Paragon SC-2 Pro Silver & Glass Kiln
Comparing the SC-2 and SC-2 Pro Upgrade
The venerable SC-2 has been in production since 1997 . It is a proven design that we have steadily refined over the years . Thousands of artists in the U .S .,Canada,Europe,and Japan lovetheir SC-2 .
The sleek SC-2 Pro has the same ceramic fiber firingchamber as the standard SC-2 . In addition,the SC-2 Pro features a brushed stainless steel door with an easy-to-open 9 long wooden handle . The door opens and closes gently with an adjustable,spring-loadd catch on the bottom . The control panel is sloped for easy viewing and operation of the controller . The doors on both kilns open 180 degrees to give you full access to the interior . The SC-2 Pro also has an easy-access back panel for quick maintenance .
Solid State Relay
The SC-2 Pro elements are powered by a quiet,solid state relay . For your security,the solid state relay is backed by a mechanical safety relay that turns off the heating elements should the solid state relay ever fail .
What Can You Make with an SC-2 Pro
You can try the amazing Art Clay Silver,PMC silver clay,and even glass clay . Shape these clays with simple tools . firingthe clays in a kiln to the correct temperature turns the clays into solid silver or glass . Fire china paint,enameling,and glass fusing in minutes . Create unique jewelry that you cannot buy in a store . Give incredible gifts that sparkle with dichroic glass . The SC-2 Pro fires up to 2000℉ .
A Proven Design
The high-tech ceramic fiber firingchamber is wrapped in a steel inner case . The outer steel case remains cool due to the air gap under it . In addition,the case is slotted for air circulation . Electrical components,located in the base,stay cool even at extended hold times .
Large Yet Portable
The SC-2 Pro can hold three shelves of silver clay yet is portable enough to take with you to classes . Program the firingschedule that is perfect for your projects . The kiln turns itself off after the firingis completed . (Please note,however,that you should be near the kiln during operation .) The SC-2 Pro is great in classrooms because the elements are embedded in ceramic fiber .
Even Heat Distribution
As with the standard SC-2,the SC-2 Pro has separate heating elements in the left and right sides of the firingchamber . The back of the chamber has no element,so the heat distribution in the SC-2 Pro is even throughout the firingchamber,because heat does not build up in the back .
Affordable,Easy to Program
The SC-2 Pro,for a digital kiln,is surprisingly affordable and proudly made in America to exacting standards . It fires automatically at the rate and temperature you enter . A large,brightly lit display prompts for firingrate,temperature,and hold time . Use the hold feature to automatically soak any type of clay silver to its recommended time . Each SC-2 Pro includes a¼ thick ceramic fiber shelf .
SC-2 Pro Features
Solid state relay
Mechanical safety relay
Door opens 180 degrees for easy loadng
Slotted case for air circulation .
Electrical components in the base stay cool even at extended hold times .
The embedded side elements for improved heat distribution
Top vent complete with tapered plug for lost wax casting
Includes a¼ thick ceramic fiber shelf
Power cord located out of the way at the back of the SC-2 Pro cabinet .
Optional SC-2 Pro glass view port
Optional 6½wide bead door with mandrel holder
Printed 28-page kiln instruction manual
Printed 16-page Sentry Xpress temperature controller manual
The Amazing Digital 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
Design programs with up to 8 segments (steps) in Ramp-Hold mode .
Fire to a single temperature at a single speed in the quick and simple 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 .
Add Hold Time during firingwithout having to stop the kiln to reprogram .
Hold (soak) the temperature in both Single Speed and Ramp-Hold .
Control both heating and cooling in Ramp-Hold .
Program Review lets you check the program before a firing
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 .
12 Month Warranty
LED Lights show whether you are in program,review,or firingmode .
Colorful,illustrated instruction manual (separate from the kiln manual) . Downloadit from the Additional Information section below to review these features in more detail .
Handy Quick Start Guide
The SC-2 Pro can ship by UPS for lower shipping cost and faster service . Specially designed cartons and foam padding assure that the kiln will arrive safely .
Our Mesquite,Texas Factory
Every call that we receive during business hours is answered by a live person at the factory . We are here to help you long after the sale . When you buy a Paragon kiln,you actually become a member of our family .
We are open from 7 a .m . to 5:30 p .m . Central Standard Time,Monday through Thursday . Our expanded hours allow us to serve customers in differing time zones . Not only can you phone us directly; we also have a wide network of repair technicians throughout the U .S .
45% of Paragon's factory work force has been here over 10 years; 20% have worked here over 20 years . All Paragon kilns are made in America . We are proud to support the American worker .
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 .