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N/S Wash Featured in Auto Laundry News

Customers across the world rely on N/S Wash when they want to make sure their vehicles are sparking clean. Through our dedication to washing the world one vehicle at a time for more than five decades, we have been able to produce equipment that has made us a leader among car wash manufacturers. One publication that featured our innovative technology and information shared by our N/S Wash brand president Thomas Ennis is Auto Laundry News.

Who Is Auto Laundry News?

car wash manufacturersOf all the publications covering the car care industry, Auto Laundry News has the longest history. Since 1953, they have featured information helpful to car wash manufacturers to stay on the cutting edge of innovation. Every month the magazine puts out content covering a variety of topics including technical information to “how-to” articles, new-product announcements, facility profiles, and analyses of industry surveys.

In addition to articles covering every aspect of the car wash industry, the publication has a comprehensive buyer’s guide to the car care industry featuring more than 1,000 entries for car wash, detail, and fast-lube product and equipment manufacturers and distributors. This publication is used daily by car wash operators, detailers, and fast lube operators and features some of the leading experts in regards to car wash manufacturers. As a standard in the industry, N/S Wash is proud to have been involved in their feature on green operations.

Innovating Eco Friendly Wash Solutions

car wash buildAt N/S Wash, we are not content to merely provide efficient washing technology. We know many of our customers care about the environment, just like us. Gone are the antiquated facilities that are wasteful and draining on water resources. Instead, modern car wash manufacturers are looking for ways to upgrade facilities to not only cut down on costs, but on their environmental impact, as well. Auto Laundry’s article “Green Operation – Make Your Car Wash More Environmentally Friendly” is a great resource with tips and tricks for doing that.

One area the article focuses on is the debate between whether foam soap or bubble systems are better. As our president Thomas Ennis explains, “Foam is a thick concentrate and it takes a lot more water to rinse a car clean.” Foam systems can easily be adapted to a soap application system and operators can change the concentrate of the foam to make it thinner and easier to rinse. He also spends time discussing the use of hydraulic vs. electric motors, and how the motors utilized by N/S Wash are much quieter and energy efficient than predecessors.

These are just a few of the tips featured in the article on how car wash manufacturers can reduce their water use to stay in business and lessen their environmental impact. Read the full article to see all the featured tips and advice from operators across the country.

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How to Make Your Car Wash More Environmentally Friendly

 

While reducing costs has long been a focus for businesses, modern corporations are also looking to be more environmentally aware. Car washes, with their heavy use of water, are no different. While they may be easy targets for environmentalists, there is a lot they can do to leave as little of an environmental footprint as possible.

Car wash systemUnlike the antiquated facilities of the past, modern facilities use a variety of eco friendly car wash equipment that creates a positive environmental legacy and help owners save thousands in operation costs. Below are just a few of the popular solutions being used by these modern car washes.

Reducing Power to Reduce Water Use

Hydroelectricity is a major power generator for communities throughout the western United States. As large dam-reservoir systems are often responsible for powering multiple communities, high energy consumption can be taxing on water sources. Just as homes focus on using less electrical systems to cut down on energy costs, car washes can employ eco friendly car wash equipment that will reduce energy consumption and also lessen utility costs and their impact on reservoirs.

One common strategy car washes employ to reduce energy consumption is switching from hydraulic systems to electric motors. The results from this conversion are astounding. Just ask the president and founder of our N/S Wash Systems brand Thomas Ennis: “First, hydraulics that run a conveyor or brush package will use 1.5 times the horsepower of a simple electric motor.” Ennis then explains why electric motors are more energy efficient: “For example, it takes a 10 HP electric motor to run a brush system that would require a 15 HP hydraulic one.”

While in the past electric motors weren’t considered good for the environment, they have been improved to become a vital part of a eco friendly car wash’s equipment. One major improvement, the use of waterproof cords, has gone a long way to reduce the chance for electrical shock. This has made electrical systems more viable at a reliable pace while using less power.

Foam Soap or Bubbles?

Historically, car washes have relied on foam systems to clean vehicles. Modern trends are seeing facilities embrace bubble systems, which rinse off easier and reduce water use by 20–30 percent, as explained by Ennis: “Foam is a thick concentrate and it takes a lot more water to rinse a car clean.” He adds that car washes with foam systems can adapt to a soap application system or change the concentrate of the foam to make it thinner and easier to rinse. Adapted systems reduce the amount of water use by about 21 gallons per car.

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Reclaiming Water Still Goes a Long Way

The last tip that can be for eco friendly car wash equipment is one of the oldest. Each car wash is required to have a clarifier system that separates dirt from the oil before the water enters the sewer system or storm drains. Instead of relying on underground clarifiers, many modern facilities are switching to aboveground alternatives that are easier to maintain, can be cleaned by staff, and leaks can be dealt with immediately. This helps facilities everywhere recycle used water efficiently to cut down on the need for drawing in new water from sources.

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Green Forest Car Wash – Bell Gardens – Grand Opening

Green Forest Opens its third car wash as NS continues to dominate the local car wash market in Southern California. In the past six months, N/S has built seven new tunnel washes and there are plans for another eight on current drawing boards. Local entrepreneurs appreciate having their equipment manufacturer in their back yard and they also appreciate N/S’s approach to themed car washes.

With so many car wash options present in the market today, it can be increasingly difficult to distinguish your business from competition. At N/S Corporation, we approach standard car wash operations with innovative and interactive themed facilities geared toward separating your business from others. In coordination with N/S Corporation, Green Forest Express Car Wash in Bell Gardens, CA recently opened their business with a uniquely individual approach, subsequently dominating their local car wash market.

