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Best piston pumps for car wash systems

A showcase of the finest professional piston pumps for car wash facilities


Best piston pumps for car wash systems

Piston pumps play a pivotal role in the effectiveness of car wash systems, providing the necessary power and pressure to remove dirt and residue from the vehicle's surface. Without a quality pump, the entire washing process could prove inefficient and unsatisfactory.

In this article, we at Emiltec will showcase the best pumps currently on the market for car wash systems.

Indispensable features when choosing car wash pumps

Before listing the best products, it's essential to understand the fundamental features of a pump suitable for car wash systems:

  • Power and pressure: this type of pumps must be able to provide sufficient power to remove stubborn dirt and residues from the vehicle's surface. Water pressure is a crucial factor for achieving excellent washing results, which is why it's advisable to opt for models with a maximum nominal pressure above 150 bar. Although the working pressure will be less than this parameter, it is still advisable to choose pumps that are slightly oversized in terms of maximum pressure performance. This way, the pump will never have to work at its maximum capacity and can provide better results in terms of longevity.
  • Construction materials: car wash pumps should be made from high-quality materials that can withstand wear and corrosion. Commonly used construction materials include stainless steel and brass.
  • Reliability and longevity: these pumps must necessarily be reliable and ensure consistent performance over several years of use. It's important to choose pumps from well-known and quality brands to avoid maintenance issues or, worse, breakdowns.

The best professional pumps for car washes

Currently on the market, there are various piston pumps suitable for car wash systems. Below, we will recommend the most advisable ones, based on our decades of experience.

Among the noteworthy products, the NMT-CW series by Hawk stands out as an optimal choice for those seeking reliable and high-quality performance. This series is distinguished by its ability to deliver flow rates up to 25 l/min and pressures up to 200 bar; this allows operators to make the most of their resources, ensuring a high-quality car wash capable of effectively removing dirt and stubborn residues.

For applications specifically designed for car wash systems, the EUCW series by Emiltec is the ideal answer. These pumps have been designed to work effectively with water and detergent products, thanks to seals that are highly resistant to chemicals. As with the NMT-CW Series, these pumps are also built for longevity, using high-quality materials such as nickel-plated brass. These pumps can operate with flow rates up to 21 l/min and pressures up to 200 bar.

Beyond the already mentioned NMT-CW and EUCW Series, another pump worthy of attention for car wash systems is the 228-CW series by Annovi Reverberi, specifically thought for car wash modules. Thanks to its nickel-plated brass head, this pump can operate with flow rates up to 21 l/min and pressures up to 200 bar, making it ideal for both small and large car washes or for those in need of a pump for professional pressure washers.

Conclusions and the role of Emiltec

In conclusion, selecting the appropriate pump is of paramount importance in the car wash industry, directly affecting the efficiency of the wash and the satisfaction of the end customer.

In this context, Emiltec emerges as a reliable partner, offering not only high-quality products but also excellent customer service, capable of providing targeted consultations and customised solutions for every need. The speed of delivery ensures that every facility can continue operating without interruptions, maximising efficiency and minimising the inconvenience of potential machine downtime.

Contact us now for personalised advice or browse all our piston pumps for car washing.