Manufacturer's Showcase - March 2002

Water Treatment


Chief's Manufacturing & Equipment
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 is a patented, self-cleaning best-selling water reclaim system.

Advantages/Features Water Genie comes in 25, 50, 75, and 100 gallon-per-minute versions. All systems produce five-micron water. This 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 key to the Water Genie is its patented self-cleaning filters. These 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 As both an operator and manufacturer, customer support is available seven days a week. All equipment comes with a one-year warranty. As service operators, Water Genie pumps and most parts are available at W.W. Grainger's.

Delivery/Installation Delivery of Water Genie reclaim systems is four to six weeks. Installation time is approximately four hours.

Contact Chief's Manufacturing and Equipment Co. (Bill Consolo), 4325 Monticello Blvd., South Euclid, OH 44121. Toll Free: (800) 433-7758. Fax: (216) 291-4222. E-mail: bconsolo@aol.com.


Waste Water Management Inc.
Jupiter, Florida

Waste Water Management Inc. is a leading water treatment firm that engineers and manufactures systems that reduce sewer costs and water consumption.

What's New/Best Seller Totally automated filter backwashing has minimal service requirements and low operating costs.

Advantages/Features Multi-stage/multi-pass filtration system controls odors, solids, and organic buildup. UL listed. Remote monitoring available. Equipment ranges from single self-serve to multi-tunnel closed-loop wash water treatment and recycling.

Customer/Operator Support Parts, service, and installation departments provide ongoing customer support. Products come with warranties and equipment-performance guarantees.

Contact Waste Water Management, Inc., 150 Evernia St., Jupiter, FL 33458. Toll free: (800) 976-9964. Fax: (561) 747-0642. E-mail: wastewater@directvinternet.com. Web site: www.recyke.com.


N/S Corporation
Inglewood, California

Since 1961, N/S Corporation has been a leading manufacturer of car wash systems, equipment, and supplies.

What's New/Best Seller The LRC (Liquid Recovery Corporation) division of N/S focuses exclusively on developing water reclamation systems.

Advantages/Features LRC water recovery systems are designed to recover, clean, and condition used wash water, reducing oil and other contaminants down to 40 microns. All systems are environmentally safe and user-friendly.

Customer/Operator Support Worldwide distributor network. Factory-trained service support.

Delivery/Installation Normally takes four to six weeks.

Price Available upon request.

Contact N/S Corporation (Thomas G. Ennis, VP Marketing), 235 W. Florence Ave., Inglewood, CA 90301. (310) 412-7074. Toll free: (800) 782-1582, ext. 245. Fax: (310) 673-0276. E-mail: mail@nswash.com. Web site: www.nswash.com.


Force Filtration
Venice, Florida

Force Filtration is a leading supplier of car wash spot-free rinse systems, pre-treatment equipment, and system components.

What's New/Best Seller Stainless Steel Spot-free Rinse Systems, Repressurization Systems, Complete Car Wash Rinse Systems, and a Portable Cleaning Station.

Advantages/Features Force Filtration Complete Car Wash Systems offer the whole spot-free rinse package including pre-treatment, repressurization, spot-free rinse and storage. These systems are made with all stainless steel components including the frame, pressure vessels, and hoses.

Customer/Operator Support Dealer network with factory representatives and service.

Delivery/Installation 24-hour lead times available.

Price Starting at $1,615.

Contact Force Filtration, Russ Bacon, 730 Commerce Drive, Venice, FL 34292. (941) 493-7777. Toll Free: (888) 493-2277. Fax: (941) 493-7755. E-mail: sales@forcefiltration.com. Web site: www.forcefiltration.com.


Hanna Car Wash Systems
Portland, Oregon

Hanna Car Wash manufactures a complete line of automatic car wash equipment. With more than 20,000 total installations in over 90 countries worldwide, within over 48 years of experience in the development of products and services for the car wash industry.

What's New/Best Seller Hanna Reclaim II.

Advantages/Features The Hanna Reclaim II wash water reprocessing system allows for the recovery of 85% of the wash water. Hanna's Reclaim II will put you and your business in the forefront in applying ecologically minded solutions to your car wash needs. Wash water and solutions are first pumped from the reclaim tanks, sent through the Reclaim II system and then delivered to the car wash components. The system features centrifugal pumps, ranging from 3 to 15 hp, a galvanized barrel screen, 3-gallon capacity prime tank, and a 1-1/2 inch NPT hydroclone filter.

