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, and ultrasonic
What's New/Best Seller o An automatic photoelectric amplifier with
Advantages/Features o 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 the gain
automatically to compensate for obstructions, such as soap, mist,
and fog that would wreak havoc on traditional photoeyes. 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 customer.
Contact o Pantron Automation, Inc. P.O. Box 6039, Gastonia,
NC 28056. (704) 864-1400. Toll free: (800) 211-9468 (Office hours:
Mon-Thurs 8am-8pm EST, Fri 8am-5pm). Fax: (704) 864-0120. E-mail:
email@example.com. Web site: www.pantron.com.
Windor Manufacturing is distributed by R. Bell Associates, a pioneer
in the auto car wash industry.
What's New/Best Seller o Windor is an environmental control
door designed originally for the car wash industry and similar applications.
Advantages/Features o The Windor frame is available in either galvanized
or stainless steel with many of the internal parts replaced with
handcrafted stainless steel. Custom frame sizes are available. A
re-designed drive motor is now more reliable featuring state-of-the-art
technology. Optic sensors are available for frame mounts or remote
mounting. A handheld remote is also available for drive-up opening.
An optional cooling fan can be installed for high traffic use. Full
length UV stabilized PVC vinyl curtains or optional attached weighted
fabric curtains are available. (PVC curtains are chemical and scratch
Service/Installation o A Windor installation expert or customer
can install the Windor unit. Specialized tools or wiring not needed.
Many parts of the Windor are self-serviceable, service also available
locally. Call for information on becoming a Windor distributor.
Contact o Windor Manufacturing L.L.C., 2321 Branch Rd., Flint,
MI 48506. (810) 736-5427. Toll free: (888) 807-5427. Fax: (810)
736-3450. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Web site: www.windor.net.
Solaronics is the technology leader in quality gas infrared heaters
for commercial, industrial and agricultural buildings.
What's New/Best Seller o Suntube Stainless gas infrared
Advantages/Features o 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
o 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 o 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.
Garage Door Supply Inc.
American is a leading manufacturer of door systems, air-powered
openers, stainless steel hardware, infrared heaters and related
products for carwash applications.
What's New/Best Seller o Survivor Polycarbonate Carwash Doors.
Advantages/Features o Features three counterbalance systems: Belt/Strap,
cable counterweight or 100,000 cycle galvanized springs. Heavier
duty 12-gauge stainless steel hardware is now standard, with stainless
steel track now available. Combine with their Supralift or new Ultraglide
air-powered opener and create the most durable and reliable system
Service/Installation o National distribution network for sales,
installation and service.
Contact o American Garage Door Supply Inc., 1225 Industrial
Park Dr. S.E., Bemidji, MN 56601. Toll free: (800) 233-1487. Fax:
(218) 751-6551. Web site: www.carwashdoors.com.
Mfg. & Equipment Co.
Chief's manufactures Touchless and Hybrid conveyor systems, mini-tunnels,
auto prep systems for cloth washes, and Water Genie reclaim systems.
What's New/Best Seller o Chief's Auto Prep systems automatically
prep vehicles prior to cloth washing and polishing. This saves time
and labor costs.
Advantages/Features o Auto Prep Systems use a pivoting applicator
arch for complete coverage of the one-step pre-soak solution. The
vehicle then goes through one of five types of high pressure arches
featuring between 38 and 80 zero degree nozzles on oscillating spray
bars. The bars are powered by pumping stations ranging from 10-60
hp, 18-140 gpm, and 450-700 psi. Minimal maintenance includes the
monthly greasing of a few fittings.
Customer/Operator Support o A toll free service line provides
24-hour support, although most arches do not require mechanical
Delivery/Installation o Delivery of arches takes two weeks,
pump stations four weeks, and Water Genie reclaim systems two weeks.
Installation takes from three to eight hours.
Price o Auto Prep Systems: $12,000-$41,000; Water Genie reclaim
Contact o Chief's Mfg. & Equipment Co. (Bill Consolo),
4325 Monticello Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44121. Toll free: (800) 433-7758.
Fax: (216) 291-4222. Web site: www.chiefsmfg.com.
Sunapee, New Hampshire
eWash, along with its strategic partners, has been designing and
manufacturing Cashless Payment Systems for the car wash and laundry
industry since 1993.
What's New/Best Seller o QuickPay(tm) 6000 (desktop) and QuickPay
9000 (mobile handheld) payment terminals.
Advantages/Features o Ideal for tunnels, attended car washes, lube
centers, car dealerships, convenience stores, detail centers and
more, QuickPay Terminals allow you to accept pre-paid coupon cards
or process credit cards on the go. These multifunctional terminals
are available as the QuickPay 6000 desktop version, or the QuickPay
9000 mobile handheld unit, and can be used at
single or multiple locations. In addition to processing pre-paid
and credit cards, all QuickPay Terminals have full cash tracking
capability. QuickPay terminals also feature a full range of reports
that can be remotely or locally downloaded into eWash's proprietary
tracking and fleet software programs. QuickPay terminals are compatible
with all other eWash terminals including self-service bays, vacuums,
automatic car washes, and Laundromats.
Customer/Operator Support o Nationwide network of distributors.
Contact o eWash, LLC, 11 Paradise Rd., Sunapee, NH 03782.
(603) 865-9888. Fax: (305) 847-3729. E-mail: email@example.com.
Web site: www.ewash-usa.com.
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 o The CFACE Air Control Enclosure
with a NEMA 4X-control panel.
Advantages/Features o 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 than a solid sectional or roll-up door would 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 o Competitive Prices are available upon request.Contact
o Clear Fold Door Inc. (Dani De Roia), 7703 First Place, Suite A,
Oakwood Village, OH 44146. (440) 735-1351. Fax (440) 735-1353. E-mail:
Web site: www.cfdoors.com.
High Ridge, Missouri
D&S manufactures a complete line of car wash equipment.
What's New/Best Seller o D & S 5000(tm) with Freeze-Not
Advantages/Features o 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 Carwash 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 the Glycol Injector Antifreeze with the new Freeze-Not
System, which helps prevent gantry freeze-ups.
Customer/Operator Support o Nationwide network of distributors;
800-number customer service hotline.
Price o Available upon request.
Contact o 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Web site: www.carwashing.com.
Equipment & Supply Co. Inc.
A-OK Equipment & Supply Co., Inc. designs, manufactures, and
distributes quality car wash systems.
What's New/Best Seller o Dynawash Air Purge Freeze Control.
Advantages/Features o The Dynawash Air Purge Freeze Control package
automatically purges the water and chemical lines with air to protect
the wash system in cold weather. The Dynawash Air Purge will activate
as soon as the wash bay and Autocashier are clear of traffic and
periodically purge the settled fluid from the lines whenever the
temperature in the wash bay falls below 32 degrees. On and off times
are individually adjustable and thermostatically controlled.
Customer/Operator Support o National distributor and service network
in addition to factory direct service support.
Price o Available upon request.
Contact o Douglas McLain or Larry Kirk, A-OK Equipment &
Supply Co. Inc., 6031 Pillsbury Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55419.
(612) 866-2555. Toll free: (800) 328-3783. Fax: (612) 866-2562. E-mail:
Web site: www.aokequipment.com.