Airlift Doors Inc.
Airlift Doors has been manufacturing products for the car care industry
since 1978. Today, Airlift is the world's largest manufacturer of
polycarbonate doors and air-powered openers. Airlift is a large
distributor of plastic personnel doors, plastic interior and exterior
siding, infrared stainless tube heaters, and electric openers for
What's New/Best Seller The MagnaGlide air-powered opener.
Advantages/Features The MagnaGlide opener is the ideal operator
for any door application. It was designed to withstand the harsh
conditions of a car wash in a Minnesota winter and has proven itself
in conditions even worse. Imagine going through a winter without
a door problem. The MagnaGlide opener can make this a reality! The
direct drive operation makes it virtually impossible to jump door
cables. With 30% more power than other air openers, the MagnaGlide
will push through ice buildup and keep you operating. The operator
comes standard with all stainless steel components and hardware.
MagnaGlides are a must to properly winterize your car wash or service
bay. As the manufacturer of the MagnaGlide opener, Airlift has put
a considerable amount of time into testing this opener. Each operator
is tested extensively before it leaves the factory and comes with
a three-year unlimited warranty.
Contact Airlift Doors Inc., 4700 Osseo Rd., Minneapolis, MN 55430.
Toll free: (888) 368-4403. Fax: (612) 588-7660. E-mail:
Web site: www.airliftdoors.com.
Solaronics is the technology leader in quality gas infrared heaters
for commercial, industrial and agricultural buildings.
What's New/Best Seller Suntube Stainless gas infrared tube heaters.
Advantages/Features Withstands the high humidity and corrosive
environments of car washes, swimming pools, chemical manufacturing
plants and livestock operations. Boasting a superior reflectional
efficiency of 91.7% for optimal infrared dispersion, the reflectors
rotate from 0° to 45° to place the heat where it is needed.
Also, the reflectors remove easily for cleaning.
Service/Installation Virtually any building requirement can
be accommodated by the Straight and U-tube configurations of the
Suntube Stainless system. The burner is supplied fully assembled
and factory tested, ready to hang. Simple chain mounting suspends
the entire system.
Contact Solaronics, Inc., 704 Woodward Avenue, Rochester, MI
48307. (248) 651-5333. (800) 223-5335. Fax: (248) 651-0357. E-mail:
Web site: www.solaronicsusa.com.
Pantron Automation Inc.
Gastonia, North Carolina
Pantron Automation is the North American distributor of sensors
for automated applications. Products include photoelectric, inductive
proximity, capacitive, flow, level, fork, ring, laser, ultrasonic
sensors, and loop detectors.
What's New/Best Seller An automatic photoelectric amplifier with
Advantages/Features Using a microprocessor, Pantron has developed
an automatic amplifier that will perform self-diagnostics at the
push of a button. It will assist in the alignment of the photoeyes
as well as troubleshooting performance problems. As the heart of
the photoelectric system, this amplifier adjusts its own gain setting
automatically to compensate for obstructions, such as soap, mist,
fog, and dirt that occur throughout the car wash. Use this unique
photoelectric system as an entrance switch, to measure cars, turn
on lights, and in a self-serve wash to reset the timer for the next
Contact Pantron Automation, Inc., P.O. Box 6039, Gastonia, NC
28056. (704) 864-1400. Toll free: (800) 211-9468 (Office hours:
Mon-Fri 8am-5pm). Fax: (704) 864-0120. E-mail: email@example.com.
Web site: www.pantron.com.
Belanger, Inc. is a well-respected car wash manufacturer of touchless
systems, tunnel systems, and large vehicle washes. With a nationwide
service network, it is able to accommodate the entire United States.
What's New/Best Seller Winterization package.
Advantages/Features With the heat package option, Belanger's
touchless car wash system, otherwise known as the Vector Rapid Wash,
allows the residual water to be blown out of the system therefore
preventing the nozzle tips and lines from freezing. The Cold Weather
Package allows continuous operation during the winter season while
providing an optimal level of performance.
The heat tape is applied to the entire length of the upper and
lower manifolds. Safety sleeves then fit over the arm manifolds
to provide cushion, visual appeal and extra insulation for the self-regulating
heat tape. The heat tape is also positioned inside the E-300 to
provide year-round viewing.