Customer/Operator Support Hanna sells and services its products through a worldwide distributor network containing over 90 domestic and international distributors.

Price Range from $4,000 to $6,000.

Contact Hanna Car Wash Systems, 18120 NE Wilkes Road, Portland, OR 97230. (503) 667-5717. Toll free: (800) 288-6927. Fax: (503) 667-5757. E-mail: info@hannacarwash.com. Web site: www.hannacarwash.com.


SoBrite Technologies
Eureka, Illinois
SoBrite Technologies Inc., incorporated in 1975, manufactures a full line of reverse osmosis, water softener, odor control and filtration reclamation equipment.

What's New/Best Seller The Filtermatic 2 filter module with AquaPrep is a top seller for SoBrite.

Advantages/Features The Filtermatic system does not require fresh water for any operations of the reclaim process. A solid state controller maintains the unit and automatically backflushes the filter beds when required. The wash and pre-rinse reclaimed water is filtered down to 10 microns or less. Reclaim odor control is a standard feature of the Filtermatic line of equipment.

Price Available upon request.

Customer/Operator Support SoBrite has a nationwide distributor network along with toll-free sales and support phone service, plus 24 hour, seven day a week toll-free paging support service.

Delivery/Installation F.O.B. Eureka, IL, four to six weeks.

Contact SoBrite Technologies Inc. (Bryant Ruder, Will Frederick), 809 W. Center St., Eureka, IL 61530. (309) 467-2335. Toll free: (800) 762-7483. Fax: (309) 467-2539. E-mail: sobrite@sobrite.com. Web site: www.sobrite.com.


Con-Serv Water Recovery Systems
Lakeland, Florida

With over two decades of manufacturing Water Re Use Equipment for the vehicle washing industry, Con-Serv has saved billions of gallons of water and millions of dollars.

What's New/Best Seller The Con-Serv VT-SS.

Advantages/Features The VT-SS produces up to 125 gpm of odor free, color free, 25 micron wash water with a Self Cleaning Stainless Steel Filter. It is user-friendly, has quality construction, operates at a low cost and is inexpensive to purchase. The UL-approved panel with read out display screen advises of low or high water conditions or upcoming maintenance tasks.

Customer/Operator Support Over 120 trained distributor and service tech experts provide assistance for new and existing customers, with an 800-factory hot line for sales and service information, drawings, and the latest environmental technology.

Price Available upon request for all 32 production and customer design systems.

Contact Con-Serv Manufacturing Inc., Bob Koo or Jim Keller, 605 West Brannen Road, Lakeland, FL 33813. (863) 644-6925. Toll Free: (800) 868-9888. Fax: (863) 644-2304. E-mail: BobKoo@gte.net or jckeller@aol.com. Web site: www.waterrecoverysystems.com.


Dilling-Harris Inc.
Dallas, Texas

Dilling-Harris, Inc. has manufactured equipment for the self-service carwash industry since 1975.

What's New/Best Seller D-H Rowafil Water Reclaim System.

Advantages/Features The system provides 500 to 5,000 gallons of clean and odorless water per hour. It recovers 100 percent of car wash water, with less evaporation and drive-off. This means zero discharge into sewers or the environment. It also reduces sludge by 50 percent - a claim backed by 15 years of research and testing. This system is equally effective for self-service, automatic or tunnel washes, and is easily expandable to meet growing volume.

Customer/Operator Support Worldwide distributor network.

Delivery/Installation Ten days under normal circumstances.

Contact Dilling-Harris, Inc., 10215 Miller Road, Dallas, TX 75238. (214) 348-2662. Toll Free: (800) 727-4122. Fax: (214) 348-2914. E-mail: info@dilling-harris.com. Web site: www.dilling-harris.com.


Freytech Inc.
Miami, Florida

Freytech is a manufacturer of wash water recycling systems and oil water separators for every type of wash including self-serve.

What's New/Best Seller The market's realization that a system does exist which far exceeds expectations.

