Paragon Caldera Kiln
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Note: All Paragon Kilns with 3 key Controller now Include Free Upgrade to the Bartlett Genesis Mini Touch Screen Controller! Genesis Mini have a modern and intuitive user platform with touch-screen technology for an effortless user interface. It can store up to 12 custom user programs with up to 32 segments per program and has the ability to make adjustments during a firing such as add segments, add temperature, and skip segments. Additionally, the easy-to-follow screen descriptions and graphical display of the firing process, allow the Genesis kiln controller to make firing kilns extremely straightforward. This controller will make firing kilns just a little bit easier in these ways:
*touch-screen technology for the user interface
*easy-to-follow screen descriptions
*different user-interface levels, which can be set to match the user’s firing knowledge
*graphical display of the firing process right at the controller
*Store up to 30 custom user programs
*Up to 32 segments per program
*Ability to make adjustment during a firing such as add segments, add temperature, and skip segments
*Built in diagnostics testing for use with a current sensor
*WiFi enabled for easy software updating
*Register your Genesis on our web site or mobile app for remote monitoring of your kiln
Why choose the Paragon Caldera Kiln? China Painting, Crystalline Glazes, Decals, Dolls, Enameling, Fast Firings, Glass Casting, Glass Fusing, Glaze Testing, Low-Fire Ceramics, Porcelain and Stoneware, PMC Silver Clay With the Paragon Caldera Kiln you can make jewelry from the amazing silver, bronze, and copper clays that are shaped with simple tools and fired. It is rated 2350F so you can also fire ceramics, porcelain, or stoneware jewelry. When you are ready to try something new, fire china, decals, enameling, and glass in Paragon’s digital Caldera kiln. This makes a great test kiln: glass compatibility and glaze color tests are fast and easy.
Steel Stand, Stackable Design
The original Paragon Caldera and Caldera-S kilns were placed on top of four firebrick blocks. The new Calderas now ship with a sturdy 2 3/4" high x 14" x 12 3/4" steel stand, complete with mar-proof rubber feet. With a separate top and bottom, the Paragon Caldera Kiln is stackable and completely portable. This digital Paragon kiln is easy to carry to seminars. Take it with you on vacation.This Paragon digital kiln does so much, and is surprisingly affordable.
Imagine the glass you could make with this Paragon Caldera kiln: Sag, slump, and fuse. Make small bowls, pendants, earrings, cufflinks, and even bracelets. Enjoy the glittering beauty of dichroic glass. This Paragon Digital kiln will give you a haven of creative enjoyment that you will especially appreciate when life gets hectic. You will soon find that glass fusing is addictive. Do not be surprised if glass takes over a large part of your life.
The Joy of Testing
You will never outgrow a small kiln. If you later buy a larger kiln, continue to use the small one for testing or small projects. Perfect a new design in the small kiln before running production quantities in the large kiln. A small test kiln is invaluable in solving ceramic glaze problems and perfecting difficult glazes such as crystallines.
The Caldera in the Classroom
A Paragon Caldera Kiln is a nice addition to school programs. A test kiln is relatively inexpensive. With the Caldera, students can make gifts in time for a birthday or holiday instead of waiting until the school’s large kiln is fired. A test kiln creates enthusiasm for a clay program. Students can test glazes while they feel the momentum instead of waiting to fire them in the large kiln.
New teachers inherit bags of unlabeled clay in their classrooms. Many loads of clay have been ruined because they were fired to the wrong temperature. With a Caldera kiln, you can easily test unlabeled clay.
Strong Lap Joints
To strengthen the firing chamber, the firebrick corners are fitted together with L-shaped notches. This type of joint lasts longer than the butted joint and the "picture frame" mitered joint found on competitive brands. Rugged construction makes this kiln a little workhorse. The base is versatile and can be flipped if one side is damaged. The lid and base are interchangeable unless you order the lid with a glass window.
This Paragon digital kiln is built to last. Elements are coiled from the finest high-temperature wire available. They use heat-dissipating element connectors refined and proven over many years in Paragon kilns. The thermocouple, which senses temperature in the kiln, is protected with a high-nickel stainless steel sheath for long life.
The Caldera switchbox is coated with a durable high temperature, water-base finish. We chose this type of paint because of the low emissions during spraying. This creates a safer working environment for our employees and cuts down on pollution. The Caldera is proudly made in America to exacting standards.
2 ½” insulating refractory firebricks
Dropped, recessed brick grooves protect the element for long life.
Vented switch box, heavy duty wiring for years of reliable service.
The Caldera, even with a collar, still fires to 2000°F/1093°C
A heavy-duty steel stand (complete with rubber feet) is included with each kiln.
The Optional Glass Window
You can order your Paragon Caldera kiln with an optional glass window in the top. The glass window is rated to 2300°F (1260°C), so it can easily withstand glass fusing temperatures. Please note, however, that the window reduces the kiln’s maximum temperature to approximately 2100°F (1148°C) and is meant for glass fusing. (You can still fire porcelain and stoneware jewelry even with the window, but you will need to plug the window with ceramic fiber.)
The basic Paragon Caldera is part of a kiln expansion system. Add a collar for annealing glass beads or enameling small copper pieces. Add 4 ½” of height to the Caldera with a Caldera-BC collar, which has a 7½” x 2” door on the side for annealing glass beads. The Caldera-X is the same type of collar, but without the bead door. Explore copper enameling with the 6 3/4” tall
Caldera-BC Bead Collar Caldera-X Blank Collar Caldera-E Enameling Collar Please be aware when firing the Caldera with any collar in place, the maximum temperature is reduced. Enameling Collar – 1800°F; Bead Collar – 2000°F; Extension Collar – 2000°F
Digital, 3-Key Simplicity
The Sentry Xpress controller fires in either Ramp-Hold or Cone-Fire mode. Control both heating and cooling with simple 3-key operation. The Caldera includes an on/off toggle switch so you can turn off power to the controller when the kiln is idle.
Features of the Sentry Xpress 3-key Controller for Ceramic Kilns
Fire to a pyrometric cone by merely entering cone number and slow, medium or fast speed.
Program Review lets you check the program you are about to fire.
Set a temperature alarm to remind yourself to close a vented lid.
Design Ramp-Hold programs with up to 8 segments (steps).
Skip a segment in Ramp-Hold during firing.
Hold (soak) the temperature in both Cone-Fire and Ramp-Hold.
Control both heating and cooling in Ramp-Hold.
Add hold time in Ramp-Hold during firing.
Change the target temperature in Ramp-Hold during firing.
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 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 firing mode. Colorful, illustrated Sentry Xpress instruction manual. Download it from the “Additional Information” section below to review these features in more detail. Master the controller before you even buy the kiln.
Convenient to Ship
Save the box and foam packing inserts so you can conveniently move the kiln while on vacation or to seminars. Unstack and load the kiln sections in minutes.
120 Volt Specifications
Circuit Copper Wire Size
TUV tested to CSA and UL Standard 499
IMPORTANT: Some areas such as Canada and Europe require a lid or door safety switch on kilns.
Sentry Xpress 4.0 Digital 3-key Cer
Top Loading Square
Understanding Chamber Measurements
The Outer Size of the Kiln and the Shipping Size: Width = Left to Right; Depth = Front to Back; Height = Top to Bottom
13.00W x 19.50D x 13.75H Inches
330W x 495D x 349H mm
The external kiln height includes a 2.5" tall stand.
25.00W x 18.00D x 18.00H Inches
635W x 457D x 457H mm
Ship Method & Notations
This Kiln Ships Via UPS
S0743-1 * Base Model
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