— Vastex International has introduced a new low cost, F-1000 Flash Cure Unit with a 1950-watt, 18 x 18 in. (457 x 457 mm) heater that carries a 15-year warranty.
The "high-density medium-wavelength" infrared heater used in the F-1000 has closely spaced coils which eliminate cold spots and under-curing associated with conventional infrared heaters, according to the company.
Fixed heat shields on four sides of the enclosure allow positioning closer to the garment, improving edge-to-edge temperature uniformity for increased output and image quality.
The F-1000 unit is offered in a 120 V model that replaces Vastex model R-18-120, and a 240 V model.
The F-1000 unit is also equipped as standard with: a temperature control; NEMA 6-15P (120V) or in a (240V) version with either NEMA 6-15-P or international plugs; extra-large side handles; head leveler to adjust the heater parallel to the pallet; and a sturdy, four-leg stand with casters and vertical adjustment collar allowing 360° rotation.
An optional Rotary Table with two vented steel pallets allows the F-1000 unit to double as a low cost dryer.
Also optional is an Auto-Flash AF-120 or AF-240 upgrade that rotates the head into place above the pallet with the touch of a foot pedal, and automatically rotates the head away from the pallet after a user-adjustable dwell time has elapsed, to prevent over-flashing and under-flashing of garments.
The F-1000 Flash Cure Unit from Vastex International, is offered in 120 or 240-volt models with an 18 x 18 in. (457 x 457 mm) 1950-watt heater that carries a 15-year warranty.
Optional is an Auto-Flash AF-120 or AF-240 upgrade (shown) that rotates the head into place above the pallet with the touch of a foot pedal, and automatically rotates the head away from the pallet after a user-adjustable dwell time has elapsed, to prevent over-flashing and under-flashing of garments.
An optional rotary table mounted to the center of the flash stand allows the F-1000 to be utilized as a low cost dryer. Quick removal of one of the pallets converts the unit back to a flash cure unit.
Rear view of F-1000 Flash Cure Unit shows temperature adjustment knob and vertical adjustment collar.