Digi-Star Conveyor Dryer - Screen Printing Machine

Digi-Star Elite Conveyor Dryer

The Lawson Digi-Star Elite is an intelligent dryer. It features a large, information-rich color touch screen and is the most energy-efficient electric convection jet-air dryer available in the industry. It  utilizes state-of-the-art SCR curing technology that is specifically designed to cure digital DTG inks along with water base, plastisol and discharge screen printing inks. The Digi-Star Elite Dryer is a universal live-air dryer that cures everything, including solvent-based inks.

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    The Digi-Star Elite is the premier conveyor tunnel dryer curing system that combines pressurized jet-air plenums with color-blind infrared, creating a blanket of recirculating hot-air. By having a penetrating air flow, the Digi-Star Elite is a compact design that provides maximum production in a small amount of space.

    The Best Dryers Are SCR Controlled
    The Digi-Star Elite is the only industry dryer utilizing true SCR electronic controls that regulate electric current flow for absolute temperature control in the most precise manner. In addition, our Elite Dryer with its SCR control system saves a minimum of 25% on your electricity bill - as you are controlling the voltage and reducing the amperage requried to maintain your curing temperature.

    Having an SCR controlled dryer means there is no “dead time” when heating panels are turning on and off, leading to reduced power consumption, and no "demand" surcharges. Other garment dryers without SCR controls have heat fluctuations and spikes inside their heating chamber, a primary reason sensitive garments like polyester might scorch and burn.

    A Programmable Touch Screen for Smart Controls
    What might be the industry’s most advanced and intuitive color touch screen, this user interface comes standard with the Digi-Star Elite. Engineered and designed to mimic the movements and gestures of an I-phone and Android, the touch screen control pad can be used by anyone to visually monitor the status of the dryer, including chamber temperature, belt speed and the actual time garments are inside the chamber (down to the 100th of a second). Monitor your dryer operation and change dryer settings remotely from your I-phone, Android, I-pad or tablet.

    Program virtually unlimited amounts of “recipes” or job settings for every type of printing you do. This is a popular feature for shops that might be switching between different types of shirts, inks and printing methods. For example, program automatic setting when screen printing plastisol on 50/50 shirts, have a pre-set for DTG printing on hoodies and a programmed setting for screen printing water-based on cotton. Having programmed the dryer temperature and time in the heat chamber, operators can instantly recall all of your settings each time a job is switched. For quality control and accountability, the program tracks all changes so owners and managers can see who made changes and when.

    The Digi-Star Elite is ideally suited for curing digital inkjet DTG prints for the textile industry. It can handle DTG prints from any brand of direct to garment printer including: Epson F2000, Epson F2100, Brother GTX, Brother GT-3, Anajet, Kornit, M&R Maverick and more. Many DTG printers utilize a split belt, or multiple belts, chamber to increase production and vary the drying time depending on variable factors, such as shirt color, ink deposit, garment type and pre-treat deposit.

    The Digi-Star Elite may also be used with plastisol, water-based and all direct-to-garment inks. No matter what type of screen printing or direct to garment printing you do, the Lawson Digi-Star Elite provides great production applications, especially where space is at a premium and true convection air is beneficial.

    Engineered for simplicity, the heat chamber is totally accessible without tools or having to undo any wires. Making the maintenance easy and hassle free means it is more likely to be performed and extends the life of your dryer.

    As with all Lawson equipment, the Digi-Star Elite is part of Lawson's unique Trade-In, Trade-Up program, so you never have to worry about out-growing your dryer. This unit will provide the professional results your customers demand for properly cured DTG garments and all types of plastisol and water base ink.