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Innovative Technology and Fun Themes

N/S’s themed car washes are a huge hit, and Green Forest Express Car Wash is just one example. Each themed car wash implements innovative technology and a partnership commitment to help local entrepreneurs become successful in the car wash industry.

Instead of creating a standard facility with typical equipment, the Green Forest Car Wash was built around a dinosaur theme. Kids of all ages enjoy the vibrant colors, themed décor on the wash components, and even the dinosaur statues guarding the entrance and exit of this incredible tunnel wash system. This elevated experience takes the mundane task of visiting the car wash and makes it exciting, fun, and memorable.

The system employs several patented N/S Corporation innovations, including a state of the art “volcano” Bubblizer, which combines dazzling lights with patented foaming technology that evokes a “wow factor” for the customers. The location also employs our popular water reclamation technology that makes it eco-friendly.

The location is part of an effort to expand Green Forest Car Wash businesses nationwide. For those in the Bell Gardens area, make sure to check out the location to experience some of the latest innovations that N/S Corporation has developed.

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The Excalibur Conveyor – Our Newest Product!

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The car wash is a highly competitive industry that mandates the latest in wash technologies and systems to stay profitable in business. With our patented Excalibur Conveyor system, N/S Corporation can help you achieve your business goals and integrate the latest innovative solutions.

A Heavy Duty Solution

Our new Excalibur Conveyor system improves on car wash technology that experts have depended on for more than 50 years. This heavy duty equipment was designed to solve common problems, including the reliance on compressed air to maintain chain tension, hard to reach lubrication points, the need of a come along, and the time needed to perform standard maintenance.

This advanced Excalibur Conveyor system features:

  • Guide rails made of ultra high molecular weight polymer that are attached externally to protect against wheel damage.
  • High density polyethylene chain guides that reduce abnormal chain wear and lower maintenance cost.
  • High or low profile rollers for controlled car movement.
  • UHMW Polymers with a molecular weight that is 10 times that of conventional high density polyethylene resins.
  • A foot operated manual roller call-up with lock.
  • Single point lubrication of roller call-up bearings, idler sprocket, and screw jack.
  • All stainless steel hardware.

N/S Corporation offers the Excalibur Conveyor system in electric and hydraulic models. Guarantee a heavy duty solution for your business by choosing innovative technology that integrates into your current car wash. With N/S Corporation, increase your production level, decrease operation costs, and work with only the latest, patented solutions.

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Don’t Hose Me Man!

N/S Themed Car Washes are emerging all over Southern California.  Think outside of the box.  Let N/S manufacture your themed concept today!

N/S Corporation has next generation car wash systems built around engaging themes and latest innovations to create an experience that is fun and memorable. Instead of having customers idly wait while their vehicle is pushed through a standard wash tunnel, think outside of the box and get on board with N/S Corporation Themed Car Washes.

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Blend Décor and Technology for a Memorable Wash Experience

Our themed facilities are emerging all over California and beyond. N/S Corporation can create a customized concept for your facility that employs colorful décor and lighting effects along with patented equipment to create a dazzling facility. N/S has created chemical applicators, rinse arches and custom brush pelts to fit emerging and creative themes.

Depending on the needs of your facility, our popular Bubblizer technology can be equipped with different features to complement the overall theme. The Bubblizer is a complex system that functions on letting bubbles drop on the vehicle to wash away grime and dirt particles. This cuts down on application time and cost. Different additions can also create a distinct system to contribute to the “Wow!” factor and differentiate your business from its competitors.

Some features include:

  • Multi-use chemical applicator arch that creates a dazzling light show.
  • Improves chemical efficiency for use with soap or wax.
  • Mounts to 4”x4” square anchor, 6”x6” square bulkhead, or 4” round arch.

With an easy installation process, you can add the Bubblizer and other themes quickly to existing facilities or have N/S Corporation to create something entirely new to accomplish your goals. Whether you want a rock and roll 1950s era throwback or a prehistoric dinosaur theme, N/S Corporation’s concepts and technology are a great pairing to push your business ahead of the competition with an unforgettable experience for all ages.

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Beautiful NS Conveyor Car Wash

When it comes to innovative car wash technology, N/S Corporation has been a leader for more than half a century. Our expertise at keeping vehicles clean covers every aspect of the industry, and we know how to keep fleets of commercial, rental, and professional machines sparkling for a long time. While we have a lot of different styles when it comes to vehicle wash setups, one of our most popular is the beautiful N/S Conveyor Car Wash system.

Built with Tough, Reliable Equipment

In developing our patented Conveyor Car Wash system, our engineers put together this popular patented equipment. The famous Bubblizer technology gives every inch of vehicles an even application of suds to take on tough grime. These are followed by heavy duty touches, including rocker panel brushes, wrap brushes and mitter curtains, which are used to break up harmful dirt clusters before your vehicle is thoroughly rinsed. Rinses can include high pressure early in the wash cycle to blast off dirt, then less pressure in the final rinse cycles. The final touch of this system is a gentle scrubbing with our popular Lammscloth technology that will give your vehicle an extra smooth finish.

Whether you have an existing vehicle wash system in place for your fleet or need something new from the ground up to keep vehicles clean, N/S Corporation has the technology to help you thrive with our conveyor style facilities. All of our systems are designed to be eco-friendly with top of the line water reclamation systems, assuring that your business will be as green as it is effective.

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Concept, Latest Technology Sets Wash Apart

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Hesperia, California is the home of one extraordinary car wash. 5 Minute Xpress Car Wash opened their doors last December. On opening day, 5 Minute Xpress washed all the town’s fire trucks while the firefighters stood by collecting donations for muscular dystrophy. The fanfare included an enormous car-shaped balloon flown in from China. 5 Minute Xpress is truly making a positive stamp on the community.