Auto Laundry News - March 2011

Water Treatment

A-OK Equipment & Supply Company
Minneapolis, Minnesota

A-OK Equipment & Supply Company Inc. manufactures a complete line of high-quality self-service and automatic touch-free car wash equipment. A-OK equipped car washes are operating in all 50 states, as well as on virtually every continent in the world.

What’s New/Best Seller • AKRO Reverse Osmosis System.

Advantages/Features • The AKRO Reverse Osmosis System is designed to treat softened water and remove 99 percent of dissolved solids. The systems range in production from 450 gallons per day to 10,000 gallons per day of ultra-pure water for use as a final rinse in both automatic and self-service car washes. All stainless steel membrane housings and shroud resist corrosion and breakage. Systems include automatic flush, flow meters, recycle valve, glycerin gauges, and much more.

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

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

OilTrap Environmental Inc.
Turnwater, Washington

OilTrap is constantly designing water treatment solutions to keep customers in environmental compliance and meeting their treatment objectives. The company has been developing and progressing since 1993, and is able to offer environmentally friendly water treatment through Electrocoagulation — a green technology that uses low voltage DC electrical charge to clean the water.

What’s New/Best Seller • ElectroPulse.

Advantages/Features • The unit can process 5 to 400 gallons per minute, and is typically of quality that can be recycled or discharged to a sewer and in some cases discharged to surface water. The average treatment cost is about $0.003 per gallon making the ElectroPulse a highly economical solution. The unit is 100 percent automated by a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC). The PLC manages all system processes, monitors operation and errors, and provides direct communication to the factory, significantly reducing operator interface.

Contact • OilTrap Environmental Inc., 2775 29th Ave. SW., Turnwater, WA 98512. (360) 943-6495. Toll free: (800) 943-6495. Fax: (360) 943-7105. E-mail: Website:

DuPage Water Conditioning
West Chicago, Illinois

DuPage Water Conditioning is an internationally recognized supplier of high quality, innovative water treatment products specifically designed to meet the car wash industry’s needs. The company has been engineering/assembling commercial car wash pre-treatment systems for 50 years.

What’s New/Best Seller • 9500 Series 1-1/2 inch Twin Alternating Commercial Water Softeners.

Advantages/Features • The twin-alternating design provides a 24-hour uninterrupted soft water supply. One control valve operates both tanks. The top-mounted five-cycle solid lead-free brass control valve contains motor-driven pistons. Only three moving parts (the pistons and brine control) mean smooth, quiet operation. Brine tank and fiberglass mineral tanks are corrosion resistant.

Customer/Operator Support • Supplies directly to the car wash industry nationwide.

Contact • DuPage Water Conditioning, 27 W 250 North Avenue, West Chicago, IL 60185. (630) 293-7500. Fax: (630) 293-7518. E-mail: Website:

Pur-Clean Spot Free Rinse Systems
North Highlands, California

Since 1984, Pur-Clean Spot Free Rinse Systems has supplied car wash operators nationwide with quality, spot-free water, assuring a perfectly clean, spot-free vehicle every time.

What’s New/Best Seller • Pur-Clean Spot Free Rinse Systems.

Advantages/Features • The Pur-Clean system delivers spot-free rinse to the vehicle at the conclusion of the wash process. The system displaces all residual city and chemical- or mineral-laden water, (including reclaim water) and allows the entire vehicle, including glass, chrome, and painted areas, to dry perfectly spot free. All systems are ETL tested and approved, and are manufactured with the finest components — including the state-of-the-art WaterStabilizer pretreatment system. The WaterStabilizer effectively addresses water hardness without the use and ongoing expense of a water softener. The system is a passive technology, environmentally friendly, and never requires replacement or ongoing chemicals to operate. Pur-Clean systems work with full-service, exterior tunnel, self-serve, and touch-free automatic car washes.

Contact • Pur-Clean Spot Free Rinse Systems, 3315 Orange Grove Ave., North Highlands, CA 95660. Toll free: (800) 818-8868. Fax: (727) 787-8193. E-mail: Website:

Waste Water Management Inc.
Jupiter, Florida

Waste Water Management Inc. has been designing and manufacturing water-recycling systems for 17 years. The systems are tailored specifically for each application, with installation, ongoing service, and periodic maintenance support available.

