Features of the Sentry Xpress 3-key Controller on the Xpress-E-9A
Design programs with up to 8 segments (steps) in Ramp-Hold mode .
Fire to a single temperature at a single speed in the simplified Single Speed mode .
Ramp-Hold mode can store 4 programs .
Skip a segment in Ramp-Hold during firingwithout having to stop the kiln to reprogram .
Change the target temperature in Ramp-Hold during firingwithout having to stop the kiln to reprogram .
Hold (soak) the temperature in both Single Speed and Ramp-Hold . Experiment with Hold to improve color saturation of china paints .
Add Hold Time during firingwithout having to stop the kiln to reprogram .
Control both heating and cooling in Ramp-Hold .
Program Review lets you check the program you are about to fire .
Program the Temperature Alarm to sound when the kiln reaches a specific temperature . Use this to remind yourself to check on the kiln .
Temperature display throughout firingand cooling in your choice of ℉ or℃
Thermocouple Offset adjusts the thermocouple readout .
Set the Delay to turn on the kiln later to suit your schedule .
Error Messages report mechanical problems such as a disconnected thermocouple,stuck relay or broken element .
12 Month Warranty
LED Lights show whether you are in program,review,or firingmode .
Colorful,illustrated instruction manual . Downloadit from the Additional Information section below to review these features in more detail .
A½hole is stamped into the steel door case and includes a brushed stainless steel cover . We have left the firebrick behind the hole undrilled so that you can drill it to the exact size that you need for a peephole,vent hole,or extra pyrometer hole . (Most people do not need the hole and leave the firebrick undrilled .)
The Xpress-E-9A heating element,exposed in dropped,recessed insulating firebrick grooves,is easy to replace . The 2½thick firebricks store plenty of heat for slow cooling through the glass annealing range . For small glass pieces such as jewelry,you can anneal without having to turn the elements back on during cooling . (Extra heat is necessary for annealing large pieces,however .)
Unlatch and open the door with one hand . No extra stand is needed; the built-in base stays cool during operation .
The Xpress-E-9A can ship by UPS . Enjoy lower shipping cost and faster service . Specially designed cartons and foam padding assure that the kiln will arrive safely .
Paragon kilns are built to be dependable . They are loadd with attention to details,such as the costly nickel-plated copper wire with high temperature glass-braided insulation . Wires are fastened to the elements with heat-dissipating connectors refined and proven over many years in Paragon kilns .
Becky Johnson,a glass teacher in Dallas,Texas,describes opening the kiln: I like to open the kiln with my students so that we can review and admire each other’s treasures together . The transformation of the glass inside the kiln is magical and mystical . It changes from pieces of arranged cut glass to awe-inspiring art . To be some part of that process is a true gift .
Paragon kilns just go on working forever,said Jeff Zamek,author of What Every Potter Should Know . He added,Paragon kilns have one of the lowest incidences of repair of any kiln manufactured in the U .S .
Xpress-E-9A Furniture Kit
1 C-7 (7 square x 5/8) Shelf
4−½long 1 wide Square Posts
1 lb . Bag Kiln Wash
Furniture Kit Shipping Weight: 8 lbs .
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 .