CB 1/28 basic The CB 1 is a rollover plant for cars and vans in which the vehicle is positioned by the customer. Throughout the positioning, the customer is guided by the newly designed traffic light which makes it a very convenient and easy process. The plant has been designed and developed according to Kärcher's extensive expertise and experience.
The main emphasis has been put on a multible-stage cleaning process:
During an initial pre-cleaning stage, detergents are applied only to the most crucial areas of the vehicle by special application methods. Side high-pressure pre-wash removes mud and sand (CB 1 comfort)
(optional). The traffic film is gently removed by rotating wash rollers, followed by a rinse with chemical drying aid. The newly designed dryer blower lays the best basis for a good drying result which stand
above industry standard.
A fully automated PLC system controls the wash cycle. Controlled by light barriers, the roof dryer nozzle follows the contour of the vehicle. Programs can be started by means of one of three control panels or other control elements (e.g. wash card reader).
In every washing process where water and detergents are used during the wash cycle, an aggressive environment is created. For this reason, Kärcher puts special emphasis on optimum protection against abrasion and rust of the plant components. For instance, nearly all steel parts of the plant are hot galvanised and powder coated. Those parts that are highly exposed to the aggressive environment, such as panelling, roof dryer, covers and guide rails are made of plastic or stainless steel.The control cabinet is installed in the left column with very easy access by opening the front door. With the detergent and the water distribution manifold in the right column, easy access is also assured. The entire technique of the plant is very easy accessible from all three sides by opening the front doors or removing the side and rear covers by lifting them out of their hinges. The side brushes are placed on the rear side of the gantry so the front view with the washing pictograms and the newly designed traffic light looks clear and customer inviting. The design of the CB 1 is also truly cutting edge which is documented by the iF design award received in 2006.
Brush material Available in polyethylene, Carlite or a combination of the two.
Perfect safety Safety of man and car is ensured by light barriers, positioning lights and other mechanical devices.