N/S Corporation has been leading the wash system industry for over 50 years with our innovative technologies and cutting edge patents. With over 70 patents filed by our founder, G. Thomas Ennis, we provide the reliability, quality, and standards our customers our looking for. All the effort we put into our systems makes our school bus wash systems especially cost-effective for school districts and learning institutions everywhere that have to maintain a frequently used fleet. Read on to learn how the Nautica wash system can make school bus maintenance easier!
What is The Nautica 4M?
The Nautica 4M Bus Wash Series is a fleet rollover wash system that comes in two versions: the Nautica 4M-12 and the Nautica 4M-14. Both systems are among the school bus wash systems that have the smallest outside dimensions, but can still be used to double wash busses in under four minutes!
Both systems have very similar dimensions for simple school bus maintenance, but the Nautica 4M-14 is slightly taller to allow for busses up to 14 feet tall to enter. The Nautica 4M-12 has a vehicle clearance height of 12 feet, and both systems offer a vehicle width clearance of 10 feet.
System Dimensions 4M-12
- Frame Height: 14’4”
- Height with Brush in Top Position: + 1’8”
- Width: 15’7”
- Length: 7’6”
- Vehicle Clearance Height: 12’
- Vehicle Clearance Width: 10’
- 208/230V, 3 phase 30 Amp
- 460/480V, 3 phase 15 Amp
- 575/600V, 3 phase 15 Amp
System Dimensions 4M-14
- Frame Height: 16’4”
- Height with Brush in Top Position: + 1’8”
- Width: 15’7”
- Length: 7’6”
- Vehicle Clearance Height: 14’
- Vehicle Clearance Width: 10’
- 208/230V, 3 phase 30 Amp
- 460/480V, 3 phase 15 Amp
- 575/600V, 3 phase 15 Amp
- Blower Systems
- Reverse Osmosis Systems
- Undercarriage Wash
- Water Recycling Systems
- Traffic Lights
- Auto Start
- Electric Eye Activation
Why Choose the Nautica 4M?
The Nautica 4M series offers a number of automated systems with tons of benefits for your operation. From safer school bus maintenance and time saving capabilities, to one of the most reliable systems on the market, the Nautica series is for you.
Stay Safe and Save Time
When using the Nautica system, drivers aren’t exposed to any slippery surfaces and buses can be double washed in under four minutes. With the double wash system, you get swifter washes and a more thorough clean than manual washes. The Nautica systems ensure the top, back, and sides of your busses are pristine. Some fleet operators also consider adding an undercarriage wash option to the Nautica system, which assists with rinsing salt and grime from the undercarriages of the buses.
Reliable School Bus Maintenance
The Nautica series systems are among the most rugged you’ll find. The machine is American made, in-house at our 60,000 square foot facility in Inglewood, CA.
Built for Your Operation
Every three years, the team at N/S Corporation takes a trip to attend the APTA Expo and showcase the new products and innovative technologies we’ve recently developed. This year the show took place in Atlanta. Next year the show will be in NS’s backyard, Anaheim. As a growing company, N/S Corporation wants to connect with other key players in the transit industry, develop long lasting relationships with industry design architects, and display our products. Learn more about our success at the APTA Expo here.
With a space over four times the size of our closest competitors, we can really take over the show. Our team has a depth of product to showcase that dwarfs other bus and train wash manufacturers’ displays, and allows end users to experience our product up close and personal without any additional marketing. Transit agencies and design engineers all have access to our newest systems! On display is over five decades of innovation. On display is the only true vertically integrated player in vehicle wash systems in the US.
What We Showcased
At this year’s APTA Expo, we highlighted our Smart Gate System — a pneumatically operated gate that opens and closes the inflow of air into a blower reducer’s impeller chamber. It reduces power consumption by up to 50% by eliminating the need to start and stop motors multiple times per hour. Since washing buses or other large vehicles can demand more starts and stops than a traditional system can handle, using our Smart Gate System minimizes motor damage to the wash system. Other benefits include:
- Noise Reduction to Notably Lower Decibel Levels for a Safer Work Environment
- Can Be Retrofitted for Any N/S Corporation Blower
- Works Like a Small Compressor
- Made of 75% Recycled Structural Aluminum
- Has a Bolt On Design
- Is Made in the USA!
About the APTA Expo
The APTA (American Public Transportation Association) Expo is held every three years to coincide with the association’s annual meeting. This expo acts as the public transit sector’s premier showcase of new technology, innovative products, and unique services. Held in Atlanta, Georgia, this year’s expo ran from October 9th to the 11th.
This is the only event where technology and cutting edge innovation come together and allow every business in the industry to experience public transportation products and services up close. Attendees have the opportunity to connect with over 800 exhibitors from the global community, network with over 12,000 businesses, industry insiders, and peers, and join with others in the industry to develop solutions for the future.
N/S at the APTA Expo
The N/S Corporation team was enthusiastic to participate in this year’s expo and we can’t wait for the next show coming in 2020. Since we’re always developing new products and solutions to all of your wash system woes, we have an endless list of technologies to share. Keep up with our newest designs and showcases when you follow our blog today!
