Paragon Pearl-18 Glass Fusing Kiln
The Pearl-18 is packed with exciting features . The top lifts away to give access to the shelf area from three sides . Air pistons assist in lifting the top . You can place the Pearl on a table without an extra stand .
You can compose directly on the kiln shelf,then close the kiln top,said glass artist Judith Conway,who usesthe Pearl-18 in her Washington,DC studio . There is no need to balance and carry a heavy kiln shelf from your work table over to your kiln,trying to loadthe shelf in the kiln while not disturbing the glass pieces in your design .
The elements in the top are mounted in pinless element grooves . Since the groove opening is narrower than the element coil,the elements stay in place without pins .
Electrical components are mounted inside the base of the kilns . The Pearl-18 usesthe digital 3-key Sentry Xpress controller .
The reliable Sentry Xpress 3-key controller is packed with features . It includes two modes: Single Speed and 8-segment Ramp-Hold .
Features of the Sentry Xpress 3-key Controller on Non-Ceramic Paragon kilns
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 .
Heating elements in the top of the kiln are mounted in pinless grooves . heavy duty sheathed Type-K thermocouple
Sentry Xpress digital controller
Safety switch and pilot light
Air pistons assist lifting the lid .
Louvered switch box,heavy duty wiring
Includes a built-in stand .
The Pearl-18 Furniture Kit
Glass must be fired on a ceramic shelf; never directly on the kiln firingchamber bottom .
1 – C-19 – 17 x 17 Shelf
4 – 1 wide Square Posts,½long
1 lb . Bag 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 .