Auto Laundry News - June 2011

Self-Serve Equipment

American Changer Corporation
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

American Changer is an award-winning developer and leading manufacturer of innovative bill changers, token dispensers, pay stations, and ticket dispensers. The machines and products are sold through a network of distributors throughout the world.

What’s New/Best Seller • Rear Load Bill Breaker.

Advantages/Features • The Rear Load Bill Breaker allows customers to break large bills into smaller bills, using “street grade” bills. It features a high-security design; Pyramid validator; and an LG bill dispenser used by several Fortune 500 companies. The LG dispenser is reliable and requires very low maintenance, and can be upgraded to an MEI validator.

Operator/Customer Support • A worldwide network of distributors is available.

Contact • American Changer,1400 N.W. 65th Place, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309. (954) 917-3009. Toll free: (800) 741-9840. E-mail: Website:

Jim Coleman Company
Houston, Texas

With over 45 years manufacturing a full line of car wash equipment, Jim Coleman Company still offers its most popular self-serve car wash unit, the SuperSaver.

What’s New/Best Seller • The SuperSaver.

Advantages/Features • Made of all stainless-steel construction, the SuperSaver is pre-wired and pre-plumbed. It features tire cleaner, pre-soak, soap, foaming brush rinse, foaming conditioner, and clear-coat protection. Totally self-contained, the SuperSaver has an automatic chemical mixing tank along with high-and-low-pressure gauges. The system is ideal for multiple bay and remodel sites. Graphic decals come with the unit.

Customer/Operator Support • Nationwide and international distributors with a toll-free number are available.

Price • Available upon request.

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

Hoffman Mint
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Hoffman Mint has a wide range of stock token designs to choose from. Custom tokens can feature a company name or logo.

What’s New/Best Seller • Lead-Free Tokens.

Advantages/Features • Hoffman Mint manufactures unique alloys specifically designed for the car wash industry. The secure tokens allow an operator to use high value tokens at a wash while reducing the opportunity for competitor’s tokens or amusement tokens to be used. Several stock designs are available, or the company can custom design tokens with a wash’s logo and artwork.

Contact • Hoffman Mint, 1400 N.W. 65th Place, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309. Toll free: (800) 227-5813.
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Specialty Equipment Company Inc.
Mendota Heights, Minnesota

Specialty Equipment Company has over 40 years of car wash experience.

What’s New/Best Seller • Futura I.C.E.

Advantages/Features • The I.C.E. (Intelligent Carwash Equipment) has a four-bay powder-coated stainless cube frame that allows access directly and easily to every feature from three distinct sides. Supply feeds can be plumbed directly to the top of the module, providing 360-degree access. Standard features include: computer-controlled PLC technology; a direct-drive variable frequency drive pumping system; chemical metering pump for high pressure soap/wax dilution prior to downstream injection; downstream injection for all low-pressure options; computer-controlled automated weep system; and independent feed break tanks for consistent feed (water), supply, and hot/cold blending to prevent pump thermal shock. The unit comes completely plumbed (wired for one air, water, and electrical connection).

Customer/Operator Support • Nationwide distributor network and factory technicians are available to assist with any situation.

Contact • Specialty Equipment Company, 1415 Mendota Heights, MN 55120. Toll free: (800) 328-2747. E-mail: Website:

A-OK Equipment & Supply Company Inc.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

A-OK Equipment & Supply Company Inc. manufactures a complete line of high-quality self-service and automatic touch-free car wash equipment. Celebrating its 31st year, the company is a leader in the car washing industry. A-OK-equipped car washes are operating in all 50 states, as well as on virtually every continent in the world. The equipment is known for outstanding customer service, high-quality construction, and dependable operation.

What’s New/Best Seller • Compac Deluxe Pumping System and Low Pressure Fluid Module.

Advantages/Features • The Compac Deluxe Pumping System and Low Pressure Fluid Module were designed with the highest quality components available in the industry. They are pre-plumbed, wired, and tested to meet ETL specification to assure years of dependable service and safety. Systems are available in both stainless steel and powder-coated frames. High-pressure pumps are dual-belt driven for quieter operation and to reduce wear. All systems include function indicator lights, chemical flow meters, and an easy oil drain line for each pump. Numerous options are available including spot-free rinse, tire/motor cleaner, foam brush, and tri-foam conditioner.

