NOW with LaserGlow Arch – To Attract Even More Customers!

With more than 10,000 LaserWashes shipped worldwide, PDQ Manufacturing Inc., takes great pride in being the leader in the in-bay automatic vehicle wash industry. We are dedicated to providing wash operators with the most innovative equipment that exemplifies our tradition of Performance, Dependability, and Quality.

And NOW, the LaserWash raises the standard again with our latest advancement, the LaserGlow Arch. This illuminated wash arm not only helps wash customers get their vehicles loaded and unloaded faster, but also helps attract more customers to your wash – both of which mean HIGHER PROFITS for you!

THE PDQ Advantage

  • Open Bay Configuration
  • Remote Monitoring and Configuration
  • Exceptional Cleaning
  • Low Maintenance Costs
  • Energy-Efficient Design
  • Low Water and Chemical Consumption
  • Exceptional Local Distributor Support
  • 24/7 Technical Service Support
  • Customer Friendly Virtual Treadle


  • Aircraft grade anodized aluminum bridge and main rails - Now Standard
  • Non-corrosive materials used - stainless and aluminum
  • Stainless steel pump station design focused on improved functionality and low maintenance costs
  • Ultimate cover package
  • Welded manifolds replacing assemblies of fittings-reduces leak points

LaserWash® 360 Plus Key Features

LaserWash 360 Plus Base Unit Includes:

  • LaserWash 360 Plus
  • Corrosion-Resistant Bridge & Trolley
  • Smart 360 Technology (with: Smart Networking, Smart Dwell
  • Automatic Obstacle Guidance
  • SST Wall Mounts
  • Aluminum Rails
  • In-Bay Sign
  • Pump Station Water Tank
  • Smart Arch Control, Smart Drying System and Smart Cleaning System
  • Virtual Treadle
  • Electrical Control Panels
  • Basic LED
  • General Pump
  • Fully Loaded E-Chain & Bulkhead Manifold
  • Ultimate Cover Package
  • Advanced Arch Package
  • Electric High Pressure Gatling Guns
  • High Pressure Side Combo Blasters
  • Free Standing Frame
  • Spot Free Rinse Application
  • Water Reclaim Systems
  • Storage Tanks
  • Wash Activation Entry Terminals
  • High Pressure Rinse Arch

Sample LaserWash 360 Plus Wash Bay

Equipment Shown:
  • Bay Length: 28'4"
  • Bay Height: 10'6"
  • Bay Width: 13'6"
Layout Image - Physical Building Requirements:
  • Miniumum Bay Length: 28'4" Wall Mounted or 29'7" Floor Mounted
  • Minimum Bay Height: 10'6"Wall Mounted or 10'8" Floor Mounted
  • Minimum Bay Width: 13'6" Wall Mounted or 13'6" Floor Mounted. **Does not include off board dryers.

LaserWash 360 Plus Optional Items

  • CAT 3535 Pump
  • Water Heater
  • Single/Dual Pressure Fed Inlet
  • Water Saver Package
  • In-Bay Pump Station Covers
  • Integrated Dryer
  • MaxAir Stand Alone Dryer
  • SwingAir Synchronized Motion Drying System
  • LED Service Confirmation Sign
  • LED Entrance Sign
  • LaserGlow Bridge Illumination Effect System
  • BayGlow Illumination Effect System
  • High Pressure Undercarriage
  • 3X Color Foam
  • OverGlow Hi-Gloss Application System
  • Booster Pump for Low Pressure Sites
  • Dedicated Super Sealant Manifold
  • Dedicated Front Bug Prep Manifold
  • Rust Inhibitor
  • Wheel Cleaner
  • High Volume Rinse Arch

Smart 360 Technology:

The cleaning power of the PDQ LaserWash 360 Plus is raised to a new level with the addition of better vehicle chemical coverage with rounded arch corners, smart chemical timing and tilting arch functions. Combined with your ability to customize services and speeds in infinite combinations and to store favorite or seasonal packages, this cleaning system is a major step forward.

The LaserWash 360 Plus Arch Control System allows for quicker throughput and creates customer confidence and comfort through the entire wash process. The arch is able to rotate 360 degrees while simultaneously moving around the vehicle. Three axis motions provide rounded corner profiling to produce consistent coverage by keeping the nozzles always focused on the vehicle. No more spraying on the floor! Arch control makes every second productive in the wash process - each corner time is reduced from 4 seconds to 1.5. The Smart 360 Arch Control also intelligently operates around the complete vehicle perimeter; monitoring and adjusting to conditions to keep attendant interaction low.

PDQ's LaserWash 360 Plus integrated dryer option performs the unique FlashDry service that takes no additional time for a basic dry by performing a rinse and dry in a single operation. Developed on the simple theory that it is easier to remove water that is already moving, FlashDry improves rinsing while removing over 80% of the water, all in a single 10 second pass. Dryer options also can include a separate stand alone dryer or the ability to use the integrated dryer as a drive through dryer as the customer exits. Options and variety in drying allow greater package differentiation that increases your revenue per car.

