Panther Dryers , they have been around a long time.
Over priced uk made DINOSAURS ready for the scrap yard.
Value less Scrap metal .
Do their Panther Dryers really offer value for money ?
The WPS Panther 700 Texitunnel is the most popular tunnel dryer in the UK a proven workhorse
Built to last:Highly efficient t-shirt dryer
Suitable for any small or medium size t-shirt printing company using mainly “plastisol” printing inks.
Good for t-shirts, sweatshirts, working clothes, umbrellas and many more substrates.
- Suitable for curing (plastisol inks) up to 500 garments per hour
- Suitable for curing air drying waterbased inks up to 600 garments per hour
- For heat cured water based inks 2 passes is required (100 – 150 garments per hour)
Panther Dryers Specifications
Length – Overall 2 metres (Inlet 59cm / Tunnel 109cm / Outlet 33cm)
Width – Maximum with control box on the side 97cm / maxium with screen printing control box on the top 92cm / Tunnel (outside) 77cm / Transportband 70cm and Heaters 51.5cm
Electrical – available as 1 or 3 phase (380 volts / KW (total) 7.4 kw / Average power use per phase per hour 1.6 kw / Max power requirements per phase 11 amps
Belt Speed in m/min – 0
First and for most they claim this Panther dryer cures 500 prints on t.shirts an hour.
T.shirts small to xl are 30 inches long and 20- 24″ wide. A3 size print is 12 x 17″ long.
The Panther tunnel on the 700 model is 42″ long and 36″ wide..
Most reputable screen printing supplies of Plastisol inks.
CURING recommended by unon ink
For optimum curing, we recommend that a minimum
ink film temperature of 300°F (149°C). This can typically
be achieved by a dwell time in the oven of at least 1
minute in the oven set at a temperature above 300°F.
LETS DO THE ARITHMATIC
T. Shirts layed flat for consistant even curing .
Lay 3 end to end equates to 90″. 1 min inside the oven to travel 42″.
To be very kind and genorous , 120 prints an hour.
What beggers belief where did they come up with the figure 500?
Sounds like a load of shoe repairers.
The price is over £3000. you might as well flush your money down the toilet.
Panther Dryer belt motor
Made by a company that manufactures wiper motors.
These were fitted to the Mcfurson tunnel dryers 40 years ago they kept leaking oil.
Consequently they went bust!
WPS still peddals these PantherDryers with these fitted wiper motors.
WPS also went into administration 3 years ago owing customers and suppliers money.
Finally the sums and the facts dont lie.
Panther Dryer More updates and horror stories.
Watch this space.
We have a Panther tunnel dryer which we purchased from Wicked Print over two years ago, it was fine for the first 18 months but since then we are on a third motor to drive the belt, a new Thermocouple
we are having problems with it not curing everything and the heat dropping up and down, does anyone have one or had the same problems?
OK, let’s try and keep it civil folks 🙂 We don’t tolerate rudeness from anyone on here.
I can’t comment on the actual machine. As you’ll know, WPS have recently been bought out.
Unfortunately this was just after they sold me a load of kit, most of which went back.
Even the pallette knife had to go back as it was like tin foil!
Everything that was ‘acceptable’ arrived damaged.
So if this is an ad for WPS (and i don’t believe it is!) I’d be the first to say steer clear!
I appreciate they’ve been bought out but when I approached the new owners about the (frankly) crap flash heater they ‘mis-sold’ me.
I was simply told that it wasn’t there problem as they’d just taken over the business following liquidation.
Very kindly they offered me a discount on future purchases but that’ll never happen!
The Panther 700 Texitunnel Conveyor Dryer
Dave Roper has announced that it is now the exclusive dealers in the UK for Panther Dryers, “Europe’s first specialist manufacturer of electric screen printing tunnel dryers.”
The dryers are made in the UK entirely from European parts, explains the company, which also reports that the dryers are low maintenance “as long as they are kept clean and are well looked after”.
According to Dave Roper, there are a number of advantages to using the Panther dryers with their ceramic elements, such as “less energy, a longer life, equal drying speed, and the T-shirt remaining at a cool temperature.”
Dryers can be customised to customers’ own specifications, explains the company, adding: “The Panther Dryer will offer you complete control over drying your garments.”
Texitunnel 700 Panther Dryer. This dryer is designed with just one bank of elements – it is good for drying t-shirts after screen printing.
FULLY CURING 500 A3 PRINTS AN HOUR WHITE ON BLACK , METALIC ON BLACK PULL THE OTHER ONE DAVE.!!!
- Last used March 2018. Extractor fan not working but otherwise fully operational
- Elements and thermocouples have been periodically replaced. Belts replaced.
- Serviced by Panther on several occaions.
- sold as seen. “The Panther Dryer
- as you can see, they do not hold any value.
SISS: WPS 700L Tunnel Dryer
According to SISS, the WPS 700L Tunnel Dryer is its most popular dryer, with the company adding, “It is the most versatile and capable dryer in the marketplace.”
Built by SISS (WPS) in the UK, it is ideal for DTG printers, says the manufacturer, curing both light and dark garments. It can also be used with manual and semi-automatic screen printers using plastisol, as well as water-based and water-based discharge ink, which the company says will be cured in a single pass.
The dryer comes as standard with variable belt speed, temperature controls and an element array that can be moved up and down as needed, allowing it to accommodate large substrates. It uses ceramic infrared elements, which SISS says are efficient and long-lasting.
The standard length of the dryer is 3m and it comes with air extraction and either a 70cm or 90cm wide belt. It is available in either three-phase or single-phase power formats and is, says SISS, “easy and cost-effective to maintain without the need of a rocket scientist!”