Customer/Operator Support • National and international distributor and service network and factory-direct service support are available toll free in the United States.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • A-OK Equipment & Supply Co. Inc., 6031 Pillsbury Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55419. (612) 866-2555. Toll free: (800) 328-3783. Fax: (612) 866-2562. E-mail: Website:

CustomKraft Industries Inc.
North Little Rock, Arkansas

CustomKraft Industries has manufactured high-quality self-service car wash equipment for over 28 years.

What’s New/Best Seller • CustomKraft’s Bay Meter Lease Plan.

Advantages/Features • CustomKraft Bay Meters are compatible with all self-service equipment. The 12” x 20” stainless steel bay meter is equipped with a rotary switch, digital timer, and coin vault. The bay meter will accept coins, tokens, bills, and credit cards. The meters have durable poly-carbonate decals that are color coordinated to match the bay instruction signs. All cycles are placed in order of recommended application to clarify proper operation for customers. CustomKraft’s equipment is ETL and CETL listed.

Price • Example: six complete bay meters for as low as $960/month for a 36 month lease.

Contact • CustomKraft Industries Inc., 4611 West Bethany Rd., North Little Rock, AR 72117. Toll free: (800) 869-1448. E-mail:

Unitec Electronics
Elkridge, Maryland

Unitec Electronics designs and manufactures car wash entry and payment systems for all segments of the car wash industry. Payment systems give car wash operators the ability to increase customer loyalty and the flexibility to manage their business in a variety of ways. Unitec’s line of premium, customizable entry systems offer credit card options throughout the car wash site. Unitec Electronics provides a solution for every kind of car wash.

What’s New/Best Seller • WashPay® Site Management System with credit card acceptance and pay station integration.

Advantages/Features • The WashPay Site Management System allows wash owners to accept credit cards in self-serve bays, increasing total customer purchases. Owners can remotely monitor and configure their bays, as well as view sales and equipment usage reports. Multiple purchases by a customer may be combined into one transaction, minimizing credit card transaction fees. An optional receipt printer is also available. The unit can track other credit card transactions using Unitec equipment, further minimizing transaction fees for site owners. Customers using VIP Wash Pass have the flexibility to use the card throughout the site.

Contact • Unitec Electronics, 7125 Troy Hill Drive, Elkridge, MD 21075. (443) 561-1200. Toll free: (800) 4-UNITEC. Fax: (410) 579-6830. E-mail: Website:

Dultmeier Sales
Omaha, Nebraska

Dultmeier Sales is a leading manufacturer and distributor to the self-serve, conveyor, and automatic car wash markets. For over 75 years, Dultmeier has been supplying the agriculture, industrial, and car wash industries.

What’s New/Best Seller • All-in-One Pumping Station.

Advantages/Features • High-pressure, foam brush, presoak, and tire/engine cleaner systems are all assembled on one stainless steel frame assembly. Cat pumps and Baldor motors are used for high-pressure soap, wax, and rinse options. Pump units are designed for easy pull out for maintenance. Automatic mixing tanks for all products are standard. Separate electrical panels for each pump/motor avoids having to shut down the complete unit if service is needed. Systems are available from three to six bays on one rack frame.

Contact • Dultmeier Sales, 13808 Industrial Road, Omaha, NE 68137. (402) 333-1444. Toll free: (800) 228-9666. Fax: (402) 333-5546. E-mail: Website:

Kooler Ice Inc.
Byron, Georgia

Kooler Ice is a leading manufacturer of ice and water vending machines. The IM1000 is a green alternative to the current trucked ice delivery systems.

What’s New/Best Seller • The IM1000.

Advantages/Features • The IM1000 is compact in size, but offers the largest storage bin in its class, providing users up to 1,000 lbs of ice storage. The unit can produce up to 150, 10-lb bags of ice in a single day. It automatically produces, stores, and bags fresh ice on demand. The unit features an easy bag-changing system that can hold up to 750 bags. The machine’s “IceTalk” communication system allows owners to be in contact with the unit around the clock from remote locations to control important machine functions. The icemaker can also be equipped with a filter or RO water vending system.