In case of lost power or freezing temperatures, the weep system,
with a temperature sensor, prevents the undercarriage from freezing
by allowing a minimal yet constant water flow through the nozzle
system will allow your business to remain open on cold winter days
when your competitors are closed due to frozen lines.
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: www.belangerinc.com.
Clear Fold Door Inc.
Oakwood Village, Ohio
Clear Fold door was founded in 1980 and manufactures high-speed
automatic containment closures for the full- and self-serve car
wash industries. Closures may be customized.
What's New/Best Seller The CFACE Air Control Enclosure with a
NEMA 4X-control panel.
Advantages/Features Clear Fold 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 little or no damage,
something a solid sectional or roll-up door would not allow. A clear
fold door does not communicate a "closed for business"
appearance like a solid door, so that most operations will continue
as normal on very cold, clear days. The closures will operate from
existing car wash equipment signals and are produced to withstand
harsh car wash environments. All model doors come with 24 VAC or
110 VAC control valves.
Price Competitive prices are available upon request.
Contact Clear Fold Door Inc. (Dani De Roia), 7703 First Place,
Suite A, Oakwood Village, OH 44146. (440) 735-1351. Fax (440) 735-1353.
Web site: www.cfdoors.com.
For more than 50 years, Sprayway has been providing industry with
the highest quality aerosol products available. Its team's emphasis
on continuous improvement along with its cutting-edge technology
ensures that its customers will receive the most consistent high-quality
product and packaging available.
What's New/Best Seller No. 758 Industrial De-Icer.
Advantages/Features Melts ice and frost quickly and easily from
locks, wipers, windows, windshields, or headlights. For use on autos,
trucks, buses, taxis, airplanes, and storefronts - anywhere ice
and frost create a problem. Apply before freezing weather is expected
to prevent frozen windshields and locks. This spray will not harm
a vehicle's finish.
Service/Installation Sprayway has been providing top-quality
aerosol products worldwide. Sprayway products are widely known as
the "Professional's Choice," and stand alone as a premier
and best-selling aerosol product line in the United States. It formulates
over 100 products that are sold to over 20 different markets, both
nationally and internationally.
Contact Sprayway, Inc., 1005 Westgate Drive, Addison, IL 60101.
(630) 628-3000. Toll free: (800) 332-9000. Fax (630) 543-7797. E-mail:
Web site: www.spraywayinc.com.
Chief's Mfg. & Equipment Co.
Since 1965, the name of Chief's has been synonymous with leadership
in the development of car wash systems and components. Its designs
and reputation have been the templates which others in the industry
have tried so hard to emulate.
What's New/Best Seller Contouring Rocker N' Wheel Blasters (Model
Advantages/Features Chief's Contouring Rocker N' Wheel Blasters
(CRBs) employ a horizontal, oscillating spray bar with 10-0°
nozzles for maximum coverage and impact. The unit with its pivoting
framework comes complete with control panel. To maintain the cylinders
in the harsh car wash environment, a self-lubricating oiler is included
to prevent corrosion of the cylinders. CRBs clean the fronts and
rocker panels. An air treadle is activated by the wheels and slowly
pivots the CRBs as they wash the wheel, achieving 100% coverage.
It then comes back to the home position for the next wheel and finishes
washing the sides and rear of each vehicle.
Price $3,495 (without high-pressure pump).
Contact Chief's Mfg. & Equipment Company, 4325 Monticello
Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44121. (216) 291-3200 (Bill Consolo). Toll
free: (800) 433-7758. Fax: (216) 291-4222. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Web site: www.chiefsmfg.com.
EnergyLogic, the manufacturer of Black Gold Waste Oil Heaters and
Boilers, helps companies reclaim the value of their used oil with
a complete line of products that feature the lowest overall cost
of ownership in the industry.
What's New/Best Seller The new Model 140 Heater.
Advantages/Features The new Model 140 Heater was designed and
priced for companies with smaller heating spaces and smaller amounts
of used oil who want to reap the benefits of waste oil technology.
By reclaiming the value of your used oil with an EnergyLogic boiler,
you not only dispose of your used oil, but you generate hotter water
for your car wash, which results in a cleaner car and lower chemical
costs. The boiler can also provide hot water for restrooms, for
hydronic floor heating and for several other applications. Waste
oil worth $0.05 when hauled away can be worth as much as $0.97 when
used with an EnergyLogic Waste Oil Heater or Boiler.
