Cure screen-printed plastisols, water-based inks
and discharge at high rates

(For curing of DTG-printed garments see LittleRed® D Series and BigRed® D Series Dryers)

15 Year Heater Warranty

Model shown: ER-III-30
Model EconoRedIII 30 - Infrared Conveyor Dryers
Model EconoRedIII 30 - Infrared Conveyor Dryers
 
 

EconoRed III dryers in 30 and 54 in. (76 and 137 cm) belt widths cure garments screen-printed with plastisols, water-based inks or discharge at higher rates, in a smaller footprint, at lower cost and more quietly than the BigRed3 dryers they replace.

Model ER-III-30, with 30 in. (76 cm) wide belt and three 24 in. (61 cm) wide heaters (total 10,800 watts) cures up to 475 plastisol-printed garments/h, or 100 garments/h screen-printed with water-based ink or discharge.

Model ER-III-54, with 54 in. (137 cm) wide belt and three 48 in. (122 cm) heaters (total 21,600 watts) cures up to 950 plastisol-printed garments/h, or 300 garments/h screen-printed with water-based ink or discharge.

Capacity of both models can be doubled, tripled or quadrupled by adding one, two or three modular heating chambers and conveyor belt extensions — as new or when needs grow.

A top-mounted ventilation system filters exhaust air, cools the enclosure's outer skin, and evacuates moisture and fumes from the heating chamber. It also makes ER-III dryers over 20 percent quieter and 5 in. (13 cm) narrower, and allows the control box to be positioned the right side (standard) or left side of the enclosure to suit shop layouts.

All heaters feature closely spaced coils that provide high-density, medium-wavelength infrared heat for maximum cure speed without cold spots or under-curing, and come with a 15-year warranty.

The Vastex Infrared Focusing System allows heater adjustment to any height from 2 to 7 in. (5.1 to 17.8 cm) above the belt, allowing the operator to compensate for bulky garments or hats.

All models include a digital belt speed display and a belt tracking system for increased belt life. The digital PID temperature controller is accurate to +/- 1°F (+/-0.5°C), allowing the operator to fine-tune or accurately repeat drying results at any future time.

ADVANCED
Top-mounted, Focused Exhaust Air System evacuates fumes and moisture quickly

QUIET
20% quieter than earlier models

ACCURATE
Temperature controller accurate to +/-1°F (+/-0.5°C)
Digital PID with fuzzy logic — industry's most advanced

ADJUSTABLE
Infrared Focusing System allows 2 - 7 in. (5 - 17.7 cm) belt-to-heater height adjustment to accommodate hats or bulky garments, and can be customized to provide additional heater clearance

INNOVATIVE
Engineered to be shorter and slimmer with high heat and production

PRECISE
Digital belt speed display for more accurate control

POWERFUL
Focused exhaust system removes moisture and fumes fast

FILTERED
Filtered air intake provides clean curing air to preserve images from contamination

HEAVY DUTY
"X-Series" Conveyor Belt Tracking System

BELT WIDTH
(Maximum garment width)

30" (76 cm) or 54" (137 cm)

HEATER WIDTH
24" (61 cm) or 48" (122 cm)

MAXIMUM IMAGE WIDTH
18 in. (46 cm) or 42 in. (107 cm)
(Heater width minus 6 in. [15 cm])

EXPANDABLE
Add heat chambers and belt extensions

OPTIONS

  • Heating chambers @ 36 in. (91 cm) long
  • Belt extensions, front or rear @ 18 in. (46 cm) long
  • Control box on left side (right side standard)
  • 3 Phase and 208, 380, 480 voltages
  • Exhaust hood for extra fume extraction
  • Hat support rail
  • Locking casters for mobility
  • Reversing belt/HD Drive
  • Additional heater clearance
 
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* Production speeds are estimates and will vary depending on ink manufacturer, humidity of shop, and other variables.

 
 

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES

 

CONVEYOR AIR BAR

  • Speeds the cooling of screen-printed and inkjet-printed garments, caps, koozies, umbrellas and hard goods as they exit a dryer's heating chamber, rapidly cooling/hardening hot ink that is soft or tacky, and making printed items easy to fold or package.
  • Houses tightly-spaced mini fans providing uniform airflow across the printed item, angled outward to avoid blowing cool air into the heating chamber.
  • Height adjustable to accommodate thin to bulky items.
  • Independent power

Model CAB-30 houses five fans, and adjusts to fit any Vastex or other dryer having a 33 to 39 in. (83.8 to 99 cm) wide conveyor. A CAB-30-240 model is available for 240V systems.

