Auto Laundry News - January 2011

Vacuum Systems

Turbo Boost Vacuum
Old Bridge, New Jersey

Turbo Boost Vacuum Company manufactures a retrofit kit to convert old two motor vacuums to three motors.

What’s New/Best Seller • Retrofit Kit.

Advantage/Features • Retrofitting old two motor vacuums saves the expense of purchasing new vacuums, paying freight, installation and electrical costs, and disposing of the old vacuums. Recycling the old vacuums helps improve the environment. Most operators use the improved service as an opportunity to increase the price of a vacuum cycle which, after a short period of time, will more than pay for the investment in the unit. The stainless steel kit comes with new eye catching decals. Complete do-it-yourself instructions provided with all components. Dome and side decals provided, as well as a POS decal.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • Turbo Boost Vacuum Company, 37 Cressida Drive, Old Bridge, NJ 08857. (732) 679-1861. E-mail: Website:

JE Adams Industries
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

For over 35 years, JE Adams Industries has been providing dedicated ser-vice to the car wash and petroleum industries.

What’s New/Best Seller • Turbo Towel.

Advantages/Features • The Turbo Towel is the first heated touchless drying system on the market. While others systems simply push water around, the Turbo Towel actually dries down to the micro bead level. The air is heated to 120 degrees above ambient temperature with a thermostatically controlled heating element. The combination drying/vacuum unit comes with a 1-year warranty.

Customer/Operator Support • A worldwide distributor network is supported by customer service, engineering, quality control, marketing, Internet, and sales consultants.

Contact • JE Adams Industries, 1025 63rd Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404. (319) 363-0237. Toll free: (800) 553-8861. Fax: (319) 363-3867. E-mail: Website:

Jim Coleman Company
Houston, Texas

With over 45 years manufacturing car wash equipment, Jim Coleman Company has an entire product line for a complete car wash site that includes automatics, tunnels, vacuums, vending, and more.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Oval Vacuum Line.

Advantages/Features • The Oval Vacuum Line has three models: Super Vac, Fresh-N-Vac, and Scrub-N-Vac. All three are available with custom graphics and a choice of colored domes and hoses. Vac islands are stainless steel and are also available with custom awnings to color coordinate a site. New fragrances are available to complement the traditional line. The vacuums can be used as stand-alone units on a stainless steel base or purchased and installed into existing vacuum islands and bases.

Operator/Customer Support • Nationwide and international distributors with toll free number.

Price • Available upon request.

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

D&S Car Wash Equipment Company
High Ridge, Missouri

D&S is a leading manufacturer of in-bay automatics, self-service car wash equipment, and industrial vacuums. Since 1972, the D&S brand has been synonymous with quality and reliability. The Alpha and Omega Vacuums are the latest in a series of innovative new products for the professional car wash market.

What’s New/Best Seller • Alpha and Omega Vacuums.

Advantages/Features • The Alpha Vacuum and the Omega Vehicle Detailing System
feature cyclonic technology, which produces inherently stronger suction than traditional vacuum motors. Cyclonic action delivers maximum vacuum power with greater sustained suction. The Omega VDS 7-in-1 system comes in a single footprint. The basic Alpha vacuum features a push-button start. Both vacuums are highly versatile and configurable. Any combination of seven functions can be chosen: vacuum (with claw tool), crevice vacuum, fragrance, shampoo, detail air, tire shine, tire fill, or spot remover. Available options include: color side panels, lighted side panels, 24”W x 16”H lighted topper, machine safety package, security package, PC programmability, DSNet module, and custom graphics.

Delivery/Installation • The single footprint designs allows for easy installation.

Customer/Operator Support • A nationwide network of distributors provides installation, factory service, and technical support.

Price • Call for a quote.

Contact • D&S Car Wash Equipment Company, 4200 Brandi Lane, High Ridge, MO 63049. (636) 677-3442. Toll free: (800) 844-3442. Fax: (636) 677-4105. E-mail: Website:

Industrial Vacuum Systems
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Industrial Vacuum Systems provides premium quality vacuum and vending equipment to a variety of industries.

What’s New/Best Seller • PowerMax 3 combination vacuum.

