Today’s post is an overview of our wide rollover range. We are often asked what kind of automatic car wash machine is most appropriate for each individual car wash facility. Our rollover models differ from each other in two ways: wash capacity and basic features/optional extras. Wash quality is never a differentiating factor.
Let’s start with the ‘little one’ in the family: the M1 is our simplest automatic car wash equipment. It is a functional machine with a very compact and robust design offering a quality wash and a quality dry. It is equipped with tilting vertical brushes, a shampooing and waxing circuit, and a 12kW static dryer consisting of top and side nozzles. High pressures or other optional extras cannot be incorporated on the structure to complete the program choice. It is the perfect model for workshops and dealers, as an additional service.
Another basic model, it is perfect to get started in the car wash business; it is different from the previous rollover in two ways. The M’START is an ideal model for facilities offering a full car wash service such as petrol stations, or as a complement to a jet wash. It has an integrated PLC and a control panel with a colour touch screen. Program and parameter configuration is flexible, and different high pressures can be incorporated onto the structure, including the on-board high pressure pump as an option. The rollover can also be tailored with different fairings, light signs, vinyls, and a wide colour palette to customise its structure. The 15.2 kW dryer can be fixed or mobile, to scan the vehicle’s shape.
Standing out for its adaptation power, the M’NEX is the top of the range. With 8 different wash heights and 2 wash widths, it has the latest technology and a flexible program configuration. It incorporates speed and position control for brushes using frequency converters and encoders, latest-generation photocells, several combinations of horizontal and lateral drying, different wheel-wash types and high pressures, chemical spraying, etc. It is the most comprehensive rollover range in our portfolio, and the most attractive too as far as fairings, design and customisation options are concerned.
The M’NEX22 is the most versatile model and the best seller in the whole M’NEX range. The M’NEX25 is a rollover with two synchronised wash and dryer modules working on the same 11-metre long bay to maximise the number of passes and improve wash quality. Its flexibility is maximum thanks to different optional extras for both modules. Conversely, the M’NEX27 consists of two independent rollovers -washing and drying- with a separating curtain working on two separate bays (9 and 7 metres respectively) to significantly increase throughput. And to complete the supply, our M’NEX28 is a 5-brush rollover with maximum wash and dry throughput in the smallest area, as it only needs a standard 9-metre long bay. It is the only automatic car wash model with simultaneous operation of two horizontal dryers, 8kW each.
Our transformer rollover. ISTOBAL is the patent holder of the first and only automatic car wash machine in the market that is capable of transforming from three to five brushes without changing machines and in just 1 working day. This rollover provides your car wash facility with total flexibility. Needs at the car wash change. You can change too, without changing machines. If you need to improve your capacity, washing and drying time can be reduced up to 30% compared to a three-brush machine. And it offers almost the same customization and image possibilities as the M’NEX range. It also has a large number of optional extras.
Each car wash market has uses and habits of its own. Our rollover range also includes model TRACER OH1, the first ‘brushless’ car wash totally made in Europe based on the American touchless high-pressure philosophy. With overhead travel suspended from its own structure and L-shaped piping, this model applies specific chemicals and high pressure while moving around the vehicle in the centre of the bay. The pipe supplies shampoos, waxes and sprayed chemicals, and can even incorporate an on-board dryer.
As you can see, saying that we have the market’s most complete rollover is not an overstatement at ISTOBAL.