Clear Fold Door Inc.

Oakwood Village, Ohio

Clear Fold Door is celebrating 33 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.

American Garage Door Supply Inc.

Bemidji, Minnesota

American Garage Door Supply is a leading manufacturer of full vision polycarbonate car wash doors, air powered openers, and stainless steel door hardware.

What’s New/Best Seller • smartLIFT.

Advantages/Features • The garage door operator provides up to 390 in./lbs of torque along with adjustable open and close speeds, “soft-start” and “soft stop,” adjustable obstruction sensing, electronic brake, UL325 monitored photoeyes, and 5,000 cycles per day capacity. Featuring the reliability of a durable NEMA 4, high torque, brushless DC servo motor and an advanced adaptive digital based processor motor control system. smartLIFT provides fast and safe door operation while providing smooth and quiet door travel. Teamed up the company’s durable stainless steel track, springs, rollers, and hardware, smartLIFT operators are designed to take the punishment of the world’s harshest environments.

Contact • American Garage Door Supply Inc.,
1225 Industrial Park Dr SE,
Bemidji, MN 56601.
(218) 751-5254.
Toll free: (800) 233-1487.

Detroit Radiant Products Company

Warren, Michigan

As a 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 News/Best Seller • Re-Verber-Ray HL-SS Dual Stage Stainless Steel Infrared Tube Heater.

Advantages/Features • Radiant heat energy produced by an 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. The energy-saving quality of infrared heating can be applied in many 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 Re-Verber-Ray 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.

Proto-Vest Inc.

Glendale, Arizona

Proto-Vest manufactures innovative, high quality automotive drying equipment that have low energy requirements. The 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 available for any Proto-Vest dryer including products for noise reduction and energy savings.

What’s New/Best Sellers • Proto-Vest Ultimate Tunnel Heater.

Advantages/Features • The Proto-Vest Tunnel Heater utilizes the tremendous air distribution already being generated from the drying system to effectively heat the car wash tunnel during cold winter months. The heater helps to prevent frozen pipes, ice build-up, and even eliminate down time. Air is delivered at about 155°F directly to the vehicle’s surface, offering higher drying efficiency while heating the tunnel to approximately 70°F. The unit comes equipped with a control system that adjusts settings automatically to accommodate the outdoor air temperature. The heater is an option for any steel blower housing Proto-Vest system.

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.

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 • ISG-A124 Series With Built-in Diagnostics.

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 which allow easy replacement. Built-in diagnostic and alignment tools are standard features on all Pantron automatic infrared photoelectric amplifiers. Pantron systems are used in car, truck, bus, train, and large vehicle washes.

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

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

Belanger Inc.

Northville, Michigan

Founded in 1969, Belanger Inc. is a full-line car wash manufacturer. Its equipment maximizes wash bay Profit-Per-FootSM through a smartly optimized combination of high-performance wash results, low maintenance costs, system longevity, and unparalleled customer appeal.

What’s New/Best Seller• Belanger’s Wind Door™.

Advantages/Features• Belanger’s Wind Door features heavy-gauge vinyl flaps that form a weather-tight seal to protect a bay against the elements. During cold weather, this helps keep warm air in, preventing equipment freeze-ups and costly potential downtime. The door’s aircraft-grade aluminum frame, zero-maintenance UHMW rollers, and leaded cloth hem ensure reliable year-round operation. To provide the most installation options, a limit switch, photo eyes, or controller tie-in may activate the door.

Service/Installation• Business planning and complete system training are offered. Extensive local distributor network and a technical support and aftermarket parts team are available.

Contact• Belanger Inc.,
1001 Doheny Court,
Northville, MI 48167.
(248) 349-7010.
Toll free: (866) 488-6635.
Fax: (248) 349-2309.

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 from Telco is a rugged, high performing photoelectric sensor system. Extreme penetration power to shoot through heavy fog, frost and ice buildup, high-pressure water spray, dirt, soap, and contamination; 100,000 lux light immunity against direct sunlight, no shielding required; IP67 water and dust-tight construction; and a three-year warranty make them 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 Support • Telco Sensors are available from a nationwide network of over 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.