On The Wash Front

Dryer Systems – May 2015

05/01/15

The Dryer Pros

Phoenix, Arizona

The Dryer Pros specializes in innovative, high performance dryers for most any application from in-bay automatics to express tunnels as well as truck and bus washes. All TDP dryers are available with a variety of performance enhancing options that include oscillating nozzles, dual-port “flip” nozzles to dry the backs of vehicles, and our patented energy-saving Air On-Demand system.

What’s New/Best Seller • Cyclone Dryer with Oscillating Nozzles.

Advantages/Features • Originally introduced to the car wash industry in 1992, the patented oscillating nozzle quickly gained wide recognition as a major improvement in drying performance. The technology is now utilized in The Dryer Pros new Cyclone dryer. Available in 4- or 6-nozzle models, the Cyclone provides maximum drying in minimal floor space.

Contact • The Dryer Pros,
3425 West Osborn Road,
Phoenix, AZ 85017.
(602) 272-2940.
Fax (602) 272-2959.
E-mail: archie@dryerpros.com.
Website: www.dryerpros.com.

 

 


AVI Car Care

Lake Tahoe, Nevada

For more than 25 years, AVI has served the vacuum needs of the car care industry through the AutoVac line of widely recognized, dependable central vacuum systems. AVI is known for its innovative use of technology and world-class research and development capabilities.

What’s New/Best Seller • Auto Dryer — Smart Dryers featuring DryerIQ Technology.

Advantages/Features • AVI’s new line of car wash dryers combines tried-and-true manufacturing principles with cutting-edge design. The company offers a non-plastic, cast aluminum blower section that is engineered to provide superior air channeling through its tangential design. The system provides up to 20 percent more drying pressure and airflow than other brands. The system incorporates Dryer IQ technology that yields tremendous energy savings. AVI offers a load balancing system in conjunction with a variable speed control. DryerIQ cuts electrical consumption by an average of 70 percent.

Delivery/Installation • The system is available through AVI’s distributor and installation network worldwide.

Customer/Operator Support • A team of technical support experts can immediately answer any installation or operating questions.

Pricing • Available upon request.

Contact • AVI Car Care LLC,
297 Kingsbury Grade, Suite 1019,
Lake Tahoe, NV 89449.
Toll free: (888) 628-8682.
E-mail: info@autovacinc.com.
Website: www.avicarcare.com.

 

 


Coleman Hanna Carwash Systems

Houston, Texas 

Hanna’s EQ-Series dryers are high efficiency and low energy. The company’s take on conventional drying is aimed at quality of manufacturing and airflow while using the least amount of energy.

What’s New/Best Seller • Hi-Flow Round Nozzles.

Advantages/Features • Hanna’s Hi-Flow round nozzles allow for a smooth transition of airflow from the scrolled producer directly through to the vehicle’s surface. The unique nozzle design minimizes turbulence and maximizes efficiency resulting in better drying performance and lower energy costs. Simple mounting plates allow each air blower to be positioned for optimal air stream.

Customer/Operator Support • Worldwide distribution and support.

Price • Call for a quote.

Contact • Coleman Hanna Carwash Systems,
5842 W. 34th Street,
Houston, TX 77092.
(713) 683-9878.
Toll free: (800) 999-9878.
Website: www.colemanhanna.com.

 

 


Motor City Wash Works

Wixom, Michigan

Since 2004, Motor City Wash Works has manufactured conveyor car wash equipment, parts, and supplies in Wixom, Michigan. Wash Works is well known for its innovative products like the Dry N Shine, Color Skinz, and the High Pressure Axis Arch.

What’s New/Best Seller • Dry N Shine — Mechanical Drying System for Conveyor Car Washes.

Advantages/Features • The Dry N Shine is a friction drying system that uses super absorbing drying material to wipe water droplets from the surface of vehicles. The Dry N Shine offers great customer appeal and loads of added value. It is able to effectively remove the last 5 percent of water droplets still remaining on the surface of vehicles directly following forced air dryers. It consistently produces dry cars, one after the other, all day long, while quietly using less horsepower and offering exciting new revenue opportunities.

Delivery/Installation • The Dry N Shine System is available through Wash Works’ extensive local distributor network.

Customer/Operator Support • A team of technical support experts and engineers can immediately answer any operating questions. All manuals are online.

