Manufacturers' Showcase - January 2010

In-Bay Automatics

Turbo Boost Vacuum
Old Bridge, New Jersey

Turbo Boost Vacuum Company manufactures a retrofit kit to convert old two motor vacuums to three motors.

What’s New/Best Seller • Retrofit Kit.

Advantage/Features • Retrofitting old two motor vacuums saves the expense of purchasing new vacuums, paying freight, installation and electrical costs, and disposing of the old vacuums. Recycling the old vacuums helps improve the environment. Most operators use the improved service as an opportunity to increase the price of a vacuum cycle which, after a short period of time, will more than pay for the investment in the unit. The stainless steel kit comes with new eye catching decals. Complete do-it-yourself instructions provided with all components. Dome and side decals provided, as well as a POS decal.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • Turbo Boost Vacuum Company, 37 Cressida Drive, Old Bridge, NJ 08857. (732) 679-1861. E-mail: Website:

JE Adams Industries
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

For over 35 years, JE Adams Industries has been providing dedicated service to the car wash and petroleum industries.

What’s New/Best Seller • Turbo Towel.

Advantages/Features • The Turbo Towel is the first heated touchless drying system on the market. While others systems simply push water around, the Turbo Towel actually dries down to the micro bead level. The air is heated to 120 degrees above ambient temperature with a thermostatically controlled heating element. The combination drying/vacuum unit comes with a 1-year warranty.

Customer/Operator Support • A worldwide distributor network is supported by customer service, engineering, quality control, marketing, Internet, and sales consultants.

Contact • JE Adams Industries, 1025 63rd Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404. (319) 363-0237. Toll free: (800) 553-8861. Fax: (319) 363-3867. E-mail: Website:

Mr. Nozzle
Corona, California

Mr. Nozzle began selling plastic nozzles in 1960, and continues to be the leading manufacturer of plastic nozzles today. Its product line not only consists of the highest-quality nozzles available in a variety of colors, but also vacuum hoses, hose cuffs, and other attachments.

What’s New/Best Seller • Claw Nozzles.

Advantages/Features • The Short Claw Nozzle comes in two sizes, SCN-1.5 and SCN-2.0, 1.5 inches and 2 inches wide respectively — both are 12 inches long. This versatile tool is available in seven colors: black, blue, gray, orange, red, teal, and yellow. The nozzles are manufactured of high-density polyethylene for long life and maximum durability. Call for a color catalog.

Contact • Mr. Nozzle Inc., 439 East Harrison Street, Unit B, Corona, CA 92879. (951) 273-7530. Toll free: (800) 537-7625. Fax: (951) 273-7534. E-mail: Website:

Jim Coleman Company
Houston, Texas

With over 44 years of experience manufacturing a full line of car wash equipment, Jim Coleman Company has introduced a new line of fragrances marketed with a new look and new name.

What’s New/Best Seller • Fragrance-N-Fusion.

Advantages/Features • The new Fragrance-N-Fusion aromatherapy vacuums can attract an entire new group of consumers. With nine new fragrances, the line has two colorful graphic decals and a long list of dome colors from which to choose. The new look is color-coordinated to match the new FusionX or eFusion in-bay automatic systems. Some of the new fragrances include: Iced Raspberry, Island Breeze, Bahama Palm, Lemongrass, and Clean Linen.

Delivery/Installation • Can be used as a stand-alone on a stainless steel base or installed into existing vacuum islands or bases.

Support • Nationwide and international network of distributors with toll-free support.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • Jim Coleman Company, 5842 W. 34th Street, Houston, TX 77092. (713) 683-9878. Toll free: (800) 999-9878. Fax: (713) 683-9624. E-mail: Website:

D&S Car Wash Equipment Company
High Ridge, Missouri

Since 1972, D&S has been a leading manufacturer of in-bay automatics, self-service car wash equipment, and industrial vacuums. The D&S brand has become synonymous with quality and innovation. The Alpha and Omega vacuums are the latest in a series of new products for the professional car wash and convenience store markets.

What’s New/Best Seller • Omega Vehicle Detailing System/Alpha Vacuum.

Advantages/Features • The Omega Vehicle Detailing System and the Alpha Vacuum feature cyclonic technology, which produces stronger suction than traditional vacuum motors. Cyclonic action delivers maximum vacuum power with greater sustained suction. The Omega VDS 7-in-1 system comes in a singular footprint. Both vacuums are highly versatile and configurable. Choose any combination of seven functions: vacuum (with claw tool), crevice vacuum, fragrance, shampoo, detail air, tire shine, tire fill, or spot remover. Available options include color side panels, lighted side panels, lighted topper, machine safety package, security package, PC programmability, DSNet module, and custom graphics.

