off remaining water from the vehicle’s sides.

Customer/Operator Support • Distributors throughout the United States and Canada.

Price • Available upon on request.

Contact • The Dryer Pros, 3425 West Osborn Road, Phoenix, AZ 85017. (602) 272-2940. Fax: (602) 272-2959. Website:

Belanger Inc.
Northville, Michigan

Founded in 1969, Belanger Inc. has long been respected as a world leader in quality car wash equipment manufacturing.

What’s New/Best Seller • Belanger’s customizable drying systems.

Advantages/Features • Belanger offers an array of drying solutions that efficiently remove water from the vehicle’s surface, using any strategic combination of the following Belanger drying products. AirCannon™ Dryers produce powerful 9” x 5” columns of air to effectively dry vehicles, while blasting water out of nooks and crannies. The AirBlade® Dryer uses a patented manifold and 2.5 “x 35” outlet, creating a “wall of air” that strips water off of hoods, windshields, and roofs. SideKick™ Dryers offer high-volume, high-velocity drying to flexibly target the sides of vehicles.

Customer/Operator Support • Belanger’s global distributor support can advise each operator on the best dryer configuration for their needs.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • Belanger Inc., 1001 Doheny Court, Northville, MI 48167. (248) 349-7010. Toll free: (866) 488-6635. Fax: (248) 349-2309. E-mail: Website:

MacNeil Wash Systems
Barrie, Ontario, Canada

MacNeil Wash Systems manufactures a complete line of quality car wash equipment for the tunnel car wash industry and for the automotive dealer, fleet, and rental markets.

What’s New/Best Sellers • Tech 21 Drying System available with PowerLock Air Valve and SMART Nozzles.

Advantages/Features • The Tech 21 Drying System is fully customizable to meet the unique needs of today’s car washes, giving operators total control over the drying process. The optional PowerLock Air Valve is an easy add-on to any new or existing MacNeil drying producer, and is now available with a retrofit adaptor to connect with most other manufacturers drying equipment. The system reduces dryer energy consumption up to 30 percent, while at the same time decreasing dryer noise levels. The unit eliminates the danger of debris flying out of pick-up truck beds. Both the 10-hp and 15-hp models can be fitted with SMART Nozzles to create enhanced drying on hard-to-dry areas like side mirrors and vehicle backs. The Tech 21 is available in 20-, 30-, or 40-hp package systems, or can be customized as a Pro-Build system to suit a wash’s specific needs.

Customer/Operator Support • MacNeil distributes and supports its products through a network of international distributors.

Contact • MacNeil Wash Systems, 90 Welham Road, Barrie, Ontario, Canada L4N 8Y4. (705) 722-7649. Toll free: (800) 361-7797. Fax: (705) 722-7797. E-mail: Website:

NS Corporation
Inglewood, California

NS Corporation, an innovator in the vehicle wash industry, has been providing to the high-volume unattended vehicle washing industry since 1961. Long recognized as the West Coast’s premier supplier to the conveyor market, NS continues to grow the retail car wash market throughout the United States.

What’s New/Best Seller • The new Air Wipers will be on display at The Car Wash Show, booth 827.

Advantages/Features • Independent top and side blowers work with two 7.5-hp motors for a fraction of the energy of other systems. The blowers produce 148-miles-per-hour discharge velocity at the nozzle tips. The dryer features heavy-duty painted, all welded, aluminum material. The unit comes with a seven-bag system, full nozzles, and PVC/NBR rubber squeegees.

Contact • NS Corporation, 235 W Florence Ave, Inglewood, CA 90301. Toll free: (800) 330-1245. Website:

Carolina Pride Carwash Inc.
Roxboro, North Carolina

Carolina Pride Carwash Inc. has been providing self-serve car wash operators throughout the nation with quality car wash systems for over 40 years. The company’s systems have evolved over the years, but it never forgot that the main purpose of a car wash is to provide the customer with a clean car.

What’s New/Best Seller • Turbo Dry™.

Advantages/Features • Turbo Dry is a handheld high-speed air dryer for use by customers at self-serve car washes. The unit’s blower motors force air through a hose to a nozzle held and directed by the customer. The unit is generally wall mounted in the self-serve bay with other mounting options available depending on the owner/operator’s preference. The system comes complete with dryer boom, hose, Turbo Dry nozzle, Turbo Dry holder, in-bay sign, stainless steel dome cover, and meter decal. Options include: boom extensions, banners, and menu strip decals.

Contact • Carolina Pride Carwash Inc., 417 S. Madison Blvd., P.O. Box 488, Roxboro, NC 27573. Toll free: (800) 421-5119. Fax: (336) 597-5113. E-mail: Website:

Aerodry Systems LLC
Broomfield, Colorado

With previous operator experience, Aerodry has manufactured reliable, efficient drying systems since 1991.

What’s New/Best Seller •Customizable system for car/truck/train/bus washes.

Advantages/Features • Units feature patented internal sound reduction. One-piece molded, direct-drive axial fans housed in stainless steel offer mechanical advantages such as extended life and lower horsepower. Large volumes of air existing soft nozzles maximize efficiency and result in better drying performance. Modular components offer ease of installation and full adjustability for optimum airflow.

Customer/Operator Support • Experienced factory assistance is always available to advise each operator on the best dryer configuration for their specific needs.

Contact • Aerodry Systems, LLC, P.O. Box 907, Broomfield, CO 80038. (303) 438-0120. Fax: (303) 438-0124.
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Ryko Solutions Inc.
Grimes, Iowa

Ryko Solutions is the largest manufacturer of car wash equipment in North America. It manufactures a full line of friction; touch-free; and conveyorized car, truck, bus, and van washes. It also has a full line of car wash accessories.

What’s New/Best Seller • Stand Alone Dryers: ThrustPro, Slimline, and Staged Dryer.

Advantages/Features • The ThrustPro freestanding, touch-free dryer features: fan covers, a noise reduction package, and a countdown timer. The Slimline dryer allows car wash operators with limited bay space to offer revenue-increasing drying services. It features the noise reduction package and countdown timer, and two or three fan models are available. The Staged dryers allow car wash operators the flexibility of positioning dryers in the best location on the dryer arch, in order to provide a safe, touch-free dry. Units are modular for individual locations; sport rubber mounted motors to reduce noise; are available in 10- or 15-hp; feature low profile nozzles; front or rear intake is available; and can be top, passenger side, and driver side mounted.

Contact • Ryko Solutions Inc., 1500 SE 37th St., Grimes, IA 50111. (515) 986-3700. Fax: (515) 986 3621. E-mail: Website:

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