Manufacturers Showcase - April 2007

Drying Systems

Belanger Inc.
Northville, Michigan

For more than 38 years, Belanger has been respected as a world leader in quality car wash equipment manufacturing.

What’s New/Best Seller • The AirCannon Dryers.

Advantages/Features • Belanger’s AirCannon Dryers represent the ultimate in configuration flexibility, effective vehicle coverage, ease of maintenance, safety, and energy efficient technology. Choose from 3-nozzle/30-hp, 5-nozzle/50-hp, or 7-nozzle/70-hp size configurations or simply add on to your existing system. Engineered with energy-efficient impellers, Belanger’s dryers maximize air velocity performance while using less energy. Each AirCannon nozzle offers infinite adjustments for exact vehicle coverage. And with its fully adjustable frame, operators can adjust the height and width of each AirCannon configuration to precisely fit any drying application. For operator convenience, these dryers are available in floor-mounted and wall-mounted designs, allowing them to be easily incorporated into both in-bay and tunnel-wash configuration.

Customer/Operator Support • From our world-class local distributor network, made up of the most experienced and knowledgeable car wash service providers in the industry, to our technical support service and aftermarket support teams, Belanger is your complete business partner for the life of your wash business.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • Belanger, Inc., 1001 Doheny Court, Northville, MI 48167-5470. (248) 349-7010. Toll free: (866) 488-6635. Fax: (248) 349-2309. E-Mail: Website:

Aerodry Systems LLC
Broomfield, Colorado

Aerodry offers the only lifetime fan warranty in the industry!

What’s New/Best Seller • The Advantage System.

Advantages/Features • Aerodry Systems manufactures car wash drying systems with Internal Sound Reduction Technology. The systems, which are patent pending, employ the latest advances in sound abatement and airflow technology to meet the requirements of both the operator and community. Contoured, modular components offer ease of installation and full adjustability to meet individual needs and optimum airflow. The maintenance-free systems are constructed of stainless steel and fiberglass, configured for either interior or exterior installations in full-service, self-service or automatic washes.

Customer/Operator Support • Local distributors with factory assistance.

Contact • Aerodry Systems, LLC, P.O. Box 907, Broomfield, CO 80038. (303) 438-0120. Fax: (303) 438-0124. E-mail: Web site:

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

A-OK Equipment & Supply Co., 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 in the US, as well as on virtually every continent in the world.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Dynadry High Profile freestanding dryer.

Advantages/Features • The Dynadry was designed to accommodate the high vehicle clearances offered by the Dynawash touch-free automatic. The Dynadry is available in many design configurations to accommodate both in-bay automatics and tunnel wash applications. All stainless steel blowers are driven by either 10- or 15-horsepower industrial motors. Multiple blower designs are also available with as many as six blowers on one frame. Top- and side-oscillating blower options assure excellent drying results. Available in 230/380- or 460-volt three phase, 50- or 60-Hz operation. Includes motor starters and controls.

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

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: Web site:

MacNeil Wash Systems Limited
Barrie, Ontario, Canada

MacNeil Wash Systems manufactures a complete line of quality car wash equipment for the tunnel car wash industry and for the automotive dealer, fleet and rental markets. MacNeil’s Tech 21 Drying System is available in standard packages or can be customized in a Pro-Build system to meet your specific needs. All dryers are touchless to keep a clean, open tunnel that provides a pleasant experience for your customers. Tech 21 arches are protected with Pro-Coat powder coating for longevity and easy cleaning. Like all MacNeil equipment, the Tech21 Drying System is backed by our focus on service excellence.

What’s New / Best Sellers • MacNeil has now expanded its product offering and boosted drying to an even greater level with the new 15-hp Tech21 Dryer featuring a flip nozzle for extended drying time.

Advantages/Features • The Tech 21 Drying System is fully customizable to best meet the needs of each car wash, and to fit varying space requirements. The cone of each producer is engineered to provide concentrated, direct airflow for efficiency and superior drying results, and can easily be adjusted for optimal positioning without moving the housing. Both 10-hp and 15-hp dryers have the capability to follow the vehicle as it proceeds through the tunnel, allowing for greater drying time on the hard-to-dry areas like side mirrors and vehicle backs, eliminating the need for towel drying. The dryers are engineered and designed for safety. Impellers are manufactured in-house to guarantee quality. They are dynamically balanced on two planes, and the entire inner housing is wrapped with expandable metal mesh for added safety.

Likewise, once in place, each dryer is fastened with safety cable for additional security.

