Manufacturer's Showcase - April 2002

Manufacturer's Showcase

Belanger Inc.
Northville, Michigan

Founded in 1969, Belanger, Inc. is a diversified manufacturer supplying a wide range of products to a number of industries including car wash, automotive, housewares, recreational, aerospace and others.

What's New/Best Seller The AirCannon Dryer.

Advantages/Features The AirCannon Dryer represents the ultimate in configuration flexibility, ease of maintenance, safety and effectiveness. With the AirCannon Dryer, Belanger has designed a piece of equipment that gives flexibility and control to its owner. The AirCannon is available in 30-, 50- or 70-hp. Every AirCannon nozzle offers infinite adjustment; our fully adjustable frame allows the operator to adjust the height and width of the frame to fit any drying application.

Chief's Manufacturing has been an innovator in high-pressure arches and components and water reclamation systems since 1985.

Customer/Operator Support Local VAR network with factory trained service technicians.

Price Available upon request.

Contact Belanger, Inc., 1001 Doheny Court, Northville, MI 48167-5470. (248) 349-7010. Fax: (248) 349-2309. E-mail: info@belangerinc. Web site:

Worldwide Drying Systems
Broomfield, Colorado

Worldwide Drying Systems manufactures top-of-the-line touchless drying systems.

What's New/Best Seller Worldwide's stainless or poly-resin touchless dryers.

Advantages/Features These unique designs utilize a stationary motor and an impeller system. Because the units have very few moving parts, they are less likely to break down. The 10- and 15-hp air producers are available in a variety of options that meet almost every drying need.

Price Available upon request.

Contact Worldwide Drying Systems, 2240 Industrial Ln., Broomfield, CO 80020. (303)
469-5922. Toll free: (800) 736-6412. Fax: (303) 460-9893.

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 free standing 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-hp 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: and

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 new ST series is the latest addition to the GaleForce line of highly intelligent onboard and stand-alone drying systems.

Advantages/Features The GaleForce is the only onboard 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.

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:

MacNeil Wash Systems
Barrie, Ontario

Since 1982, MacNeil has been producing equipment for the tunnel car wash industry.

What's New/Best Seller The Tech 21 RD series and Pro Build advanced drying systems offer the ultimate in flexibility to meet HP configuration and vehicle coverage requirements.

Advantages/Features The Tech 21 brings intelligence and flexibility to the drying function. With its SMART nozzle technology, the amount and direction of airflow can be controlled with just the touch of a button. This improves dryability and overall wash quality while at the same time decreasing the need for hand toweling. The Tech 21 also offers flexibility. Operators can choose from 20-, 30- or 40-hp packaged systems or build a dryer system with horsepower specific to their needs and site profiles with the Pro-Build system. All systems can be ordered with SMART or fixed nozzles or a combination of both.

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

Head Systems
Merrill, Wisconsin

Head Systems manufactures dryers to satisfy all your wash system needs.

What's New/Best Seller Head Systems' steel wheel is super efficient and offers the best performance per dryer dollar spent.

Advantages/Features Head Systems' highly efficient facility offers the lowest cost per feature in the industry because of our low overhead costs. We will custom design or ship from stock, whatever your project requires. Horsepower of 10 or 15 per blower with 14 fan or larger tunnel system available. 100% welded housings and welded steel fans, no rivets, and no plastic. Aluminum construction stays attractive for a long time while remaining structurally sound even longer. Nozzles are height and angle adjustable. Our most popular options include custom or private label graphics, nozzle oscillation and expandability.

Contact Nick DaWalt, Head Systems, a Division of Pophal Bros., L.L.C., 1600 West Taylor Street,
Merrill, WI 54452. Toll free: (800) 647-8982. Fax: (715) 539-3111.

Proto-Vest Inc.
Glendale, Arizona

Proto-Vest - your source for your drying solutions - has been manufacturing drying systems for over 20 years. Its complete line of drying systems is available in light touch and touch-free systems that remove up to 95% of water from vehicles and are used for tunnels, rollovers, self-serve and other wash systems.

What's New/Best Seller The Untouchable(r) and Windshear(r) line of dryers.

Advantages/Features The Untouchable Line of dryers, with the advanced ultrasonic technology, has been a strong seller to the full-service tunnel washes, while the Windshear line continues to increase its market presence to the automatic and rollover washes. The clear advantage of our drying system is how we utilize the ProtoDuct(tm) bag system to deliver the air directly to the surface of the car. Only Proto-Vest offers the Silencer Package(tm) that reduces noise levels by 10 decibels by completely
surrounding the blower housing, inlet and motor. Our wide array of products allows the car wash owner to choose a drying system from 15- to 150-hp.

Delivery/Installation Proto-Vest recognizes that support after the sale is critical to the success of our customers. Our company offers its customers access to a wide range of services including: field service technicians, factory direct aftermarket parts, and the engineering staff for custom designed applications.

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: protovest@earth Web site:

RYKO Manufacturing
Grimes, Iowa

Ryko is widely known as a top manufacturer of car wash systems.

What's New/Best Seller The Ryko line includes the ThrustPro Free-standing Air Dryer.

