Kärcher launches new one-bay self-service wash system
With the new ‘SB OB’, Kärcher offers a one-bay self-service wash system for high-pressure washes of vehicles – especially where only limited space is available. Thanks to numerous configuration options, the self-service wash system can be flexibly adapted to the individual customer requirements, says the company.
The SB OB can be configured. For instance, in addition to the four standard wash programmes – high-pressure wash, foam wash, rinse and wax application – extra programmes for washing the wheel rims, care and maintenance and the removal of stubborn dirt can also be added. According to Kärcher, the system covers all cleaning and maintenance requirements of a complete vehicle wash.
Three wash tools
The programme is selected using a rotary switch by means of symbols, LED lamps show the remaining running time. Based on the programme configuration, the one-bay self-service wash system can be equipped with up to three wash tools.
A power foam lance can be added to the high-pressure lance and foam brush. It enables two additional pre-wash programmes: power and wheel rim foam washes. The tools are stored at the device or in separate storage containers depending on the equipment. In addition, the system can be equipped with swivel arms, which guide the hoses around the vehicle.
For the technical equipment of the SB OB, the operator has various options: water softening or osmosis system, with or without frost protection. Two different pumps are also available – 500 litres (100 bar) or 900 litres (120 bar). The system can be operated at up to 60 °C. The device cabinet contains a water softening or osmosis system, as well as the cleaning agent canisters. Safety locks ensure that only authorised personnel have access to the control unit or coin box, for example.