What’s New/Best Seller • RE-CYKE® VR Series — Heavy-Duty Wash Water Recycling Systems.

Advantages/Features • VR Heavy-Duty systems are designed for hand washing cars, trucks, buses, equipment, and other vehicles with sand, dirt, oil and other commercial/industrial surface layers. The various VR models can handle flow rates from 5 gpm to 110 gpm with recycled water treated for uses ranging from heavy solids removal, pessure washing, and rinsing. Standard features include high-efficiency self-priming filter pump, corona discharge ozonation system, multi-stage/multi-pass filtration, solids filtration to 5 microns, pressurized carbon polishing filter, high-efficiency repressurization pump, low maintenance auto-backwashing filters, low operating costs, and minimal service attention.

Contact • Waste Water Management Inc., 150 Evernia Street, Jupiter, FL 33458. (561) 747-8028. Fax: (561) 747-0642. Website:

SoBrite Technologies
Water Treatment System

SoBrite manufactures equipment to serve several different industries: car wash, automotive, food service, and industrial.

What’s New/Best Seller • ERS100 water reuse system.

Advantages/Features • The ERS is an Easy Replacement System for an existing reclaim system. The footprint size is 48” wide x 30” deep. Existing plumbing can be utilized for an easy retrofit. Hydro-cyclonic particle separation removes the unwanted particles to provide good re-use water. The system includes Odor Control Technology to insure odor free water. The unit features a UL listed control panel. Four different models are offered: ERS30, ERS50, ERS100, and ERS150. Systems have pump protection to insure pump seal life due to loss of pump prime and low-water level in reclaim tank.

Customer/Operator Support • SoBrite supports all of its products through a distribution and factory direct toll free number.

Delivery/Installation • Systems are shipped FOB. Installation is simple, an operator, contractor, or local distributor can easily set up.

Price • Systems start at $19,995.

Contact • SoBrite Technologies, 809 West Center Street, Eureka, IL 61530. (309) 467-2335. Toll free: (800) 762-7483. Fax: (309) 467-2539. E-mail: Website:

FSHS Inc. Port
Charlotte, Florida

FSHS Inc. manufactures quality reverse osmosis and spot-free rinse systems. With over 30 years of water treatment experience, the PuROmax brand has become a driving force in the water treatment and car wash industry. Systems from 10 gallons per day to 15 gallons per minute are manufactured and tested in the Florida plant.

What’s New/Best Seller • M series compact spot free and reverse osmosis units.

Advantages/Features • The PuROmax M series units are designed to be big producers in a compact package. The system is offered in a 300 and 600 gallon per day wall mount that does not require a pump. The M-1000 is the world’s smallest 1,000 gallon per day unit.

Customer/Operator Support • Nationwide network of distributors available.

Contact • FSHS Inc., 23380 Janice Ave #5, Port Charlotte, FL 33980. (941) 625-4550. Fax: (941) 625-6635. E-mail: Website:

CATEC Water Recovery and Ozone Systems
Sarasota, Florida

CATEC designs and manufactures a complete line of car wash water reclaim systems. For over 20 years, quality, performance, and service have been CATEC’s keys to success.

What’s New/Best Seller • The latest 200-gallon per minute system and a 15-gallon per minute system, the CWR-15-DXP.

Advantages/Features • The latest 200-gpm system offers improved performance and
reliability. It can tackle the big jobs such as truck, bus, and train washes. Self-cleaning filters minimize maintenance. The exclusive auto bypass system automatically switches to fresh water in the event of a system fault. The small CWR-15-DXP is very popular for hand wash and pressure wash applications.

Customer/Operator Support • A five-year warranty comes standard with all systems.

Delivery/Installation • CATEC provides comprehensive installation and support services including site-specific installation drawings.

Contact • CATEC Water Recovery and Ozone Systems, 2361 Whitfield Park Ave., Sarasota, FL 34243. (941) 751 5656. Toll free: (888) 536-7100. Fax: (941) 758-0815. E-mail: Website:

Hydro Management Systems
Norcross, Georgia

Hydro Management Systems (HMS) manufactures the AquaMizer®Car Wash Water Recycling Systems for all commercial vehicle washing applications. The systems produce less than 5-micron, odor-free water without chemicals, filters, cartridges, or bags.

