Mid-Level Three Heater
Infrared Conveyor Dryer

15 Year Heater Warranty

Model shown: LR-X3-30
Model Little Red X3 -  Infrared Conveyor Dryer
Model Little Red X3 - Infrared Conveyor Dryer
 
 
All Little Red series dryers have a tilting heater design. Works great for curing hats.

The Little Red X3 Conveyor Dryer from Vastex offers a 41 in. (104 cm) long heating chamber that houses three infrared heaters, closely aligned with no gaps, to maintain a constant curing temperature while the garments travel the length of the conveyor.

Inside the heating chamber, the three height adjustable infrared heaters raise the temperature of the ink (not the air inside the chamber) with sustained intensity to maximize curing efficiency.

The Little Red X3-30 model with 30 in. (76 cm) wide x 88 in. (224 cm) long conveyor belt is offered

with three 24 in. (61 cm) wide 240V/2,600 watt heaters (total wattage 7,800 w) to cure up to 360 plastisol-printed images or water-based or discharge printed images per hour.

The Little Red X3-54 model with 54 in. (137 cm) wide x 88 in. (224 cm) long conveyor is equipped with three 48 in. (122 cm) wide 240V/5,200 watt infrared heaters (total wattage 15,600 w) to cure up to 720 plastisol-printed images or 240 water-based or discharge printed images per hour.

Capacity of both models can be expanded as needs grow by adding modular heating chamber(s) and longer conveyor belts.

 

POWERFUL
LR X3-30: (2) 240V/2,600 watt heaters (total 7,800 watts)
LR X3-54: (2) 240V/5,200 watt heaters (total 15,600 watts)

EFFICIENT
Closely aligned heaters with no gaps between to maintain a constant curing temperature while the garments travel the length of the conveyor

DEPENDABLE
Industry-leading 15-year heater warranty

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

ACCURATE
Digital PID Temperature controller is accurate to +/-1°F

CONSISTENT
DC belt speed control with digital display

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

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 18in. (46 cm) belt extensions

OPTIONS

  • Additional heating chambers and conveyor belt extensions
  • Locking casters for mobility
  • Heavy duty belt motor (recommend for longer conveyor belts), standard on X3-54 models
  • Creeper gear
 
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* Rated Shirts/hr are approximations and are based on certain conditions including humidity, image size, substrate material, etc.

 
 

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

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