Advantages/Features Zero pit odor, exceptionally clean under 5 micron water for months on end without any maintenance at all, filters which last 25,000 to 40,000 washes, needs one hour of very simple maintenance 2 to 3 times a year. Does not use any corrosive ozone, chemicals, enzymes, UV, centrifuge or oxygen concentrators. Saves 50% to 70% of soap for friction systems and less for touchless. Light years ahead of conventional systems. Oil water separators separate oils under 5 ppm and need one hour of simple maintenance on average every 18 months.

Customer/Operator Support Every single one of our retail clients prefers to handle maintenance since it is so very easy and infrequent. Our institutional oil company clients request and receive our factory trained service support.

Price Half of what some competitors charge.

Contact Freytech Inc., 1775 Washington Ave. Suite PH-3, Miami, FL 33139. (305) 538-3101. Fax: (305) 538-7440. E-mail: droberts@gate.net. Web site: www.freytech.com.


Nimbus Water Systems
San Marcos, California

Nimbus Water Systems is a recognized leading manufacturer of turnkey water purification systems since 1968.

What's New/Best Seller CIV Reverse Osmosis System.

Advantages/Features The CIV Reverse Osmosis System has a space-saving vertical design, is factory tested for immediate installation, has simple operation, and involves low maintenance. The CIV-Series has been especially designed for demanding spot free rinse applications and is available in sizes ranging from 2000 to 10,000 gallons per day. The CIV Reverse Osmosis System is also available with stainless steel components for extra heavy-duty applications.

Customer/Operator Support Worldwide distributor network of water quality
professionals.

Delivery/Installation Approximately four weeks, depending on production floor workload.

Price Available upon request.

Contact Nimbus Water Systems, Brad Purvis, 288 Distribution Street, San Marcos, CA 92078-4358. (760) 591-0211. Toll Free: (800) 451-4393, extension 105. Fax: (760) 591-0106. E-mail: brad@nimbuswater.com. Web site: www.nimbuswater.com.


RGF Environmental Group
West Palm Beach, Florida

RGF is the leader in design and manufacturer of car wash reclaim and industrial water treatment systems since 1985.

What's New/Best Seller CW-MOD Reclaim System.

Advantages/Features RGF's CW-MOD Reclaim System is stackable for fitting into small areas, perfect for new or existing car wash facilities. Its standard features include: small 32" x 6" footprint, programmable back flush, CO3P catalytic oxidation system, multimedia filter, 50 gpm recycled water, centrifugal separator with auto oil purge, corrosion resistant materials, modules can be installed in numerous configurations.

Customer/Operator Support Industry acclaimed, award-winning customer service, worldwide distributor network, factory-trained support, free site plan and water analysis.

Delivery/Installation Approximately four weeks.

Price Call for our spring sale price!

Contact RGF Environmental Group, Andrew Hyatt, 3875 Fiscal Court, West Palm Beach, FL 33404. (561) 848-1826. Toll Free: (800) 842-7771. Fax: (561) 848-9454. E-mail: gwaite@rgf.com. Web site: www.rgf.com.


Specialty Equipment Company
Mendota Heights, Minnesota
Specialty Equipment Company is a supplier that offers complete water management services to self-service, conveyorized, and in-bay automatic car wash operators.

What's New/Best Seller The CF Series of water reclamation equipment offers state-of-the-art technology at affordable prices, claims the company. The system has proven success in the industry.

Advantages/Features Units are capable of treating from 10,000 or less to 150,000 or more gallons of water per day. Units are fully automatic.

Customer/Operator Support The company offers computer generated site assessment, design assistance, and a nationwide network of service support.

Contact Specialty Equipment Co. (Jack B. DeMarre), 1415 Mendota Heights Rd., Mendota Heights, MN 55120. (651) 452-7909. Toll free: (800) 328-2747. Fax: (651) 452-0681. E-mail: sales@specialtyequip.com. Web site: www.specialtyequip.com.


A-OK Equipment & Supply Co. Inc.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
A-OK Equipment & Supply Co., 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 in the US, 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% of dissolved solids. These systems will produce up 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 in addition to factory direct service support.

Contact 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: carwash@aokequipment.com. Web site: www.aokequipment.com and www.aokcarwash.com.


Braswell Water Quality Systems Inc.
Jackson, Missouri

Braswell water softeners offer a simple, cost-effective solution and are one of the best business investments you'll ever make!

