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Contact Information

Contact: Kim Balli, JR Klemmer
Phone: (800) 521-8218
Fax: (623) 872-6150

Location

PROTO-VEST INC
7400 N Glen Harbor Blvd
Glendale AZ 85307
United States
Proto-Vest provides the latest in cutting edge automotive dryer technology with an extensive line in daily production. On staff designers also allow for custom engineering to provide premium drying for customers with specific needs. A variety of options such as the AirGate, Silencer Package, and Tunnel Heater are also available to enhance dryer performance and meet environmental standards.

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Proto-Vest TailWind Automotive Dryer

Proto-Vest Car Wash Dryer: IP Stripper

Articles

Industry Watch - July 2013

Kerry Shimada of Arcadian Services passes away
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On loss and respect

It's been a tough couple of months for the carwashing industry. First we lost John Jurkens, the founder of Octopus Carwash who died on January 7.
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Remembering Lucian “Mac” McElroy

The carwashing industry lost another veteran and icon, when Lucian "Mac" McElroy, the founder of Proto-Vest, died on May 8, 2013, in a car accident.
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Dryers

Proto-Vest Inc.
The T130 RM package includes the T130 RM, S130 and TailWind RM dryers.
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Dryer

Proto-Vest Inc.
With one 30 hp motor and pinpoint drying capabilities, the S130 provides drying power to the vertical surfaces on both sides of any vehicle.
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Dryer

Proto-Vest Inc.
Dry a vehicle in as little as 40 seconds with the compact InBay RM, a stand-alone dryer for in-bay operations.
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Dryer

Proto-Vest Inc.
The T260 RM dries the horizontal surfaces and windows of a vehicle while assisting with the sides.
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Dryer

Proto-Vest Inc.
The IP345 performs all the necessary actions to produce a proficiently dried vehicle by itself.
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Dryer package

Proto-Vest Inc.
Proto-Vest's IP Stripper package provides drying performance at demanding line speeds with just 85 hp total and features the IP Stripper, S130 and TailWind RM dryers.
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What can’t doors do?

Door offerings have warped ahead at light speed, and their technological advances are set to stun.
Door offerings have warped ahead at light speed, and their technological advances are set to stun.
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Dryer package

The T130 RM package includes the T130 RM, S130 and TailWind RM dryers.
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Drying their best

Regular upkeep and frequent inspections can protect owners from debilitating dryer malfunctions.

Dryer package

The T260 RM package includes the T260 RM, S130 and TailWind RM dryers.
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The 2012 Car Wash Show™ Showcase

Welcome to a special edition of PC&D e-News that focuses on:
The 2012 Car Wash Show™.
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Dryers

Proto-Vest introduced their new IP Stripper package.


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Dryers in the news

DRYER [Product Release] April 2012 The touch-free IP Stripper dries at a variety of line speeds, including the back windows of vans, SUVs and pickups, using only 30 hp
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Dryer

The touch-free IP Stripper dries at a variety of line speeds, including the back windows of vans, SUVs and pickups, using only 30 hp and one overhead bag. The system
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Dryer

The touch-free IP Stripper dries at a variety of line speeds, including the back windows of vans, SUVs and pickups, using only 30 hp and one overhead bag. The system
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Dryer

The touch-free IP Stripper dries at a variety of line speeds, including the back windows of vans, SUVs and pickups, using only 30 hp and one overhead bag. The system
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Dryer

The touch-free IP Stripper dries at a variety of line speeds, including the back windows of vans, SUVs and pickups, using only 30 hp and one overhead bag. The system
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Dryer

The touch-free IP Stripper dries at a variety of line speeds, including the back windows of vans, SUVs and pickups, using only 30 hp and one overhead bag. The system
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Dryer

The touch-free IP Stripper dries at a variety of line speeds, including the back windows of vans, SUVs and pickups, using only 30 hp and one overhead bag. The system
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Dryer

The touch-free IP Stripper dries at a variety of line speeds, including the back windows of vans, SUVs and pickups, using only 30 hp and one overhead bag. The system
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Demystifying dryers

Vigilant inspection and routine maintenance are the best ways to prevent costly downtime and repairs.
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Dryer

The IP Stripper's compact, touch-free design dries 95 percent of a vehicle at 120 cars per hour, including the back windows of vans, SUVs and pickups. The dryer uses 30
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Dryer

The IP Stripper’s compact, touch-free design is able to dry 95 percent of a vehicle at 120 cars per hour, including the back windows of vans, SUVs and pickups. The
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Dryer

The IP Stripper’s compact design is able to dry 95 percent of a vehicle at 120 cars per hour (including the back windows of vans, SUVs and pickups) while only
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Dryer

The IP Stripper is able to dry 95 percent of a vehicle at 120 cars per hour (including the back windows of vans and SUVs). It follows the vehicle’s contours
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New Products - What to see at the expo

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Dryer

The IP Stripper from Proto-Vest is able to dry 95 percent of a vehicle at 120 cars per hour (including the back windows of vans and SUVs). It follows the
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Dryer

The IP345’s cutting edge integrated processor allows it to perform all of the necessary actions to produce a proficiently dried vehicle completely by itself! It recognizes pick ups, turns the
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Dryer

The powerful S130 from Proto-Vest provides pinpoint drying to the vertical surfaces of both sides of a vehicle. This 30hp system is designed as either a standalone or modular unit
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Dryer

The T250 RM’s powerful design allows it to effectively dry the horizontal surfaces/windows of a vehicle, even assist with the sides, while using minimal horsepower. Its 84” wide Proto-Duck bag
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Products to watch for in 2011