Pricing • The Dry N Shine packages start at $18,000.

Contact • Motor City Wash Works,
48285 Frank Street,
Wixom, MI 48393.
(248) 313-0272.
Toll free: (866) 362-6377.
Fax: (248) 313-0271.
Website: www.motorcitywashworks.com.

 

 


SONNY’S The Car Wash Factory

Tamarac, Florida

Forward thinking professional car wash investors and owner/operators partner with Sonny’s because of their leadership, reliability, and expertise. Sonny’s education and software products support your profitability and their conveyorized car wash innovations, parts, and supplies keep your business growing.

What’s New/Best Seller • SONNY’S Compact Buff-n-Dry.

Advantages/Features • SONNY’S Compact Buff-n-Dry machine features a low maintenance, mechanical, dual counterweight that increases the range of motion from the front bumper to the rear bumper, drying grills, under SUV rear spoilers, and everything in between; while occupying 25% less tunnel length. Available with entrance Wrap-Arounds for a drier experience, the unit is also functional for wash applications at slower chain speeds. The system delivers better drying in a smaller footprint. Not only will this state-of-the-art machine keep your car wash competitive, but it will make your car wash profitable as well.

Contact • SONNY’S The Car Wash Factory,
5605 Hiatus Road,
Tamarac, FL 33321.
(954) 720-4100.
Toll free: (800) 327-8723.
Fax: (954) 779-2484.
Toll free fax: (800) 495-4049.
Website: www.SonnysDirect.com.

 

 


Tommy Car Wash Systems

Holland, Michigan

Tommy Car Wash Systems designs, manufactures, and installs high quality stainless steel car washing equipment and pre-engineered car wash buildings. Patented round arches and bright, open building design appeal to customers as a safe, friendly environment.

What’s New/Best Seller • Drying Arch with Side Dryers and Heated Blowers.

Advantages/Features • The patented round arch from Tommy Car Wash Systems contours the vehicle with virtually unlimited arrangements and adjustment possibilities. The arch produces a dry vehicle in a cost efficient design with stainless steel construction. Blowers are available in 10- and 15-hp. Side dryers provide a gentle buff dry while the heated overhead blowers lower humidity and accelerate evaporation, producing a dryer vehicle.

Contact • Tommy Car Wash Systems,
581 Ottawa Ave, Ste 300,
Holland, MI 49423.
(616) 795-4975.
Website: www.tommycarwash.com.

 

 


Oasis Car Wash Systems

Galena, Kansas

Oasis Car Wash Systems manufactures dependable, high-speed, and efficient car wash equipment with the investor in mind.

What’s New/Best Seller • ADAPT™ Drying System.

Advantages/Features • Car wash owners looking for an onboard drying system that is compatible with their existing equipment now have an option. With the ADAPT Drying System, operators are no longer limited to just a freestanding dryer — the system will interface with any in-bay automatic car wash on the market.

Customer/Operator Support • Worldwide service and distribution network.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • Oasis Car Wash Systems,
1909 E. 12th Street,
Galena, KS 66739.
Toll free: (800) 892-3537.
Website: www.oasiscarwashsystems.com.

 

 


Aerodry Systems LLC

Broomfield, Colorado

With nearly three decades of experience in the industry, Aerodry has built a reputation for product excellence.

What’s New/Best Seller • Custom and Standard Designs with Sound Reduction.

Advantage Features • Aerodry understands the importance of quality and strives to develop top systems for the car wash industry. While focusing on low, low sound levels, Aerodry systems also achieve maximum uptime. Systems configure for car/truck/train/bus washes in all market sectors.

Contact • Aerodry Systems LLC,
P.O. Box 907,
Broomfield, CO 80038.
(303) 438-0120.
Website: www.aerodrysystems.com.

 

 


Premier Touchless

Merrill, Wisconsin

Premier Touchless has been in the drying business for almost 20 years and is completely focused on the needs of its customers. It manufactures every dryer component from start to finish. All systems are custom and are 100 percent made in the USA.

What’s New/ Best Seller • Premier manufactures five different types of discharge nozzles for its dryers. The dual nozzle and elephant trunk side dryers are the best sellers.

