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A new Vastex Return-Belt Conveyor Dryer returns cured garments to the front of the dryer to increase productivity and/or save space, it was announced by Mark Vasilantone, president.

Return-Belt Conveyor Dryer returns cured garments to the infeed end to increase productivity and save space. Photo: Vastex International.

“The optional return conveyor eliminates repeated trips between the infeed and discharge ends of the dryer, while cooling cured garments for immediate folding and packaging,” he explains, adding, “The return belt also allows shops with limited space to position the rear of the dryer close to a wall without the need for a rear catch bin, while shops with two presses can print the front of garments with one press, and the back with the second press as garments come off of the dryer.”

Suitable for many dryers

Available on any new LittleRed and EconoRed dryer with 76, 137 and 198 cm belt widths, the return belt can also be added as a retrofit to many existing dryers. As with all Vastex conveyor dryers, both belts can be lengthened to serve multiple printers and/or to accommodate additional modular heating chambers which increase capacity (belt speed) in direct proportion to the number of chambers added.

LittleRed and EconoRed series dryers are offered in mid- to high-capacity models for curing of plastisol inks, water-based inks and discharge, as well as DTF adhesives. LittleRed D series dryers feature high-powered pre-heating zones that accelerate the curing of ink jet digital inks and screen-printed plastisols, water-based inks and discharge, along with DTF adhesives.

The heaters of all Vastex dryers carry a 15-year warranty, and feature closely spaced coils that provide high-density, medium-wavelength infrared heat for maximum cure speed without cold spots or under curing.