Smallest Conveyor Dryer
available for DTG printing

15 Year Heater Warranty

Model shown: LR-X1D-18
Model Little Red X1D - Infrared Conveyor Dryer
Model Little Red X1D - Infrared Conveyor Dryer
 
 

Available in three widths, the X1D is the smallest conveyor dryer matched to the output of the most popular DTG printing systems. Its heating chamber has a boost zone to quickly reach cure temperatures for ink jet, water-based and discharge inks.

The LittleRed® X1D-18 with an 18 in. (46 cm) wide conveyor belt has a heating chamber the full width of the belt, and can dry Digital White Ink at rates up to 34 pieces per hour at 2 minutes dwell time, or up to 81 garments/hr with water-based ink or discharge, and cure up to 162 garments per hour with plastisol ink.

The LittleRed X1D-30 with a 30 in. (76 cm) wide conveyor belt features a 24 in. (61 cm) wide heater and can dry Digital White Ink at rates up to 29 pieces per hour at 2 minutes dwell time, or up to 65 garments/hr with water-based ink or discharge, and cure up to 150 garments per hour with plastisol ink.

For larger garments, or to increase production, the LittleRed X1D-54 with a 54 in. (137 cm) wide conveyor belt features a 48 in. (122 cm) wide heater and can dry Digital White Ink at rates up to 38 pieces per hour at 2 minutes dwell time, or up to 162 garments/hr with water-based ink or discharge, and cure up to 324 garments per hour with plastisol ink.

Conveyor dryers eliminate the flattened, ironed-on appearance and halo associated with heat pressing of printed images, and relegates the heat press to flattening of raised fibers prior to printing with a one second 'touch' per garment.

As standard it is equipped with features found on the company's larger DTG capable dryers including adjustable belt-to-heater clearance to accommodate bulky items, a dual digital PID temperature controller accurate to +/- 1°F, and an X-Series conveyor belt roller tracking system with Teflon coated fiberglass belt.

The powered exhaust system removes moisture and air contaminants at a rate of 280 CFM (7.9 CMM), while cooling the housing and controls.

COMPACT
Total footprint is as small as 8 sq.ft (2.44 sq.m)

SMART
"X-Series" Conveyor Belt Roller Tracking System with Teflon coated fiberglass belt

BELT WIDTH
(max garment width)

LR-X1D-18 - 18 in. (46 cm)
LR-X1D-30 - 30 in. (76 cm)
LR-X1D-54 - 54 in. (137 cm)

HEATER WIDTH
LR-X1D-18 - 18 in. (46 cm)
LR-X1D-30 - 24 in. (61 cm)
LR-X1D-54 - 48 in. (122 cm)

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

COOL
High powered exhaust to remove fumes and moisture

 

VERSATILE
Can cure garments printed with plastisol, water-based, discharge or Digital White Ink

ACCURATE
Dual digital PID temperature controller is accurate to +/-1 °F

VALUABLE
Best warranty, high quality, exceptional service

OPTIONS

  • Additional heating chambers and belt extensions available
  • Locking casters for easy mobility
  • Creeper gear
 
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* Production speeds are estimates and based on 16" centers 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 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
 
 

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

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

  • (120V) 200 cfm, 2.1 amps, NEMA 5-15P plug
  • (240V) 290 cfm, 1.0 amps, NEMA 6-15P plug

Model EC-EX54

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

  • (120V) 200 cfm, 2.1 amps, NEMA 5-15P plug
  • (240V) 290 cfm, 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

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.
 
 

HD 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-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)
  • Shippable via UPS
 
 

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.

 
 

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)
 
 

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.

 
 

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:

  • 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 18 in. (198 cm x 45.7 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!