Advantages/Features Ryko's ThrustPro utilizes a unique "follower" concept, the manufacturer says, directing a high volume of ambient air over the surface, removing rather than relocating rinse water. The highly intelligent ThrustPro adjusts to every new surface contour it encounters, riding a cushion of air to avoid vehicle-machine contact, and eliminating the need for troublesome sensing devices and costly air bags.

Operator Support Worldwide factory-trained service network; Ryko customer service department.

Delivery/Installation Normally four to six weeks.

Price Available upon request.

Contact Ryko Manufacturing Co. (Bob Adams), 11600 NW 54th Ave., P.O. Box 38, Grimes, IA. (515) 986-3700. Fax: (515) 986-3621. E-mail: Web site:

Stenberg Welding & Fabricating Inc.
Fosston, Minnesota

Stenberg Welding & Fabricating Inc., manufacturers of Drymaster Vehicle Drying Systems, offer a wide variety of fully customizable drying systems to meet all of your needs.

What's New/Best Seller The Drymaster 3000 series dryer.

Advantages/Features The Drymaster 3000 series dryer offers the ultimate in airflow and drying effectiveness to please end users. Drymaster Vehicle Drying Systems are 100% Stainless Steel constructed. All fans are solid welded Stainless Steel for durability and strength. Drymaster offers a variety of options including top and side oscillating, a swivel nozzle option, and decaling. When customizing your system choose from 15-, 10-, or 7.5-hp: all at no additional charge.

Customer/Operator Support Local Distributors with factory assistance.

Contact Sales Department, Stenberg Welding & Fabricating Inc., 233 North Omland Ave., Fosston, MN 56542. Toll free: (800) 322-1571. Fax: (218) 435-6692. E-mail:
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Magic Investments Inc.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Magic Investments specializes in high volume, minimal labor wash systems.

What's New/Best Seller The AeroTherm Automotive Drying System.

Advantages/Features AeroTherm is the industry's only drying system capable of producing up to 200 dry cars per hour. The AeroTherm 15-hp Magic Blade Fan produces an industry best 8,000 cfm. The Magic Blade Fan now comes standard with a Super-E high efficiency, totally enclosed fan-cooled motor. AeroTherm's exclusive high efficiency class four fan features a heavy-duty steel fan wheel specifically designed for the car wash environment and a factory tested, two-stage safety grid system. Full-sized, 18" wide discharge nozzles provide a broad sweep area to ensure complete drying patterns. State-of-the-art mounting system and fan design allows for infinite discharge adjustment. Reversing rocker panel nozzles assure dry front and rear bumpers. Top reversing nozzles dry the backs of trucks, vans, and sport utility vehicles. Up to five million BTUs of heat and discharge temperatures in excess of 200º guarantee consistent quality regardless of climate and weather conditions while adjustable thermostat and setback controls keep gas consumption to a minimum. The AeroTherm Automotive
Drying System can be tailored to your particular tunnel utilizing one to sixteen fans with a heated option. Fan housings are available in stainless or powder-coated steel to the color of your choice. The AeroTherm Automotive Drying System is expandable and can be customized to meet your future needs.

Contact Billy Schaming, Magic Investments, Inc., 427 Mt. Lebanon Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15234. (412) 343-3555. Fax: (412) 343-7160. E-mail: Web site:

N/S Wash Systems
Los Angeles, California

N/S Wash Systems offers a full line of complete car wash systems and components.

What's New/Best Seller Air-Force Drying System.

Advantages/Features NS's powerful Air-Force touchless air drying system has become an instant hit offering a selection of 10- or 15-hp producers and multiple configurations. This compact dryer packs a high powered punch with models from 30-hp stacked up to 120 plus hp configurations. These are not your average cell drying motors, these state-of-the-art compact producers offer high volume air velocity with the lowest noise emission in the industry.

Customer/Operator Support N/S Wash Systems offer a complete line of vehicle wash equipment and supplies, as well as a worldwide service and distribution network since 1961.

Price Available upon request.

Contact Mike Levin, N/S Corporation, 235 West Florence Avenue, Inglewood, CA 90301. (310) 412-7074. Toll free: (800) 782-1582. Fax: (310) 673-0276. Web site:

Hanna Car Wash Systems
Portland, Oregon

For over 50 years, Hanna Car Wash Systems has been a leader in the development of conveyor car wash systems. Hanna has maintained its reputation as the leader in reliable and effective car wash systems with its all-new stainless steel freestanding components.

What's New/Best Seller The Concorde Drying System.

Advantages/Features Unlike other dryers, the Concorde Drying System provides the operators with a unique opportunity to create their own configuration and position each dryer individually according to their drying space and needs. The distinctive long and adjustable neck of the Concorde Top/Side allows it to reach the hard to dry sides of SUV's and trucks. Available in Top, Side & Window, and Top/Side configurations. The Concorde is available in 10- or 15-hp. Easy maintenance and no moving parts.

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, 18120 NE Wilkes Road, Portland, OR 97230. (503) 667-5717. Toll free: (800) 288-6927. Fax: (503) 667-5757. E-mail: Web site:

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