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Car & Vehicle Washing - Economic Reliability with Hydra-Cell seal-less pumps


15+ Years Life and Low Cost Servicing 

Whether using clean water, grey water, recycled water or chemicals for cleaning, Hydra-Cell pumps reliably handle any liquid due to their seal-less design. With no dynamic seals, this eliminates seal maintenance thereby reducing running costs and ensuring wash systems can run to capacity, with no unplanned downtime. 

With increasing environmental responsibility to preserve fresh water supplies, vehicle wash systems use recycled water. Even after fine filtration, this water will contain chemicals in solution and is likely to carry particles of grit and other contaminants; pumping this is potentially damaging for pumps with dynamic seals.

Sealed pumps may be vulnerable in a low pressure system. In cleaning systems working at higher pressures (e.g. above about 20 bar) the risks of rapid seal wear, loss of performance and premature pump failure increase. Even using clean water, operating at pressures above 40 bar may cause packings and seals of piston pumps to be changed every 6 months, Hydra-Cell seal-less design eliminates this.

  • Touch-less arch systems
  • High pressure wheel cleaning
  • Lance cleaning
  • Under chassis cleaning

High temperatures, sometimes used to improve cleaning efficiency, can intensify problems for pumps with dynamic seals. Water at 90°C is 64 times more corrosive than water at 20°C. 

Hydra-Cell seal-less pumps are used in vehicle cleaning systems not only for their high pressure capability, but because of their simple build, low maintenance and reliability. They tolerate chemicals and abrasive particles (up to 1mm or more) without needing fine filtration. They are also sustainably energy efficient – a big factor in their exceptionally low operating costs.

Compared with multi-stage centrifugal pumps, the pumping efficiency of the Hydra-Cell can give significant energy savings from the outset. But any seal-reliant pump, even if theoretically close to the Hydra-Cell in efficiency, will waste energy if seal wear begins and performance is allowed to fall away.

Car wash systems operating 24/7 – and the pumps cost less than $50 per year to maintain!
The reliability and low-cost maintenance of Wanner’s Hydra-Cell® pumps is being celebrated by some of the leading OEMs in the car wash manufacturing market. The pumps keep car washes around the world operating 24/7 and needing less than $50 per year in servicing, whilst lasting for 10 to 15 years!! Read more>>

Clean water, grey water or recycled water; you can reply on Hydra-Cell -  View video


What our customers say about our pumps...

“Wanner has been a fixture at AVW for at least 30 years. …Looking at other pumps, generally you’ll be maintaining, repairing or rebuilding at least once a year. Wanner pumps will be in service for years before any replacement is needed."
Bob Schaefer, AVW Equipment

“Our systems have tens of thousands of components and the Wanner pump is one of the items we never have to be concerned about. Its reliability is a huge advantage in our marketplace, as a broken-down car wash will generate zero dollars.
John Schram, PECO Car Wash Systems

“Wanner pumps end up being a very cost-effective product as the day in and day out reliability and lack of any maintenance required gives the operator more free time to do other things.”
Bob Wentworth, Motor City Wash Works

Find out more about car wash systems operating 24/7 – and the pumps cost less than $50 per year to maintain!

Up to 70% energy savings 

With Hydra-Cell® Intelligent Pump Control™ (patent pending)

  • Automatically delivers the right liquid flow every time
  • Easy to install ‘plug and play’ fixed solution
  • Operate multiple lances from one pump