What's New/Best Seller Braswell focuses on manufacturing the best water softeners on the market.

Advantages/Features Braswell softeners are designed to use saturated brine to remove heavy metals, iron and hardness more efficiently. All systems come with pre-filled tanks to make installation easy.

Customer/Operator Support Factory-trained service support.

Delivery/Installation Normally equipment ships within 3 working days.

Price Available upon request.

Contact Braswell Water Quality Systems, Inc., 415 East Washington Street, Jackson, MO 63755. (573) 243-3660. Fax: (573) 243-5334.


D&S Manufacturing Co. Inc.
High Ridge, Missouri
D&S Manufacturing produces water treatment systems which range in output from 600 to 5,000 gallons per day, for self-service and automatic car washes.

What's New/Best Seller The 2DSSFR25 2,500 gpd Spot Free Rinse System produces pure, chlorine-free water by reverse osmosis for a spot and streak-free rinse.

Advantages/Features Special features include: simplistic design, stainless-steel construction, low pressure cutoff switches, reusable membranes, adjustable flow valves, and monitor gauges for trouble-free operation. Systems include re-pressurization and automatic backwash for self-service bays and automatic flush. Carbon backwash units or carbon filters are required on all chlorinated water systems.

Customer/Operator Support A nationwide network of distributors, a toll-free
customer service hotline, and detailed technical and service information in product operation manuals are provided.

Price Available upon request.

Contact D&S Manufacturing Co. Inc. (Ron Branum), 4200 Brandi Ln., High Ridge, MO 63049. (636) 677-3442. Toll free: (800) 844-3442. Fax: (636) 677-4105. E-mail: sales@carwashing.com. Web site: www.carwashing.com.


Haliant Technologies
Sarasota, Florida
The Haliant Technologies team has been manufacturing Spot Free rinse systems for the car wash industry since 1992, utilizing reverse osmosis technology.

What's New/Best Seller Spot Free Wall-Mount reverse osmosis model.

Advantages/Features Spot Free Wall-Mount reverse osmosis model can provide from 150 to 4,500 gallons per day of pure rinse water for your self-serve or full-service car wash. Rugged stainless steel construction prevents corrosion, and its compact design requires low maintenance.

Price Dealer prices listed in our catalog.

Contact Haliant Technologies, Edward Closuit, 1678A Independence Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34234. (941) 359-3862. Fax: (941) 358-7750. E-mail: info@haliant.com. Web site: www.haliant.com.


DuPage Water Conditioning
West Chicago, Illinois

Since 1958, DuPage has been committed to being a leading manufacturer of water conditioning equipment.

What's New/Best Seller Engineering, water analysis, and proven equipment.

Advantages/Features Properly sized equipment is its first priority, ensuring flawless operation and ease of installation. Water analysis is provided free of charge. Reliable, proven equipment and components are used to manufacture all of DuPage's equipment. From 3/4-inch piping Single Unit to 3-inch piping Multiple Unit configurations. Spot Free Rinse packages are also available.

Customer/Operator Support Long history of supplying directly to the car wash industry nationwide.

Contact DuPage Water Conditioning, Matt Messley, VP Wholesale Sales, 27 W 250 North Avenue, West Chicago, IL 60185. (630) 293-7500. Fax: (630) 293-7518. E-mail: info@dupagewater.com.
Web site: www.dupagewater.com.


CATEC Water Recovery and Ozone Systems
Sarasota, Florida
CATEC designs and manufactures a complete line of water recovery and ozone generation systems. With 14 years in business, quality, performance and service have always been CATEC's keys to success.

What's New/Best Seller CWR and DXP Series Car Wash Reclaim Systems.

Advantages/Features With complete automation, no backwashing and a compact design, the CATEC system is the one you've been looking for. The CWR and DXP Series are a simple, reliable and effective means for operators to save tens of thousands on impact fees and monthly water and sewer bills. A Performance Guarantee, Odor Control Guarantee and a Five-Year System Warranty give the owner's comfort in knowing their CATEC system will serve them well for many years to come.

Customer/Operator Support CATEC works directly with your architects and engineers to provide "site-specific" AutoCAD installation prints. Through a distributor or factory direct, CATEC is always available if problems arise.

