Tunnel Equipment: Drying


Finish the tunnel experience with a system that actually dries.


Carwash Services uses multiple solutions to dry off vehicles going through the tunnel. We only use reputable systems like Sonny’s air drying systems.

TOUCH FREE AIR DRYERS

Sonny’s air dryers dry a vehicle more completely. The unique unibody plastic blower housing has no seams or plastic welds that are prone to cracking. Scrolled housing design does not restrict airflow, maximizing dryer performance, and steel impellers with backward-curved blades are welded on both sides for durability. The system is composed of a 4- by 4-inch modular frame that can be outfitted with any combination of 10- and 15-horsepower blowers to maximize performance per utility dollar.

165 HP – 4 Air Drying System

45 HP – 1 Arch Air Drying System
60 HP – 2 Arch Air Drying System
75 HP – 2 Arch Air Drying System
90 HP – 3 Arch Air Drying System

105 HP – 3 Arch Air Drying System
120 HP – 3 Arch Air Drying System
120 HP – 4 Arch Air Drying System

135 HP – 4 Arch Air Drying System
165 HP – 5 Arch Air Drying System

ELEPHANT EAR DRYERS


Sonny’s Elephant ears are the ideal primary side drying solution for short tunnels as well as a perfect finishing dryer for high volume locations. The motors are mounted off the ground to reduce corrosion and avoid recirculation of mist in the wash. Elephant ears feature a scrolled housing and impeller design that produce a powerful 190 mph velocity at the discharge of each 15 HP blower for more effective drying.

Dryer Features

  • Safe touch-free drying.
  • Scrolled housing permits free airflow in direction of impeller rotation.
  • Steel impellers with backward curved blades welded on both sides.
  • 4400 CFM of air per each 15 HP blower.
  • Compact design only requires a 12-foot wide tunnel for installation.
  • Air tube adjusts 12 degrees in either direction for precise calibration.
  • Durable fabric manifold distributes air evenly.

Elephant Ear Dryers

PROTOVEST DRYERS


Untouchables 325 / IP330

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 pick-ups, perform open bed functions, turn the system on/off, and open/close the Proto-Vest Airgate between cars. This unit allows operators the freedom of automotive drying without any adjustments or car wash controller functions. The incredibly efficient IP330 also features touch-less pin point drying capabilities and is ideal for any conveyer operation.

Dryer Features

  • (1) 30-hp Motor
  • Touch-less
  • Optional Silencer Package
  • Optional AirGate
  • Optional Custom Bag Colors
  • Optional Side Blower Placement

Untouchables 325 / IP330

Windshear

The Windshear like all dryers in the Windshear series is designed as a stand alone drying system. This dryer utilizes one 30hp magnum blower, plenum and three Prot-Duck air delivery bags. The magnum blower assembly is manufactured from steel that is powder coated while the plenum is made from aircraft aluminum. All the bags are produced from durable Proto-Duck material designed to direct air around the vehicle as it passes under the equipment arch. The drying quality in the Windshear dryers far surpasses any comparable horsepower dryer in its class.

Dryer Features

  • One (1) 30-hp Motor
  • 70 Cars Per Hour
  • Touchless
  • 170 in. Overall Width
  • Silencer Package Optional
  • AirGate Optional
  • Red and Blue Bag Colors
  • Driver/Passenger Side Blower Placement Optional

Windshear

TopShot

The Windshear TopShot like all dryers in the Windshear series is designed as a stand alone drying system. This dryer utilizes one 30hp magnum blower, plenum and one Proto-Duck overhead air delivery bags. The magnum blower assembly is manufactured from steel that is powder coated while the plenum is made from aircraft grade aluminum. The 60″ bag is produced from durable Proto-Duck material designed to direct air over the vehicle as it passes under the equipment arch. The drying quality in the Windshear dryers far surpasses any comparable horsepower dryer in its class.

Dryer Features

  • One (1) 30-hp Motor
  • 90 Cars Per Hour
  • Touchless
  • 155 3/8 in. Overall Width
  • Silencer Package Optional
  • AirGate Optional
  • Custom Bag Colors Optional
  • Driver/Passenger Side Blower Placement Optional

Windshear

SideShot

The Windshear SideShot like all dryers in the Windshear series is designed as a stand alone drying system. This dryer utilizes one 15hp blower, plenum and one Proto-Duck air delivery bags. The blower assembly is manufactured from hot dipped galvanized steel while the plenum is made from aircraft grade aluminum. The bag is produced from durable Proto-Duck material designed to direct air to the side of the vehicle as it passes by the equipment. The drying quality in the Windshear dryers far surpasses any comparable horsepower dryer in its class.

Dryer Features

  • One (1) 15-hp Motor
  • 100 Cars Per Hour
  • Touchless
  • 103 in. Overall Width
  • Silencer Package Optional
  • AirGate Optional
  • Custom Bag Colors Optional

Side Shot

TailWind

The TailWind is the newest addition to the Windshear family, constructed as a stand alone modular drying system that is ideal for conveyor operations. This patented dryer utilizes one 25hp blower, plenum and a 40″ Proto-Duck overhead bag. The air deployment device is angled 10 degrees to the rear of the vehicle to effectively dry the backend of all automobiles including Vans and SUVs! The TailWind also assists in drying the roof, hood, front and rear windows of the vehicle as it passes under the drying equipment.

Dryer Features

  • One (1) 25-hp Motor
  • Touchless
  • 152 7/8 in. Overall Width
  • Silencer Package Optional
  • AirGate Optional
  • Custom Bag Colors Optional

TailWind