Manufacturers' Showcase - March 2009

Water Treatment

A-OK Equipment & Supply Company
Minneapolis, Minnesota

A-OK Equipment & Supply Company Inc. manufactures a complete line of high-quality self-service and automatic touch-free car wash equipment. A-OK equipped car washes are operating in all 50 states, as well as on virtually every continent in the world.

What’s New/Best Seller • AKRO Reverse Osmosis System.

Advantages/Features • The AKRO Reverse Osmosis System is designed to treat softened water and remove 99 percent of dissolved solids. The systems range in production from 450 gallons per day to 10,000 gallons per day of ultra-pure water for use as a final rinse in both automatic and self-service car washes. All stainless steel membrane housings and shroud resist corrosion and breakage. Systems include automatic flush, flow meters, recycle valve, glycerin gauges, and much more.

Customer/Operator Support • National distributor and service network and factory-direct service support.

Contact • A-OK Equipment & Supply Company Inc., 6031 Pillsbury Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55419. (612) 866-2555. Toll free: (800) 328-3783. Fax: (612) 866-2562. E-mail: Website:

NS Wash Systems
Inglewood, California

Since 1961, NS Wash Systems has been a leading manufacturer of vehicle wash systems, components, and supplies.

What’s New/Best Seller • ECO Xpress Wash — Compact Tunnel Design.

Advantages/Features • The ECO Xpress Wash incorporates the latest in ecologically friendly liquid reclaim systems. The wrap-a-round brushes wash the front, sides and rear of a vehicle using gravity-activated brush arms, eliminating hydraulic systems. Less than 30 feet in total length, the shortened tunnel design includes two sets of wrap-a-round brushes, two rocker panel brushes, front-to-back and side-to-side mitter curtains.

Customer/Operator Support • Worldwide distribution network and factory-trained service support.

Contact • NS Wash Systems, 235 W. Florence Ave., Inglewood, CA 90301. Toll free: (877) NSWASH1. Fax: (310) 673-0276. E-mail:, Website:

DuPage Water Conditioning
West Chicago, Illinois

DuPage Water Conditioning is an internationally recognized supplier of high quality, innovative water treatment products specifically designed to meet the car wash industry’s needs. The company has been engineering/assembling commercial car wash pre-treatment systems for 50 years.

What’s New/Best Seller • 9500 Series 1-1/2 inch Twin Alternating Commercial Water Softeners.

Advantages/Features • The twin-alternating design provides a 24-hour uninterrupted soft water supply. One control valve operates both tanks. The top-mounted five-cycle solid lead-free brass control valve contains motor-driven pistons. Only three moving parts (the pistons and brine control) mean smooth, quiet operation. Brine tank and fiberglass mineral tanks are corrosion resistant.

Customer/Operator Support • Supplies directly to the car wash industry nationwide.

Contact • DuPage Water Conditioning, 27 W 250 North Avenue, West Chicago, IL 60185. (630) 293-7500. Fax: (630) 293-7518. E-mail: Website:

Hydro Management Systems
Norcross, Georgia

Hydro Management Systems (HMS) manufactures the AquaMizer® Car Wash Water Recycling Systems for all commercial vehicle washing applications. The systems produce less than 5-micron, odor-free water without chemicals, filters, cartridges, or bags.

What’s New/Best Seller • The AquaMizer.

Advantages/Features • AquaMizer models are available with filtration rates ranging from 40 gallons per minute to over 250. Each system is industrial grade, totally automatic, and designed to provide decades of 5-micron water for demanding applications. There are no filters, cartridges, or bags to change or replace — ever — and no additional parts to purchase. Severe-duty rated pumps come with Viton/Silicon/Carbide seals with valved priming lines; Nema 4 X control panel with main power disconnect; liquid-filled stainless-steel vacuum and pressure gauges on all pumps; and heavy-duty, high-pressure, steel-reinforced, industrial-grade interconnecting hose. All major components are cam-lever fitted for easy service and component replacement. The media vessels are high-pressure FRP constructed, and come with a 5-year warranty.

Customer/Operator Support • Comprehensive operation and maintenance manuals and engineering support.

Contact • Hydro Management Systems, 5730 Oakbrook Parkway, Suite 150, Norcross, GA 30093. (770) 662-5610. E-mail: or Website:

D & S Carwash Systems
High Ridge, Missouri

D & S manufactures a full line of reverse osmosis and repressurization systems, producing up to 5,000 gallons per day of spot-free rinse water for self-service and automatic car washes.

