Auto Laundry News - July 2011


Airlift Doors Inc.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Airlift Doors Inc. has been manufacturing air-powered door openers and polycarbonate doors for 30 years.

What’s New/Best Seller • Plastic track and Durahinge plastic hinges.

Advantages/ Features • Plastic track from Airlift offers a cost effective alternative to stainless steel. The track is corrosion resistant and comes with a five-year warranty. The track helps reduce ice buildup on door tracks — it doesn’t conduct cold like typical steel tracks. Plastic hinges reduce ice buildup in extreme cold climates, and offer an alternative to the high cost of stainless steel. The Durahinge hinges are designed with a multi-roller block, which can adjust the placement of the roller to help space the door. The hinges come with a five-year warranty.

Customer/Operator Support • National distributor network, free factory technical support, and installation assistance are available.

Contact • Airlift Doors Inc., 4700 Osseo Road, Minneapolis, MN 55430. Toll free: (888) 368-4403. E-mail: Website:

Proto-Vest Inc.
Glendale, Arizona

Proto-Vest Inc. offers energy efficient dryers for every type of application.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Tunnel Heater.

Advantages/Features • The Tunnel Heater works with a Proto-Vest Drying System to distribute warm air throughout a wash keeping it from freezing in the cold winter months. By using the airflow already circulated from a drying system the unit is one of the most efficient ways to heat a tunnel. Its hydronic-heating boiler is sized for the climatic zone and can be installed in a back room or any out-of-the-way location. The hot air (up to 155 degrees) generated by the unit helps to produce a drier car while it works to reduce pipe freeze-ups, ice build-up, and ultimately downtime. This option is available for steel blowers only.

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

Pantron Automation Inc.
Belmont, North Carolina

Pantron Automation Inc. offers high-quality specialty sensors for applications in the vehicle wash industry. Products include infrared photoelectric sensors, infrared amplifiers, multi-channel amplifiers, and inductive proximity switches.

What’s New/Best Seller • ISG-N34 and ISG-A124 Series.

Advantages/Features • Pantron’s photoelectric sensors are designed to work in harsh environments including cold weather and extreme wash down applications. A long-sensing range and wide-angled infrared beam make the photo eyes very easy to align and resistant to vibration. Quick-disconnect photo eyes and cables are available, allowing for easy replacement. Built-in diagnostic and alignment tools are standard features on all Pantron automatic infrared photoelectric amplifiers.

Contact • Pantron Automation Inc., 109 Hubbard Street, Belmont, NC 28012. (704) 825-4965. Toll free: (800) 211-9468. Fax: (800) 293-7530. Website:

Rochester, Michigan

Solaronics is a leader in gas and gas infra-red heating technology and products for commercial buildings.

What’s New/Best Seller • Solaronics Stainless Steel DoorJet Heater.

Advantages/Features • The Stainless Steel DoorJet Heater stops cold air penetration at open bay doors. A high-velocity “jet” of heated air is directed automatically toward outside bay doors as they open. The heat surge tempers the in-rushing cold air, keeping employees working in the area comfortable. The unit resists wet and corrosive environments, is supplied completely assembled, and is factory tested. Critical system components feature stainless steel watertight enclosures with all gas and electrical controls pre-wired and sealed, stainless steel
casing with reinforcing angle rings, and stainless steel burner baffle.

Service/Installation • The heaters install easily and can be mounted vertically or horizontally. The unit operates economically on natural gas or other gaseous fuels.

Contact • Solaronics Inc., 704 Woodard Avenue, Rochester, MI 48307. Toll free: (800) 223-5335. Fax: (248) 651-0357. E-mail: Website:

Goff’s Enterprises Inc.
Pewaukee, Wisconsin

Goff’s Enterprises is the original manufacturer of the curtain wall. Started in 1987, Goff’s has now extended its product line to include curtain walls, welding curtains and screens, climate curtains, high-speed industrial vinyl and mesh roll-up doors, strip doors, and noise control products.

What’s New/Best Seller • G-2 HarshGuard Doors.

Advantages/Features • Goff’s G-2 HarshGuard Doors automatically reset after impact or blow out, providing a reliable yet affordable high-speed door for car wash owners. The doors feature exchangeable panels available in 18-oz coated vinyl or 40-mil clear PVC materials for easy replacement if damaged or dirtied. The fiberglass extrusions are secured in custom extruded aluminum side beams to create a wind load rating of 45 mph on a 10’x12’ door. Other features include stainless steel and aluminum parts that are capable of withstanding caustic and corrosive environments, a reverse safety feature, welded seams, and EPDM rubber side seals and baffle. The motor travels at 28” per second and is completely water and dust proof, and has an integrated open/close set up control, a built in manual override, two spare auxiliary inputs available as feedback for car wash or control systems, and 110-volt operation.

Contact • Goff’s Enterprises Inc., 1228 Hickory Street, Pewaukee, WI 53072. (262) 691-4998. Toll free: (800) 234 0337. Fax: (262) 691-3255. Toll free fax: (800) 959-0170. E-mail: Website:

Huron Valley Sales Inc.
Belleville, Michigan

For over 40 years, Huron Valley Sales has been providing customers with quality solutions to their hot water demands.

What’s New/Best Seller • Propak TM.

Advantages/Features • The vertical condensing water heater and hydronic boilers operate at up to 99.8 percent efficiency. The patented heat exchanger and burner are constructed of the highest quality stainless steel, providing maximum heat transfer while maintaining superior corrosion resistance. The units can be installed almost anywhere, even where other water heaters cannot. It has a zero clearance to combustibles and its lightweight means one person can install it. Units are available from 80,000 BTU per hour and come with a five-year heat exchanger warranty.

Contact • Huron Valley Sales Inc., 6032 Schooner Street, Belleville, MI 48111. (734) 944-5200. Fax: (734) 944-5800. E-mail:

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