Advantages/Features • The latest addition to the IVS combination vacuum family features two powerful vacuum service selections available at any time during the vend cycle; multi-coin, bill, and credit card acceptance options; intelligent dual-display timer; programmable animated message LED display; illuminated dome; and vivid graphics. The Carpet Wizard and Fresh ‘N Up companion products have recently been updated with several improved components and updated graphics.

Contact • Industrial Vacuum Systems, a Division of GinSan Industries, 3611 3 Mile Road NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534. Toll free: (800) 446-7267. E-mail: or Website:

The Spencer Turbine Company
Windsor, Connecticut

Since 1892, The Spencer Turbine Company has applied a unique engineering edge to create innovative solutions for air and gas handling problems.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Spencer Energy Watcher®.

Advantages/Features • The Spencer Energy Watcher electronic motor control monitors the operator’s use of a Spencer central vacuum system by sensing low-use periods. It automatically reduces the vacuum producer’s motor speed during these periods, reducing power consumption. When the vacuum system is started, the controller automatically ramps up to full speed. When operators stop using the system, it senses the decreased power requirement and reduces the speed of the vacuum producer. As operators come back online, the system automatically ramps up again. Spencer recommends the system for all new car care central vacuum system projects where energy costs are at a premium. To save even more energy, it is recommended to use the system in conjunction with a premium efficient motor. Existing installations may be retrofitted for the system and many local utility companies are offering energy savings rebates.

Contact • The Spencer Turbine Company, 600 Day Hill Road, Windsor, CT 06095. (860) 688-836. Toll free: (800) 232-4321. Fax: (860) 688-0098. E-mail: Website:

Jim Coleman Company/Hanna
Houston, Texas

With over 45 years manufacturing car wash equipment, Jim Coleman Company/Hanna has an entire product line of automatics, tunnels, vacuums, vending, and more.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Combination Vacuum and Air Unit.

Advantages/Features • The Combination Vacuum and Air Unit is a round style vacuum with stainless steel construction, high security coin box, twin 1.6-hp vacuum motors, and a three filter bag system. Units are available with the choice of dome and hose color. The vacuums have graphic decaling and two separate access doors with dual latches. Units can be used as stand-alone vacuums on a stainless steel base or installed onto existing vacuum island and bases.

Operator/Customer Support • Nationwide and international distributors with toll free number.

Price • Available upon request.

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

SONNY’S The Car Wash Factory
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 • 180-Degree Swivel Boom Self-Serve Vacuum.

Advantages/Features • The new self-serve point-of-use stainless steel vacuum can be used in either free or token-operated applications. It features a post that can hold a 180-degree swivel vacuum boom and a trash barrel. The vacuum hose was designed to remain clearer, preventing clogs from many items that are vacuumed up from vehicle floors. The boom prevents the vacuum from being dropped onto the ground or having to be dragged over or through a vehicle to get to the other side. With great customer-appeal in mind, the boom allows for the vacuum nozzle to be off the ground and sit in a holder, keeping it cleaner and more appealing to use. Designed specifically for self-serve or gas station use, the vacuum is made to be durable with very little maintenance required. It is the ideal system to put in areas where an operator cannot place a central vac.

Price • The complete system (trash can not included) costs $1,995.

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) 720-4100. Toll free: (800) 327-8723. Fax: (954) 724-4288. Toll free fax: (800) 495-4049. Website:

AutoVac Industrial Vacuum & Air Systems
El Cajon, California

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

What’s New/Best Seller • Vacuum IQ, The Intelligent Vacuum Controller.

Advantages/Features • Car wash owners can cut energy costs by as much as 71 percent with Vacuum IQ™. The variable frequency drive system and customized software keep vacuums operating at peak efficiency without running a central vacuum system at full RPMs all day long. Optimal suction is still available while using just a fraction of the energy. Many operators may qualify for a rebate from their electric company. Visit the company’s website and find out how much money your wash could save each month.

Delivery/Installation • The system is easy to program and works with any central vacuum system. Instruction manual is included for installation by a qualified electrician.

Customer/Operator Support • AutoVac stands behind all its products and has a team of technical support experts.

Pricing • Contact an AutoVac dealer for pricing and return on investment information.

Contact • AutoVac Industrial Vacuum & Air Systems, 9410 Bond Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92021. (619) 258-9801. Toll free: (888) 628-8682. Fax: (619) 258-9805. E-mail: Website: or

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