Manufacturers' Showcase - January 2008

Vacuum Systems

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 • Complete ULTRA Series of Turbo-Nator Combination Vacuums, ULTRA Vacuum Islands and Canopies.

Advantages/Features • ULTRA Combination Vacuums provide the choice of four models and offer premium services: shampoo, spot remover, fragrances, and turbo power. All vacuums are ETL and CETL approved. Vacuum island bases and canopies are available in 8-, 10- and 12-foot lengths. Bases can be ordered with or without canopies and internal vault systems. Modular design of bases and canopies allows for replacement of damaged sections. Canopies have an aluminum frame with vinyl cover, available in red, yellow, blue and green.

Customer/Operator Support • JE Adams has a worldwide distributor network that 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 its 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 and 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 Mr. Nozzle’s 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:

Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Since 1978, Fragramatics has been recognized as the industry leader in quality equipment and products for the car wash industry.

What’s New/Best Seller • Select-A-Vac® Quadra combination vacuum.

Advantages/Features • Fragramatics has combined its most popular functions into one space-saving combination vacuum. With a sleek stainless steel tank and eye-catching decals, the Quadra offers Super Vac, high-powered Turbo Vac, Spot Remover, and three fragrances. This unit is perfect for both self-service car washes and convenience store locations. Multi-coin, bill, and credit card acceptance options are available.

Contact • Fragramatics Mfg. Co., Inc., P.O. Box 1140, 3021 Midland Dr. South, Pine Bluff, AR 71613-1140. (870) 535-5777. Toll free: (800) 643-1574. Fax: (870) 535-6690. E-mail: Website:

Jim Coleman Company
Houston, Texas

Jim Coleman Company has been manufacturing self-service car wash equipment for 40 years. JCC has a complete line of equipment, including pumping equipment, touch-free automatic, conveyor equipment, vacuums, fragrance machines, carpet shampooers, awnings, vendor islands, and chemicals.

What’s New/Best Seller • Stainless Steel Vacuum Island with Awning

Advantages/Features • The unit is a combination of a heavy-duty stainless steel base with either a Super Vac 3, Combination Fresh-N-Vac, or a Combination Scrub-N-Vac. Customizable options include decal design, awning and letter color, trash can cover style, vending options, and hose and dome color. The unit is available in single or double vacuum island designs. Vacuums are now available with a bill acceptor, and each model has a built-in-vacuum cycle and shampooer/fragrance cycle counter, as well as push-button switches for function selection. All vacuums are ETL and CE approved.

Customer/Operator Support • Worldwide network of distributors.

Contact • Jim Coleman Company, 5482 W. 34th Street, Houston, TX 77092. Toll free: (800) 999-9878. Fax: (713) 683-9624. E-mail: Website:

AutoVac Industrial Vacuum & Air Systems
El Cajon, California

For more than 19 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 • Carwash 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

The Spencer Turbine Company
Windsor, Connecticut

The Spencer Turbine Company manufactures central vacuum cleaning systems, offering both standard models and custom designs for a variety of vehicle cleaning facilities. Products include Industravac® and FastVac® vacuum units, dry and wet separators, metal tubing and fittings, hoses, tools, inlet valves, and electrical control panels.

What’s New/Best Seller • Island Knockout™ Separator.

Advantages/Features • The Island Knockout Separator (IKS) is designed to protect a vacuum system and primary separator from blockages, damage, and resulting downtime. The IKS is a centrifugal preseparator equipped with two vacuum inlets and 2-1/4 cubic foot removable metal dirt can. It is typically installed on islands between auto cleaning lines, connected to a vacuum tubing network and powered by a remote vacuum system. Operators can work simultaneously, using 1-1/2” or 2” diameter hoses.

Contact • The Spencer Turbine Company, 600 Day Hill Road, Windsor, CT 06095. (860) 688-8361. Toll free: (800) 323-4321. Fax: (860) 688-0098. E-mail: Website:

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. Vortex Combination 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 Vortex line of combination vacuums is constructed of rugged stainless steel for long-lasting durability. Each Vortex 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 (Bob Adams). (515) 986-3700. Fax: (515) 986-3621. E-mail: Website:

SONNY'S Enterprises Inc.
Tamarac, Florida

Beginning as an operator in 1949, SONNY’S is the largest supplier of conveyorized car wash equipment, parts and supplies in America.

What’s New/Best Seller • Full- and Express-Serve Vacuum Trash Collector Assembly and SS Water Separator.

Advantages/Features • SONNY’S presents it’s new VAC1000. Designed specifically for automated car washes offering free central vacuuming, the freestanding 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. It also includes a trashcan, vacuum hose and vacuum tools, featuring the rugged Crevice-Claw vacuum tool. It combines the utility of both a crevice tool 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.

Delivery/Installation • In stock and available for same-day shipping on orders placed before 4 p.m. EST.

Customer/Operator Support • SONNY’S Select Service Associations network is always on call, worldwide, for installation, service, sales, support, and warranty needs.

Price • VAC1000 free standing assembly $1,199. VAC200C crevice and claw tool $59.95 V1012SS Stainless Steel Water Separator $1,599. Central vacuum systems with 7.5 hp start at $3,595 up to the 25 hp unit supporting 10 drops at $5,195.

Contact • SONNY’S Enterprises, Inc., 5605 Hiatus Road, Tamarac, FL 33321. (954) 467-1203. Toll free: (800) 779-2484. Fax: (954) 779-2484. Toll free fax: (800) 495-4049. Website:

D&S Car Wash Systems
High Ridge, Missouri

One of the original manufacturers of auto vacuums, D&S was the first company to introduce a Round, all-welded stainless steel vacuum over thirty years ago.

What’s New/Best Seller • Sweet Mist Vac, Detail Vac, and Power Rounds.

Advantages/Features • D&S vacuums feature multi-bag systems for increased suction, better filtration, and enhancements for improved overall performance. The Sweet Mist Vac is a powerful combination vacuum and fragrance dispenser. The Detail Vac features vacuum and dri-foaming carpet shampooer with spot remover. The Power Round is the latest twist on the old, reliable Round Vac. All Vacs are designed to enhance customer appeal and value and feature stainless steel construction, second clean-out doors for easy bag care and your choice of colorful top with matching hoses. 3-in-1 models and Red Line Super Vacs with turbo power are also available.

Delivery/Installation • Simple pad diagrams and complete installation information in operation manuals.

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

Price • Available upon request.

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

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