Auto Laundry News - March 2012

Water Treatment

Hydro Engineering Inc.
Salt Lake City, Utah

Hydro Engineering’s reclaim systems do not require large in-ground water storage tanks to operate. This enables the SPL30 to be retrofitted into existing car washes as well as saving cost in new car wash construction.

What’s New/Best Seller • SPL30 Bio/Mechan-ical car wash reclaim systems.

Advantages/Features • SPL30 systems combine both biological filtration and mechanical filtration, providing superior water quality and lower maintenance. Biological filtration removes organics and organic chemicals. Many soaps and waxes are organic and will be consumed. Biological reduces or eliminates hydrocarbons. Mechanical filtration can remove the solids left behind from the biological treatment quickly. The system uses only back flushable filter media beds, which immediately remove solids, chlorides, organics, and hydrocarbons. The media beds become virtually self-cleaning bioreactors requiring no bag or cartridge filters to clean, change, or replace.

Contact • Hydro Engineering Inc., 865 West 2600 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84119. (801) 972-1181. Fax: (801) 972-3265. Website:

Waste Water Management Inc.
Jupiter, Florida

Waste Water Management is a leader in water treatment and recycling systems.

What’s New/Best Seller • Re-Cyke CRS Series.

Advantages/Features • Most recycling systems can provide filtered wash-quality water. The CRS Series systems are designed to further treat that water to remove soaps and some dissolved solids to provide water for rinsing vehicles. This will reduce the amount of fresh water needed for the vehicle washing operation. The systems are designed to provide rinse-quality water on demand from an automated or manual vehicle wash operation. When needed, the CRS filter pump draws water from the recycled wash water storage tank and pushes it through a deep-bed polishing filter to the rinse process. The pressure switch and tank system ensure constant output pressure. The filter automatically backwashes and requires minimum maintenance.

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

DuPage Water Conditioning
West Chicago, Illinois

Since 1958, DuPage has been a leading manufacturer of water conditioning equipment.

What’s New/Best Seller • Complete water treatment line.

Advantages/Features • Reliable proven equipment and components are used to manufacture all of DuPage’s equipment. From .75” piping single units to 3” piping multiple-unit configurations. Properly sized equipment is the company’s first priority, ensuring flawless operation and ease of installation. A twin alternating design provides a 24-hour uninterrupted soft-water supply. One control valve operates both tanks. Top-mounted five-cycle solid, lead free brass control valve with motor driven pistons. Only three moving parts (the pistons and brine control) for smooth, quiet operation. Corrosion resistant fiberglass mineral tanks and brine tank.

Delivery/Installation • Long history of supplying directly to the car wash industry nationwide.

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

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:

Reclaim Equipment Company
New Prague, Minnesota

Reclaim Equipment Company designs and manufactures state-of-the-art water recovery and treatment systems, reverse osmosis spot-free rinse systems, and reclaim-ready high pressure pump plants for the car wash industry.

What’s New/Best Seller • Water Reclamation Equipment.

Advantages/Features • The company’s reclaim equipment can reduce water bills by 60 percent or more. The systems provide clean, odor-free water with a low operating cost. The high-pressure pumping systems have reliable diaphragm pumps with tank level sensors and controls.

Customer/Operator Support • The company offers installation, service, and parts.

Contact • Reclaim Equipment Company, 407 4th Ave SW, New Prague, MN 56071. (866) 973-2524.
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AXEON Water Technologies
Temecula, California

For over 23 years, AXEON Water Technologies has specialized in membrane technology. The company manufactures a complete line of reverse osmosis membrane systems, membrane elements, membrane housings, and formulates a proprietary blend of pre-treatment membrane chemicals.

What’s New/Best Seller • Reverse Osmosis Spot-Free Rinse Systems.

Advantages/Features • The systems are designed to remove 99 percent of all salts and impurities in the feed water. This allows the systems to deliver spot-free rinse water to all of the vehicles at the end of the wash process. The vehicle’s paint, glass, and chrome will dry virtually spot free. The systems range in capacity from 500 to 40,000 gallons per day and can be used with both automatic and self-service car washes. All components are commercial grade and high quality. All systems come equipped with energy saving membranes and with all of the standard components necessary for operating and maintaining the system.

Contact • AXEON Water Technologies, 40980 County Center Drive, Suite 100, Temecula, CA 92591. Toll free: (800) 320-4074. Fax: (800) 609-0829. 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:

CATEC Water Recovery and Ozone Systems
Sarasota, Florida

ATEC 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:

Jim Coleman Company
Houston, Texas

Jim Coleman Company has been in the car wash business for over 46 years providing expert knowledge in manufacturing quality equipment as well as creating innovative products that enhance the car wash experience.

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

Advantages/Features • The Spot-Free Rinse System delivers purified water for a spotless finish. The system removes TDS in the water that softeners do not, thus creating a perfect rinse for a car wash site. It is available for self-serve sites or in-bay automatics. The system can be installed in new or existing sites.

Price • Available upon request.

Customer/Operator Support • Worldwide distribution network.

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

PurWater North
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:

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 160 gallons per minute are manufactured and tested in the Florida plant.

What’s New/Best Seller • LP-5000 series compact spot-free and reverse osmosis units.

Advantages/Features • The PuROmax LP-5000 units are designed to be big producers in a compact package. The system is offered in a 5,000 gallon per day production. With a 50% recovery and a .5-hp pump, the LP-5000 conserves more water and power than most comparable models in the industry.

Customer/Operator Support • Nationwide network of distributors is available.

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

Con-Serv Manufacturing
Lakeland, Florida

Con-Serv Manufacturing’s systems can be custom designed to meet various flow rates and car wash types. Each system comes complete with a control system that operates from floats in the raw water, filtrate, and spot-free water tanks for ease of operation and installation.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Combination Ultra Filtration/Reverse Osmosis System.

Advantages/Features • The unit is a combined reclaim and spot-free rinse system. The system features integrated controls and a space-saving design, making installation easy. Systems can recover up to 90 percent of wash water. Flexible configuration units have a full array of gauges and flow meters. The carbon filter is installed after UF. Flow rates for reclaim start at 6 gpm and spot-free starts at 1 gpm.

Contact • Con-Serv Manufacturing, 605 West Brannen Road, Lakeland, FL 33813. (863) 644-6925. Toll free: (800) 868-9888. Website:

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