New BigRed V Series Dryers Cure All Ink Systems at Ultra-High Rates
BigRed3-V30 models (30 in./76.2 cm belt width) and BigRed3-V54 models (54 in./137 cm belt width) are equipped with three heaters ideal for curing of plastisol and water-based inks.
BigRed4-V30 and -V54 models are equipped with four heaters capable of curing plastisol and waterbased inks, plus digital inkjet prints requiring slower belt speeds and additional heat.
A new two-zone temperature control with P.I.D. fuzzy logic, belt speed meter and bank of self-diagnostic lights, allows guess-free set up and operation of the curing process. Standard heater focusing allows infinite adjustment of heater height above the belt from 2 to 7 in. (5 to 18 cm).The dryers also feature two new air-handling systems. One is a total chamber skin-cooling system that controls the volume
According to Mark Vasilantone, president, the dryers can cure at higher rates than competitive machines of equivalent size and power consumption: up to 1,800 garments/h for plastisol and 900/h for water-based and discharge, with rates for digitally printed garments dependent on the printer used and color(s) of ink.