The Skutt EnviroLink
*For use on Skutt Automatic Kilns and kilns with KilnMaster Wall Mount Controllers. This connects your vent system to your kiln controller allowing you to program your vent to follow your kiln firing program.
WHAT IS THE ENVIROLINK?
EnviroLink is an electrical switching device that can be controlled by
an automatic kiln to determine when a vent turns on and off.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM AN ENVIROLINK?
• Teachers - Even though most vents do not draw a lot of energy, most
teachers do not feel comfortable letting the fan motor run all weekend
or even overnight. The EnviroLink will shut the vent off when the
program is complete or when the kiln reaches a speciﬁc temperature.
Since it works with ConeFire Mode, it is very easy to program.
The EnviroLink allows your controller to turn your EnviroVent 2 on or
off based on how you program the kiln. Often times people will forget to
turn on or off their vent. With the EnviroLink the controller does it
for you. It is very easy to install. Simply plug your vent into the
EnviroLink and connect the control wire from the EnviroLink into output 4
of your KilnMaster Controller. If you have a Kilnmaster kiln with a
LinkBoard it is even easier, just plug the control wire into the socket
on the side of the kiln.
A – In ConeFire Mode the Vent will turn on when you press start and
will turn off when the kiln reaches 150 F (65 C). In Ramp/Hold Mode the
controller will ask you if you want the vent on or off for each segment
programmed. This is the same for all 3 options.
Option B – During
a ConeFire Program the vent is on up to 1450 F (788 C) and then turns
the vent back on during the cooling cycle at 1000 F (538 C) and stays on
until the kiln reaches 150F (65 C). This setting for those people
firing Crystal Glazes.
Option C – During ConeFire Mode the Vent stays off throughout the entire firing.
• Potters - Crystal Glazes and Cone 6 Glazes can be very sensitive to
cooling rates. Artists can now use the Ramp/Hold programming mode to
control whether the kiln vent is on for each segment of the ﬁring
• Glass Artist - Artists who ﬁre glass want to cool quick and hold
steady. With the EnviroLink they can pro-gram the vent to come on when
crash cooling and then turn off during annealing when they are trying
to hold the temperature steady.
WHAT KILNS WILL IT WORK ON?
EnviroLink will work on any Skutt KilnMaster or GlassMaster Kiln which
was manufactured after January of 2001. If you are not sure how old
your kiln is write down your serial number along with the model number,
voltage and phase and call Skutt.The EnviroLink will also work with
many competitive brands. Call your particular kiln manufacturer to ﬁnd
WHAT OTHER VENTS WILL IT CONTROL?
It will control the EnviroVent, The EnviroVent 2 and any other
DownDraft Vent that draws less than 12 Amps. Consult with your Vent
manufacturer to be sure.
WHERE CAN I PURCHASE ONE?
.Download the EnviroLink Manual including information on installation and programming
local distributor should have one in stock if not they can have one
drop shipped right to your door. The part number is #2480