Auto Laundry News - November 2013

In-Bay Automatics

D&S Carwash Systems
High Ridge, Missouri

D&S is a full line manufacturer of car wash systems and equipment for the professional car care industry including the Quicksilver™ “Q” and i5000 in-bay automatics.

What’s New/Best Seller • IQ Soft Touch.

Advantages/Features • The IQ is available in touch or touch-free technologies and provides a high quality wash for any vehicle regardless of size or shape. The unit features a smarter, cleaner, and greener design to provide a high quality wash while consuming less power, water, and chemicals. Wash functions are controlled by proprietary software and electric driven motors with VFD’s. A high tech scan captures every vehicle’s unique shape and positions the brushes and nozzles for the most optimum clean.

Customer/Operator Support • Nationwide, factory authorized distributor network and toll free customer assistance hotline.

Price • Available upon request.

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

Istobal USA
Bristol, Virginia

A leading manufacturer of automatic car, truck, and bus wash systems and modular glass buildings since 1950.

What’s New/Best Seller • Tracer OH 1 and M’NEX 22.

Advantages/Features • The Tracer OH 1 is an overhead inverted “L” touch-free automatic. The unit features a driver’s side mounted nozzle beam reducing wash times by creating “max pass” dual-sided chemical applications, high pressure, and spot-free rinse capability. The wash uses photo cells, VFD’s, and state-of-the-art software to control both the speed and movements of the patent pending “Smart N Safe” nozzle beam as it rounds corners applying injected presoaks and profit generating conditioners. The Tracer is constructed of stainless steel, aluminum, and fiberglass, and is available in both wall and floor frame mounting systems. The unit generates 35 gpm at 1,200 psi, is belt driven, has no grease points, is photo-cell activated with audible alarm, and has all the industry standard options such as tri-foam, super wax, and both on-board and end-of-bay dryers. The M’NEX 22 was designed to satisfy the most demanding car wash professionals in regard to: looks, mechanics, flexibility, efficiency, and reliability. The modular design of the series is very adaptable. Available in touch, touch-free, or combination units, with amperage sensing wash modules and a contouring whisper quiet dryer at only 74 dB.

Contact • Istobal USA, 1100 Page Street, Bristol, VA 24201. Toll free: (800) 336-8795. Fax: (276) 466-4256. Website:

Mark VII
Arvada, Colorado

Founded in 1966, Mark VII is the North American subsidiary of WashTec AG of Germany, the global leader in vehicle cleaning systems. Each day Mark VII equipment washes over two million vehicles at over 35,000 locations in over 60 countries around the world.

What’s New/Best Seller • ChoiceWash XT® hybrid soft-touch/touch-free rollover system.

Advantages/Features • ChoiceWash XT combines SofTecs® foam technology from the SoftWash XT® and touchless turbo technology from the AquaJet XT® into a single system that gives customers a choice of a friction, touch-free, or combination wash. The new WheelJet® premium wheel cleaning option is angled for better centering, has larger brushes for better coverage, and integrates high pressure for added cleaning power.

Price • Available upon request.

Service/Installation • Mark VII sells and services half of North America directly and has a network of factory trained distributors covering the rest.

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

Telco Sensors
Charlotte, North Carolina

Telco Sensors has been producing high-performance sensors for the car wash industry since 1975.

What’s New/Best Seller • SpaceMaster 9000 Series.

Advantages/Features • The SpaceMaster 9000 Series sensors offer the performance of the company’s popular remote amplifier system with no external amplifier required. With a range in excess of 250’, extreme penetration power, 100,000-lux sunlight immunity, and a three-year warranty they are ideally suited for vehicle positioning, virtual treadles, and car wash doors. The SM 9000 series features cross-talk elimination, which enables up to four individual sensor pairs to operate independently to ensure that optical cross talk interference between the sensor pairs is prevented. The units are IP69K rated and completely water and dust-tight, ensuring that the sensors operate reliably in high-pressure water spray, heavy fog, mist, dust, dirt, and contamination.

Contact • Telco Sensors. 1456 Center Park Dr., Charlotte, NC 28217. (704) 357-9393. Toll free: (800) 253-0111. Fax: (704) 357-9373. E-mail: Website:

Ryko Solutions Inc.
Grimes, Iowa

Ryko Solutions is the largest manufacturer of car wash equipment in North America with in-bay models at different prices that are designed for locations with different volumes of consumers.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Pulse.

Advantages/Features • Designed for customers looking for a value opportunity from an economically designed touch-free car wash, the Pulse offers an equivalent wash quality to similar machines constructed for higher volume operations at an affordable price. Customers either new to the industry, looking to advance from self-serve bays, or wanting to capture more profit can realize a solid return on investment from the system.

Contact • Ryko Solutions Inc., 1500 SE 37th Ave., Grimes, IA 50111. (515) 986-3700. Fax: (515) 986-3621. E-mail: Website:

Belanger Inc.
Northville, Michigan

Founded in 1969, Belanger Inc. is a full-line car wash manufacturer. Its equipment maximizes wash bay Profit-Per-Foot™ with an appealing experience that attracts new customers, and highly effective wash results that build customer loyalty. Belanger equipment also delivers rapid throughput, low maintenance costs, and extended system longevity for an unmatched return on investment.

What’s New/Best Seller • Kondor® KL1 (1-Arm) and Kondor® KL2 (2-Arm) Touchless In-Bays.

Advantages/Features • Units attract customers with Active Site Marketing™ synchronized lighting, and can load cars faster with LED Navigation System™ lighted arms. Operators can increase profits with drying, triple foam, and wax options. The in-bays also feature a light show that customers enjoy.

Customer Service/Installation • Customer service includes: business planning; complete system training; extensive local distributor network; technical support; and an aftermarket parts team.

