Carolina Pride Carwash Systems and Solutions has been providing car wash operators throughout North America with industrial grade wash systems for more than 50 years. Carolina Pride offers many services, including car wash payment and management systems, Turbo Dry, Performa, Express, and the newest OPTIMAX Series of self-service wash equipment. In addition, the company offers its Tunnel Solutions line of equipmentwhich includes the popular Solution Control Center and Motor Control Centers, spot-free rinse systems, vacuum stanchions, and an online car wash academy.
What’s New/Best Seller • Turbo Dry III Self-Serve Dryer.
Advantages/Features • Carolina Pride’s Turbo Dry III is energy efficient, compact, quiet, and has a long motor life with low maintenance. With a super tough nozzle and elimination of the dump valve, it is a powerful drying system that’s fast, touchless, and delivers a spot-free dry every time. Each Turbo Dry system comes complete with a 3-hp motor, dryer boom, all necessary hoses and couplings, nozzle and nozzle holder, and in-bay Turbo Dry signage and meter decal. Optional boom extension, banner, and strip decal for wash instruction signage is available.
Contact • Carolina Pride Carwash Systems and Solutions, 225 Crown Blvd., Timberlake, NC 27583. Toll free: (800) 421-5119. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.cpcarwash.com.
Diskin Systems Inc.
For 15 years Diskin Systems Inc. has developed the concept of self-service in-bay drying. These dryers are put inside of a self-service bay and wired to the selector switch to make drying easy for the customer.
What’s New/Best Seller • Super Air Shammee II.
Advantages/Features • The new model is a regenerative style blower. It uses three-phase power and is 5-hp. When mounted in the bay it is much quieter and more energy efficient. The additional horsepower adds a 20 percent performance increase in drying effectiveness. This kind of drying power requires a safety mechanical trigger to prevent the nozzle from blowing around inside the bay if the customer drops the nozzle accidently. A boom and any color dome are available.
Contact • Diskin Systems Inc., 9550 South IL Rte. 31, Algonquin, IL 60102. (815) 276-7288. Fax: (224) 678-7364. Website: www.diskinsystems.com.
International Drying Corporation
Prairie Grove, Illinois
International Drying Corporation manufactures professional-grade drying systems both nationally and internationally for car wash, bus wash, train wash, truck wash, and custom applications.
Advantages/Features • The patented, engineered drying system is tested and certified in an independent certified sound room. Featuring smooth air technology (SAT) and extreme high efficiency axial technology, it is able to generate 10,130 cubic feet a minute of air from each 10-hp motor while maintaining extremely low sound levels. Typical express washes can anticipate up to a 40 percent energy savings along with sound levels below 65dB at 50’. (System size, and other conditions apply). Includes lifetime fan warranty, and 3-year motor warranty.
Customer/Operator Support • Worldwide distribution and support.
Price • Call or e-mail for a quote.
Contact • International Drying Corporation, 2510 IL Rt 176, Suite G, Prairie Grove, IL 60014. (815) 477-4911. Website: www.Internationaldrying.com. E-mail: Info@internationaldrying.com.
Motor City Wash Works
Since 2004, Motor City Wash Works has manufactured conveyor car wash equipment, parts, and supplies in Wixom, MI. 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, 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.
Aerodry Systems LLC
With more than three decades of experience in the car wash industry, Aerodry has built a reputation for product excellence, integrity, honesty, and no gimmicks.
What’s New/Best Seller • Advantage and Excel Models.
Advantages/Features • Innovative designs increase performance and include internal sound reduction. Units are freestanding and maintenance free. All components are guaranteed new and proven suitable for harsh car wash conditions. The system has been successfully installed in all types of washes including auto plants; vehicle processing locations; truck, train, and bus facilities; and more.
Contact • Aerodry Systems LLC, P.O. Box 907, Broomfield, CO 80038. (303) 438-0120. E-mail: Cheryl@aerodrysystems.com. Website: www.aerodrysystems.com.
PECO Car Wash Systems
Auburn Hills, Michigan
PECO Car Wash Systems manufactures premium car wash systems customized to meet the needs of any location. Peco is an industry leader in providing equipment and resources car washers need to be successful.
What’s New/Best Seller • SC04 Shammy Dryer.
Advantages/Features • The SC04 Stainless Steel Shammy Drying Wash-Along Curtain is designed to reduce towel-drying labor and achieve complete drying coverage. The curtain uses a special “self-drying” microfiber drying material that gently, yet efficiently picks up remaining water beads after the vehicle exits the dryer area. Built with stainless steel because it’s stronger, lasts longer, and is easier to maintain. Units come equipped with a retract system for pick-up beds.
