PAT10-1 Annealing Kiln
Expand the production capacity of your glass studio with the 11.4-cubic-foot PAT10-1 glass annealing kiln. Make glass vases, bowls, and figurines without worrying about having enough annealing capacity.
The PAT10-1 is designed for annealing, so the maximum temperature is 1100°F (593°C). With this kiln, you are buying only the heating capacity that you need for annealing.
Level the kiln in minutes with levelers that are built into the feet.
The massive lid is easy to lift with Paragon's LiteLid, which does away with cumbersome pulleys and cords and dramatically reduces lid weight. Unlike pulleys and weights, the LiteLid is self-contained on the kiln. There is no need to drill holes in the ceiling for pulleys. The LiteLid sharply reduces wear between the lid and top rim of firebrick. The truss and floating lid allow expansion of the lid. The PAT10-1 has two LiteLid assemblies.
The lid includes a 16” front handle and two side handles. A safety switch turns off power to the heating elements when you raise the lid. The controller remains powered and automatically resumes firing when you close the lid.
A fiber rope seal lines the inner lid surface on all four sides. The top of the firing chamber where the lid rests when closed is grooved to accept the rope seal for a tight fit.
The kiln heats from the four sides. Dropped, recessed brick grooves protect the elements for long life. The kiln is heavily insulated for economical operation. The insulating firebricks and fiberboard, wrapped in heavy-gauge steel, soak up heat for slow, efficient cooling:
4” thick top: 4” ceramic fiberboard
4 1/2” thick walls: 2” ceramic fiberboard and 2.5” firebricks
3” thick firebrick bottom
Paragon’s PAT10-1 is made for years of rigorous firing with a heavy 2” tubular steel frame. A heat shield and 1 3/4” air gap between the kiln and ventilated switch box help keep electrical components cool for long, trouble-free service. Costly heavy-gauge nickel-plated copper wiring is covered with high temperature glass-braided insulation. Turn off power to the controller when the kiln is not in use using an on/off switch on the control panel.
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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