Workhorse's new Powerhouse 5208
Workhorse (www.workhorseproducts.com) bills its new Powerhouse 5208 as a great solution for a manual garment-printing shop that wants to add an automatic or a second manual press to the production floor. The garment dryer is 8 ft (2.4 m) long and 52 in. (1321 mm) wide, a size that Workhorse says can accommodate two regular-size T-shirts across the conveyor belt. The dryer has an infrared/convection drying system that can cure up to 400-500 shirts/hr. Users can add 3 ft (0.9 m) of in-feed or out-feed with an optional extension that facilitates loading and unloading during peak periods. Powerhouse 5208 features a flash phase-cure booster that’s engineered to speed production by raising garment and ink temperatures more quickly. In addition, heated air recovery draws preheated air from beneath the dryer’s belt and returns it to the oven area. Other features include adjustable oven doors, a removable oven hood, and four-point belt tracking.