Service/Installation A nationwide network of dealers is available
to provide top-of-the-line sales, service and support. All EnergyLogic
products carry the industry's most comprehensive warranty - 10 years
on the Heat Exchanger and 3 years on parts.
Contact EnergyLogic, 240 Great Circle Road, Suite 344, Nashville,
TN 37228. (615) 251-0680. Toll free: (800) 311-8828. Fax: (615)
251-0682. E-mail: email@example.com.
Web site: www.energylogic.com.
Detroit Radiant Products Company
Detroit Radiant Products Company is the foremost manufacturer
specializing in gas-fired infrared heating equipment.
What's New/Best Seller SS Series of Stainless Steel Tube Heaters
Advantages/Features The energy-saving qualities of infrared heating
can now be applied in many wet, contaminated or harsh environments
with the SS Series. Constructed of 300 and 400 series stainless
steels, the SS Series is also ideal for use in outdoor applications.
The Re-Verber-Ray - SS Series of Stainless Steel Tube Heaters offers
the latest in technology and the best in durability and performance!
Contact Detroit Radiant Products Company, 21400 Hoover Road,
Warren, MI 48089. (586) 756-0950. Toll free: (800) 222-1100. Fax:
(586) 756-2626. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Web site: detroitradiant.com.
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. Navy Brand's 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 Brush is a chemical, specially-formulated to
perform at cold temperatures in all types of foaming brushes. Navy
Brand says Blizzard Brush can be used undiluted even when temperatures
dip to -30° F. Blizzard Brush
contains neither caustics nor acids and is safe on vehicle finishes.
Delivery 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.
Price Available upon request
Contact Navy Brand Manufacturing (Marilyn Albert-Hack), 3670
Scarlet Oak Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63122-6606. (636) 861-5500 ext.
323. Toll free: (800) 325-3312 ext. 323. Fax: (636) 861-5509.
High Ridge, Missouri
D&S manufactures a complete line of car wash equipment.
What's New/Best Seller D & S 5000(tm) and Super 5000(tm)
with Freeze-Not Protection System.
Advantages/Features The Winter Package option ties in the tracks
and side tire applicators to the floor heat for year-round operation
in colder climates. The Safety Eyes are also heated and Glycol Injector
Antifreeze systems are available to help prevent freeze-ups. The
D & S Self-Service Car Wash Systems line features standard and
electronic weep systems and trough anti-freeze systems for climates
with temperatures below freezing. Removable Safety Eyes are also
heated and replace Glycol Injector Antifreeze with the new Freeze-Not
System, which helps prevent gantry freeze-ups.
Customer/Operator Support Nationwide network of distributors;
800-number customer service hotline.
Price Available upon request.
Contact D&S Manufacturing Co. Inc. (Ron Branum), 4200 Brandi
Lane, High Ridge, MO 63049. (636) 677-3442. Toll free: (800) 844-3442.
Fax: (636) 677-4105. E-mail: email@example.com.
Web site: www.carwashing.com.
Buffalo, New York
Roberts-Gordon is the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of
gas-fired, low-intensity heating products. Their complete range of
products began with their development of the CORAYVAC(r), custom-engineered
vacuum-assisted system in 1963.
What's New/Best Seller VANTAGE(r) family of heaters.
Advantages/Features The VANTAGE EV infrared vacuum system combines
flexibility and economy and is equipped with a fully automatic,
direct spark electronic ignition. The VANTAGE II heater is equipped
with the Honeywell SmartValve II control that combines the gas valve
and hot surface
electronic ignition functions in one single unit. The VANTAGE HE
harsh environment heater is specially designed for harsh and
corrosive environments. The VANTAGE TF Twin Fire heater, with the
highest burner inputs in the industry from a centralized burner
location, has low clearances to combustibles for the high burner
inputs, which frees up valuable workspace.
Service/Installation Roberts-Gordon is committed to providing
exceptional products, service and support to exceed their customers'
needs and expectations.
Contact Roberts-Gordon, 1250 William Street, P.O. Box 44, Buffalo,
NY 14240-0044. (716) 852-4400. Toll free: (800) 828-7450. Fax: (716)
852-0854. Web site: www.rg-inc.com.