What’s New/Best Seller • 2SFR2500D, 2,500 gallon per day RO System.

Advantages/Features • The system features simplistic design, stainless-steel construction, 1-hp Sta-Rite pump, 12-inch 5-micron filter with housing flow meters, automatic membrane fast-flush, low-pressure cutoff switch, reusable membranes, flow valves, and monitor gauges. The unit comes with a TDS monitor and display, TDS alarm and horn with cutout switch, control panel function lights, filter inlet pressure gauge, and hour meter. Repressurization systems for up to six bays feature stainless-steel construction, 1-1/2-hp Sta-rite pump, high-volume 3/8” solenoid valves, push-lock fittings, swivels and tubing for bay installation. Automatic backwash systems for self-service bays and automatic flush are also available.

Customer/Operator Support • Nationwide factory-authorized distributor network and toll-free customer assistance hotline.

Price • Available upon request.

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

North Highlands, California

Pur-Water Recovery System has been an industry-leading provider of water treatment solutions for the professional car wash industry for over 25 years.

What’s New/Best Seller • The PurWater™ Recovery System.

Advantages/Features • The self-purging filter technology is a totally physical process — eliminating the need and ongoing expense of bags or disposable filters, while consistently providing clean/odor-free high-quality 5-micron water. A programmable logic controller with variable frequency drive provides efficient, cost-effective operation. The system integrates ozone odor control technology — effectively eliminating bacteria growth, the source of offensive odor. Several models are available and can easily be incorporated into full-serve tunnel, express tunnel, in-bay friction, and touch-free wash applications. The systems come pre-wired/pre-plumbed, and the minimal 16” X 48” footprint makes it perfect for retro-fit installations.

Customer/Operator Support • Factory trained/authorized distributors assure customers of quality and satisfaction.

Delivery/Installation • Orders shipped in five-to-six days. Professional installation by national network of factory trained and authorized distributors.

Price • Competitive pricing available upon request.

Contact • New Wave Industries Ltd/Pur-Clean, 3315 Orange Grove Avenue, North Highlands, CA 95660. Toll free: (800) 818-8868. Fax: (727) 787-8193. E-mail: Website:

Port Charlotte, Florida

FSHS Inc. manufactures quality reverse osmosis and spot-free rinse systems. With over 30 years of water treatment experience, the PuROmax brand has become a driving force in the water treatment and car wash industry. Systems from 10 gallons per day to 15 gallons per minute are manufactured and tested in the Florida plant.

What’s New/Best Seller • M series compact spot free and reverse osmosis units.

Advantages/Features • The PuROmax M series units are designed to be big producers in a compact package. The system is offered in a 300 and 600 gallon per day wall mount that does not require a pump. The M-1000 is the world’s smallest 1,000 gallon per day unit.

Customer/Operator Support • Nationwide network of distributors available.

Contact • FSHS Inc., 23380 Janice Ave #5, Port Charlotte, FL 33980. (941) 625-4550. Fax: (941) 625-6635. E-mail: Website:

Con-Serv Manufacturing Inc.
Lakeland, Florida

Con-Serv is a leading manufacturer in the water recovery industry. Con-Serv has over three decades of experience in the vehicle-washing sector.

What’s New/Best Seller • New Source Membrane Systems.

Advantages/Features • Membrane technology is a new non-traditional approach to recovering water that can provide car washes with an image boost in their community. Although new to the vehicle-washing world, membrane systems have been used for many years to clean water for reuse in hundreds of industrial applications. Membrane filtration provides a physical barrier to separate and concentrate suspended solids, oils, greases, waxes, and odor causing biological contaminants. The water produced from the system is so clean that it can be fed into reverse osmosis systems to produce spot-free water. Ultra Filtration provides water quality of .02 micron — small enough to remove almost all bacteria, viruses, and suspended solids. The clean water produced from the system can be combined with fresh water or RO reject water and used as wash water or in the pre-rinse stage.

Customer/Operator Support • System performance is backed by Con-Serv’s unparalleled customer service support — available for the life of the equipment.

Contact • Con-Serv Mfg. Inc., 605 West Brannen Road, Lakeland, FL 33813. (863) 644-6925. Toll free (800) 868-9888. E-mail: Website:

Chief’s Manufacturing & Equipment Company
South Euclid, Ohio

Chief’s Manufacturing has been an innovator in high-pressure arches and components and water reclamation systems since 1985.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Water Genie.

