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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

June 20, 2013
Kerry Shimada of Arcadian Services passes away Read More
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On loss and respect

June 20, 2013
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. Read More
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Remembering Lucian “Mac” McElroy

June 20, 2013
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. Read More
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Dryers

February 22, 2013
The T130 RM package includes the T130 RM, S130 and TailWind RM dryers. Read More
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Dryer

November 30, 2012
With one 30 hp motor and pinpoint drying capabilities, the S130 provides drying power to the vertical surfaces on both sides of any vehicle. Read More
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Dryer

October 23, 2012
Dry a vehicle in as little as 40 seconds with the compact InBay RM, a stand-alone dryer for in-bay operations. Read More
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Dryer

September 28, 2012
The T260 RM dries the horizontal surfaces and windows of a vehicle while assisting with the sides. Read More
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Dryer

August 27, 2012
The IP345 performs all the necessary actions to produce a proficiently dried vehicle by itself. Read More

Dryer package

August 1, 2012
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. Read More
Door

What can’t doors do?

August 1, 2012
Door offerings have warped ahead at light speed, and their technological advances are set to stun. Read More

Dryer package

July 2, 2012
The T130 RM package includes the T130 RM, S130 and TailWind RM dryers. Read More

Dryer package

June 5, 2012
The T260 RM package includes the T260 RM, S130 and TailWind RM dryers. Read More
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The 2012 Car Wash Show™ Showcase

June 1, 2012
Welcome to a special edition of PC&D e-News that focuses on:
The 2012 Car Wash Show™. Read More

Dryers

May 8, 2012

Proto-Vest introduced their new IP Stripper package.

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Dryers in the news

March 29, 2012
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 Read More

Dryer

March 26, 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 and one overhead bag. The system Read More

Dryer

March 1, 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 and one overhead bag. The system Read More

Dryer

January 31, 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 and one overhead bag. The system Read More

Dryer

January 5, 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 and one overhead bag. The system Read More

Dryer

December 1, 2011
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 Read More

Dryer

October 27, 2011
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 Read More

Dryer

October 10, 2011
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 Read More

Demystifying dryers

October 5, 2011
Vigilant inspection and routine maintenance are the best ways to prevent costly downtime and repairs. Read More

Dryer

September 12, 2011
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 Read More

Dryer

August 9, 2011
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 Read More

Dryer

July 1, 2011
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 Read More

Dryer

May 6, 2011
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 Read More

New Products - What to see at the expo

April 26, 2011
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Dryer

April 4, 2011
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 Read More

Dryer

March 8, 2011
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 Read More

Dryer

March 8, 2011
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 Read More

Dryer

March 8, 2011
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 Read More

Products to watch for in 2011

March 8, 2011
The newest equipment and technologies to give your business a great boost in the coming year. Read More

In-bay dryer

October 11, 2010
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 Read More

Dryer

October 11, 2010
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 Read More

Dryer

October 11, 2010
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 Read More

Dryer

October 11, 2010
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 Read More

Dryer

October 11, 2010
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, Read More

Motor load controller for dryer

October 11, 2010
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 Read More

Silencer package

October 11, 2010
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 Read More

In-bay dryer

October 11, 2010
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 Read More

Dryer

October 11, 2010
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 Read More

Integrated processor

October 11, 2010
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 Read More

Touch-free dryer

October 11, 2010
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, Read More

Dryer

October 11, 2010
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 Read More

Dryer

October 11, 2010
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 Read More

Dryer

October 11, 2010
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 Read More

Dryer

October 11, 2010
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 Read More

Dryer

October 11, 2010
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 Read More

Dryer

October 11, 2010
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 Read More

Dryer

October 11, 2010
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 Read More

In-bay dryer-January 2009

October 11, 2010
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 Read More

Standalone dryer

October 11, 2010
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 Read More

Dryer

October 11, 2010
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 Read More

Dryer

October 11, 2010
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 Read More

Dryer

October 11, 2010
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 Read More

Dryer

October 11, 2010
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 Read More

Dryer

October 11, 2010
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 Read More

News & Notes

October 11, 2010
•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 Read More

Choosing and building the best drying system

October 11, 2010
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 Read More

The dirt on dryers

October 11, 2010
Learn how small and large improvements can equate to higher ticket averages and volumes. Read More

Conveyor dryers

October 11, 2010
How to choose the right dryer for your conveyor carwash. Read More

Dryers and vacuums and doors, oh my!

October 11, 2010
Improve efficiencies at your carwash with the latest technologies in these three carwash elements. Read More

Choosing the right dryer

October 11, 2010
It’s all about horsepower, timers and location, location, location. Read More

Keen on green

October 11, 2010
Our experts explain where the green trend has been, where it’s going, and what it means to you. Read More
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