Car Wash Equipment Hydraulic Repairs
Gone are the days when car washes used to be dirty, dingy spaces behind major department stores. Modern systems are made up of several parts and equipment that pre-soak, scrub, and dry the vehicle.
Hydraulic Services for for Car Washes
Most parts of the modern car wash are controlled by hydrostatic systems. For instance, the scrubbers are typically vertical cylinders to which thousands of cloth strips are attached. These scrubbers are rotated by motors at speeds ranging from 100 to 500 rotations per minute to provide the friction necessary to clean the exterior of most vehicles.
There is also at least one scrubber on either side of the wash station, and these cloth strips will clean the vehicle’s surfaces as it moves between the scrubbers. Some feature wrap-around washers, which are a form of scrubbers that can move to the front and rear, for a more effective wash. Once the vehicle is cleaned, it passes through a high-pressure washer that sprays water jets onto the car, cleaning any dirt left by the scrubbers and rinses the vehicle.
Maintaining a wash system involves much more than replacing the cloth wraps to ensure that nothing scratches the vehicle. The hydraulics in a car wash system needs to be properly maintained to ensure that the scrubbers are moving at the correct RPM. Proper maintenance and repairs reduce the chances of damaging the vehicle being cleaned and ensures that your seals do not often break down. At Sapphire Hydraulics, we provide our clients with extensive hydraulic services for our Car Wash clients. Some of the repairs we offer include:
Why Choose Sapphire Hydraulics
At Sapphire Hydraulics, we can repair your worn hydraulic equipment, replace the hoses as necessary, and even custom design new parts for the hydraulic system of your wash station. Get in touch with us today for more information about how we can help keep your car wash in the best shape.