Vastex International have expanded their line of low wattage, high efficiency dryers for curing of DTG-printed inks and pretreatment, and water-based screen-printed inks and discharge, at high rates using 20 percent less energy than comparable dryers.
The new Lo-E1D model with 46 cm long heating chamber and 2.85 kW of power draws 12.5 amps at 230V, curing up to 23 garments/h printed with digital white ink at 3 minutes dwell time, or 64 garments/h with DTG pretreatment only or water-based inks at one minute dwell time.
The new Lo-E3D model with 132 cm long heating chamber and 6.35 kW of power draws 38 amps at 230V, or just 10 amps at 400V, 3 phase, and cures up to 64 garments/h with digital white ink at 3 minutes dwell time, or 180 garments/h with DTG pretreatment or water-based inks at one minute dwell time.
"We engineered the new models for energy conscious-printers having lower or higher capacity requirements than satisfied by our first Lo-E2D dryer, which gained immediate acceptance following its 2022 introduction," says Vasilantone. With a 89 cm long heating chamber and 4.6 kW of power drawing 22 amps at 230V, that model cures up to 45 garments/h with digital white ink at 3 minutes dwell time, or 88 garments/h with DTG pretreatment or water-based inks at one minute dwell time.
All Lo-E models are equipped as standard with a 76 cm wide conveyor belt that runs true by means of a low friction belt aligner patented by the company, with belt speed controls allowing infinitely adjustable dwell times from one to five minutes.
The Lo-E2D and Lo-E3D models come equipped with a 224 cm conveyor belt length and a 10.5 m3/min. exhaust system that evacuates moisture and air contaminates from the heating chamber, and cools the enclosure's outer skin and control panel. The Lo-E1D has a 122 cm conveyor length and a 7.9 m3/min. exhaust system.
Height-adjustable heaters offer dual zone temperature control with a boost zone to quickly reach cure temperatures, and carry an industry-leading 15-year warranty.
As with all Vastex floor-standing conveyor dryers, the modular design of the low energy models enables users to add one or more heating chambers and extend the conveyor belt, multiplying capacity in direct proportion to each heating chamber added. Conveyor extensions can also be added to the infeed or outfeed of the dryer to optimize loading and cooling/unloading of garments.
The company also produce mid- and high-capacity dryers for DTG, DTF and screen-printing applications, as well as commercial-grade and entry-level manual screen printing presses, flash cure units, screen exposing units, screen drying cabinets, washout booths and complete screen printing shop systems, and offers a comprehensive range of training classes for entry level, intermediate and advanced screen printers.