The drying method is based on a hot air-circulating air system, divided into different zones. A well thought-through ventilation system ensures uniform and effective ventilation in all parts of the dryer. The flexible system can be used to dry almost all types of lacquers/paints except for hardening lacquers/paints such as UV and EBC lacquers. The high-performance vertical dryer consists of a defined number of belt pallets. Following lacquer application, the parts move into the dryer and stop on a pallet which subsequently rises. The subsequent pallet is then ready for the infeed of the next workpieces. The dryer is manufactured in modular construction and adapted to the requirements of the customer.