A San Pedro Car Wash Installation
When N/S teams up with local cash wash, we love showcasing the amazing results we’ve created with our car wash installations. Recently, our team completed the installation of a car wash for a valued customer, Jerzy Boyz Car Wash, in San Pedro CA. Read on to learn what a team up like this one created!
Jerzy Boys purchased a wide selection of N/S equipment to create an amazing wash experience for all their customers. Their car wash installation included:
- Five Touch Eco-5 Front to Rear Module with a Front-to-Rear Curtain Mitter, Two Tall Wrap Brushes, & Two Rocker Panel Brushes
- Three Touch Eco-3 Side to Side Module
- Two Bubblizers
- 110 Foot Excalibur Conveyor
- New Vortex Blast Arch
- Two 20 HP Vacuums with 16 Drops
- Chemical Mixing Station for the Back Room
- Set Of N/S Blowers
What to Expect
As you are greeted at the entrance of the car wash, the Excalibur conveyor will gently take up your wheel and introduce you to Jerzy Boyz magnificent tunnel.
The Excalibur Conveyor
The Excalibur Conveyor was designed to solve car wash operators’ dependence on compressed air to maintain chain tension, as well as issues with hard to reach multiple point lubrication spots and the countless hours replacing links and other components.
The Vortex Blast Arch
As the Excalibur glides your vehicle forward through this San Pedro car wash, you’ll find the Vortex Blast Arch. This is one of N/S Corporation’s prized new products. The Vortex Arch has six spinners with 4 jets each — two on each side and two on top, along with a 20 HP pump and the choice of a fun light package.
N/S firmly believes that applying a high pressure pump at the entrance of every tunnel properly prepares the car for polishing by blasting off road grime, dirt and in some cases salt film from coastal beach areas.
As your car progresses through this car wash, soap is dispensed from the Bubblizer. We’ve discovered over the past five years that dispensing bubbles is a cost effective and efficient way to spread chemicals over the exterior of a vehicle. It also enables car wash owners to create more top package options in a smaller space for more profits and a quick payback on the cost of a Bubblizer.
The robust Lammscloth Pelts are next up the car wash queue, and they offer superior polishing results along with a blast of color to liven up the tunnel. From the interior of your vehicle, you will see and hear, the benefits of Lammscloth massaging the exterior of your vehicle.
N/S offers red, black, blue, yellow, orange, lime, forest green and pink brushes for an easily customizable theme for your car wash. Jerzy Boys selected a combination of two Eco Brush stations for a total of eight brush elements, but NS offers various combinations of three, five, seven, and ten touch stations — each varying to fit your preferences and the length of the tunnel. See these various configurations here on our site.
Tire Gloss Applicator
Now right before the San Pedro car wash dryers kick in, chemical is gently massaged on the surface of your tires with NS Corporation’s world class Tire Gloss Applicator. This is a great top package enhancement because the TGA is the only tire shiner on the market that uses Lammscloth pads to apply chemical evenly, minimizing runoff and the amount of chemical applied.
Choose the Jerzy Boyz San Pedro Car Wash
There is no question that Jerzy Boyz has packed their tunnel with the best equipment money can buy. If you live in the San Pedro area, please stop by the Jerzy Boyz Car Wash for a first class washing experience!
If you own a car wash, we hope this display will tempt you to visit N/S Corporation to explore our equipment selection and purchase a reliable car was system from the leader – N/S!
Given the depth of knowledge and considerable experience in washing transit vehicles for decades, N/S Corporation is proud to announce that we have embarked on a new market segment: Leak Testing. We’re currently working with train manufacturers across the United States to ensure their trains are meeting the high quality control standards consumers expect. Read on to learn more about our innovative developments for the train testing industry.
Leak Testing Trains
Wet testing is a new and expanding vertical market. With train manufacturers now relying on N/S high pressure arches to test trains for leaks, we’re building customized designs to assist them.
The custom system pictured consists of a series of arches that blast manufactured rail cars with high pressure water. Over the course of the testing process, we bombard the trains from many angles to ensure that the seals on the railcars are strong.
At this location in Springfield MA, there are two 75 HP pumps in play, as well as a 40 HP pump. These pumps work in tandem to fuel 16 blast arches and 4 powerful undercarriage sprays, so no part of the train is untested.
A Trusted Partner
N/S Corporation is proud to partner with train manufacturers worldwide to assist in manufacturing quality control. If you’d like to work with us on any sort of custom leak testing system, reach out to our representatives today!
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Washing and Leak Testing Vehicles Worldwide Since 1961.
Eco-conscious car washes are becoming the industry standard because along with helping our environment, they reduce waste and cut costs for car wash facilities. Because of the new initiative to go green, Ken Crow and Chris McKenna of Redondo Beach opened a car wash with a commitment to being more environmentally conscious, complete with eco-friendly equipment. Read on to learn more about their success.
With the success that Ken and Chris saw from their Rock and Roll Car Wash in Hermosa Beach, Ken and Chris decided to grow their portfolio of facilities and open a second car wash in Redondo Beach. Redondo Car Wash, along with Rock and Roll Car Wash, has made a commitment to providing their customers with an environmentally-friendly car wash.
