Compact Mid-Level Infrared Conveyor Dryer

15 Year Heater Warranty

Model shown: LR-X1-30
Model LittleRed X1 -  Infrared Conveyor Dryer
Model LittleRed X1 -  Infrared Conveyor Dryer
 
 

The Little Red series of Conveyor Dryers from Vastex offers repeatable results and fast payback never before available to mid-capacity textile printers who must cure screen printed plastisol inks, water-based inks, discharge, and/or DTF adhesives at high rates.

The modular design allows for expandability to easily add chambers and conveyor length as production needs increase. Following are details on Little Red X1 models. For higher capacities go to LittleRed X2 models.

The LittleRed X1-18 model with 18 in. (46 cm) wide x 48 in. (122 cm) long conveyor belt is offered with a 20 in. (51 cm) wide 120V or 240V/2,050 watt heater to cure up to 110 plastisol-printed images or 50 discharge or water-based printed images per hour.*

The LittleRed X1-30 model with 30 in. (76 cm) wide x 48 in. (122 cm) long conveyor belt is offered with a 24 in. (61 cm) wide 120V/2,000 watt heater to cure up to 90 plastisol-printed images or 45 discharge or water-based printed images per hour, or a 24 in. (61 cm) wide 240V/2,600 watt heater to cure up to 130 plastisol-printed images or 45 discharge or water-based printed images per hour.*

The LittleRed X1-54 model with 54 in. (137 cm) wide x 66 in. (168 cm) long conveyor is equipped with a 48 in. (122 cm) wide 240V/5,200 watt infrared heater to cure up to 260 plastisol-printed images or dry 90 discharge or water-based printed images per hour.*

POWERFUL
LR X1-18: 120V or 240V/2,050 watt heater
LR X1-30: 120V/2,000 watt or 240V/2,600 watt heater
LR X1-54: 240V/5,200 watt heater

EFFICIENT
Closely spaced coils provide high-density, medium-wavelength infrared heat for maximum cure speed without cold spots or under-curing

DEPENDABLE
Industry-leading 15-year heater warranty

ACCURATE
LR X1-30 & X1-54: Digital PID Temperature controller is accurate to +/-1°F

CONSISTENT
Low friction belt aligner and DC belt speed control with digital display

HEAVY DUTY
"X-Series" Conveyor Belt Tracking System with Teflon coated fiberglass belt

COOL
Powered exhaust system cools the outer cabinet while evacuating moisture and fumes

ADJUSTABLE
2 - 7 in. (5 - 18 cm) belt-to-heater clearance, adjustable separately on each side for each heater

EXPANDABLE
Add 18 in. (46 cm) and 36 in. (92 cm) chambers and/or 18 in. (46 cm) belt extensions

OPTIONS

  • Additional heating chambers and conveyor belt extensions
  • Heavy duty belt motor (recommend for longer conveyor belts)
  • Exhaust hood (EXH-30/54)
  • Locking casters for mobility
Modular expandability allows your dryer to grow with you

Modular expandability allows your dryer to grow with you

The capacity (belt speed) of all Vastex floor standing conveyor dryers can be doubled or tripled as new or when needs increase by simply adding one or two modular heating chambers and extending the conveyor belt. This eliminates the need to invest in a larger dryer than you need at the onset, and avoids the high cost of purchasing a new dryer when your needs increase.

All LittleRed series dryers have a tilting heater design. Works great for curing hats.

REQUIRED RECEPTACLE

LR-X1-30

NEMA 5-20P

5-20P

LR-X1-30-240

NEMA 6-15P

6-15P

Required receptacles do not apply to the LR-X1-54 model.

 
 
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* Rated Shirts/hr are approximations and are based on certain conditions including humidity, image size, substrate material, etc.

 
 
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OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES

 

CONVEYOR EXTENSIONS & ADDITIONAL CHAMBERS

Vastex Conveyor Extensions make it easy to increase production without buying an entirely new dryer. Extensions can be used to increase the infeed, outfeed, or add additional heat chambers. With bolt-on installation and conveyor belt extensions, your dryer can be upgraded quickly and easily.

Chamber and Belt Extension drawing

Available belt sizes:

  • 18 x 18 in. (45.7 x 45.7 cm)
  • 18 x 36 in. (45.7 x 91.4 cm)
  • 30 x 18 in. (76.2 x 45.7 cm)
  • 30 x 36 in. (76.2 x 91.4 cm)
  • 30 x 54 in. (76.2 x 137.2 cm)
  • 54 x 18 in. (137.2 x 45.7 cm)
  • 54 x 36 in. (137.2 x 91.4 cm)
  • 54 x 54 in. (137.2 x 137.2 cm)
  • 78 x 36 in. (198 cm x 91.4 cm)
  • 78 x 54 in. (198 cm x 137.2 cm)

INCREASING CAPACITY OF A VASTEX CONVEYOR DRYER
with additional heating chamber and conveyor belt extension

Vastex Conveyor Dryer Upgrade

See it in action!

 
 

EXHAUST HOOD

  • Exhaust booster system reduces fumes at exit of dryer (a "must have" for DTF adhesives on D1-Series and LR-X1)
  • Independent power and control
  • Snap ON or OFF for easy mobility and maintenance
  • Diagnostic pilot light and ON/OFF switch
  • Optional adjustable conveyor mount available

Exhaust Hood

Model EXH-18
For dryers with belt width of 18 to 30 in. (46 to 76 cm)

120V standard
  • 141 cfm, 2.1 amps, NEMA 5-15P plug
240V optional
  • 141 cfm, 1.0 amps, NEMA 6-15P plug

Model EXH-30
For dryers with belt width of 24 to 36 in. (61 to 91 cm)

120V standard
  • 141 cfm, 2.1 amps, NEMA 5-15P plug
240V optional
  • 141 cfm, 1.0 amps, NEMA 6-15P plug

Model EXH-54
For dryers with belt width of 48 to 60 in. (122 to 152 cm)

240V standard
  • 300 cfm, 1.0 amps, NEMA 6-15P plug
 
 

POWERED EXHAUST

Optional powered exhaust removes moisture and fumes — ideal for working in confined spaces.