Delivery/Installation A CATEC representative will be onsite to set up and teach you how the system works. We show your system to potential customers to pay for the trip!

Price A "Middle of the Street" investment offers a rapid return on investment!

Contact CATEC Water Recovery and Ozone Systems, 7011-D 301 Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34243. (941) 751-5656. Toll Free: (888) 536-7100. Fax: (941) 758-0815. E-mail: CatecCWR@aol.com. Web site: www.catec.com.


Water Perfect-LC
High Ridge, Missouri

The systems and procedures developed by Water Perfect-LC provide for a successful and economical method of treating and recycling carwash wastewater.

What's New/Best Seller PolyMiser(tm) 3054T Twin Tank System, MiniMiser(tm) 2162S Single Tank System.

Advantages/Features PolyMiser Systems use proven methods of solids, oil and grease separation, oxidation, precipitation and filtration of organic materials to treat the car wash wastewater. The 3-tank waste collection system is designed to balance the needs of the application to the production of the car wash operator's equipment. Its unique "Continuous Operation" feature allows each PolyMiser System to double and triple filter the water for even better results. Plus ozonation rids the system of nasty odors and breaks down surfactants, the toughest of all reclamation problems. Systems produce up to 70,000 gpd or 50 gpm.

Price Available upon request.

Contact Water Perfect-LC, 4300 Brandi Lane, High Ridge, MO 63049. (636) 376-4481. Toll Free: (888) 909-8330. Fax: (636) 376-4389. E-mail: help@waterperfect.com. Web site: www.waterperfect.com.


Windtrax Inc.
Mission, Kansas

For over twenty-seven years Windtrax, a family owned and operated business has been a leader for car wash parts, supplies and equipment.

What's New/Best Seller Windtrax reverse osmosis systems.

Advantages/Features Windtrax reverse osmosis systems are made to meet each customer's specifications from 1,500 up to 6,000 gallons per day and can be fit into a 33-inch by 43-inch space. Each system includes a 220-gallon storage tank; Goulds stainless steel multi-stage pump; Filmtec thin-film composite membrane with vessel; filter tank with regeneration unit (includes one cubic foot activated charcoal) and flow meters, micron filter, panel display.

Customer/Operator Support Each unit is tested before it leaves our factory and carries the manufacturer warranty on parts.

Delivery/Installation Delivered in about three weeks and can be installed in as little as eight hours.

Price Price quotes available based on application starting at $4,895.16.

Contact o Windtrax, Inc., 6800 Foxridge Drive, Mission, KS 66202. (913) 789-9100. Toll Free: (800) 443-0676. Fax: (913) 789-9110. E-mail: Sales@windtrax.com. Web site: www.windtrax.com.


New Wave Industries Ltd.
North Highlands, California

New Wave Industries has been manufacturing reverse osmosis (spot-free rinse systems) for over 15 years.

What's New/Best Seller Pur-Clean spot-free rinse systems.

Advantages/Features All Pur-Clean spot-free rinse systems are wall- and stand- mounted for ease of installation. Manufactured with only the finest quality components and its "state-of-the-art" water stabilizer pre-treatment system, the Pur-Clean spot-free system operates efficiently without the use and ongoing expense of a water softener. A Pur-Clean spot-free system will guarantee you that your customer's entire vehicle, including glass, chrome and all painted areas will dry perfectly streak and spot-free. The Pur-Clean systems are ETL approved and manufactured in sizes ranging from 1,000 to 15,000 gallons per day.

Customer/Operator Support New Wave Industries is a national company backed by a nationwide network of field representatives and exclusive distributors to better service all of your spot-free rinsing needs from properly sizing a system for your specific needs through installation. All Pur-Clean systems are backed with a one-year warranty.

Delivery/Installation Complete systems ship within ten days. Installation is simple; all systems are shipped as complete turnkey equipment and will not cause any down time during installation. Factory assistance through an (800) technical line is available or have a factory-trained representative install the system for you.

Contact New Wave Industries Ltd., Gary Hirsh, 3315 Orange Grove Avenue, North Highlands, CA 95660. Toll Free: (800) 818-8868. Fax: (813) 787-8193. E-mail: ghirsh@purclean.com. Web site: www.purclean.com.

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