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.

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.


Clearfield, Pennsylvania

Hydro-Spray is a full-service car wash equipment provider and manufacturer. It offers the equipment and supplies customers need, and the service and support to make it all work.

What’s New/Best Seller • SubZero Winterization System.

Advantages/Features • SubZero is a combination of the latest technology and industry standard components, including a pre-engineered, plug-and-play design for protecting exposed fluid lines from freezing. A programmable logic controller uses ambient temperature to monitor certain inputs and provide customized output to a fluid and air solenoid arrangement. The combination of air and anti-freeze mixture purges fluid-filled lines free of freezable liquids and protects them from freezing. Equipped with Fail Safe Protection, should power, air compressors, system components, or anti-freeze exhaust fail the SubZero System will detect it and enable City Water Weep and then automatically detect when the failure is resolved and continue its normal operation.

Price • Call to request a quote.

Contact • Hydro-Spray Wash Systems Inc.,
2928 Washington Avenue,
Clearfield, PA 16830.
Toll free: (800) 528-5733.
Fax: (888) 223-4835.

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 Paired with Quick-Disconnect Sensor Eyes.

Advantages/Features •Pantron’s photoelectric sensors with quick-disconnect connectors provide a fast installation and/or maintenance solution. Avoid having to run new cables every time you replace the sensors. Simply unscrew the photo eye and quickly install anew one in its place without powering down. The eyes are rated IP67 and are designed to penetrate steam, fog, ice, soap, dirt, and grime. The automatic amplifier has built-in diagnostic features to pinpoint a short, damaged, or disconnected wire and to assist with alignment of the photo eyes.

Customer/Operator Support •Free factory 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.

Carwash Boilers Inc.

Medina, Ohio

A one-stop source for all floor and water heating solutions, Carwash Boilers helps car wash operators become more profitable. High-efficiency products and expert system designs reduce fuel costs and down time, increasing profits.

What’s New/Best Seller • CON•X•US Remote Connectivity Platform

Advantages/Features • Using a wired or wireless connection, CON•X•US offers the ability to login to a boiler, monitor its current status, and modify operational settings from a remote location. A user can view the current outdoor air temperature at a connected boiler’s location, track the target reset temperature when there is a call for heat, and ensure outdoor reset is being utilized properly. CON•X•US will even send a text message or e-mail if an issue with its operating status arises.

Price • Call to request a quote.

Contact • Carwash Boilers,
632 Sovereign Lane,
Medina OH 44256.
Toll-free (888) 316-8514.

Solaronics Inc.

Rochester, Michigan

Solaronics has been manufacturing infrared heaters for over 56 years and offers a full line of infrared heating products for the auto wash industry including the DoorJet heater that has been installed in numerous washes.

What’s New/Best Seller • Gas Infrared Heaters.

Advantages/ Features• The two-stage feature allows the unit to operate in low fire, which saves on fuel costs, when the tunnel is closed and reserve high fire for the extremely cold days or when the tunnel is open during operating hours. The radiant tube system can be used with stainless steel tubes or heat-treated aluminized.

Price • Available upon request.

Operator/Customer Support • The rep locator on the company website help operators find the help they need.

Contact • Solaronics Inc.,
704 Woodward Ave,
Rochester, MI 48307.
Toll free: (800) 223-5335.
Fax: (248) 651-0357.

Belanger Inc.

Northville, Michigan

Founded in 1969, Belanger Inc. is a full-line car wash manufacturer. Its equipment maximizes wash bay Profit-Per-Foot 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.