Vastex Little Red X1 and X2 Dryers Digitally Controlled, Expandable
ALLENTOWN, PA — An all-new Little Red X Series of mid-capacity infrared conveyor dryers with digital controls and expandable drying chambers has been introduced by Vastex International.
The new Little Red X1 and X2 Dryers are the smallest and fastest digitally controlled dryers on the market, according to Mark Vasilantone, president.
The X1-30 model, reportedly the only dryer of its size with digital display of both temperature and belt speed, is equipped with a 30 in. (76.2 cm) wide conveyor belt and a single infrared heater. The 240 V model cures up to 130 plastisol-printed images or 45 discharge-printed images per hour, while the 120 V model cures up to 90 plastisol-printed images or 45 discharge-printed images per hour.
The Little Red X2-30 model, which can cure up to 260 plastisol-printed images and up
to 90 discharge-printed images per hour, is equipped with dual 240V/2600 watt heaters, a longer conveyor belt and digital controls.
A powered exhaust system that cools the outer cabinet while evacuating moisture and fumes is standard on the X2 model and optional on the X1 model.
Capacity of both models can be increased as needs grow by adding additional heating chambers, extending the belt length and increasing the infinitely-variable speed setting of the digital belt control.
The heaters, which carry an industry-leading 15-year warranty, measure 12 x 24 in. (30 x 61 cm) and feature closely spaced coils that provide high-density, medium-wavelength infrared heat for maximum cure speed without cold spots or under-curing associated with conventional units.
A precision temperature control, belt control with digital display, and diagnostic display are housed in an Industrial Control Box that sits atop the chamber to reduce overall width, and is protected from heat by ceramic insulation.
Both models are equipped as standard with a low-friction roller belt aligner and an Infrared Focusing System that allows infinite belt-to-heater height adjustment between 2 and 7 in. (50 and 175 cm), plus angle control for optimum results.
Optional on both models are additional heating chambers, conveyor belt extensions, heavy duty conveyor belt motors and locking casters.