Contact • Kooler Ice Inc., 510 Dunbar Road, Byron, GA 31008. (478) 956-1423. Website:

Mosmatic Corporation
Bristol, Wisconsin

Mosmatic Corporation has been manufacturing high quality, complete self-serve bay products and swivels for over 30 years. For independent and OEM applications, Mosmatic has been leading the way in development and product placement for the car wash industry worldwide. The equipment is manufactured in Switzerland to the highest quality standards.

What’s New/Best Seller • Complete bay packages for the self-serve industry that allow up to four booms.

Advantage/Features • High polished stainless steel Z-booms have unsurpassed appearance and durability. Mosmatic has a diverse and complete boom lineup — almost any application can be accommodated. All lines offer symmetrical design and durability for industrial abuse with designer appearance. Mosmatic dry and air-booms also give added value and customer convenience.

Customer/Operator Support • Lifetime technical support from factory and distribution technicians are available. Product setup, placement, and retrofit assistance.

Contact • Mosmatic Corporation, 8313 196th Ave, Bristol, WI 53104. Toll free: (800) 788-9880. Fax: (262) 857-2421. E-mail: Website:

Mark VII Equipment Inc.
Arvada, Colorado

Mark VII is the US subsidiary of WashTec AG of Germany, the world’s largest manufacturer of vehicle cleaning equipment.

What’s New/Best Seller • JetWash®.

Advantages/Features • Mark VII’s JetWash accommodates up to four bays in a self-contained unit only 56” wide and 24” deep, making it easy to get through a standard-sized door and easy to fit into a small equipment room. Variable frequency drives allow pump-speed change for each wash function, giving the operator complete control of water and chemical consumption. Direct drive motors run smoother and quieter than belts and pulleys, while eliminating the maintenance headache of regular adjustment. Injectors provide more precise control over chemical delivery than mixing tanks and air pumps, ensuring cars get clean while controlling operating costs for consumables. Solenoid plugs light up when activated for easy troubleshooting.

Contact • Mark VII Equipment Inc., 5981 Tennyson Street, Arvada, CO 80003. (303) 423-4910. Toll free: (800) 525 8248. Fax: (303) 430-0139. E-mail: Website:

Standard Change Makers Inc.
Indianapolis, Indiana

Fifty years of change and innovation.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Guardian XP-CL.

Advantages/Features • The Guardian XP-CL has one wash selection and is operated via a keypad (or optional card reader). The new version of the Guardian XP Pay Station line is geared toward auto dealership car wash operations. Upon entering the proper six-digit code, the unit will start the wash. The code is stored with time and date stamp. An audit receipt can be printed from the machine for reporting purposes — tracking either employee or department codes. The GXP-CL stores up to 19 different codes.

Contact • Standard Change-Makers Inc., 3130 N. Mitthoeffer Road, Indianapolis, IN 46235. (317) 899-6966. Toll free: (800) 968-6955. Fax: (317) 899-6977. E-mail: Website:

Transco Wash Systems Inc.
Farmville, North Carolina

Transco Wash Systems manufactures a complete line of vehicle wash equipment. From automated friction and touchless to self-serve systems, the company produces wash equipment for cars, buses, trucks, and trains. With a 30-year history, our Southern Pride self-serve car wash systems deliver outstanding performance.

What’s New/Best Seller • SP 500X Combo self-serve car wash system.

Advantages/Features • The SP 500X Combo unit incorporates bug remover and triple shine units on the self-service wash rack. All SP series frames are stainless steel; optional powder-coated carbon steel is available. All electrical panels are UL listed. A wide range of options are available: spot-free, tri-foam, foam brush, tire/engine application, bug remover, surface protection, and HP and LP soap applications.

Customer/Operator Support • National distributor network and factory support.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • Transco Wash Systems Inc., 8724 W Marlboro Rd, Farmville NC 27828. Toll free: (866) 880-6759. Fax: (252) 753-7731. E-mail: Website:

Carolina Pride Carwash Inc.
Roxboro, North Carolina

Carolina Pride Carwash has been providing self-serve car wash operators throughout the nation with quality systems for over 40 years.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Performa™ Self-Serve Car Wash Series.

Advantages/Features • To ensure a clean car, the Performa self-serve car wash series comes complete with presoak, high-pressure soap, rinse, wax, tire cleaner, foam brush, reverse osmosis production, and spot-free delivery.

Price • Request a quote online at or via toll free phone.

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:

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