Paragon Industries

2011 South Town East Blvd.
Mesquite, Texas 75149-1122

Product: CS-5630 Clam Shell Kiln, Model/SKU: S1583-6, Price: $17,348.23

CS-5630 Clam Shell

Glass Fusing    Glass Painting    Glass Slumping   


  • Feature: 14 gauge thermocouple
  • Feature: frequency of use does not affect warranty
  • Feature: Optional color at no extra charge
  • Special-limit, Quick response thermocouple
  • Deluxe quartz tubes

    Imagine the huge glass pieces you could make inside the Paragon CS-5630. Enjoy complete access to your artwork from the sides and front. Add delicate stringers or frit without having to move the shelf into the kiln later.

    The roof elements are protected in 10 quartz tubes for a cleaner kiln interior. There is less dust in the kiln, because there are no element grooves in the top.

    Heat from the top, walls, and floor

    The CS-5630 is 56” x 30” x 16” high. With elements in the floor, walls, and roof, you will enjoy unsurpassed heat distribution. The digital controller uses Power Ratio technology to vary the heat output between the top and bottom elements. Choose the ratio of heat in increments of 10 percent.

    Extra insulation and woven gasket

    Lift the kiln top section with handles in the front and sides and with assistance from gas springs. The roof is 3” thick ceramic fiber, and the walls are 3” firebrick backed by 1” of ceramic fiber board (4” of total wall thickness). The extra insulation helps to maintain even temperatures. A woven gasket between the kiln top and floor helps to hold in the heat. The floor surface is a convenient 30” high from ground level. The 4 ½” thick firebrick floor includes two expansion joints.

    Watch the glass through 2” x 3” peepholes mounted in the left and right sides. The engineered peephole plugs include steel handles. The kiln remains stable with locking casters.

    Motorized vent for firing molds

    If you fire molds, you will welcome the motorized Orton Vent Master, which is mounted in the back wall of the kiln. The vent, mounted on rubber isolators to prevent vibration, removes moisture from the kiln through two rear-mounted collection cups. This reduces rust in the kiln. The vent is standard on the CS-5630 and plugs into an auxiliary output in the back of the kiln. This allows you to turn on the vent through the digital controller.


    The CS-5630 is the very picture of ruggedness. A sheet metal ledge extends in front of the kiln by 3 3/4” to protect the brick floor from damage caused by leaning into the kiln. The digital controller is mounted away from the heat of the firing chamber for long life. The kiln base is welded from 2” x 2” steel tubing; the upper kiln frame is welded from 1” x 1” steel tubing.

    Features of the CS-5630

    • 10 quartz tubes in the top, 2 sidewall element grooves, and 10 element pinless element ball grooves in the floor
    • Rope door seal between the kiln top and floor helps to hold in the heat.
    • Rear-mounted Orton Kiln Vent ventilation system (with two collection cups) removes moisture from molds.
    • Easy access electrical panel
    • Stainless steel control panel
    • Power ratio elements
    • Gas springs assist in lifting the 3” thick ceramic fiber top.
    • 2” x 3” side mounted peepholes with engineered plugs and steel handles
    • 3” firebrick and 1” ceramic fiber board (4” total thickness) sidewalls so the sides are cool.
    • Front handle: 51” long; side handles (one on each side): 18” long
    • Locking casters
    • 2 expansion joints in the 4 1/2” thick firebrick floor
    • Flat Load Floor, 30" from static ground level
    • Exterior dimensions with top down: 70 1/2” wide x 53” deep x 52” high
    • Exterior dimensions with top raised: 70 1/2” wide x 63” deep x 76” high
    • 48 1/2” doorway clearance if you remove the Orton Vent from the back


    Max. Temperature










    Breaker Size


    Circuit Wire Size

    4 gauge





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

    Control Type

    Sentry Digital 12-key Non-Ceramic





    Kiln Type

    Top Loading Square



    Understanding Chamber Measurements

    Chamber Volume

    15.00 CU.FT.
    424.75 litres

    Chamber Length

    56.00 IN
    1422 mm

    Chamber Width

    30.00 IN
    762 mm

    Chamber Depth

    16.00 IN
    406 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

    70.50W x 53.00D x 52.00H Inches
    1791W x 1346D x 1321H mm

    Ship Size

    78.00W x 61.00D x 76.00H Inches
    1981W x 1549D x 1930H mm

    Ship Weight

    1532.00 Lbs.
    694.92 Kg.

    Ship Method & Notations

    This Kiln Ships Via Truck

    This kiln is subject to a UPS/FedEx oversize box charge.

    Part Number

    S1583-6   * Base Model



    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.


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