Customer/Operator Support • MacNeil distributes and supports its products through an international network of over 45 distributors. Our distributors have extensive experience in the car wash industry and partner with operators to provide customized support and service throughout the entire life cycle of owning and operating a car wash.

Contact • MacNeil Wash Systems, 90 Welham Road, Barrie, Ontario, L4N 8Y4 Canada. (705) 722-7649. Toll free: (800) 361-7797. Fax: (705) 722-0582. E-mail: Website:

NS Wash Systems
Los Angeles, California

NS Wash Systems offers a full line of complete car wash systems and components. What’s New/Best Seller • AirForce Slanted Frame Drying System.

Advantages/Features • NS’ powerful AirForce slanted frame touchless air drying system has become an instant hit, offering options of 10- or 15-hp producers and multiple configurations. The AirForce slanted frame dryer maximizes effectiveness by combining physics and a high-powered punch to deliver the driest car possible. The forward-positioned top nozzle is able to move the water to the sides just in time for the side nozzles to move the water off of the vehicle, delivering more drying power per horsepower. Models can range from 30-hp stacked up to 120-plus-hp per arch configurations.

Customer/Operator Support • Now in its 46th year, NS Wash Systems offers a complete line of vehicle wash equipment and supplies, as well as a worldwide service and distribution network.

Price • Prices available upon request.

Contact • NS Wash Systems, 235 W. Florence Avenue, Inglewood, CA 90301. (310) 412-7074. Toll free: (800) 782-1582. Fax: (310) 673-0276. E-mail: Web site:

Ryko Manufacturing Company
Grimes, Iowa

Ryko is the largest manufacturer of car wash equipment in North America. It manufactures a full line of friction, touch-free and conveyorized car, truck, bus and van washes. It also has a full line of car wash accessories.

What’s New/Best Seller • ThrustPro Dryer.

Advantages/Features • The RYKO ThrustPro is the perfect companion to any wash system. In fact, when combined with a RYKO automatic rollover vehicle wash system, a location’s throughput can as much as double with a corresponding increase in revenue. The ThrustPro Dryer features a Top Follower that operates on the same principle as a hovercraft. The back pressure of the air lets the follower float over the car, just inches from the surface. The ThrustPro Dryer comes in a variety of configurations making it an easy fit into new or existing car wash bays. Many options are also available with the ThrustPro dryer including a noise-reduction package and a customer-friendly countdown timer. The ThrustPro Dryer gives car wash operators another great profit-building option to offer customers.

Contact • Ryko Manufacturing Co., 11600 NW 54 Ave., Grimes, IA 50111 (Bob Adams). (515) 986-3700. Fax: (515) 986-3621. E-mail: Web site:

D&S Carwash Systems
High Ridge, Missouri

D& S offers attractive, powerful drying systems for self-service and full-service car wash applications and an on-board dryer system for its new “Q” touch-free, vehicle-sizing automatic.

What’s New/Best Seller • Win-Dry, F-5 Series Dryers Advantages/Features • D & S new F-5 Series Dryers include the Win-Dry freestanding Dryer system with three or five 15-hp, highly efficient producers (blowers) and an attractive fiberglass image package that can be custom designed to match your car wash. Win-Dry dryers are constructed of aluminum and feature safe, touch-free drying, and TEFC motors. D & S F-5 Series Dryers are available in freestanding and exterior or interior wall-mount designs.

Installation • Simple installation, diagrams and complete instructions in operation manuals.

Customer/Operator Support • Nationwide network of distributors, toll-free customer-assistance hotline.
Price • Available upon request.

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

SONNY’S The CarWash Factory
Tamarac, Florida

SONNY’S The CarWash Factory is the largest supplier of conveyorized tunnel car wash equipment in America. The company founder, Sonny Fazio, entered the industry in 1949, when he opened his first full-serve car wash in Boston, MA.

What’s New/Best Seller • Never obsolete! Sonny’s new Quick Change Drying Systems are the only dryers that let you change nozzle types to maximize performance in a world of changing water conditions, changing vehicle profiles, changing conveyor speeds.

Advantages/Features • Sonny’s systems dry a vehicle more completely — specific to the environmental, water-quality, and chain-speed conditions at your car wash. Sonny’s Quick-Change Nozzles allow you to mix high-impact round, wide-angle fixed, adjustable Quick-Set, flexible Quick-Flip, and full-vehicle-height Elephant Ear manifolds for a perfect result for your exact requirements. Each producer uses a unique scrolled housing with unrestricted airflow, and features steel impellers with backward curved blades — welded on both sides for durability. Dryers are available in black, red, or blue housings to match your car wash’s brand.