Contact • Belanger Inc., In-Bay Products Division, 1001 Doheny Court, P.O. Box 5470, Northville, MI 48167. (248) 349-7010, ext. 2607. Toll free: (866) 488-6635. Fax: (248) 349-2309. E-mail: Website:

Coleman Hanna Carwash Systems
LLC Houston, TX

Coleman Hanna has been in the car wash industry since 1965 and manufactures a complete line of vehicle wash equipment with distributors in over 60 countries.

What’s New/Best Seller • Water Wizard FasTrak.™

Advantages/Features • Water Wizard FasTrak is an overhead bridge design that provides an open and inviting bay. It utilizes a dual arm design that has the benefits of a single high-pressure pump, while washing many more cars per hour with a significant savings of water. Less moving parts means less required maintenance with longer life and a lower overall cost of ownership. Wide-angle, zero degree nozzles provide the impingement while operating at lower volumes and pressures. The design offers an application of wheel cleaner and high pressure cleaning designed for wheels.

Price •  Available upon request with financing available.

Customer/Operator Support • Worldwide distribution network in over 60 countries. Contact • Coleman Hanna Carwash Systems LLC, 5842 W 34th St., Houston, TX 77092. (713) 683-9878. Toll free: (800) 999-9878. Website:

Statesville, North Carolina

AUTEC Car Wash Systems manufactures precision-built, all-stainless-steel, soft-touch, touch-free, and hybrid car wash systems. The company is committed to reliable products, quality service, and the ongoing success of its customers.

What’s New/Best Seller • The In-Bay Express Car Wash.

Advantages/Features • Built around the successful EV1 combination machine, customers can choose an all soft-touch wash, an all touch-free wash, or a combination of both. Traditionally, in-bay automatics have limited capability because of the high number of functions being done on-board — creating extra passes for the machine. The new system does most of the functions off board, without the need for a conveyor system, enabling the operator to increase throughput by up to three times, while still enjoying the simplicity and favorable economics of an automatic rollover. The system can wash a car in 90 seconds or less, with a top capacity of up to 30 vehicles per hour.

Customer/Operator Support • A network of distribution, installation, and maintenance throughout the United States and abroad is available.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • AUTEC Car Wash Systems, 2500 West Front Street, Statesville, NC 28677. (704) 871-9141. Toll free: (800) 438-3028. Fax: (704) 871-9101. E-mail: Website:

Washworld Inc.
DePere, Wisconsin

Dashworld Inc. manufactures the Razor,® Revv,® and High Velocity® touch free wash systems, and Radiantz® soft-cloth wash system.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Razor Automatic Touch-Free.

Advantages/Features • Washworld has made some changes to its best selling touch free automatic, the Razor. The changes start with the addition of LED light bars to the wash cover. Special care is given to driver side and passenger side mirrors with the selectable Mirror Detailer. In addition, an updated Washview® HMI screen interface provides illustrated screens for ease of use and the capacity to e-mail wash counts and alerts to smartphones and tablets. All new features come standard on the unit.

Customer/Operator Support • Technical support is available on a 24-hour, 7-day-a-week basis.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • Washworld Inc., 2222 American Blvd., De Pere, WI 54115. (920) 338-9278. Toll free: (888) 315-7253. E mail: Website:

Oasis Car Wash Systems
Galena, Kansas

Oasis Car Wash Systems offers a complete line of in-bay automatics from touch-free to soft-touch. Known for speed and reliability, its in-bays can generate more income for a site with higher throughput and lower operating expenses. 

What’s New/Best Seller • Baywash i5 Softouch. 

Advantages/Features • Baywash i5 combines the benefits of an in-bay automatic with the advantages of tunnel clean technology. The five-brush in-bay delivers speed, reliable operation, ease of maintenance, and consistent results. The touch-free and soft-touch in-bays offer fast wash cycle times resulting in higher operator revenues.

Customer/Operator Support • An extensive distributor network backed by nearly 50 years of engineering and manufacturing.

Price • Varies depending on options.
Contact • Oasis Car Wash Systems, 1909 E 12th Street, Galena, KS 66739. (620) 783-1355. Toll free: (800) 892 3537. Fax: (620) 783-5735. E-mail: Website:

PDQ Manufacturing Inc.
De Pere, Wisconsin

PDQ Manufacturing is a technological leader in vehicle wash systems, providing superior quality, outstanding support, and products that contribute to operators’ profitability. Brands include LaserWash® In-Bay Automatics, MaxAir™ Dryers, Access® Customer Management Systems, Tandem® RiteTouch Vehicle Wash Systems, and WashTools Conveyorized Tunnel Systems.

What’s New/Best Seller • LaserWash® In-Bay Automatic Vehicle Wash System.

Advantages/Features • The newest LaserWash incorporates revolutionary Smart 360™ Technology that enables the machine to instantly respond to the dynamic wash conditions in the bay, resulting in faster wash speeds, increased revenue, lower cost of ownership and a quicker return on investment. High-pressure applications now include the ability for the arch to tilt to cover the back of side mirrors, while more targeted arch oscillation attacks hard-to-clean areas from multiple angles.

The FlashDry™ rinse system performs a final rinse and basic dry in the same operation, all in a single 10-second pass. New arch controls allow for quicker throughput and are able to rotate 360 degrees while simultaneously moving around the vehicle. The patented Virtual Treadle® keeps the bay floor unobstructed, while bright, simple LED signage and language-specific audio messages provide clear instructions.

Customer/Operator Support • Products are sold and supported worldwide through an extensive distribution network.

Contact • PDQ Manufacturing Inc.,1698 Scheuring Road, P.O. Box 5190, De Pere, WI 54115. (920) 983-8333.
Toll free: (800) 227-3373. Fax: (920) 983-8330. Website:

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