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Vastex 18x18 AirFlash Dryer w/ Heavy Duty Stand & Auto-Rotation - 240v, 3500w
Vastex 18x18 AirFlash Dryer w/ Stand

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Vastex 18x18 AirFlash w/ HD Stand & Auto-Rotation

The Air-Flash™ Cure Station from Vastex combines infrared heating with forced air to heat the ink while cooling the garment. This prevents the high heat needed to melt plastisol inks from melting, shrinking or burning nylon, polyester, Dazzle cloth, Spandex and other heat-sensitive fabrics. Newly updated with digital controls, the digital percentage timer provides precise repeatability with adjustment from 0-100%. The new controls also cycle a 125 amp solid state relay which makes the whole unit run more reliably than ever.

With water-based inks that require moisture removal for drying, the flow of forced air across the infrared-heated ink accelerates evaporation, significantly reducing the time and energy needed to flash-dry each garment. You can select air only, full heat and air, or modulate air velocity and heat high-low for ultimate versatility. The Vastex AirFlash works great with plastisol, water base and discharge inks, and is also great for printing on delicate garments and materials.


  • 15 Year Heater Warranty
  • 3,500 Watt 240V IR Heater
  • On/Off Power Switch
  • Diagnostic Pilot Lights and Heat Control
  • Heavy Duty Side Handles and Locking Casters
  • High Wattage and High Heater Density
  • Easy Head Leveling Adjustments
  • Cooling Fan and Air Curtains
  • Heat Shields for Even Heater Temperature
  • AutoFlash Rotator for Precise Flashing Times

AutoFlash Rotator

The included AutoFlash upgrade rotates the head of the flash cure unit into place above the pallet with the touch of a foot pedal, and automatically rotates the head away from the pallet after a user-adjustable dwell time has elapsed to prevent burning or under-flashing of garments that occurs when operators become distracted.

Our AutoFlash units come estandard with an HMI (Human-Machine-Interface) to control and display dwell time and direction of head rotation. More visible from a distance than previous controls, it also displays a 'ready' message for the next cycle and improves cycle reaction by responding accurately whether the foot switch is pressed during or following a flash cure cycle.

The Auto Flash unit features a high-torque DC gear motor and eccentric arm drive that actuates head rotation progressively for smooth starts and stops, and a foot pedal switch with 7 ft (2 m) cord for operator convenience.

A "Breakaway Detent" feature stops the head from rotating if it encounters an obstacle, maximizing operator safety while minimizing damage to the flash cure head, the Auto-Flash gearbox and/or the screen printing press.

Plug Reference

This flash dryer uses 2 separate plugs.

The heating element uses a NEMA 6-15P plug. Please refer to the image below for reference.

The AutoFlash rotator uses a NEMA 5-15P plug. Please refer to the image below for reference.

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