Advantages/ Features • Premier designs its own totally enclosed aluminum motors for light weight and durable use in all conditions. The staged dryer setups can use 5-, 7.5-, 10-, or 15-hp motors. Custom graphics can be added to the fiberglass cover with the operator’s choice of colors. Dryer plastic housings are also available in multiple colors.

Contact • Premier Companies,
2210 Heldt Street,
Merrill, WI 54452.
Toll free: (800) 539-3100.
Website: www.premiertouchlessdrying.com.

 

 


NS Corporation

Inglewood, California

NS Corporation has been designing and building rugged, dependable vehicle wash systems since 1961. Located in Inglewood, California, NS Corporation is the largest vehicle wash manufacturer on the West Coast.

What’s New/Best Seller • AirWipers.

Advantages/Features • The system is engineered to efficiently blow water off a vehicle with less than half the power of conventional systems. The air is applied only where it is needed with no wasted power, resulting in lower ambient noise and huge energy savings. The wiper design uses the same polyurethane material professional detailers use to squeegee dry vehicles.

Contact • NS Corporation,
235 W. Florence Ave,
Inglewood, CA 90301.
(310) 330-1246.
Toll free: (800) 782-1582.
Website: www.nswash.com.

 

 


PDQ Manufacturing Inc.

De Pere, Wisconsin

PDQ Manufacturing is recognized as a technological leader in vehicle wash systems, providing superior quality, outstanding support, and products that contribute to operators’ profitability.

What’s New/Best Seller • SwingAir Dryer System.

Advantages/Features • The SwingAir Dryer is available for standalone applications and can be ordered as an option on new PDQ LaserWash 360 touchless and ProTouch Tandem friction machines, as well as retrofit kits for these systems. The dryer improves upon the design of PDQ’s well-known MaxAir dryers, which utilize concentrated air columns, air drafting, and strategically positioned blowers to deliver high-velocity air to the vehicle’s surface, where it’s needed most. The SwingAir advances the MaxAir’s design by oscillating the center two air producers. This allows the air, while still traveling at the same high velocity, to sweep across the vehicle at varying angles, which optimizes the dryer’s ability to wick or cascade the water away, resulting in a dryer vehicle.

Contact • PDQ Manufacturing Inc., 1698 Scheuring Road, P.O. Box 5190, De Pere, WI 54115. (920) 983-8333. Fax: (920) 983-8330. Toll free: (800) 227-3373. Website: www.pdqinc.com.

 

 


Belanger Inc.

Northville, Michigan

Founded in 1969, Belanger Inc. has long been respected as the world leader in quality car wash equipment manufacturing.

What’s New/Best Seller •  Belanger’s customizable drying systems.

Advantages/Features • Belanger recognizes that every wash is unique, and no single drying system will meet every operator’s requirements. That’s why Belanger offers an array of drying solutions that efficiently remove water from the vehicle’s surface, using any strategic combination of the following Belanger drying products. AirCannon Dryers that  produce powerful 9” x 5” columns of air to effectively dry vehicles, while blasting water out of nooks and crannies. AirBlade Dryer that uses Belanger’s patented manifold and 2.5” x 35” outlet, creating a wall of air that strips water off of hoods, windshields, and roofs. SideKick Dryers offer high-volume, high velocity drying to flexibly target the sides of vehicles.

Customer/Operator Support • Belanger’s global distributor support can advise each operator on the best dryer configuration for their needs.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • Belanger Inc.,
1001 Doheny Court,
Northville, MI  48167. 
(248) 349-7010. 
Toll free: (866) 488-6635. 
Fax: (248) 349-2309.
E-mail: info@belangerinc.com. 
Website: www.belangerinc.com

 

 


PECO Car Wash Systems

Auburn Hills, Michigan

PECO Car Wash Systems designs and manufactures premium hybrid soft cloth and touch-free tunnel car wash systems. PECO systems range from small drive-thru packages for gas companies and dealerships to large conveyorized tunnels to fit individual car wash needs. 

What’s New/Best Seller • PECO Touch-Free Dryers. 

Advantages/Features • PECO Touch-Free Dryers offer exclusive directional nozzles providing an efficient drying system. Mechanical advantages include:  galvanized impellers, cast-iron TEFC motors, exposed stainless steel hardware, and injection molded housing and intake cones for quiet operation. Available with StarGates to reduce energy consumption and Dryer Wings to improve drying performance. 