    Standard Sizes

    • 24" wide belt x 8' Long
    • 24" wide belt x 12' Long
    • 24" wide belt x 16' Long
    • 36” wide belt x 8’ Long
    • 36" wide belt x 12' Long
    • 36" wide belt x 16' Long
    • 48” wide belt x 8’ Long
    • 48” wide belt x 12’ Long
    • 48" wide belt x 16' Long
    • 60” wide belt x 8’ Long
    • 60” wide belt x 12’ Long
    • 60" wide belt x 16' Long
  • Standard Features

    • Color Touch Screen Control System
    • Wi-Fi Enabled PLC
    • SCR Electronic Control System
    • Multiple User Control via Smart Phone or Tablet
    • Temperature and Belt Speed Change Tracking
    • Programmable Curing Recipes
    • Job Tracking and Recall
    • 24", 36", 48" & 60" Belt Width
    • 3', 6' and 9' Long Heat Chamber (depending on size/model)
    • 8', 12' or 16' Overall Length
    • Digital Temperature Control
    • Digital Heat Chamber Retention Time
    • 2', 3' or 4' In-Feed (depending on size/model)
    • 2', 3' or 4' Out-Feed (depending on size/model)
    • Combo I.R. and Pressurized Jet-Air
    • Vacuumized Belt with Powered Bottom Exhaust
    • Hinged Top for Easy Chamber Access
    • Easy, No Tool Lint Trap Filter(s)
    • Double-Insulated Heat/Air Chamber
    • "Cool-Touch" Full-Wrap Insulation
    • Direct Drive Conveyor Motor
    • Easy Belt Tracking with Arrow Belt™ and Bullseye Conveyor Belt Tracking
    • Heat-Reflective, Memory Belt
    • Reflective Infrared Booster Lining
    • Intuitive, Easy-to-Use Tablet Touch Screen Controls
    • 120/230 Volts; 1-Phase or 3-Phase (depending on size)
    • National Safety Code Compliant/CE Compliant
    • 1-Year Parts Warranty

    Optional Features

    • Custom Belt Widths
    • Custom Belt Lengths (In-Feed & Out-Feed)
    • Custom Heat Chamber Lengths
    • Cap Side-Mounted I.R. panel (6" x 24")
    • Phase Change (1 to 3; or 3 to 1)
    • Export Electrics
    • Crating
    •   2412 2416 3612 3616 4816 6016
      Estimated Cure/Cycle Times for Water-Base/DTG Ink 30 - 120 seconds 30 - 120 seconds 30 - 120 seconds 30 - 120 seconds 30 - 120 seconds 30 - 120 seconds 
      Overall Length 12' 16' 12' 16' 16' 16'
      Overall Width 40" 40" 52" 52" 62" 76"
      Belt Width 24' 24' 36" 36' 48' 60"
      Overall Height 47" 47" 47" 47" 47" 47"
      Heat Chamber Length 6' 9.5' 6' 9.5' 9.5' 9.5'
      In-Feed 3' 3' 3' 3' 3' 3'
      Out-Feed 3'' 3' 3' 3' 3' 3'
      Belt Height 34" 34" 34" 34" 34" 34"
      Split Belt Available Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
      Blower(s) CFM 1,500 (1 blower) 3,000 (2 blowers) 1,500 (1 blower) 3,000 (2 blowers) 3,000 (2 blowers) 3,000 (2 blowers)
      Infra-Red Zones 3 4 3 4 4 4
      Air Zones 1 continuous 1 continuous 1 continuous 1 continuous 1 continuous 1 continuous
      Flue Size 3" (powered exhaust) 3" (powered exhaust) 3" (powered exhaust) (2) 3" (powered exhaust) (2) 3" (powered exhaust) (2) 3" (powered exhaust)
      I.R. + Convection Air Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
      Heater Wattage 9,000 12,000 13.500 18,000 24,000 30,000
      AMPS (230 volts) 1/3 Phase
       (3 wires + ground)
      56(1-phase standard) 69(1-phase standard) 62/43 (1-phase standard) 97/85 (1-phase standard 125/92(3-phase standard) 136/104 (3-phase standard)
      Approximate Crated Weight 1,300 lbs 1,600 lbs 1,600 lbs 2,400 lbs 2,700 lbs 3,000 lbs
      Approximate Crate Size (W x L x H) 50x156x48 50x204x48 62x156x48 62x204x48 74x168x48 86x204x48

