-The Istobal Group is launching a high-end automatic car wash, the M’WASH4 designed to speed up car cleaning and increase productivity.

-Design features aim to optimise the brush and chemical dosing system for spotless cleaning on any vehicle surface, reducing the consumption of chemicals and saving 10% water.

-Istobal M’WashH4 incorporates a new 360° horizontal rotating dryer designed to provide better drying with lower energy consumption and sound pressure.

-Incorporates flexibility to make it easy to access, position and maintain the vehicle.

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Spanish car wash group Istobal has today launched a new “more technologically efficient and innovative” rollover car wash, the M’WASH4.

The company say the new machine is designed to achieve a ”higher quality in car washing and drying in less time, with greater efficiency in consumption and a more comfortable, fun and safer user experience”.

It is described as having smooth, clean lines and a design that will ”excite the user”.

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At today’s launch from Istobal’s base in Valencia, the company’s product manager Álvaro Merín said: “M’WASH4 represents a new technological leap to transform the car wash and car care sector through more efficient, intuitive and connected technology.

“This new rollover brings the very best technology in the car wash world and symbolises our firm commitment to the profitability of our customers’ business, to the safety of those working on a day-to-day basis on the wash bay, to the comfort and user experience and, of course, to the environment.”

He said the new wash provided more effective and gentle cleaning on all vehicle surfaces, thanks to the company’s new developments in the brush system, which optimises the adaptability to the profile of any car, as well as the intensity and movements to achieve a perfect finish, in less time.

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It also incorporates a new dynamic chemical dosing system that automatically adjusts the amount of product to the speed of the machine, halving the consumption of chemicals in combined cycles. Swivel nozzles are provided at the bottom to make contact with hard-to-reach areas, and top nozzles are added to provide greater coverage across the entire surface of the vehicle, regardless of its shape or size.

These developments enable the new rollover to save 10% of water in the wash and pre-wash phases without impacting the end result, with an average saving of seven litres of water per vehicle. This equates to an estimated saving of 70,000 litres of water per year.

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M’WASH4 incorporates a new 360° horizontal rotating drying system designed to provide ”superior drying, even in the most difficult to reach areas”, according to Istobal. In addition, it features an ”innovative, patent-pending side-drying system” that moves vertically and works in different positions to suit any vehicle type (whether car, van or SUV).

The dryer is designed with the aim of reducing power by half a KW and sound pressure by 2dB, without losing effectiveness. It also enables short cleaning programmes to be carried out in a single drying pass and offers greater flexibility in the configuration of washing and drying programs

The new rollover is also designed to provide the best user experience for both the end user and the operators. Similarly, it is compatible with Smartwash by Istobal, described as the only technology on the market that achieves 100% connected facilities for maximum performance and efficiency in wash equipment, and transforms the user experience, making it faster, easier and more enjoyable.

Istobal claims its M’WASH4 makes it easy to maintain, access and position the vehicle, helping to increase wash capacity, comfort and safety.

The design allows more space for the vehicle to pass through, due to the integration of the wheel wash in the rollover structure, a more retracted position of the vertical brushes, as well as the drying system being hidden from the user. Other tools aimed at facilitating the user experience and visibility include, but are not limited to, backlit pictograms, programme indicators, temperature and time-remaining indicators, and LED lighting.

The new M’WASH4 will be available on the European market from summer 2022.