What’s New/Best Seller • The AquaMizer.

Advantages/Features • AquaMizer models are available with filtration rates ranging from 40-gallons per minute to over 250. Each system is industrial grade, totally automatic, and designed to provide decades of 5-micron water for demanding applications. There are no filters, cartridges, or bags to change or replace — ever — and no additional parts to purchase. Severe-duty-rated pumps come with Viton/Silicon/Carbide seals with valved priming lines; Nema 4 X control panel with main power disconnect; liquid-filled stainless-steel vacuum and pressure gauges on all pumps; and heavy-duty, high-pressure, steel-reinforced, industrial-grade interconnecting hose. All major components are cam-lever fitted for easy service and component replacement. The media vessels are high-pressure FRP constructed, and come with a 5-year warranty.

Customer/Operator Support • Comprehensive operation and maintenance manuals and engineering support.

Contact • Hydro Management Systems, 5730 Oakbrook Parkway, Suite 150, Norcross, GA 30093. (770) 662-5610. E-mail: or Website:

Con-Serv Water Recovery Systems
Lakeland, Florida

Con-Serv is a leading manufacturer in the water recovery industry. Con-Serv has over three decades of experience in the vehicle-washing sector.

What’s New Best Seller • Series III Smart Reclaim.

Advantages/Features • The Series III is one of the most technologically advanced reclaim systems on the market. The smart panel displays suggested maintenance prompts, pinpoints overload or faults, and automatically switches to fresh or alternative supply in the event of prime or power loss. The unit automatically switches to fresh water prior to closing to rinse equipment, walls, floor, etc. The unit features a lifetime filter warranty and absolute micron rating on stainless filters. Bio-zone water treatment eliminates all odor with the use of two proven methods: ozone for color and EPA approved microbial injection to consume all organics, oil, grease, wax, and soap slime —reducing pit sludge by 15 percent.

Customer/Operator Support • Toll free support hotline, worldwide shipping, and a global distributor network are all available.

Contact • Con-Serv Water Recovery Systems, 605 W. Brannen Road, Lakeland, FL 33813. (863) 644 6925. Toll free: (800) 868-9888. Fax: (863) 644-2304. Website:

PurWater North
Highlands, California

Pur-Water Recovery System has been an industry-leading provider of water treatment solutions for the professional car wash industry for over 25 years.

What’s New/Best Seller • The PurWater™ Recovery System.

Advantages/Features • The self-purging filter technology is a totally physical process —eliminating the need and ongoing expense of bags or disposable filters, while consistently providing clean/odor-free high-quality 5-micron water. A programmable logic controller with variable frequency drive provides efficient, cost-effective operation. The system integrates ozone odor control technology — effectively eliminating bacteria growth, the source of offensive odor. Several models are available and can easily be incorporated into full-serve tunnel, express tunnel, in-bay friction, and touch-free wash applications. Systems come pre-wired/pre-plumbed, and the minimal 16” X 48” footprint makes it perfect for retrofit installations.

Customer/Operator Support • Factory trained/authorized distributors assure customers quality and satisfaction.

Delivery/Installation • Orders ship in five-to-six days. Professional installation by national network of factory trained and authorized distributors.

Price • Competitive pricing available upon request.

Contact • New Wave Industries Ltd/Pur-Clean, 3315 Orange Grove Avenue, North Highlands, CA 95660. Toll free: (800) 818-8868. Fax: (727) 787-8193. E-mail: 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 • Water Reclaim Systems.

Advantages/Features • The SRC201 reclaim provides reclaim water for all wash water requirements. The filter is a stainless steel mesh screen. The demand system delivers reclaim water via a car wash controller. The reclaim canisters automatically self-clean each other throughout the day. The Poseidon 120 water reclaim system allows the recovery of all of the wash water, including the wax side of your tunnel — no dam is required. The media filtration delivers 5 micron or less particle size water. The water source can be used in high-pressure, all cloth, and pre-rinse applications. The system uses its own reclaim water for media back washing. Sonny’s total reclaim odor control is standard on both systems.

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.

Price • SRC201: $33,395. Poseidon 120: $44,938.

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:

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