Advantages/Features • The Water Genie comes in 25-, 50-, 75-, and 100-gallon-per-minute versions. All systems produce 5-micron water. The water can be used for prep-guns, high-pressure arches and components, cloth equipment, and self-serve washes. Fresh water is required only for waxes, rinses, and foamers. The system’s patented self-cleaning filters eliminate the need for carbon or sand filters, and no back flushing is required. The product has no computers and few moving parts.

Customer/Operator Support • Customer support is available seven days a week. All equipment comes with a one-year warranty.

Delivery/Installation • Delivery takes four to six weeks. Installation time is approximately four hours.

Contact • Chief’s Manufacturing & Equipment Company, 4325 Monticello Blvd., South Euclid, OH 44121. Toll free: (800) 433-7758. Fax: (216) 291-4222. E-mail:

SONNY’S Enterprises Inc.
Tamarac, Florida

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

What’s New/Best Seller • The SRC201.

Advantages/Features • SONNY’S new SRC201 delivers a constant 100 gallons per minute of reclaim water treated with advanced UV technology to eliminate odors. Absolute filtration is to 25 microns. A signal from the car wash equipment turns the filter on and off when required. The odor-free portion of the system features a 2-hp TEFC motor. The motor has a 50-gallons-per-minute close-coupled pump. A 5-hp motor with a 100-gallons-per-minute pump handles filtration. Everything is contained on a compact, powder-coated frame. The odor-free reclaim comes pre-plumbed for easy installation and features two stainless steel self-cleaning filters with automatic backwash for reduced maintenance.

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

Delivery/Installation • In stock and available for same-day shipping on orders placed before 3 p.m. EST.

Price • Pre-plumbed and pre-wired: $32,995.

Contact • SONNY’S Enterprises Inc., 5605 Hiatus Road, Tamarac, FL 33321. (954) 467-1203. Toll free: (800) 327-8723. Fax: (954) 779-2484. Fax: (800) 495-4049. Website:

Waste Water Management Inc.
Jupiter, Florida

Waste Water Management Inc. has been designing and manufacturing water recycling systems for 15 years. The systems are tailored specifically for each application, with installation, ongoing service, and periodic maintenance support available.

What’s New/Best Seller • Re-Cyke® RSP Systems.

Advantages/Features • The systems are specifically designed for petroleum industry car washes. Wash water recycling reduces fresh water usage and lowers sanitary sewer and EPA impact fees. The systems are user-friendly and require minimal maintenance. The units feature partial reclaim or closed loop designs, automated filter operation, and are designed for friction car wash systems with either above or below ground tanks. Standard features include: automatic operation, multi-stage/multi-pass filtration, ozone odor control, fresh water bypass, narrow system footprint, high-efficiency pumps, epoxy-coated steel frame, and U.L. listing. Optional features include: PLC controller with remote monitoring, 5-micron filtration, compact storage tanks, CADD design support, custom colors, and stainless-steel enclosures.

Customer/Operator Support • Dealer network and factory technical support is available.

Delivery/Installation • Short lead times on systems and components ensure minimal downtime.

Price • Competitive pricing is available upon request.

Contact • Waste Water Management Inc., 150 Evernia Street, Jupiter, FL 33458. (561) 747-8028. Toll free: (800) 976-9964. Fax: (561) 747-0642. E-mail: Website:

Pur-Clean Spot Free Rinse Systems
North Highlands, California

Since 1984, Pur-Clean Spot Free Rinse Systems has supplied car wash operators nationwide with quality, spot-free water, assuring a perfectly clean, spot-free vehicle every time.

What’s New/Best Seller • Pur-Clean Spot Free Rinse Systems.

Advantages/Features • The Pur-Clean system delivers spot-free rinse to the vehicle at the conclusion of the wash process. The system displaces all residual city and chemical- or mineral-laden water, (including reclaim water) and allows the entire vehicle, including glass, chrome, and painted areas, to dry perfectly spot free. All systems are ETL tested and approved and are manufactured with the finest components — including the state of the art WaterStabilizer pretreatment system. The WaterStabilizer effectively addresses water hardness without the use and ongoing expense of a water softener. The system is a passive technology, environmentally friendly, and never requires replacement or ongoing chemicals to operate. Pur-Clean systems work with full-service, exterior tunnel, self-serve, and touch-free automatic car washes.

Contact • Pur-Clean Spot Free Rinse Systems, 3315 Orange Grove Ave., North Highlands, CA 95660. Toll free: (800) 818-8868. Fax: (727) 787-8193. E-mail: Website:



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