Christ brings their sustainable Alpha to Utrecht
Christ Wash Systems is showing their new Alpha rollover at the Dutch trade show Tankstation Vakbeurs. This new generation rollover is faster and more sustainable when it comes to using electricity, water and air. “With the Alpha we can wash cars in 2.5 minutes.”
The Alpha is replacing the Varius, Christ’s best-selling rollover machine. One of the Alpha’s main advantages is that the machine is direct-drive and frequency-controlled.
The direct brush drive makes changing the direction of rotation easy and without losing time. This results in 30 percent less power consumption and faster and quieter washing, according to Christ. An additional advantage: the motors require no maintenance.
See the machine in action here
Self-correcting articulated brushes
The patented articulated brush system with contour recognition also contributes to the machine’s energy efficiency. The articulated brushes are self-correcting and follow the shapes of the vehicle. “Many of our competitors wash with side brushes that go straight back and back at an angle so they won’t skip any spots”, says Dutch sales manager Pierre Krieger. “This means certain areas are only washed once. With the Alpha, the brushes nod to the shape of the car. From the front to the back our rollover reaches every spot. This results in a much better wash result in less time.”
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With the Alpha Stripe, you can see icons on the side of the portals that show the wash progression.
The Option Turbo Dry roof dryer can also be energy-saving. The power of the dryers can be adjusted to specific areas of the bodywork. Krieger explains: “We can configure the blower motors so that it runs slower in the areas on the vehicle where it is less needed. And in the areas where it does need to dry properly, the machine can run full blast. This provides 20 to 30 percent energy savings because the machine only runs 16 kW where it is needed. The motors also last longer, since high speed is not continuously maintained.”
Stripe or Blade
The Alpha is available in a Stripe or Blade version and can be dressed up entirely as you wish. On the Alpha Stripe, icons on the sides of the portals show the wash progression. The color of the LED lights on the floor and on the inside of the machine can be adjusted according to the specific wash program. For example, for foam, that color is green, shampoo is yellow, wax is red and polish is blue. “We adjust the lighting according to the wishes of the customer, so they get the best experience.”
The blades on the Alpha Blade can be supplied in the color of the brand. “For BP gas stations we supply the blades in green and for Avia it is red,” Krieger said.
One of the additions to the Alpha is the Wheel Master. “This intelligent wheel washing system can be the answer to an ever-increasing variety of wheel and rim sizes,” says Krieger. The system scans the rim. Based on the data gathered, both the rim and the tire are cleaned. “With many other wheel cleaners, the focus is only on the center of the wheel: once left and right with high pressure. Whereas the Wheel Master tackles everything. This means cleaner rims.”
This year’s Tankstation Vakbeurs is in Jaarbeurs Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Christ Wash Systems will be at the Tankstation Vakbeurs on November 15 and 16 and can be found at booth 3.04.701.
Register here if you want to visit the trade show.