      *Free Ground Shipping on Parts; No Charge Labor for Items Sent Back to St. Louis for Repair or Replacement

      *Price, Design, and Technical Specifications Subject to Change Without Notice

    • Digi-Star Elite Air Duct - Side View
    • Digi-Star Elite WiFi View
    • Digi Star Elite Heat Chamber Access
    • Digi-Star Elite Color Touch Screen
    • Digi-Star Elite iPad Start Up
    • Digi-Star Elite Control Panel
    • Digi-Star Elite Adding A Preset
    • Digi-Star Elite Help Menu
    • Digi-Star Elite Set  a Temperature
    • Digi-Star Elite Temperature Alarm
    • Digi-Star Elite Air Duct - Side View

      Digi-Star Elite Air Duct - Side View

      This view of the Digi-Star Elite shows the Air Duct. The air-flow is being vacuumed from the bottom of the heat chamber (filtered of course) and moving the air to the inside of the heat chamber where the air is distributed through the heat panels and jet-air plenum.
    • Digi-Star Elite WiFi View

      Digi-Star Elite WiFi View

      This is showing where the Wi-Fi Router is located on the Digi-Star Elite. Your main Color Touch Screen Tablet is located in front. And you can connect as many smart devices (iPads, iPhones, or Android devices as you like). Some customers like to also have another Control Panel/Tablet at the Exit end of the Dryer so the catchers can also confirm the dryer settings.
    • Digi Star Elite Heat Chamber Access

      Digi Star Elite Heat Chamber Access

    • Digi-Star Elite Color Touch Screen

      Digi-Star Elite Color Touch Screen

      The Digi-Star comes with an Apple iPad (or Android tablet if you prefer).
      this large display, color touch screen offer an Easy to View Control System.
      And you can also add an additional tablet on the out-feed so you complete visability...and you can also use your iPhone or android phone to monitor the dryer as well.
    • Digi-Star Elite iPad Start Up

      Digi-Star Elite iPad Start Up

      The color touch screen is a Tablet...so it is easy to use and is familiar.
    • Digi-Star Elite Control Panel

      Digi-Star Elite Control Panel

      Notice how easy it is to see all the Controls of the Digi-Star Elite.
      Everything you need to ensure a quality cure is at your finger tips.

      Because the display is so large (almost 10"), the press operator can also monitor the dryer settings.
    • Digi-Star Elite Adding A Preset

      Digi-Star Elite Adding A Preset

      A great feature of the Digi-Star is that you can add a variety of Presets.
      Create a Description, set your Retension Time and Temperature.
      This cool feature eliminates many errors, and is fast and easy to recall curing parameters for any recurring job.
    • Digi-Star Elite Help Menu

      Digi-Star Elite Help Menu

    • Digi-Star Elite Set  a Temperature

      Digi-Star Elite Set a Temperature

      Enter a precise temperature setting, then press OK.
    • Digi-Star Elite Temperature Alarm

      Digi-Star Elite Temperature Alarm

      The Digi-Star Elite features a Hi and Low Visual Temperature Alarm.
      If the actual temperature varies too much frm the set-point...the Temperature Indicator starts Flashing.
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  • Double insulated, fully wrapped heat chamber with cool touch technology
    Hinged heat chamber for easy tool-free maintenance
    SCR control system
    Easy access mounted motor
    Wi-Fi enabled control system
    High volume air blower for recirculating hot air
    Programmable, color control system with choice of a removable tablet or fixed touch-screen
    Leg supports
    Arrow Belt Tracking SystemTM
    Adjustable temperature gates to keep heat inside chamber
    • Double insulated, fully wrapped heat chamber with cool touch technology
    • Hinged heat chamber for easy tool-free maintenance
    • SCR control system
    • Easy access mounted motor
    • Wi-Fi enabled control system
    • High volume air blower for recirculating hot air
    • Programmable, color control system with choice of a removable tablet or fixed touch-screen
    • Leg supports
    • Arrow Belt Tracking SystemTM
    • Adjustable temperature gates to keep heat inside chamber
      Digi-Star Elite T-shirt Dryer Diagram

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