Vastex LittleRed X2-D and X3-D Multi-Purpose Infrared Dryers
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Little Red X2-D
The LittleRed X2D Dryer is the most compact and affordable DTG-capable dryer fom Vastex. Radically new heat mapping speeds the curing of ink jet, water-based and discharge inks, as well as DTG-digital inks, making the X2D an unbeatable value for smaller shops.
The X2D model comes with a high powered pre-heating zone that surges ink temperatures to over 300 °F (149 °C) within the first several inches of conveyor travel inside the 27 in. (69 cm) heating chamber. Two closely spaced, height adjustable infrared heaters and dual zone heat controls maintain consistent temperatures needed for DTG and all other inks. Rapid preheating maximizes the dwell time for each kind of ink, allowing increased conveyor belt speeds and dryer output.
Model X2D-30 has a 30 in. (76 cm) wide belt, two 24 in. (61 cm) wide infrared heaters (6300W @ 240V total wattage), and cures up to 240+ garments per hour with plastisol inks, up to 90+ garments per hour with water-based inks, and up to 26 garments per hour with DTG/digital white ink at 3.5 minutes dwell time.
Model X2D-54 has a 54 in. (137 cm) wide belt with two 48 in. (122 cm) wide infrared heaters (12,600 @ 240V total wattage) and can cure 480+ garments per hour with plastisol ink, 180+ with water-based ink and up to 52 garments per hour with DTG/digital white ink at 3.5 minutes dwell time.
Both models come with a powered exhaust system as standard to rapidly remove moisture and air contaminants from the heating chamber, as well as to cool the skin and controls.
The conveyor length is 66 in. (168 cm), with a low friction belt aligner and belt speed controls to precisely set dwell times from 35 seconds up to four minutes.
Fully expandable, additional heating chambers and conveyor belt lengths allow for future expansion as the business grows.
The heaters of all Vastex dryers carry an industry-leading 15-year warranty and feature closely spaced coils to provide high-density, medium-wavelength infrared heat for maximum cure speed without cold spots or under curing associated with conventional units.
Little Red X3-D
The all-new multi-purpose LittleRed X3-D infrared dryer cures direct-to-garment (DTG) printed textiles as well as plastisol, water-based and discharge-printed garments at higher rates than possible with conventional dryer designs.
It features a high-powered pre-heating zone that rockets ink temperatures past 300 °F (149 ºC) within the first several inches of conveyor travel, maximizing the distance and dwell time for optimum curing of any ink, allowing increased conveyor belt speeds and dryer output.
The Little Red X3-D model is equipped with a 30 in. (76.2 cm) wide conveyor belt and three 24 in. (61 cm) wide infrared heaters (8300W @ 240V total wattage) and can cure 360+ plastisol-printed garments/h, 100+ water-based or discharge-printed garments/h, and up to 50+ garments/h inkjet printed with digital white ink.
With overall conveyor belt length of 88 in. (224 cm) long and 41 in. (104 cm) long heating chamber, the X3-D features a powerful 380 cfm (10.7 cmm) targeted exhaust system as standard to rapidly remove moisture and air contaminants from the heating chamber, as well as cool the skin and controls.
Capacity 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.