Paragon Fusion-16 Glass Fusing Kiln
Paragon’s square Fusion-16 digital glass kiln
operates on a 120 volt outlet. Its square firing chamber makes it ideal
for fusing glass tiles.
You can also fire small glass bowls,
pendants, earrings, cufflinks, and even bracelets. Try out the newest
glass techniques taught in seminars and books. Enjoy making stunning
dichroic glass jewelry. Make gifts that your friends will treasure.
When you own a Paragon Fusion-16, you can endlessly experiment with
The Fusion-16 heats from the top for even
heat distribution across the glass surface. The lid elements are
mounted in pinless element grooves. The elements do not need pins,
because the element coils are wider than the groove opening.
Optional Ceramic Fiber Top
The standard Fusion-16 comes with an
insulating firebrick top. You can also upgrade your kiln with the
optional deluxe ceramic fiber top, which also has pinless element
grooves. The fiber top helps keep the kiln interior even cleaner. The
fiber lid is a result of our search for better ways to make kilns.
Reliability at the Heart of the Kiln
Fusion-16 has a two-year warranty. The temperature sensor, called a
thermocouple, is covered with high-nickel stainless steel sheath for
long life. A heavy steel base supports the reversible brick bottom.
These features are extra assurance that your Paragon kiln is built to
last. No extra stand is needed.
reliable Fusion-16 has two mechanical relays for long life. (The relays
turn on the heating elements after receiving a signal from the digital
controller.) The two relays in the Fusion-16 last longer than the
single relay of competitive kilns, because less amperage goes through
the dual relays of the Fusion-16.
you can order the mercury relay upgrade for your new kiln. The mercury
relays are ordinarily found only on industrial kilns. The life of the
quiet, reliable mercury relay has been measured in millions of on/off
For your convenience, flip the switch on the front panel to turn off power to the controller when the kiln is not in use.
An 18” tall stand comes standard on the Fusion-16. This stand raises the kiln to a comfortable height for loading and operation.
Fusion-16 control box 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.
Optional Glass Window and Bead Door
and even experts love the optional high temperature 1” x 3” glass
window. Watch every stage of fusing as your pieces begin to glow orange
and then progress from tack fuse through full fuse. Watch the glass to
fine-tune a digital program. (Always wear firing safety glasses,
available from Paragon, while watching the glass through the window.)
can even anneal glass beads with your Fusion-16. Order the optional
bead door, which mounts to the front of the kiln. Use your kiln to
safely cool even large, ornate beads through the annealing range.
The Ease of Digital Firing
You will be amazed at the convenience of digital firing. The reliable solid-state Sentry Xpress controller
continually monitors the firing so you do not need to closely watch the
kiln. (Please remember, however, to check the kiln occasionally during
firing and to monitor it near the expected shutoff time.) You can try
out a demonstration of the controller on your computer by clicking here.
compact, 3-key controller will help you achieve consistent results from
one firing to the next. The controller has powerful features that you
will enjoy using. Yet the controller is also user-friendly. It comes
with a quick-start guide that you can hang on the wall for ready
reliable Sentry Xpress 3-key controller includes two modes: Single
Speed and 8-segment Ramp-Hold. Control both heating and cooling with
simple 3-key operation.
Features of the Sentry Xpress 3-key Controller on Paragon Fusion Kilns
- Program up to 8 segments (steps) in Ramp-Hold mode.
- Fire to a single temperature at a single speed in Single Speed mode.
- Store up to 4 programs in Ramp-Hold mode.
- Skip a segment in Ramp-Hold without having to stop the kiln to
reprogram. (For instance, you want to skip to the annealing segment.)
- Change the target temperature in Ramp-Hold during firing without stopping the kiln to reprogram.
- Hold (soak) the temperature in both Single Speed and Ramp-Hold.
- Add Hold Time during firing without having to stop the firing to reprogram.
- Easily 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. Program an alarm that will remind you to check on
- Temperature display throughout firing and cooling in your choice of °F or °C
- Thermocouple Offset adjusts the thermocouple readout.
- Set the Delay to turn on the kiln at a time that best suits your busy schedule.
- Error Messages report mechanical problems.
- The sealed touch pad keeps out dust and is easy to wipe clean.
- LED Lights show whether you are in program, review, or firing mode.
- Colorful, illustrated instruction manual. Download it from the
“Additional Information” section below to review all the controller
features in more detail.
The Paragon Fusion-16 is proudly made in Mesquite, Texas by skilled technicians.
The OPTIONAL Fusion-16 Furniture Kit : NOT INCLUDED
Glass must be fired on a ceramic shelf; never directly on the kiln firing chamber bottom.
1 - C-15 SQ - 15” x 5/8” Square Shelf
4 - 1” wide Square Posts, ½” long
1 lb. Bag Glass Separator