Delivery/Installation • Sonny’s inventories most equipment making it possible to ship a complete tunnel in a day or — more importantly — any emergency replacement item the same day.

Customer/Operator Support • Sonny’s guarantees not only its equipment but also the complete installation process and after-sale service through a national network of service organizations backed by factory direct support.

Price • Configure and price your car wash online at:

Contact • SONNY’S The CarWash Factory, 5605 Hiatus Road, Tamarac, FL 33321. (954) 467-1203. Toll free: (800) 327-8723. Fax: (954) 779-2484. Website:

PDQ Manufacturing Inc.
De Pere, Wisconsin

PDQ Manufacturing, Inc. provides superior quality, outstanding support, and a commitment to providing products that contribute to its customers’ profitability.

What’s New/Best Seller • MaxAir™.

Advantages/Features • MaxAir dries vehicles better than ever, yet uses less energy than conventional dryers. Through its innovative design and blower configuration, the MaxAir dryer delivers high-velocity air to the vehicle surface — where it is most important. MaxAir is available in stand-alone (wall-mount or legs) and onboard configurations to accommodate any wash bay.

PDQ’s new Basic 3 and Basic 4 onboard dryers with inline nozzle configurations offer an affordable alternative for operators looking to provide their customers with a value-added drying service. The Basic 3 and Basic 4 onboard dryers are perfect for operators who own a LaserWash M5 either looking for a speed-controlled onboard dryer or have little bay space to support a MaxAir standalone dryer.

Contact • PDQ Manufacturing, Inc., 1698 Scheuring Rd., De Pere, WI 54115. (920) 983-8333. Toll free: (800) 227-3373. Fax: (920) 983-8330. E-mail: Web site:

Oasis Car Wash Systems
Galena, Kansas

Oasis offers a full line of high-performance, low-maintenance wash and dry systems.

What’s New/Best Seller • The GaleForce Onboard and Stand Alone Drying Systems.

Advantages/Features • The new ST series is the latest addition to the GaleForce line of highly-intelligent on-board and stand-alone drying systems. The GaleForce is the only on-board dryer that operates via an independent drive. This unique feature prevents water from dripping onto the vehicle after it is dry. The GaleForce stand-alone dryer is used when optimum output is mandatory. While one car is drying, the Oasis high-pressure automatic continues with the next vend, keeping the line moving at up to 40 cars per hour. The new ST stand-alone series offers excellent drying capabilities at an economical value. Includes two-year warranty.

Customer/Operator Support • Oasis provides superior customer service through a worldwide network of distributors, outstanding factory support, knowledgeable technicians, and minimal response time.

Contact • Oasis Car Wash Systems, 1909 East 12th Street, Galena, KS 66739. (620) 783-1355. Toll free: (800) 892-3537. Fax: (620) 783-5735. Web site:

Hanna Car Wash Systems
Houston, Texas

Since 1960, Hanna has been a top supplier of car wash equipment, parts and systems. Hanna has over 30,000 installations and an experienced distributor network to provide individual attention and service.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Concorde Drying System.

Advantages/Features • Hanna’s Concorde Series of air dryers provide the right combination of air speed and air pressure to move water quickly off of the vehicle surface. Hanna Concorde air dryers are well known for producing a massive volume of airflow through giant 8” nozzles. The result is a drying system that requires fewer blowers when compared with others. Ask your Hanna representative about Hanna’s latest innovations in progressive drying technology.

Customer/Operator Support • Hanna sells and services its products through a network of over 90 domestic and international distributors.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • Hanna Car Wash Systems, A Division of Jim Coleman Company, 7901 Blankenship Drive, Houston, TX 77055. (713) 683-6615. Toll free: (866) 683-6615. Fax: (713) 590-6630. E-mail: Web site:

PECO Car Wash Systems
Auburn Hills, Michigan

PECO Corporation designs and manufactures premium Hybrid Soft Cloth and Touch-Free Tunnel Car Wash Systems. PECO systems range from small drive-through packages for gas companies and dealerships to large conveyorized tunnels to fit individual car wash needs.

What’s New/Best Seller • Models D15-D10 PECO Dryers.

