DRB Tunnel Solutions

Akron, Ohio

Established in 1984, DRB Tunnel Solutions provides point-of-sale and tunnel optimization technology to the car wash industry.

What’s News/Best Seller • NoPileups.

Advantages/Features • NoPileups is a car wash tunnel management system designed to help operators enhance tunnel safety and optimization. The system protects cars across the entire length of the tunnel, not just the exit. Instead of using loop pads or other sensors, NoPileups uses patented video and advanced computer technology to track where the vehicle actually is. It automatically stops the conveyor when a collision threat is detected and takes a 15-20 second video to help identify the cause of the issue. Systems include Smart Exit, which extends the protection beyond the end of the conveyor, monitoring 10-15 feet past the tunnel exit. Smart Exit is perfect for tunnels with tight egresses onto busy roads, belt conveyors, high-volume tunnels, and full-service tunnels where cars must wait for aftercare services.

Contact • DRB Tunnel Solutions,
3245 Pickle Rd.,
Akron, OH 44312.
Toll free: (800) 336-6338.
Website: www.drb.com.

Micrologic Associates

Ledgewood, New Jersey

Micrologic Associates is a leader in the sales, installation, and support of point-of-sale systems, tunnel controllers, payment kiosks, LPR, and RFID systems for car wash and quick lube facilities. Solutions range from touchscreen point-of-sale terminals to wireless handheld devices to gated pay station systems for multiple lanes.

What’s New/Best Seller • LogicWash Tunnel Controller.

Advantages/Features • LogicWash Tunnel Controller features an embedded smart controller which offers the ability to precisely measure the vehicle in inches with the entry sensor eyes. With safety features including anti-collision and e-stop board, you can be assured that vehicle collisions can be prevented. Additional programming functions include look back, tire position, on demand, always on, front/back/both tires, front/back bumper, windshield, momentary, toggle on/off, time delay, and time of day.

Contact • Micrologic Associates,
P.O. Box 445, 1895 US 46 West,
Ledgewood, NJ 07852.
(973) 598-0808.
Website: www.micrologic.net.

Rugged CCTV

Kemp, Texas

Rugged CCTV manufactures high-definition megapixel vehicle inspection systems for car washes. These patented systems are used in hundreds of washes all over the world.

What’s New/Best Seller • The N-SPEX System.

Advantages/Features • The N-SPEX System documents the condition of vehicles from various camera positions and angles as they enter the wash, during service, and as they leave the facility. Authorized personnel may view live or pre-recorded footage of each vehicle to detect damage or unsafe conditions, and to quickly determine if the damage or unsafe condition was pre-existing, happened while at the facility, or after leaving the facility. The system gives owners the high-resolution tools they need to avoid most damage claims.

Contact • Rugged CCTV,
201 N. Elm Street,
Kemp, TX 75143.
Toll free (866) 301-2288.
Fax: (903) 498-8989.
E-mail: sales@carwashcameras.com.
Website: www.carwashcameras.com.

Mile High LED Systems

Littleton, Colorado

Mile High LED Systems engineers, manufactures, and distributes LED lighting fixtures specifically designed for car washes. Complementary site-wide photometric planning ensures car wash bays, tunnels, perimeter lighting, equipment rooms, lobby areas, and other areas look brighter and safer.

What’s New/Best Seller • LEDLINE-X.

Advantages/Features • Uniform lighting across a site is vital to ensure security. Bright bays but dim wall packs and pole lights create shadows and make vending areas look less safe. Mile High LED Systems offers solutions to improve lighting across an entire location with the most even distribution of light possible in a bay/tunnel with its LEDLINE-X light system. RGB In-Bay Automatic allows operators to expand on safety during the wash experience by providing complete color changes to a bay in sync with a car wash cycle. Turn your bay all green with a drive forward signal, red when the customer should stop. Have the LEDs make a dancing fire effect with the wax application, etc. Works with LEDLINE-X to provide a truly unique lighting experience.

Contact • Mile High LED Systems,
5331 S. Marshall St.,
Littleton, CO 80123.
Toll free: (800) 598-3772.
E-mail: sales@milehighledsystems.com.
Website: www.milehighledsystems.com.

Etowah Valley Equipment

Etowah, North Carolina

Etowah Valley Equipment Inc. is a family-owned and operated business that was founded in 1985 as a small self-serve car wash. It became clear that many of the products and equipment sold in the industry were not up to expectations. The company has since evolved to provide products to address these shortcomings.

What’s News/Best Seller • Changer Conversion Kits.

Advantages/Features • With more than 30 years of converting and improving change machines, Etowah Valley can solve acceptance, coin dispensing, and security issues. The company has several popular conversion kits for American Changer, Hamilton, Rowe, and Unitec.

Contact • Etowah Valley Equipment,
47 Etowah Center Drive,
P.O. Box 1265,
Etowah, NC 28729.
Toll free: (888) 920-2646. Website:

Pantron Automation Inc.

Belmont, North Carolina

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

What’s New/Best Seller • Automatic Amplifier with Built-In Test and Diagnostic Features Paired with Quick-Disconnect Sensor Eyes.

