The smallest conveyor dryers produced by Vastex International, Models D-100 and D-1000, are now available with powered exhaust to remove excess moisture and fumes from the infrared heating chamber. Available as an option on new units or as a retrofit kit on existing units, the exhaust hood vents from the top of the dryer for maximum flexibility in ducting to the shop’s exterior, while reducing noise significantly.
“The powered exhaust hood pulls fumes and hot air away from the operator’s environment, making these compact dryers ideal for working in confined spaces, especially when curing direct-to-film adhesives,” says Mark Vasilantone, president.
These entry-level dryers can cure up to 110 plastisol-printed garments per hour or 50 garments per hour printed with water-based ink or discharge, as well as DTF adhesives at high rates.
Variable controls for both heat intensity and conveyor speed allow fine-tuning of the drying process according to ink type, ink coverage, desired cure temperature, and rate at which items are being screen printed, or coated with DTF adhesives.
The D-100 conveyer dryer is equipped with a 46 x 117 cm conveyor belt and a 41 cm square, 1,625 watt infrared heater. The D-1000 conveyor dryer comes with a 66 x 142 cm conveyor belt and a 51 x 41 cm, 2,050 watt heater. The heaters can be raised, lowered or angled to accommodate bulky garments or irregularly shaped items, and carry the same 15-year warranty as the company’s larger dryers.
Available in 120V or 240V models, the dryers can be placed on a tabletop or on utility carts for in-shop mobility. Their compact size and light weight also make them portable for onsite printing at fairs, concerts, trade shows and other events using a small generator or other power source.