D-100 Powered Exhaust

 
 

POWERED EXHAUST

D-1000 Powered Exhaust

Optional powered exhaust removes moisture and fumes — ideal for working in confined spaces, especially when curing of DTF adhesives.

 
 

SIDE HEATERS

Side-mounted heaters can be added to any model, and come as standard on deluxe models.

Chamber and Belt Extension drawing

Chamber and Belt Extension drawing

  • Positioned at a 45 degree angle
  • Controlled from the main panel
  • Available in single or three phase dryers and in 240, 380, and 480 V
  • Each heater is 1,400W adding a total of 2,800W
  • Digital timer adjusts heat output from 0 to 100%
  • Increases "cure zone" to 24 in. on 30 in. belts
  • Increases "cure zone" to 48 in. on 54 in. belts
  • Side heaters can be tilted from 40 - 50 degrees to suit application
  • The addition of side heaters changes the heater height adjustment range from 2 - 7 in. (5 - 17.8 cm) to 4 - 7 in. (10 - 17.8 cm)
 
 

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 in. (76 cm) wide belt dryers
  • Non-Vastex: 33 to 39 in. (83.8 to 99 cm) outside conveyor width
  • CAB-30-240 for 240v model

CAB-54

Conveyor Air Bar - CAB-54

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

CAB-78

Conveyor Air Bar - CAB-78

  • 12 fans across unit
  • Vastex: 78 in. (198 cm) wide belt dryers
  • Non-Vastex: 81 to 87 in. (206 to 221 cm) outside conveyor width
  • CAB-78-240 for 240v model
 
 

RETURN BELT CONVEYOR

 

Return Belt Conveyor

  • Returns cured garments to the front of the dryer while they cool, ready for folding and packaging
  • Allows conveyor dryer to be positioned closer to a wall without the need of a catch bin, saving space
  • Positioned between two presses, shops can print the front with one press and print the back with the second press as the garment comes back off the return conveyor
  • Available for LittleRed, Little Red D Series and EconoRed dryers with 30, 54 or 78 in. (76, 137 or 198 cm) wide belts
  • Can also be added as a retrofit to many existing dryers
 
 

HAT SUPPORT RAIL

Hat rail

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.
 

HEAVY DUTY WHEEL SET

WS-EC Standard Wheel Set

Model WS-EC
Standard Wheel Set

  • Set of 4 fits all DriBox, LittleRed, EconoRed and BigRed dryers with 30 or 54 in. (76 or 137 cm) belt widths only
  • Single caster under leg will raise the dryer an additional 4 in. (10.16 cm) off of the ground. Makes moving the dryer easy for rearranging or cleaning your shop.

WS-EHD Heavy Duty Drop-Down Wheel Set

Model WS-E-DD
Heavy Duty Drop-Down Wheel Set

  • Set of 4 fits all DriBox, LittleRed and EconoRed I dryers with 30, 54 or 78 in. (76, 137 or 198 cm) belt widths
  • Sturdy casters on each side of the leg with a bracket in between. Will only raise the dryer ½ in. (1.27 cm) off of the ground. Makes moving the dryer easy for rearranging or cleaning your shop.
 
 

HEAVY DUTY WHEEL SET

WS-EC Standard Wheel Set

Model WS-EC
Standard Wheel Set

  • Set of 4 fits all DriBox, LittleRed, EconoRed and BigRed dryers with 30 or 54 in. (76 or 137 cm) belt widths only
  • Single caster under leg will raise the dryer an additional 4 in. (10.16 cm) off of the ground. Makes moving the dryer easy for rearranging or cleaning your shop.

WS-EHD Heavy Duty Drop-Down Wheel Set

Model WS-EHD
Heavy Duty Drop-Down Wheel Set

  • Set of 4 fits all BigRed and EconoRed II & III dryers with 30 or 54 in. (76 or 137 cm) belt widths only
  • Sturdy casters on each side of the leg with a bracket in between. Will only raise the dryer ½ in. 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)
  • Shippable via UPS

Model S1-27-DEMT

  • Rail mounts fit Vastex 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)
  • Shippable via UPS
 
 

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 screen printed item. The rise and fall of the ink temperature may be significantly different than that of the garment or the surrounding air.
  • Response Time: 1 second, in liquid
  • Auto Shut-off: Auto shut-off after 10 minutes of non-use
  • Warranty: 5 year instrument warranty, 1 year probe
  • Cable Length: 15 ft cable with Silicone outer jacket
  • Certifications: NSF, CE, Rohs, Weee
  • Temperature Range: -40° to 400°F (-40° to 205°C) with probe
  • Temperature Accuracy: ±0.5F° (±0.3C°) over entire range at ambient temperatures between 68° to 86°F (20° to 30°C)
  • Resolution: 0.1°
  • Waterproof Rating: IPX7 Waterproof-rated
  • Battery Life: 1800 hours typical, 2 AAA Alkaline batteries (included)
 

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.

 
 

SCREEN PRINT DONUT PROBE

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 screen printed item. The rise and fall of the ink temperature may be significantly 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. (7.6 cm) 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)
 
 

TEMPERATURE LASER GUN

 

Temperature Laser Gun

Measures temperature of ink and/or substate.

  • Measures temperatures from 0F to 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.