A modern, easy-to-use web browser interface to access all key operating functions and reports is standard on the LaserWash 360 Plus. You can change wash packages, view performance and trend reports and monitor all machine functions with any device that has a web browser without needing any special software. Secure connections can be done remotely through the Internet allowing flexibility and the reduced need to go to the site. Email messaging and other real-time connections keep you and your staff in touch with the operation anywhere and anytime.

PDQ's LaserWash 360 Plus gives your customers a safe, comfortable and easy to use wash experience. The overhead design and improved vehicle positioning system keeps the bay floor open and unobstructed. Bright and simple customer signage combined with language-specific audio messages provides clear instructions. Exciting wash services like oscillating high pressure, 3X colored foam, super sealant and the amazing OverGlow system leave the customer with more than a wash - they exit with a unique feeling that your wash bay is different from the competitors.

Add-Ons to the LaserWash® 360 Plus:

A light show that is sure to impress all your customers near and far. BayGlow is a lighting attraction that displays multiple color combinations and patterns that are visible from the car in the wash bay, at the gas pump, and from the street. Seamlessly controlled by your LaserWash360 Plus, BayGlow will help drive customers to your wash and ultimately help drive revenues.

The LaserWash 360 Plus car wash system allows more opportunities to enhance your revenue stream with new service offerings and improve car wash package differentiation to better align with your customer's needs. New services include; Front Bug Prep, dedicated Super Sealant applicators, FlashDry® rinse and enhanced arch control for better detergent coverage and improved bug removal. Substantially faster wash speeds will increase your vehicle throughput - reducing a customer's total time at the site and putting a smile on their face.

Lower Cost of Ownership

Cost reductions in water, electricity and chemicals drop right to your bottom line while simpler parts replacements and easier troubleshooting reduce on-going maintenance costs. The Smart 360™ Technology system dramatically reduces the interaction needed by an attendant while the non-corrosive structure fights the harsh wash environment for the long-term. A "keep-it-simple" design goal is realized by significant reductions in sensors, swivels, valves and the use of common electronic parts throughout.

Return on Investment

With the PDQ LaserWash 360 Plus, your return on investment is a combination of wash volume increases, improved revenue per wash and reduced costs per car. You’ll enjoy a quick payback from your initial investment, plus the peace of mind of knowing that you have a new machine and the true "Green Savings" from a faster, simpler and more efficient system that confirms the profit-increasing potential to your bottom line.

Typical first year impacts show that car wash volume increases from faster speeds and quicker lines. Your revenue increases per wash through the addition of new services and the ability to better differentiate wash packages and cost decreases from chemical, water and electricity reductions, lower maintenance costs and less attendant labor.


Since there are a lot of Laser 4000 machines in the market, the Laser 4000 retrofit situation was an important consideration in the design of the LaserWash 360 Plus. Customers said they wanted a clear path from one machine to the next – and that’s what we delivered. There is no simpler change out available than replacing a Laser 4000 with a new machine. You will be able to reuse the wall mounts and the undercarriage if you want, and most retrofit projects will keep the support equipment in place - softeners, RO systems and door controls. Typically, you can shut down on a Monday and be up and washing again for the next weekend. Please get in touch with one of our experienced distributor partners to work out an install timeline as you may want to update other areas of your wash at the same time, such as redoing wash bay walls.

The LaserWash 360 Plus was designed to give you the ability to reuse a few items you may have already. You may be able to reuse the existing wall mounts as well as the undercarriage manifold. We tried to make the process as easy as possible for existing Laser4000 owners.

YES! The machine is available worldwide and is CE certified.

The dryer shutoff is a configurable function; it can be disabled or enabled per machine. This option is configured during the wash setup. The demo did not show it, but there is also the ability to turn off only the center dryer producers so that the side producers continue to dry the sides of the truck box (for open bed pickups).

The LaserWash 360 Plus does use nodes. The machine control system consists of the pump node, bay node and bridge node.

The recommended bay should be 15' wide (for wall mount) x 11' high x 28'-10" long. These are the recommended bay dimensions; please contact your local distributor for minimum dimensions.

The LaserWash 360 Plus handles impacts in a similar fashion around the entire vehicle, not only the rear. If an impact occurs with an extended mirror, or with something on the front of the vehicle, it will reverse course, back away and try to clear the obstacle. This will happen as many times as it takes to clear the obstacle until an extent is reached (machine can't move back any further). This is all part of our Smart 360 design efforts.

The main pump used in the LaserWash 360 Plus pump station is the same model (General or CAT) as the LaserWash 4000. The solution application uses one separate dedicated solution pump.

The demo did not show it, but for the open bed there is also the ability to turn off only the center dryer producers so that the side producers continue to dry the sides of the open truck box.

The LaserWash 360 Plus does reset itself similar to the G5 platform. We have many additional arch improvements that we will address in the video.

The sensor that is used to detect the rear of the vehicle is also used to detect if the vehicle has an open bed. The sensor watches for height difference between the top of the cab and the bed of the pickup to determine that there is an open bed. This is not a special wash package. The feature can be enabled or disabled per machine in the wash setup screen. If there is a cover on the bed of the pickup and the difference in height between the top of the cab and the top of the cover is not too great, it will treat the cover as a normal part of the vehicle and not as an open bed.

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