Redondo Car Wash prides itself on being a community-based facility. Their mission is to provide quality, environmentally-friendly car washes for the community while also supporting all local community sports teams and recreational leagues.
A Green Car Wash
Redondo Car Wash offers a full range of custom car wash packages that will fit into any budget, including a wide range of services from basic washes to complete detail packages.
Both Redondo and Rock and Roll Car Wash feature N/S Corporation Commercial Equipment. Built with the environment in mind, our Commercial Equipment is designed to reduce waste, save water, and save car washes any potential downtime. Redondo Car Wash features some of our best eco-friendly equipment like the Eco-10 Wash System, the Excalibur Conveyor, and the famous Bubblizer.
The Bubblizer technology revolutionizes how a cleaning system can tackle grime on vehicles. It uses a powerful stream of bubbles to deliver cleansing chemicals, unlike traditional foamers you find in other bus and car washes. The bubbles cover a large surface area, which allows you to use less water, chemicals, soap, and water during operation. Our Bubblizer ensures you use less chemicals and improves vehicle coverage.
The ECO-10 is a ten-brush system that cleans and protects vehicles with increased efficiency. The ECO-10 system is the pinnacle of our ECO line of equipment. This brush system uses significantly less power than comparable brush systems, while still providing top quality wash services. The ECO-10 is an environmentally conscious bus, train, and car wash system that provides years of outstanding service for any eco-friendly car wash.
The Excalibur Conveyor was designed to solve common problems including alleviating a bus or car wash’s need to rely on compressed air to maintain chain tension, accessing any hard-to-reach lubrication points, and reducing the amount of time needed to perform standard maintenance. It saves our partners time, money, and works hard to save the environment – one wash at a time.
Stop by Redondo Car Wash and Rock and Roll Car Wash and see for yourself why N/S Corporation is the leader in vehicle wash systems.
Redondo Car Wash
617 Torrance Boulevard, Redondo Beach
1000 Pacific Coast Highway, Hermosa Beach
Mon – Fri 8:00 – 5:00
Sat – Sun 8:00 – 5:00
Remember – Life is better at the beach!
Bus, Train & Car Wash Foam Brush System
Are your fiber brushes at the end of their useful life? We’re here to help! At N/S Corporation, we specialize in delivering state of the art, easy-to-use products for your car wash facilities. We’ve developed a new product that will revolutionize the future of car wash technology. Read on to learn more about how to use them!
Eco Foam Brushes and Pelts
We are happy to introduce our new Eco Foam Brushes and Pelts, perfect for your bus, train, or car wash foam brush system. With these new, versatile products, you will be able to extend the life of your brushes in your facilities while improving results for your customers’ vehicles. The Eco Foam system is equipped with very thin strands that are designed to get into any crevice smoothly and easily. The material is closely sealed, so it will not absorb any water, dirt, or debris from wash to wash. Another feature we offer are the black pelts that were created for the bottom of the brush area. We made these bus and car wash foam brush system accessories black, so they won’t show any dirt from the harder cleaning areas of a vehicle.
The Perfect Fit!
If your fiber brushes are worn and have lost 40% of their brush volume, you may be ready to try something different. Switch to Eco Foam brushes and pelts for the ideal train, bus, and car wash foam brush system. When you’re ready to replace your fiber brushes, you can easily replace them with Eco Foam equipment. We’ve specially designed our brushes to ensure a direct fit into your wash system’s existing 15-1 gearbox, so there’s no need for you to replace them.
How to Install Your Car Wash Foam Brush System
To replace the top brush, rocker brush panels, and wrap brush, you simply need to drop the old brush down from its mounting and install the Eco Foam brush like you normally would. What’s even easier is that there is no driver or passenger side on the rocker brush panels and wrap brushes; these universal brushes will keep your installation as simple as possible.
It’s always easier to replace the entire brush, but if you need to replace an individual pelt, we can provide you with an all-in-one kit to use. N/S Corporation provides you with the correct hardware to install your replacement pelt and a configuration diagram to assist you with installation. Each pelt was made to fit into traditional fiber pelt bearings, so with just the use of a drill, you won’t skip a beat.
Designed for Your System
Our Eco Foam brushes and pelts are designed with you in mind. If you are in the market for a strong, durable, eco-friendly solution to your fiber brush issues, consider switching to N/S Corporation and our car wash products.
For more information about the Eco Foam brushes and pelts, please reach out to us today!
As the holiday season comes around, we find ourselves wanting to thank all of our customers, supporters, employees, and friends. For us, the holidays are a time for reflection, thanks, and good cheer.
To our customers, partnering with you is always a pleasure and we hope to continue working with all of you in the coming year.
We also want to thank our employees who strive to fulfill customer needs and keep our operations running smoothly—every single day. Without your commitment to the success of N/S Corporation, we wouldn’t be where we are today.
As we look back on the last year, we want to thank you all once again and wish everyone associated with N/S Corporation a joyful holiday season and a happy new year!
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?
Of 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
At 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.