Customer/Operator Support • PECO has more than 50 years of experience and a worldwide dealer network.
Contact • PECO Car Wash Systems, 244 Rex Blvd., Auburn Hills, MI 48326. (248) 299-5800. Toll free: (800) 448-3946. Fax: (248) 299-9001. Website: www.pecocarwash.com. E-mail: email@example.com.
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 a 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.
Advantages/Features • The WindShear is a standalone, touch-free drying system that is ideal for low and moderate line speeds. The dryer features only one 30-hp motor along with Proto-Vest’s patented design, offering high efficiency drying while reducing energy costs compared to 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.
AVW Equipment Co. is a leading developer of car wash equipment installed in many of the most successful systems around the globe. Nearly 50 years of experience goes into every piece of equipment it produces. All systems incorporate innovative technology, high-quality components constructed of stainless steel, and provide reliable operation with minimal maintenance and downtime.
What’s New/Best Seller • W.A.M. (Windows and Mirror) Dryer.
Advantages/Features • Custom fabric absorbs water droplets better and is better and faster than hand drying. Units are computer controlled to only come in contact with side mirrors and side windows. Cars come out of the wash “ready-to-go,” providing instant gratification for the customer.
Customer/Operator Support • AVW global distribution network can assist with installation, sales, service, and support.
Price • Call or e-mail for a quote.
Contact • AVW Equipment Co. Inc., 105 S. 9th Ave., Maywood, IL 60153. (708) 343-7738. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.avwequipment.com.
For nearly three decades, AutoVac has served the car care industry and is widely recognized for its high quality products and innovative use of technology.
Advantages/Features • The AutoDryer line of car wash dryers combines tried-and-true manufacturing principles with cutting-edge design. The blower section is cast aluminum (not plastic) and is engineered to provide superior air channeling through its tangential design. The system provides up to 20 percent more drying pressure and airflow, and incorporates Dryer IQ technology that yields tremendous energy savings. AutoVac’s Dryer IQ can cut electrical consumption by an average of 70 percent through its load balancing system and variable speed control.
Delivery/Installation • Available through the AutoVac distributor and installation network worldwide.
Customer/Operator Support • A team of technical support experts can immediately answer any installation or operating questions.
Coleman Hanna Carwash Systems, with more than 50 years of experience and installations in over 75 countries, offers a complete catalog of innovative car wash equipment including tunnels, automatics, self-serve, and support equipment.
What’s New/Best Seller • High Efficiency Stainless Steel (H.E.S.S.) Air Dryers.
Advantages/Features • All new stainless steel housings in the H.E.S.S. EQ Dryers provide added durability, resistance against corrosion, and an easy-to-maintain appearance available with an optional stainless steel nozzle. The corrosion resistant intake cone and stainless steel inlet screen adds staying power and longevity. Improved impellers contribute to power efficiency, smooth operation, and improved motor life.
Customer/Operator Support • Worldwide distribution and support.
Sonny’s is the world’s largest manufacturer of conveyorized car wash equipment. Sonny’s single-source car wash solution comprised of consulting, college, equipment, vacuums, controls, signage, marketing, chemistry, and replacement parts simplifies operations and drives profitability.
What’s New/Best Seller • V-Nozzles.
Advantages/Features • The Double, Half V, and Flip V-Nozzles move water in a consistent center-out direction and target hard-to-dry areas like side mirrors and backs of vehicles. Operators can customize the layout of V-Nozzles to suit their needs or combine the V-Nozzles with side dryers for maximum drying coverage. Double V-Nozzles dry the center of the windshield and pushes water off the top-center and down the side of the vehicle. Half V-Nozzles clean-up the water in the center of the vehicle. Flip V-Nozzles dry the back of vehicles.
OPW Vehicle Wash Solutions delivers innovative, reliable, premium-quality vehicle wash solutions supported by an exceptional service and support network, helping wash businesses thrive.
What’s New/Best Seller • DryLite Dryers.
Advantages/Features • DryLite dryers connect with passing drivers by lighting up the exit area of a car wash. It attracts attention from the street 24/7 to actively market the business and capture new customers. For in-bay operators, once drivers pull up to the wash entrance, LED-illuminated DryLite dryers assist with driver navigation to get them into position quickly with prompts to pull forward, stop, or back up. This helps increase vehicle processing and throughput, which means more cars washed per day. Clean, dry cars and an end-to-end light show improve car wash visibly and improved visibly improves the business.
Customer/Operator Support • Local distributor support can advise each operator on the best dryer configuration for their needs.
The Dryer Pros specializes in innovative, high performance dryers for most applications 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 the 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: email@example.com. Website: www.dryerpros.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 by 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.
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.