The newest equipment and technologies to give your business a great boost in the coming year.
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In-bay dryer

The Proto-Vest in-bay starter package is a completely self-contained unit with a watertight Nema 4 enclosure that houses 2 Nema 3 contractors and overloads. It comes pre-programmed/wired to
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Dryer

Proto-Vest’s T250’s powerful air stream design allows it to effectively dry the horizontal surfaces/windows and even assist with the sides of any vehicle while using minimal horsepower. Its 84” wide
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Dryer

Proto-Vest’s 90N can dry 120 cars per hour with only 15 horsepower. The 90N’s seven Proto-Duck air delivery bags are designed to follow the vehicle’s contour with a feather light
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Dryer

Proto-Vest introduces the 90N dryer. The 90N’s seven Proto-Duck air delivery bags are designed to follow the vehicle’s contour with a feather light touch to actually strip water from a
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Dryer

The Proto-Vest® IP330 is the newest generation of our most popular dryer the U325. The IP330’s integrated processor gives this model the intelligence to recognize pick-ups, perform open bed functions,
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Motor load controller for dryer

The Proto-Vest, Inc. AirGate drops a 30-horsepower electrical draw to the equivalent of a 5-horsepower motor, cutting your horsepower usage up to 80 percent. This pneumatically actuated intake/motor load controller
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Silencer package

The Proto-Vest Silencer Package is compatible with all of Proto-Vest dryers, enabling our systems to meet and exceed OSHA noise reduction standards. This technology reduces decibels generated by the impeller’s
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In-bay dryer

The Windshear InBay RM dryer from Proto-Vest, Inc. is constructed from high-density polyethylene alloy resulting in a system that is dent proof, corrosion proof and easy to assemble in as
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Dryer

Proto-Vest’s IP345 Dryer has a cutting edge integrated processor allowing it to perform all of the necessary actions to produce a proficiently dried vehicle completely by itself. The IP345 will
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Integrated processor

The IP330’s integrated processor allows it to independently recognize pick ups, perform open bed functions, turn the system on/off, and open/close the Proto-Vest Airgate between cars. This unit allows
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Touch-free dryer

The all new IP330 defines touch-free drying performance as the newest generation of our most popular dryer the U325. The IP330’s integrated processor allows it to independently recognize pick ups,
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Dryer

The Windshear InBay RM dryer by Proto-Vest, Inc. is constructed from high-density polyethylene alloy resulting in a system that is dent proof, corrosion proof and easy to assemble in as
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Dryer

The IP345 integrated processor from Proto-Vest recognizes pick ups, turns the dryer on/off, opens/closes the Proto-Vest Airgate between cars, and recognizes open-bed pickups to suspend the overhead bags. No adjustments
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Dryer

Proto-Vest’s new IP345 brings intelligence to automotive drying! This system contains Proto-Vest’s cutting edge integrated processor logic system allowing it to perform all of the necessary actions to produce
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Dryer

The Windshear InBay RM dryer from Proto-Vest, Inc. is constructed from high-density polyethylene alloy resulting in a system that is dent proof, corrosion proof and easy to assemble in as
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Dryer

Proto-Vest, Inc. announces the T250, a dryer with a powerful air jet design which allows it to effectively dry the top surfaces of any vehicle while using minimal horsepower. This
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Dryer

The IP345 contains Proto-Vest’s cutting edge integrated processor logic system which allows it to perform all of the necessary actions to produce a proficiently dried vehicle. The IP345 will recognize
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Dryer

The incredibly efficient IP330 dryer from Proto-Vest, Inc. will independently: Turn itself on/off with a self timer for shut down (to protect the motor); Recognize open bed pickups or dry
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In-bay dryer-January 2009

Proto-Vest, Inc. introduces a new InBay RM dryer that can dry a vehicle in 40 to 45 seconds. The system is a compact, stand alone dryer that features a high-density
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Standalone dryer

The InBay RM from Proto-Vest, Inc., is a compact, stand alone dryer specifically designed for in-bay operations. It proficiently dries a vehicle in as little as 40-45 seconds while allowing
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Dryer

Proto-Vest introduces the IP345. The IP345’s cutting edge integrated processor allows it to perform all of the necessary actions to produce a proficiently dried vehicle completely by itself. The IP345
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Dryer

Proto-Vest’s new IP345 brings intelligence to automotive drying! This system contains Proto-Vest’s cutting edge integrated processor logic system allowing it to perform all of the necessary actions to produce
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Dryer

Proficiently dry a vehicle in as little as 40-45 seconds while allowing for faster drive-through time and higher productivity with the InBay RM! This system is a compact, stand-alone dryer
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Dryer

The all new IP330 independently defines touch-free drying performance as the newest generation of our most popular dryer the U325. The IP330’s integrated processor gives it the intelligence to recognize
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Dryer

The Winshear Aluminum In-bay offers complete touch-free drying as a compact, stand-alone dryer specifically designed for automatic/rollover operations. Using only 50hp, this system is capable of drying a vehicle in
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News & Notes

•The newest Sheetz location has a whopping 5,000-square-foot convenience store and a full-serve automatic carwash in Farmville, VA. It is the company’s 54th store in Virginia. Sheetz currently operates
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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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The dirt on dryers

Learn how small and large improvements can equate to higher ticket averages and volumes.
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Conveyor dryers

How to choose the right dryer for your conveyor carwash.
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Dryers and vacuums and doors, oh my!

Improve efficiencies at your carwash with the latest technologies in these three carwash elements.
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Choosing the right dryer

It’s all about horsepower, timers and location, location, location.
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Keen on green

Our experts explain where the green trend has been, where it’s going, and what it means to you.
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