Manufacturers' Showcase - March 2010

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:

Freylit USA Inc.
Charlotte, North Carolina

Freylit has designed, manufactured, and distributed environmental systems and solutions to treat and control polluted vehicle wash water for almost 30 years. Over 3,500 systems operational worldwide.

What’s New/Best Seller • The EKO Mini (Ekolit 30 MF).

Advantages/Features • The EKOLIT MF range comes in 8 to 200 gpm versions with the integrated filtration and degerming systems conforming to tough European Environmental Federal Laws. All versions have a four-stage filtration system incorporating total automatic back flushing of the fine filter. The system utilizes a unique four-stage degerming process, which does not use corrosive ozone. Open and closed loop systems are available. Full support provided countrywide.

Contact • Freylit USA Inc., 1809 Associates Lane, Ste D, Charlotte, NC 28217. Toll free: (888) FREE-H2O (373-3420). Fax: 866-430-7769. 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:

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:

Waste Water Management Inc.
Jupiter, Florida

Waste Water Management Inc. has been designing and manufacturing water-recycling systems for 16 years. The systems are tailored specifically for each application, with installation, ongoing service, and periodic maintenance support available.

What’s New/Best Seller • The RSP Series Water Recycling/Treatment System.

Advantages/Features • The compact units can be engineered to handle flow rates from 5 to 200 gpm, while delivering a superior quality of re-pressurized water back to the car wash equipment. The series features totally automatic operation, multi-stage/multi-pass filtration, large volume ozone odor control, and automated fresh water bypass with high-efficiency pumps. The systems are designed for minimal service and operating costs and can actually save a car wash operator up to 80 percent on water usage and sewage discharge expenses. The unit has a narrow system footprint, with an epoxy-coated steel frame, and UL listing. Partial discharge, closed loop, and total sewer discharge systems are available.

Customer/Operator Support • The company offers full CAD drawing support with plumbing and electrical details to support both new installations and retrofits. Local installation and service support in most geographic areas of the continental United States is available.

Contact • Waste Water Management Inc., 150 Evernia Street, Jupiter, FL 33458. (561) 747-8028. Fax: (561) 747-0642. Website:

Chief’s Manufacturing & Equipment Company
South Euclid, Ohio

Chief’s Manufacturing has been an innovator in high-pressure arches, 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:

FSHS Inc. 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:

CATEC Water Recovery and Ozone Systems
Sarasota, Florida

CATEC designs and manufactures a complete line of water recovery and ozone generation systems. For over 20 years, quality, performance, and service have been CATEC’s keys to success.

What’s New/Best Seller • The latest 200 GPM system.

Advantages/Features • The latest 200 GPM system offers improved performance and reliability. It can tackle the big jobs such as truck, bus, and train washes. Self-cleaning filters minimize maintenance. The exclusive auto bypass system automatically switches to fresh water in the event of a system fault.

Customer/Operator Support • A five-year warranty comes standard will all systems.

Delivery/Installation • CATEC provides comprehensive installation and support services including site-specific installation drawings.

Contact • CATEC Water Recovery and Ozone Systems, 2361 Whitfield Park Ave., Sarasota, FL 34243. (941) 751-5656. Toll free: (888) 536-7100. Fax: (941) 758-0815. 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:

Con-Serv Water Recovery Systems
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 • Series III Smart Reclaim.

Advantages/Features • The Series III is one of the most technologically advanced reclaim system on the market. The smart panel displays suggested maintenance prompts, pinpoints overload or faults, and automatically switches to fresh or alternative supply in the event of prime loss or power loss. The unit automatically switches to fresh water prior to closing to rinse equipment, walls, floor, etc. The unit features a lifetime filter warranty and absolute micron rating on stainless filters. Bio-zone water treatment eliminates all odor with the use of two proven methods: ozone for color and EPA approved microbial injection to consume all organics, oil, grease, wax and soap slime — reducing pit sludge by 15 percent.

Customer/Operator Support • Toll free support hotline, worldwide shipping, and a global distributor network are all available.

Contact • Con-Serv Water Recovery Systems, 605 W. Brannen Road, Lakeland, FL 33813. (863) 644 6925. Toll free: (800) 868-9888. Fax: (863) 644-2304. Website:

PurWater 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 retrofit installations.

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

Delivery/Installation • Orders ship 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:

SONNY’S The Car Wash Factory
Tamarac, Florida

Beginning as an operator in 1949, SONNY’S The Car Wash Factory is now the largest manufacturer of conveyorized car wash equipment, parts, and supplies in the world.

What’s New/Best Seller • Poseidon Total Water Solutions.

Advantages/Features • The Water Pressure Management system improves wash consistency and can reduce water meter requirements, saving thousands of dollars on municipal tap fees. The Water Conditioning system increases the life expectancy of a Spot-Free RO system. The Spot Free Reverse Osmosis system removes impurities from water to rinse cars clean and dry without spotting. The RO Concentrate Saver system improves a detergent’s effectiveness, saves money, and helps the environment. The Water Reclaim and Deodorizer system reduces utility expenses with 120-gallons per minute production. The Drinking Water Center increase revenue and profit.

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

Delivery/Installation • Over 14,000 car wash items are in stock and available for same-day shipping on orders placed before 4 p.m. EST.

Contact • SONNY’S The Car Wash Factory, 5605 Hiatus Road, Tamarac, FL 33321. (954) 720-4100. Toll free: 800 327-8723. Fax: (954) 724-4288. Toll free fax: (800) 495-4049. Website:

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