Auto Laundry News - June 2012

Self-Serve Equipment

Clear Fold Door Inc.
Oakwood Village, Ohio

Clear Fold Door is celebrating 32 years of manufacturing its high-speed fully-automatic wind doors and related products for the full- and self-serve car wash industries. Clear Fold customizes all its products to suit individual customer’s requirements.

What’s New/Best Seller • Clear Fold Moveable Curtain Partitions.

Advantages/Features • The partitions are a low-cost alternative to costly permanent walls. Primarily used for containing unwanted elements from infiltrating other work environments, while providing an increased level of safety. The curtains are suitable for detail wash/wax bays, service bays, or wherever containment partitioning is required. The partitions also help contain overspray from high-pressure spray guns while also maintaining a comfortable work area. The heavy-duty galvanized tracking and roller system is available with various types of mounting brackets to suit user requirements. The retractable partitions allow for uninhibited vehicle/pedestrian movement while creating additional space.

Price • Pricing is available upon request.

Contact • Clear Fold Door Inc., 7703 First Place, Oakwood Village, OH 44146. (440) 735-1351. Fax (440) 735-1353. Website:

Rochester, Michigan

Polaronics is a leader in gas and gas infra-red heating technology and products for commercial buildings.

What’s New/Best Seller • Solaronics Stainless Steel DoorJet Heater.

Advantages/Features • The Stainless Steel DoorJet Heater stops cold air penetration at open bay doors. A high-velocity “jet” of heated air is directed automatically toward outside bay doors as they open. The heat surge tempers the in-rushing cold air, keeping employees working in the area comfortable. The unit resists wet and corrosive environments, is supplied completely assembled, and is factory tested. Critical system components feature stainless steel watertight enclosures with all gas and electrical controls pre-wired and sealed, stainless-steel casing with reinforcing angle rings, and stainless steel burner baffle.

Service/Installation • The heaters install easily and can be mounted vertically or horizontally. The unit operates economically on natural gas or other gaseous fuels.

Contact • Solaronics Inc., 704 Woodard Avenue, Rochester, MI 48307. Toll free: (800) 223-5335. Fax: (248) 651-0357. E-mail: Website:

Pantron Automation Inc.
Belmont, North Carolina

Pantron Automation Inc. offers high-quality specialty sensors for the vehicle wash industry. Products include infrared photoelectric sensors, infrared amplifiers, multi-channel amplifiers, and inductive proximity switches.

What’s New/Best Seller • ISG-N34 and ISG-A124 Series.

Advantages/Features • Pantron’s photoelectric sensors are designed to work in harsh environments including cold weather and extreme wash down applications. A long-sensing range and wide-angled infrared beam make the photo eyes very easy to align and resistant to vibration. Quick-disconnect photo eyes and cables are available, allowing for easy replacement. Built-in diagnostic and alignment tools are standard features on all Pantron automatic infrared photoelectric amplifiers.

Contact • Pantron Automation Inc., 109 Hubbard Street, Belmont, NC 28012. (704) 825-4965. Toll free: (800) 211 9468. Fax: (800) 293-7530. Website:

Detroit Radiant Products Company
Warren, Michigan

As a premier manufacturer of gas fired infrared heating equipment, Detroit Radiant Products Company offers
an exclusive line of Re-Verber-Ray® brand high- and low-intensity radiant heaters for commercial, industrial, agricultural, and residential heating applications.

What’s New/Best Seller • Re-Verber-Ray HL-SS Dual Stage Stainless Steel Infrared Tube Heater.

Advantages/Features • Radiant heat energy produced by the infrared heater is passed directly to people or objects in the space; very little heat is lost during transmission because air is not directly heated. Infrared heating can be applied in wet, contaminated, or harsh environments. Combined with two-stage technology, comfort levels in the space will increase while annual fuel consumption and greenhouse gas production are reduced. The tube heater offers the latest in technology, durability, and performance. Components are totally enclosed in a moisture resistant, silicone-sealed control housing with watertight electrical attachments.

Service/Installation • A unique interlocking tube design saves on labor and eases installation. The unit operates on natural or LP gas. Units are durable and require minimal maintenance. Quality components ensure a long lifecycle.

Contact • Detroit Radiant Products Company, 21400 Hoover Road, Warren, MI 48089. Toll free: (800) 222-1100. Fax: (586) 756-2626. E-mail: Website:

Proto-Vest Inc.
Glendale, Arizona

Proto-Vest Inc. offers effective and efficient dryers for every type of application.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Tunnel Heater.

Advantages/Features • The Tunnel Heater works with a Proto-Vest Drying System to distribute warm air throughout the wash keeping it from freezing in the cold winter months. By using the airflow already circulated from the drying system the heater is one of the most efficient ways to heat a tunnel. The hydronic-heating boiler is sized for the climatic zone and can be installed in a back room or any out-of-the-way location. The hot air (up to 155 degrees) generated by the heater helps to produce a drier car while it works to reduce pipe freeze-ups, ice build-up, and ultimately down time.

Contact • Proto-Vest Inc., 7400 N. Glen Harbor Blvd., Glendale, AZ 85307. (623) 872-8300. Toll free: (800) 521-8218. Fax: (623) 872-6150. Website:

Airlift Doors Inc.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Airlift Doors Inc. has been manufacturing air-powered door openers and polycarbonate doors for 30 years.

What’s New/Best Seller • Plastic track and Durahinge plastic hinges.

Advantages/Features • Plastic track from Airlift offers a cost effective alternative to stainless steel. The track is corrosion resistant and comes with a five-year warranty. The track helps reduce ice buildup on door tracks — it doesn’t conduct cold like typical steel tracks. Plastic hinges reduce ice buildup in extreme cold climates, and offer an alternative to the high cost of stainless steel. The Durahinge hinges are designed with a multi-roller block, which can adjust the placement of the roller to help space the door. The hinges come with a five-year warranty.

Customer/Operator Support • National distributor network, free factory technical support, and installation assistance are available.

Contact • Airlift Doors Inc., 4700 Osseo Road, Minneapolis, MN 55430. Toll free: (888) 368-4403. E-mail: Website:

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