The deluxe GL-64AD Professional Series glass kiln will help you to unlock your potential as a glass designer . The kiln quickly pays for itself by producing large glass panels,curved windows,lampshades,or production load of small pieces . The GL-64AD is proudly made in America by skilled workers . It is designed for those whose livelihood depends on glass production .
The kiln includes features not found on competitive kilns . For instance,mercury relays are standard on this kiln for your peace of mind . Relays send power to the elements on command from the digital controller . Mercury relays found on the GL-64AD are industrial-grade and far outlast mechanical relays . The life of the quiet,reliable mercury relay has been measured in millions of on/off cycles .
Interior Dimensions: 22 wide x 64 long x 16 high
The 16 depth is ideal for glass sagging . Optional sidewall heat offers greater control of sagging and bending . The Sentry 12 key digital controller is standard .
The GL-64AD has eight peepholes along the front . When ordering the Orton KilnVent,be sure to specify whether you want peepholes . Optional 2 solid steel casters require factory-welded mounting plates,so specify at the time of order .
The massive lid is easy to lift with Paragon’s patented LiteLid spring counter-balance,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 GL-64AD comes with three LiteLid assemblies . The lid is insulated with 1 ceramic fiber and 3 ceramic fiberboard . Replaceable heating elements mount in lid fiberboard grooves . The groove eliminates element pins since the element coils are wider than the groove opening .
2½insulating firebrick lines the walls and bottom . A welded 2 tubular steel frame reinforces the kiln for long life . We are so confident in the GL-64AD that we back it with a two year warranty .
Paragon's GL-64AD is made for years of rigorous firing A double heat shield and 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 . The thermocouple,which senses temperature inside the kiln,is protected with a high-nickel stainless steel sheath for long life .
You will be amazed at the convenience of digital firing The reliable solid-state Sentry controller continually monitors the firingso you can spend your time productively without closely watching the kiln . (Please remember,however,to check the kiln during firingand to monitor it near the expected shutoff time .) The sealed touch pad keeps out dust and is easy to wipe clean .
Paragon's innovative controller will help you achieve consistent results from one firingto the next . The controller has powerful features that you will enjoy using . Yet we have also worked hard to make the controller user-friendly .
Do you ever wonder how much electricity your kiln uses The digital controller can figure this for you with the press of a button . Find out how little a kiln actually costs to fire .
The GL-64AD has a durable high temperature,water-base finish . We chose water-base paint because of the low emissions during spraying . This creates a safer working environment for our employees and cuts down on pollution .
The GL-64AD brick bottom holds three 20 square shelves; the GL-44AD holds two . Cover shelves with fiber paper when large projects overlap shelves .
Furniture Kit for GL-64AD
The glass must always be fired on a kiln shelf rather than directly on the kiln's firebrick bottom .
3 – C-20 – 20 Square Shelves
12 – 1 wide Square Posts,½long
3 lb . Glass Separator
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 .