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F500

Glass Annealing    Lamp Working   


Paragon F-500 Lamp Working Kiln

We are constantly improving the F-500. The kiln is designed for annealing large glass figurines, beads, and marbles and is made at the Paragon factory in Mesquite, Texas USA. Imagine the huge glass pieces you could make with a kiln this large.

The massive F-500, with its towering door counter-weights and handsome black finish, is a workhorse that will raise your production. The F-500 simplifies annealing so you can immerse yourself in creating breathtaking ware.

Raise the counter-weight vertical-drop door to insert a punty rod and glass. Lower the door. The punty rod extends outside the firing chamber through a smaller punty rod door. The main door is balanced so it stays open where you stop it. Maintain the annealing temperature indefinitely with the Sentry Xpress 3-key controller.

Two 4” x 10 1/2” punty rod doors retain the heat

The main door includes two 4” x 10 1/2” punty rod doors. Two flexible gaskets under each door help to retain the heat. The punty rods can extend outside the kiln through the gap under the doors. This allows the doors to remain fully closed. The ceramic fiber punty rod doors are a full two inches thick to help retain heat. Rare-earth magnets hold the doors in the open and closed positions.

Adjustable rod rest

You can adjust the rod rest, which is positioned in front of the punty rod doors, with wing bolts. Adjust it horizontally and vertically without tools. Or remove the rod rest altogether when you don’t need it. You can order the optional stand for the F-500, with or without casters.

Durable 3” thick insulating firebricks; side elements

The insulating firebricks, wrapped in heavy-gauge steel, soak up heat for slow, efficient cooling. The firebricks are 3” thick, 20% thicker than the standard 2 1/2” bricks, throughout the top, walls, bottom, and door. The heating elements are protected in dropped, recessed wall grooves for trouble-free firing. Wires are fastened to the elements with heat-dissipating connectors refined and proven over many years in Paragon kilns. Elements are coiled from the finest high-temperature wire available. The F-500 has no roof elements.

Heavy duty components

Costly heavy-gauge nickel-plated copper wiring is covered with high temperature glass-braided insulation.

Features of the F-500

  • 3-key digital Sentry Xpress controller
  • 15” deep firing chamber (measured with doors closed)
  • 3” thick firebrick roof, walls, door, and floor
  • Precisely balanced counter-weight vertical-drop door
  • 2” thick ceramic fiber 4” x 10 1/2” punty rod doors with double gaskets
  • Rare earth magnets hold the punty rod door open or closed
  • Mandrel holder adjusts without tools
  • 1200°F maximum temperature
  • Dropped, recessed element grooves in the walls
  • Mar-proof rubber feet
  • On-off switch for your convenience
  • Made in the USA

A direct phone line

We are open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Central Standard Time, Monday through Thursday. Our expanded hours allow us to serve customers in differing time zones. Call us—we look forward to hearing from you.

Thermocouple with “special limit” wire

The thermocouple senses temperature inside the kiln. It is the small rod that extends into the firing chamber. The ¼” wide Type-K, 14-gauge, exposed-tip thermocouple is made with special-limit wire for superior accuracy. The exposed tip gives the controller a fast response time for even temperatures during holds. The thermocouple is made in America to our exacting standards.

Designed for production

Paragon’s warranty is not affected by frequency of use. Fire your new kiln every day if you want, even in commercial settings. That will have no effect on the warranty period.

Optional colors at no extra charge

Brighten your studio with color! Order your kiln in one of our standard colors at no extra charge . . . berry, black, blue, hot pink, jade, navy, purple, or turquoise. Scroll down to see color samples in the options section.

 

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Product Videos

  • Watch & Listen to P005 The Paragon Kiln Factory Firebrick Room (6 min 47 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to P010 Paragon’s Sentry Xpress 3-Key Controller (2 min 37 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to U005 Safe Installation of the Studio Electric Kiln (3 min 9 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to P035 Paragon F-500 Lamp Working Kiln (4 min 5 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to D001 Sentry Xpress Ramp-Hold Demonstration (7 min)
  • Watch & Listen to P001 The Paragon Kiln Factory Sheetmetal Department (3 min 40 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to P004 The Paragon Kiln Factory Square Kiln Assembly Line (4 min 30 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to P008 The Paragon Kiln Factory Inspection Station (1 min 50 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to Interactive Sentry Xpress 3-key Controller Demo
  • Watch & Listen to D006 (Spanish) Demostracion Para Incrementar y Mantener La Temperatura Con un Control Sentry Xpress de Industrias Paragon (7 min 9 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to D003 Sentry Xpress 3-Key Controller Advanced Features (5 min 17 sec)



  • Specifications

    Max. Temperature

    1200F
    648C

    Amps

    29

    Phase

    1

    Watts

    6850

    Nema

    6-30R

    Breaker Size

    40

    Circuit Copper Wire Size

    8 gauge

    TUV tested to CSA and UL Standard 499

    N

    CE

    N

    IMPORTANT: Some areas such as Canada and Europe require a lid or door safety switch on kilns.