Customer/Operator Support • A worldwide dealer network provides support. 

Contact • PECO Car Wash Systems,
244 Rex Blvd.,
Auburn Hills, MI 48326.
(248) 299-5800.
Toll free: (800) 448-3946.
Fax: (248) 299-9001.
E-mail: sales@pecocarwash.com.
Website: www.pecocarwash.com.

 

 


MacNeil Wash Systems

Barrie, Ontario, Canada

MacNeil Wash Systems manufactures a complete line of quality car wash equipment for the tunnel car wash industry and for the automotive dealer, fleet, and rental markets.

What’s New/Best Sellers • Tech 21 Drying System available with PowerLock Air Valve and SMART Nozzles.

Advantages/Features • The Tech 21 Drying System is fully customizable to meet the unique needs of today’s car washes, giving operators total control over the drying process. The optional PowerLock Air Valve is an easy add-on to any new or existing MacNeil drying producer, and is now available with a retrofit adaptor to connect with most other manufacturers’ drying equipment. The system reduces dryer energy consumption up to 30 percent, while at the same time decreasing dryer noise levels. The unit eliminates the danger of debris flying out of pick-up truck beds. Both the 10-hp and 15-hp models can be fitted with SMART Nozzles to create enhanced drying on hard-to-dry areas like side mirrors and vehicle backs. The Tech 21 is available in 20-, 30-, or 40-hp package systems, or can be customized as a Pro-Build system to suit a wash’s specific needs.

Customer/Operator Support • MacNeil distributes and supports its products through a network of international distributors.

Contact • MacNeil Wash Systems,
90 Welham Road,
Barrie, Ontario, Canada L4N 8Y4.
(705) 722-7649.
Toll free: (800) 361-7797.
Fax: (705) 722-7797.
E-mail: info@macneilwash.com.
Website: www.macneilwash.com.

 

 


Proto-Vest Inc.

Glendale, Arizona

As a leading manufacturer of car wash drying systems, Proto-Vest innovations have been awarded over 40 patents on various products with several more pending. Proto-Vest car wash dryers can improve the efficiency and profitability of any car wash from an in-bay automatic to high volume tunnel application. Along with an extensive line of dryers a variety of options are also available that can be added to any Proto-Vest dryer, including products for noise reduction and energy savings.

What’s New/Best Sellers • Proto-Vest WindShear Dryer.

Advantages/Features • The WindShear is a stand-alone, touch-free drying system that is ideal for low and moderate line speeds. This dryer features only one 30 horsepower motor along with Proto-Vest’s patented design, offering high efficiency drying while reducing energy costs compared to other similar dryers in its class. The three Proto-Duck air delivery bags maximize drying surface coverage, thoroughly drying the top and sides of the vehicle as it passes through the dryer arch. By combining the WindShear with the Silencer Package, the dryer can meet and exceed OSHA noise regulations. All Proto-Vest dryers come with the option of air bag colors, red, blue, green, or black. Custom colors are also available upon request.

Customer/Operator Support • Proto-Vest offers extensive after sales support and access to a wide range of services including custom engineering.

Contact • Proto-Vest Inc.,
7400 N. Glen Harbor Blvd.,
Glendale, AZ 85307.
(623) 872-8300.
Toll free: (800) 521-8218.
Fax: (623) 872.6150.
E-mail: sales@protovest.com.
Website: www.protovest.com.

 

 


Diskin Systems Inc.

Algonquin, Illinois

For over a decade, Diskin Systems has developed the concept of hand-held dryers for the car wash industry. Units are installed inside self-service bays and occupy their own position on the selector switch. 

What’s New/Best Seller • Air Shammee. 

Advantages/Features • The Air Shammee is constructed with three custom motors for maximum performance to eject 320-mph winds out of the nozzle. The unique nozzle has a trigger so customers can control the air flow. The trigger ensures that if left on the ground, it will not freely move throughout the bay striking anything.  Booms, signage, and domes are all included.  Hoses and booms are available in a variety of colors.

Contact • Diskin Systems Inc.,
9550 South IL Rte. 31,
Algonquin, IL  60102.
(815) 276-7288.
Fax: (224) 678-7364.
Website: www.diskinsystems.com.



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