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Conveyors

PCD's Top 50

The following is a list of the top 50 conveyor carwash companies ranked based on the number of locations owned and operated or legally franchised or licensed. There are
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Tunnel vision: Back to basics

Carwash tunnels contain many complex machines that must work together to wash a car. Most tunnel controllers are comprised of three parts: A microprocessor-powered controller that directs all outputs
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Adapting to carwash surroundings

Whether it’s the attraction of a nearby high-volume retail operation, or another non-competing business that can serve as an enticing draw for motorists, sometimes a property is too good
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Touch-up

Carwashers head back to school
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Remote monitoring for carwash operations

Summary: This month, Professional Carwashing & Detailing® asked Tom Noble, transportation wash segment manager for Schneider Electric, about a new tool for owners of tunnel carwashes. Question: What is
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Chain gangs to moving floors

Ever since Henry Ford used a chain to pull cars through his innovative assembly line manufacturing concept, mass production methodology has in some way harnessed a steel chain into
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The perfect storm

I almost had to laugh when I read Mr. Waldron’s “perfect storm” comment in a recent Professional Car Care Online™ report which described the plight of carwash operators in
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2006 Conveyor Survey

In this year’s Conveyorized Benchmark Survey Report, there is an interesting entry under the question of computer-controlled tunnel operations – 100 percent of the respondents who operate full-service carwashes
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Choosing and building the best drying system

Industrial-strength automotive dryers are an integral part of the carwash process, with many variables to consider when choosing and building the best possible system. Knowing what and when to
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Impluse vending at the conveyorized carwash

The new trend toward exterior-only conveyor washes without lobbies provides an additional profit center opportunity for an investment in the so-called ‘automatic glass-front’ vendors for impulse sales at these
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