Manufacturers' Showcase - July 2010


Airlift Doors Inc.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Airlift Doors Inc. has been manufacturing air-powered door openers and polycarbonate doors for 30 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:

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:

Pantron Automation Inc.
Belmont, North Carolina

Pantron Automation Inc. offers high-quality specialty sensors for applications in the vehicle wash industry. Products include infrared photoelectric sensors, infrared amplifiers, multi-channel amplifiers, and inductive proximity switches.

What’s New/Best Seller • ISM 4000 and 8000 Series.

Advantages/Features • Pantron’s photoelectric sensors are designed to work in harsh environments including cold weather and extreme wash down applications. A long sensing range and wide-angled infrared beam make the photo eyes very easy to align and virtually impervious to vibration. The 4000 and 8000 Series feature a new LCD interface. The unit can be set up, monitored, and its settings changed in real time from a computer using the free WinISM software interface. Built-in diagnostic and alignment tools are standard features on all Pantron automatic infrared photoelectric amplifiers.

Contact • Pantron Automation Inc., 109 Hubbard Street, Belmont, NC 28012. (704) 825-4965. Toll free: (800) 211-9468. Fax: (800) 293-7530. Website:

Carwash Boilers
Medina, Ohio

Carwash Boilers is a one-stop source for car wash products and support. From concept to installation, Carwash Boilers provides expertise for existing or new car wash businesses. Facility owners, new site construction contractors, and product distributors turn to Carwash Boilers for complete industry expertise with total winterization solutions.

What’s New/Best Seller • Full Winterization Line.

Advantages/Features • Carwash Boilers products include boilers, water heaters, tankless water heaters, water softeners, manifolds, manifold boxes, pex tubing, control panels, zone pumps, RO systems, and electronic components.

Customer/Operator Support • The company offers engineering design, technical support, on-site consultation, equipment and facility set-up expertise, complete pre-piped packaged systems, systems design and applications, and facility site assessments.

Contact • Carwash Boilers, 632 Sovereign Lane, Medina, Ohio 44256. (330) 623-0036. Fax: (206) 203-2829. E-mail: Website:

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. 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 • Tunnel Heater.

Advantages/Features • The Tunnel Heater is the perfect partner for a Proto-Vest drying system to keep a car wash from freezing in the cold winter months. The unit utilizes the tremendous air distribution from the drying system. The hydronic heating boiler is sized for a specific climatic zone and can be installed in a back room or any out-of-the-way location. The Proto-Vest Tunnel 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 ultimately downtime.

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

Navy Brand Manufacturing
St. Louis, Missouri

Navy Brand is known for its car wash chemical products.

What’s New/Best Seller • Navy Brand’s best sellers include Blizzard Brush, Spray De-Icer, and Flow.

Advantages/Features • Flow is an ice- and snow-melting liquid that contains freeze point depressants to hasten the melting process. It prevents the bond of ice to concrete (or ice to brick) from forming and also helps minimize the rust problems that can result from ice melting. Flow sprays on to vertical and horizontal surfaces, does not track onto floors, and is non-corrosive. The Spray De-Icer protects, lubricates, opens frozen locks, and quickly dissolves ice and frost from windshields and windows. It will not cause distortion or gumming. Blizzard is specially formulated to perform at cold temperatures in all types of foaming brushes. It can be used undiluted even when temperatures dip to -30 degrees. Blizzard Brush contains neither caustics nor acids and is safe on vehicle finishes. Flow is available in 5-, 30-, and 55-gallon drums. Spray De-Icer is sold in cartons of one dozen 16 oz. cans. Blizzard Brush is available in 5-, 30-, 35-, and 55-gallon drums. All products ship within 48 hours.

Contact • Navy Brand Manufacturing, 3670 Scarlet Oak Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63122. (636) 861-5500. Toll free: (800) 325-3312. Fax: (636) 861-5509.

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