Customer/Operator Support • A nationwide network of distributors provides installation, factory service, and technical support.

Price • Call for a quote on a customized Omega/Alpha Vacuum.

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

Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Since 1978, Fragra-Matics has manufactured innovative, quality built car care products and backed them with an uncompromising commitment to customer service.

What’s New/Best Seller • Economy Vacuums.

Advantages/Features • The new economy vacuums are available in several models. Each model offers standard vacuum services: super and turbo. Standard features include poly dome, computer controlled timer, service remaining bar graph, extra-time and last-coin-alert beepers, UV protected graphics, and an easy-clean filter bag system. Options include lighted or stainless steel dome, turbo motor system, electronic coin acceptor, and dollar bill acceptor.

Delivery/Installation • In stock and ready to ship. Installation diagrams and footprints are in owner’s manuals. Technical support is available.

Customer/Operator Support • Worldwide network of distributors, company website, and toll-free customer service.

Price • Factory direct pricing available online or by phoning the sales department.

Contact • Fragra-Matics Manufacturing Company Inc., P.O. Box 1140, Pine Bluff, AR 71613. Toll free: (800) 643-1574. Fax: (870) 535-6690. E-mail: Website:

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 • Express-Exterior Free Vacuum Systems.

Advantages/Features • The VAC1100 was designed specifically for automated car washes offering free vacuuming. The free-standing tree conveniently stores a vacuum trash separator — the unique separator is installed at each free vacuum station and prevents any excess debris from affecting other stations and main vacuum lines. The unit includes vacuum hose and vacuum tools, featuring the rugged Crevice-Claw vacuum tool. It combines the utility of both a crevice and claw tool in one attachment with no loss in suction. Designed to speed customers through express exterior vacuum bays, the tool helps customers clean faster.

Price • VAC1100 free-standing assembly (top, bottom or side feed) $1,265; VAC Watersep SS Water Separator $1,835; Central Vacuum Systems with 10HP start at $4,355 supporting 10 drops, up to 25HP at $5,965 supporting 25 drops.

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.

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:

AutoVac Industrial Vacuum & Air Systems
El Cajon, California

For more than 20 years, AutoVac has served the vacuum needs of the car care industry. Widely recognized for its dependable central vacuum systems, AutoVac is also known for its innovative use of technology and world class research and development capabilities.

What’s New/Best Seller • Vacuum IQ, The Intelligent Vacuum Controller.

Advantages/Features • Car wash owners can cut energy costs by as much as 71percent with Vacuum IQ™. The variable frequency drive system and customized software keep vacuums operating at peak efficiency without running a central vacuum system at full RPMs all day long. Optimal suction is still available while using just a fraction of the energy. Many operators may qualify for a rebate from their electric company. Visit the company’s website and find out how much money your wash could save each month.

Delivery/Installation • The system is easy to program and works with any central vacuum system. Instruction manual is included for installation by a qualified electrician.

Customer/Operator Support • AutoVac stands behind all its products and has a team of technical support experts.

Pricing • Contact an AutoVac dealer for pricing and return on investment information.

Contact • AutoVac Industrial Vacuum & Air Systems, 9410 Bond Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92021. (619) 258-9801. Toll free: (888) 628-8682. Fax: (619) 258-9805. E-mail: Website: or

Ryko Manufacturing Company
Grimes, Iowa

Ryko manufactures car wash equipment for high-volume locations.

What’s New/Best Seller • New Vortex Combination Vacuum Line.

Advantages/Features • The Vortex Fragrance Vacuum delivers powerful suction power and dispenses up to three pleasing scents. The Vortex Shampoo Vacuum dispenses a rich, deep-cleaning shampoo or spot remover along with vigorous vacuum power. The vacuums are easily activated using cash, code, or if your facility is equipped with the Ryko Touch & Go Credit Card Acceptance System, a credit card. The vacuums are constructed of rugged stainless steel for long-lasting durability. Each vacuum is powered by two potent electric motors, and features dual-filter bag clean out. Available options include an eye-catching lit plastic dome — available in an assortment of colors — and dual clean-out doors for easy cleaning.

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

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