Auto Laundry News - April 2013

Dryer Systems

AVI Car Care LLC
Lake Tahoe, Nevada

For more than 20 years, AVI has served the vacuum needs of the car care industry through the AutoVac line of widely recognized, dependable central vacuum systems. AVI is known for its innovative use of technology and world-class research and development capabilities.

What’s New/Best Seller • Auto Dryer™ — Smart Dryers featuring DryerIQ™ Technology.

Advantages/Features • AVI’s new line of car wash dryers combines tried-and-true manufacturing principles with cutting edge design. The company offers a non-plastic, cast aluminum blower section that is engineered to provide superior air channeling through its tangential design. The system provides up to 20 percent more drying pressure and airflow than other brands because of its unique design characteristics. The system incorporates Dryer IQ technology to yield tremendous energy savings. AVI offers a load balancing system in conjunction with a variable speed control. DryerIQ cuts electrical consumption by an average of 70 percent versus other brands.

Delivery/Installation • The system is available through AVI’s distributor and installation network worldwide.

Customer/Operator Support • A team of technical support experts can immediately answer any installation or operating questions.

Pricing • Available upon request.

Contact • AVI Car Care LLC, 297 Kingsbury Grade, Suite 1019, Lake Tahoe, NV 89449. Toll free: (888) 628-8682. 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:

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:

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 LLC
Phoenix, Arizona

The Dryer Pros is a source for innovative, state-of-the-art dryers for every type of car wash from in-bays to express tunnels. All dryers are available with a variety of options including oscillating nozzles, dual-port “flip” nozzles to dry the backs of vehicles, and the energy-saving Air On-Demand system.

What’s New/Best Seller • Hurricane 2g Dryer with all oscillating nozzles.

Advantages/Features • Originally introduced in 1992, the Hurricane dryer quickly became a favorite with operators of short tunnel car washes with many still operating today. The second generation Hurricane is a no frills, economical version of the original with improved performance. The Hurricane 2g is available in four- or six- nozzle models with 10-hp or 15-hp motors. Systems can be designed for new and existing car wash facilities.

Customer/Operator Support • Most replacement parts are in stock.

Contact • The Dryer Pros, 3425 West Osborn Road, Phoenix, AZ 85017. (602) 272-2940. Fax: (602) 272-2949. Email: Website:

Belanger Inc.
Northville, Michigan

Founded in 1969, Belanger 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:

International Drying Corporation
Prairie Grove, Illinois

International Drying Corporation is a customer-focused company with over 31 years of experience in the car wash business. The company has comprehensive knowledge in car wash management and maintenance as well as dryer product engineering, manufacturing, consultation, and customer service.

What’s News/Best Sellers • Quiet Whisper Drying System and Spyder Dryers.

Advantages/Features • Systems can be customized and sized to match an operator’s needs. Quiet and energy efficient axial fan systems will provide decades of service while keeping its clean stainless steel appeal. The company also manufactures inexpensive, yet efficient centrifugal producer style dryers for the cost conscious.

Contact • International Drying Corporation, 2510 IL Route 176, Suite G, Prairie Grove, IL 60012. (815) 477-4911. Toll free: (800) 736-6412. 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 • AirWipers.

Advantages/Features • The system has the capability to efficiently blow water off a vehicle with less than half the power of conventional systems. The air is applied only where it is needed with no wasted power, resulting in huge energy savings. The wiper design keeps the flexible nozzle an inch away from the vehicle, blowing water with only 7.5 hp per side.

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

Aerodry Systems offers reliable, efficient drying systems with low sound levels.

What’s New/Best Seller • Customizable systems for car, truck, train, and 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 exiting soft nozzles maximize efficiency and result in better drying performance. Modular components offer ease of installation and full adjustability for optimum airflow. Dryers interface with all types and brands of wash systems.

Customer/Operator Support • Experienced factory assistance is 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:

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. 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 • The StarGate.

Advantages/Features • The PECO StarGate significantly reduces energy consumption by controlling air flow through the producer without effecting drying performance.

Shutting off air flow provides: reduced amp draw by up to 50 percent between vehicles; reduced noise between vehicles; controlled air disturbance between vehicles; and elimination of flying debris from pick-up beds. The unit can attach to competitors’ dryer housings.

Customer/Operator Support • Over 47 years of experience and a worldwide dealer network.

Price • $599.

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

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:

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

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