Model CAB-54 includes nine fans and fits any Vastex or other dryer with a 57 to 63 in. (144.8 to 160 cm) wide conveyor. A CAB-54-240 model is offered for 240V systems.

CAB-30

Conveyor Air Bar - CAB-30

  • 5 fans across unit
  • Vastex 30" (76cm) wide belt dryers
  • Non-Vastex - 33" to 39" (83.8 to 99cm) outside conveyor width
  • CAB-30-240 for 240v model

CAB-54

Conveyor Air Bar - CAB-54

  • 9 fans across unit
  • Vastex 54" (137cm) wide belt dryers
  • Non-Vastex - 57" to 63" (144.8 to 160cm) outside conveyor width
  • CAB-54-240 for 240v model
 
 

EXHAUST HOOD

Exhaust Hood

  • Exhaust booster system reduces fumes at exit of dryer
  • Independent power and control
  • Snap ON or OFF for easy mobility and maintenance
  • Diagnostic pilot light and ON/OFF switch
  • 120V standard, 240V optional
Model EC-EX (pictured):
For dryers with belt width of 24"-36" (61-91cm)
(120V) 200cfm, 2.1 amps, NEMA 5-15P plug
(240V) 290cfm, 1.0 amps, NEMA 6-15P plug
 
Model EC-EX54:
For dryers with belt width of 48"-60" (122-152cm)
(120V) 200cfm, 2.1 amps, NEMA 5-15P plug
(240V) 290cfm, 1.0 amps, NEMA 6-15P plug
 
 

HAT SUPPORT RAIL

Hatrail

HR-1 Hat Support Rail
(fits EconoRed ER-II dryers)

HR-2 Hat Support Rail
(fits BigRed BR4D and ER-III dryers)

  • Easily mounts to the interior of dryer
  • Stationary rail for hats to leans against. This allows the front of the hat to be parallel to heating elements.
 

HD WHEEL SET

WS-EC Standard Wheel Set

 

WS-EHD Heavy Duty Drop-Down Wheel Set

Standard Wheel Set
(Set of 4 fits all BigRed and EconoRed dryers with 30" or 54" belt widths only)

  • Also fits DriBox and LittleRed dryers
  • Single caster under leg will raise the dryer an additional 4" off of the ground. Makes moving the dryer easy for rearranging or cleaning your shop.

Heavy Duty Drop-Down Wheel Set
(Set of 4 fits all DB, EC-I and LR dryers with 30", 54" or 78" belt widths)

  • Sturdy casters on each side of the leg with a bracket in between. Will only raise the dryer ½" off of the ground. Makes moving the dryer easy for rearranging or cleaning your shop.

Heavy Duty Drop-Down Wheel Set
(Set of 4 fits all BigRed and EconoRed II & III dryers with 30" or 54" belt widths only)

  • Sturdy casters on each side of the leg with a bracket in between. Will only raise the dryer ½" off of the ground. Makes moving the dryer easy for rearranging or cleaning your shop.
 
 

MOBILE EQUIPMENT STANDS, INCLUDING CASTERS

Low Cost Stands for "tabletop" infrared conveyor dryers, screen exposing units and other screen printing equipment.

Model S1-27

  • Flat top to fit Vastex D100 Conveyor Dryer, and can also accommodate other compact tabletop equipment weighing up to 250 lb (113 kg).
  • 26.8 in. (68 cm) H x 32.3 in. (82 cm) W x 32.3 in. (82 cm) D
  • 55 lbs (25 kg) crated
  • Shippable via UPS

Model S1-27-DEMT

  • Rail mounts fit Vastex E-100/E-200 Exposing Units, and D-1000 Conveyor Dryers
  • Can also accommodate other compact tabletop equipment weighing up to 250 lb. (113 kg)
  • 27.4 in. (70 cm) H x 32.1 in. (82 cm) W x 30.6 in. (78 cm) D
  • 60 lbs (27.2 kg) crated
  • Shippable via UPS
 
 

TEMPERATURE LASER GUN

 

Temperature Laser Gun

Measures temperature of ink and/or substate.