Advantages/Features • PECO dryer nozzles can be purchased separately or as a complete dryer system from 45-hp to 120-hp. This dryer offers exclusive directional nozzles providing a more efficient and effective drying system. This dryer offers mechanical advantages, such as: galvanized impellers for extended life, cast-iron TEFC motors, all exposed hardware in stainless steel and injection-molded housing and intake cones for quiet operation. Further, optional directional or straight nozzles are removable.

Customer/Operator Support • With over 40 years of experience and a worldwide dealer network, PECO has gained the reputation around the world for providing high-quality systems at a competitive price.

Contact • PECO Car Wash Systems, 244 Rex Blvd., Auburn Hills, MI 48326. (248) 299-5800. Toll free: (800) 448-3946. Fax: (248) 299-9001. E-mail: Web site:

Proto-Vest Inc.
Glendale, Arizona

Proto-Vest offers an extensive line of automotive dryers, capable of handling conveyor, in-bay automatic, and self-serve applications. Available in standalone and compact modular designs — either touch-less or light-touch — as well as custom-engineered units.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Windshear Inbay RM dryer and IP345 dryer.

Advantages/Features • The newly redesigned Windshear InBay RM dryer is a cost-effective solution constructed from high-density polyethylene alloy, making it dent-proof, corrosion-proof, and easy to assemble. Specifically designed for in-bay applications, it dries the car in half of the time of our competition and is completely touch-free for any type of vehicle. This system’s compact size allows it to fit into narrow bays, while the interior clearance exceeds 100 inches horizontally and 84 inches vertically. The top bag is angled 10 degrees towards the rear of the vehicle to dry the backs of vans and SUVs while each bag has the capability of infinite angle adjustments allowing the operator total control over drying performance. The InBay RM consists of two rotary molded 25-hp blower housings with powder-coated inlets and impellers, extending equipment life and reducing maintenance. Combine this with the Proto-Vest Silencing Package to provide sound protection that produces decibel readings lower than federal OSHA regulations.

The IP345 contains Proto-Vest’s all new logic system that transforms all of our sensor technology into completely self-contained systems! This intelligent model will detect vehicle types, including pickups, perform open-bed functions, turn the dryer on/off, and open/close the Proto-Vest Airgate between cars. Functions from the operator’s controller will no longer be needed, neither will dryer adjustments be required, since the IP345’s high-tech integrated processor analyses and executes all of the necessary actions to produce a proficiently dried vehicle.

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

Superior Car Wash Systems Inc.
Phoenix, Arizona

Superior has manufactured a complete line of car wash equipment for over 35 years. As a recipient of ICA’s Leadership in Innovation Awards for advanced dryer technology, Superior has changed the Industry’s perception of dryers.

What’s New/Best Seller • Spirit Exterior Mount Dryer.

Advantages/Features • This dryer is specially designed for in-bay automatic bays that don’t have space for a dryer. It’s fabricated from aluminum to reduce weight and has attractive round-cornered trim. Rubber mounted motors and colorful roto-molded polymer housings keep noise at a minimum. Options included patented oscillating nozzle, Dual Port(tm) nozzles to dry back of vehicles and several horsepower combinations.

Customer/Operator Support • Superior has a large distributor network to provide service and support. Customers can also call Superior technicians direct at (800) 528-4063.

Delivery/Installation • Normal delivery on standard dryers is three weeks from date of order. Installation is available on request.

Price • Call your local Superior representative or call Superior direct at (800) 528-4063.

Contact • Superior Car Wash Systems, Inc. (Mike Delaney), 2831 W. Weldon Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85017. (602) 248-8943. Fax: (602) 265-1248. Toll free: (800) 528-4063. E-mail: Website:

Premier Touchless Drying System Inc.
Merrill, Wisconsin

Premier Touchless Drying System, Inc. manufactures high-efficiency drying systems to complement our international OEM and distributor network.

What’s New/Best Seller • Premier has developed a dryer portfolio to accommodate the needs and budgets to please the car wash operator.

Advantages/Features • Premier offers a drying system for every need (interior mounts, exterior mounts, onboard or freestanding systems) that can be custom fabricated to make it fit in many applications. Systems can be powder coated any color and graphics can be added to put your name in the spotlight. Premier offers oscillating nozzles, aluminum construction, 360 degrees adjustable producers, UL listed starter package, 10- or 15-hp TEFC motors, and attractive Premier graphics.

Customer/Operator Support • International network with factory support.

Contacts • Premier Touchless Drying System, Inc. (Jim VanDerGeest), 2210 Heldt Street, Merrill, WI 54452. Toll free: (866) 539-3100. Fax: (715) 539-8009.

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