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Conveyor Dryer Product Guide

Conveyor Dryer Oven Systems
The Conveyor Dryer is the critical final step in drying or curing the ink in Screen Printing Process. A conveyor dryer capable of handling larger orders can be the key to growing your business while a conveyor dryer that is too small will result in a production bottleneck, keeping you from producing efficiently and on schedule. Too little time in the dryer without enough heat will result in an under cured design that washes out while too much heat in an effort to get more product through the dryer may result in scorched garments.  It is ultimately less expensive to buy a dryer that you can grow into rather than buying a larger dryer in years to come.

Plastisol inks typically cure at 320 degrees F (160c), and the faster you can get both the garment and entire thickness of the ink to that temperature without scorching, the faster you can produce. The heavier the garment or thicker the ink deposit the more energy it takes to reach this critical temperature. Infrared (IR) Heat transmits heat quickly but is very sensitive to time and distance making it very unforgiving for bulky three dimensional items such as sweatshirts or jackets. Moving air converts IR heat to slower and more forgiving Convection Heat. In terms of balancing speed and flexibility, it is best to have both IR heat for speed and convection heat for flexibility

How quickly and easily to you want to load garments onto your conveyor dryer? The wider the dryer's belt, the less you have to fold the garment and the faster you can load them.

GOOD: At 20" (51cm), the Mercury Compact Conveyor Dryer's belt is narrow, yet wider than other compact dryers.
BETTER: At 26" (66cm) for the PQ2608 / PC2608 and 30" (76cm) for the PQ3011, these conveyor dryers offer easy loading.
BEST: At 40" (102cm) for the Powerhouse PQ4013 and 52" (132cm) PQ5217, these conveyor dryers offer fast, fold-free loading.
What is Good, Better, Best?

How many garments do you want to produce 5 years from now? Curing capacity is determined by a screen printing conveyor dryer's belt width, oven length and wattage. Wider belt widths equal faster loading. Longer Ovens equal faster belt speeds. Higher wattages equal achieving curing temperature more quickly. Maximum production efficiency is achieved with all three: Wide Belt Width, Long Oven and High Wattage.



















Good Best Conveyor Dryers
GOOD: At 72 pieces per hour, Mercury Compact Conveyor Dryer is ideal for a part time business with limited space.
Better Conveyor Dryers
BETTER: At 200-300 / hr, Powerhouse PQ2608 / PC2608 are our most popular conveyor dryers for start-up shops planning to grow. At 400-500 / hr, PQ3011 is a great match for shops running multiple manual presses or a small automatic press.
Best Conveyor Dryers
BEST: At 600-800 / hr for the Powerhouse PQ4013 and 1000+ / hr for the PQ5217, these conveyor dryers are great for larger shops needing higher production.
What is Good, Better, Best?
GOOD: Mercury Compact Conveyor Dryer is primarily an IR dryer, but has a simple exhaust system. Proper curing is controlled with an adjustable belt speed.
BEST: Powerhouse conveyor dryers features adjustable belt speed, digital temperature control and re-circulating forced air. Combined with IR heat, Powerhouse's Convection heat offers extremely fast and flexible curing.
What is Good, Better, Best?

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