Manufacturers' Showcase - July 2009


Airlift Doors Inc.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Airlift Doors Inc. has been manufacturing air powered door openers and polycarbonate doors for 29 years.

What’s New/ Best Seller • Plastic track and Durahinge plastic hinges.

Advantages/ Features • Plastic track from Airlift offers a cost effective alternative to stainless steel. The track is corrosion resistant and comes with a five-year warranty. The track helps reduce ice buildup on door tracks; it doesn’t conduct cold like typical steel tracks. Plastic hinges reduce ice buildup in extreme cold climates, and offer an alternative to the high cost of stainless steel. The Durahinge hinges are designed with a multi-roller block, which can adjust the placement of the roller to help space the door. The hinges come with a five-year warranty.

Customer/Operator Support • National distributor network, free factory technical support, and installation assistance are available.

Contact • Airlift Doors Inc., 4700 Osseo Road, Minneapolis, MN 55430. Toll free: (888) 368-4403. E-mail: Website:

Glendale, Arizona

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

What’s New/Best Seller • The Tunnel Heater.

Advantages/Features •The Tunnel Heater partners perfectly with a Proto-Vest Drying System to keep a car wash from freezing. By utilizing the tremendous air distribution from the drying system, the optional equipment creates the most efficient way to heat a tunnel. The hydronic-heating boiler is sized for a wash’s climatic zone and can be installed in a back room or any out-of-the-way location. The heater creates hot air up to 155 degrees at the vehicle’s surface to produce a drier car and reduces pipe freeze-ups, ice build-up, and down time.

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

Clean Burn
Leola, Pennsylvania

Clean Burn® is a leading manufacturer of used-oil furnaces, used-oil boilers, and used-oil recycling centers. Clean Burn helps businesses worldwide generate free heat from used motor oil and petroleum based fluids commonly used in all types of combustion engines.

What’s New/Best Seller • CB-3250 low profile used-oil furnace.

Advantages/Features • The CB-3250 low profile used-oil furnace is UL listed for use as a unit heater or central (ducted) furnace, the CB-3250 is ideal for facilities with limited ceiling heights. The unit can be ceiling mounted and joins the low-profile family of the CB-1750 and the CB-2500. The furnace can recycle 2.1 gallons of used motor oil per hour and is rated at approximately 325,000 BTUs per hour. On average, the system provides an 18 to 24 month return on investment.

Service/Installation • Sold and installed by distributors nationwide.

Contact • Clean Burn Inc., 34 Zimmerman Road, Leola, PA 17540. (717) 656-2011. Toll free: (800) 331-0183. Fax: (717) 656-0952. Website:

Belanger Inc.
Northville, Michigan

Founded in 1969, Belanger manufactures a complete line of vehicle wash systems, products, and components for in-bay automatic, cloth drive-thru, conveyorized tunnel, and large vehicle wash applications. All Belanger wash systems provide high-performance cleaning, consistent reliable operation, user-friendly functionality, and unsurpassed product durability.

What’s New/Best Seller • Vector Cold Weather Package.

Advantages/Features • The Vector Rapid Wash® system offers an optional cold weather package that helps prevent system freeze up. Several operators who have incorporated the option into their facility have successfully experienced cold weather wash operations even without bay doors. Available features include: self-regulating heat tape and insulated sleeves, air purging regulator, weep system with temperature sensor, and temperature-regulated controller box.

Service/Support • A worldwide local distributor network, technical support help desk, and aftermarket support team are available to help with installation, training, and service.

Price • Available on the web.

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

Clear Fold Door Inc.
Oakwood Village, Ohio

Clear Fold Door is celebrating 28 years of manufacturing high-speed fully-automatic wind doors for the full- and self-serve car wash industries. Clear Fold customizes all of its doors.

What’s New/Best Seller • The CFACE 2 Air Control Enclosure.

Advantages/Features • The CFACE 2 Air Control Enclosure features a full-fiberglass enclosure with pre-plumbed filter/regulator with auto-drain, panel-mount gauge, independent open/close speed controls, and a panel-door-mounted on/off switch. The optional units can be installed on new doors as well as retrofitted to existing units. Manual low-cost moveable curtain partitions for wash bays, wax bays, lube bays, or other problem areas that require containment are also available. The doors contain heat, which combats the mist of overspray that can ice up on outside pavement. The doors will also permit an accidental drive-through with less damage than a solid sectional or roll-up door. The closures will operate with existing car wash equipment signals and are produced to withstand harsh car wash environments.

Price • Competitive prices are available upon request.

Contact • Clear Fold Door Inc., 7703 First Place, Suite A, Oakwood Village, OH 44146. (440) 735-1351. Fax (440) 735-1353. E-mail: Website:

Rochester, Michigan

Solaronics is the leader in gas and gas infra-red heating technology and products for commercial buildings.

What’s New/Best Seller • Solaronics Stainless Steel DoorJet Heater.

Advantages/Features • The Stainless Steel DoorJet Heater stops cold air penetration at open bay doors. A high-velocity “jet” of heated air is directed automatically toward outside bay doors as they open. The heat surge tempers the in-rushing cold air, keeping employees working in the area comfortable. The unit resists wet and corrosive environments, is supplied completely assembled, and is factory tested. Critical system components feature stainless steel watertight enclosures with all gas and electrical controls pre-wired and sealed, stainless steel casing with reinforcing angle rings, and stainless steel burner baffle.

Service/Installation • The heaters install easily and can be mounted vertically or horizontally. The unit operates economically on natural gas or other gaseous fuels.

Contact • Solaronics Inc., 704 Woodard Avenue, Rochester, MI 48307. Toll free: (800) 223-5335. Fax: (248) 651-0357. E-mail: Website:





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