  • Measures temperatures from 0F - 716°F (-18°C to 380°C) with typical accuracy of +/- 2%
  • Fixed emissivity: 0.95

Please note that a temperature gun "only" measures the surface temperature. For the most accurate results, a donut probe is highly recommended.

 
 

SCREEN PRINT DONUT PROBE HERE

The "Donut" Screen Printing Probe is specially designed to meet the needs of today's Screen Printers.

Screen Print Donut Probe

 
  • Constructed of temperature-resistant Teflon®, it may be used hundreds of times with-out degradation of material or accuracy of measurement.
  • The wires are designed to make DIRECT CONTACT WITH THE INK. Many other temperature measuring devices are capable of reading only the temperature of the air around the silk screened item. The rise and fall of the ink temperature may be signifi-cantly different than that of the garment or the surrounding air.
  • Type K thermocouple surface probe for monitoring the temperature of ink or screen printing dryers
  • Measures temperature from -40° to +400° F (-40° to +205° C)
  • PTFE ring 3" in diameter supports the sensor wires
  • Response time of 1 second in liquid for fast readings
  • Warranty - 1 year
  • Silicone-jacketed cable 15 ft (457 cm) in length withstands temperatures up to 400°F (205°C)

THE IMPORTANCE OF USING A DONUT PROBE

The Importance of Using a Donut Probe

See it in action!

Testing Ink Temperatures

With the thermometer on and probe plugged in, place the "ring" over an inked part of a garment (or scrap piece of material) with the cross-hairs wires down. Be sure the wires are actually touching the ink. Allow the garment and probe to be fed into the dryer along the conveyor belt. The temperature displayed by the thermometer reflects the rise in temperature of the ink as it moves through the dryer. When the temperature begins to quickly decline, the probe should now have exited the dryer. Unplug the probe and allow only the lead wire to follow the probe through the dryer. DO NOT ALLOW THE THERMOMETER TO GO THROUGH THE DRYER and DO NOT PULL RING BACK as this could damage the delicate cross-hair wires.

 
 

ATKINS THERMAL PROBE COMPLETE KIT

(Includes controller, probe and extra wires)
 

Accurately measure ink temperatures to profile conveyor dryers

Atkins Thermal Probe Complete Kit

 
  • Constructed of temperature-resistant Teflon®, it may be used hundreds of times with-out degradation of material or accuracy of measurement.
  • The wires are designed to make DIRECT CONTACT WITH THE INK. Many other temperature measuring devices are capable of reading only the temperature of the air around the silk screened item. The rise and fall of the ink temperature may be signifi-cantly different than that of the garment or the surrounding air.
  • Type K thermocouple surface probe for monitoring the temperature of ink or screen printing dryers
  • Measures temperature from -40° to +400° F (-40° to +205° C)
  • PTFE ring 3" in diameter supports the sensor wires
  • Response time of 1 second in liquid for fast readings
  • Warranty - 1 year
  • Silicone-jacketed cable 15 ft (457 cm) in length withstands temperatures up to 400°F (205°C)

THE IMPORTANCE OF USING A DONUT PROBE

The Importance of Using a Donut Probe

See it in action!

Testing Ink Temperatures

With the thermometer on and probe plugged in, place the "ring" over an inked part of a garment (or scrap piece of material) with the cross-hairs wires down. Be sure the wires are actually touching the ink. Allow the garment and probe to be fed into the dryer along the conveyor belt. The temperature displayed by the thermometer reflects the rise in temperature of the ink as it moves through the dryer. When the temperature begins to quickly decline, the probe should now have exited the dryer. Unplug the probe and allow only the lead wire to follow the probe through the dryer. DO NOT ALLOW THE THERMOMETER TO GO THROUGH THE DRYER and DO NOT PULL RING BACK as this could damage the delicate cross-hair wires.

 
 

CONVEYOR EXTENSIONS & ADDITIONAL CHAMBERS

VASTEX CONVEYOR DRYER UPGRADE

Vastex Conveyor Dryer Upgrade

See it in action!