Advantages/Features • All Pantron automatic infrared photoelectric amplifiers and multiplexers are equipped with microprocessor-controlled diagnostic tools. When things do go wrong, the photoelectric system will help the operator quickly and easily diagnose the problem so that it may be corrected. This keeps downtime to a minimum and reduces the need for lengthy and often costly service calls.

Customer/Operator Support • Free technical support and application assistance are available.

Contact • Pantron Automation Inc.,
109 Hubbard Street,
Belmont, NC 28012.
(704) 825-4965.
Toll free: (800) 211-9468.
Fax: (800) 293-7530.
E-mail: sales@pantron.com.
Website: www.pantron.com/us.

Sonny’s The CarWash Factory

Tamarac, Florida

Sonny’s offers a complete suite of car wash business solutions. It’s everything you need to succeed, all from one partner.

What’s New/Best Seller • Slow Stop Guiding Bollard.

Advantages/Features • Sonny’s Slow Stop Guarding Bollard with unique rebounding technology helps eliminate pedal error accidents. During independent testing, the Slow Stop Bollard stopped a 5,000-pound vehicle traveling at 10.4 mph without a scratch, leaving it ready to perform again. The base yellow, domed metal cap Slow Stop Bollard will remain upright despite bumps and impacts.

Contact • Sonny’s The CarWash Factory,
5605 Hiatus Road,
Tamarac, FL 33321.
Toll free: (800) 327-8723.
Website: www.SonnysDirect.com.

Kleen-Rite Corporation

Columbia, Pennsylvania

For more than 60 years, the Kleen-Rite Corporation has provided car wash owners with a wide selection of commercial car wash supplies and equipment at affordable prices. The company also has supplies for pressure washing, auto detailing, and chemical dispensing.

What’s New/Best Seller • Sensor Dynamix Car Wash Monitoring System.

Advantages/Features • Sensor Dynamix is a real-time monitoring platform for the most common car wash malfunctions. Sensor units and an easy phone app can track issues at a wash remotely. Reduce or eliminate the need for full-time attendants or “swinging by the car wash” at inconvenient times. Drastically cut refunds, labor costs, and vandalism. Units pay for themselves quickly and then immediately start saving the operator money.

Price • Automatic Pressure Monitoring Sensor: $399 + $9 monthly fee. Self-Serve Pressure Monitoring Sensor: $399 + $9 monthly fee.

Contact • Kleen-Rite Corporation,
P.O. Box 886,
Columbia, PA 17512.
(717) 684-6721.
Toll free: (800) 233-3873.
Toll free fax: (800) 446-0495.
Website: www.kleenrite.com.

Telco Sensors

Charlotte, North Carolina

Telco Sensors has been producing high-performance sensors for the car wash industry since 1975.

What’s New/Best Seller • Remote Amplifier Car Wash Sensor System.

Advantages/Features • The Remote Amplifier Sensor System is a rugged, high-performing photoelectric sensor system. Units feature extreme penetration power to shoot through heavy fog, frost and ice buildup, high-pressure water spray, dirt, soap, and contamination. Additional features include 100,000 lux light immunity against direct sunlight — no shielding required; IP67 water and dust-tight construction; and a three-year warranty. Units are ideally suited for vehicle positioning, profiling, virtual treadles, and car wash doors. Sensors are available with pre-attached cables or IP67-rated quick-disconnect fittings and feature power and output LEDs and built-in diagnostics for easy set-up and troubleshooting.

Customer/Operator Support • Telco Sensors are available from a nationwide network of more than 1,000 distributors in North America.

Contact • Telco Sensors,
1456 Center Park Dr.,
Charlotte, NC 28217.
(704) 357-9393.
Toll free: (800) 253-0111.
Fax: (704) 357-9373.
E-mail: sales@telcosensorsusa.com.
Website: www.telcosensors.com.

Lock America Inc.

Corona, California

For more than 35 years, Lock America has designed, manufactured, and marketed innovative security locks and security hardware for a wide range of industries.

What’s New/Best Seller • High Security Replacement Plug Locks and Housings.

Advantages/Features • All Lock America High Security Locks are registered exclusively to each customer. For the car wash and auto service industries, Lock America manufactures plug locks for pay stations and other applications, padlocks, disk locks, cam locks, locks for automatic payment modules as well as specialty locks such as The Pit Bull wheel lock. All of these locks can be keyed alike, even for different types, or keyed differently. The company now offers the same high-security protection in a gas dispenser retrofit kit that protects against skimming devices.

Customer/Operator Support  •  All of Lock America’s customer key codes are maintained on a secure database. Most locks can be easily retrofitted to replace original equipment locks.

Contact • Lock America Inc.,
9168 Stellar Court,
Corona, CA 92883.
(951) 277-5180.
Toll free: (800) 422-2866.
Fax: (951) 277-5170.
Toll free fax: (888) 422-2866.
E-mail: sales@laigroup.com.
Website: www.laigroup.com.