    Control Type


    Sentry Xpress 4.0 Digital 3-Key

    Voltage

    240

    Hertz

    60

    Nema Details







    Disclaimer: The specifications above assume that the kiln will be plugged into a dedicated circuit. Local electric codes supersede our recommendations.

    The pricing and electrical specifications for the above products reflect their design for use in the United States. The International versions of most models will have variations in electrical specifications and price due to consumer safety requirements or electrical regulations.

    Kiln Type

    Front Loading Square

    Sides

    4

    Understanding Chamber Measurements

    Chamber Volume

    5.50 CU.FT.
    155.74 litres

    Chamber Width

    24.00 IN
    610 mm

    Chamber Depth

    18.00 IN
    457 mm

    Chamber Height

    22.25 IN
    565 mm


    The Outer Size of the Kiln and the Shipping Size: Width = Left to Right; Depth = Front to Back; Height = Top to Bottom

    Outer Size

    35.00W x 29.00D x 38.00H Inches
    889W x 737D x 965H mm

    Ship Size

    47.00W x 47.00D x 66.00H Inches
    1194W x 1194D x 1676H mm

    Ship Weight

    614.00 Lbs.
    278.51 Kg.

    Doorway Clearance Needed

    29.00 Inches
    736.60 mm

    Ship Method & Notations

    Important Shipping Information

    This Kiln Ships Via Truck





    Part Number

    9G611J3EGP   * Base Model

    Price

    $3,815.61

    Quantity

      

    This price is subject to change without notice.


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    Options


    Click on the part numbers below to see full descriptions.

    Part Number

    Description

    Quantity

    Price

    Berry Paint

    At no extra charge, you can order your Paragon kiln in rich berry instead of the standard blue or black. Add a splash of color to your shop! (The exact shade of paint may not match the color shown on your computer monitor. The berry kiln shown here a

    $0.00

    Hot Pink Paint

    At no extra charge, you can order your Paragon kiln in bright hot pink instead of the standard blue or black. Add a splash of color to your shop! (The exact shade of paint may not match the color shown on your computer monitor. The hot pink kiln show

    $0.00

    Jade Paint

    At no extra charge, you can order your Paragon kiln in jade instead of the standard blue or black. Add a splash of color to your shop! (The exact shade of paint may not match the color shown on your computer monitor. The jade kiln shown here also may

    $0.00

    Navy Paint

    At no extra charge, you can order your Paragon kiln in navy instead of the standard blue or black. Add a splash of color to your shop! (The exact shade of paint may not match the color shown on your computer monitor. The navy kiln shown here also ma

    $0.00

    Purple Paint

    At no extra charge, you can order your Paragon kiln in luxuriant purple instead of the standard blue or black. Add a splash of color to your shop! (The exact shade of paint may not match the color shown on your computer monitor. The purple kiln shown

    $0.00

    Rolling Stand, 32x32x18 inches

    32" x 32" table, 18" high (812mm x 812mm, 457mm high) with locking casters. Begin operating your kiln without having to find a table strong enough to support it. The table is 120 pounds of rock-solid construction. Ships unassembled.

    $645.73

    Rolling Stand, 32x32x31 inches

    32" x 32" table, 31" high (812mm x 812mm, 787mm high) with locking casters. Deluxe stand for GL-18, GL-22, GL-24, Pearl-18, Pearl-22, and other Paragon kilns. The heavy-duty stand raises your kiln to a convenient 31" height. Begin operating your kiln

    $946.22

    Turquoise Paint

    At no extra charge, you can order your Paragon kiln in turquoise instead of the standard blue or black. Add a splash of color to your shop! (The exact shade of paint may not match the color shown on your computer monitor. The turquoise kiln shown her

    $0.00




    Accessories

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  • Usages

  • Lamp Working Kilns

  • Additional Information

  • Options
  • Replacement Parts
  • Accessories
  • Important Shipping Information
  • Wiring Diagrams

    F-500

  • Manuals
          Sentry Xpress 4.0 3-Key Controller: Single Segment and Ramp-Hold
          Sentry Xpress Controller Quick Start Guide


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