Evenheat GTS Glass Kilns The GTS Series represent Evenheat's original glass kiln design of top loading, full brick construction. Our newest GTS 41 model does include a fiber lid for faster speed and lightweight.
The GTS Series models are available in price conscious packages all the way up to fully-loaded versions.
They are suitable for private studios and commercial operations and are capable of slumping, draping, fusing, painting and casting.
GTS models are available in a variety of control choice options as well as the solid state output option (which you want).
See below for available models and check out GTS Series features below the products on this page...
Evenheat GTS Glass Kilns Features
All GTS models feature our traditional Top Load design.
Quiet Drive Solid State Relay Option
All of our GTS models are available with our optional Quiet Drive Solid State Relay.
It's the job of the relay to turn the heating elements On and Off. A solid state relay can do so up to 120 times per second which allows for incredible temperature control. It also does so without the given, eventual failure of a mechanical relay. We fully expect our solid state relay to last the life of the unit.
Relay access port
All GTS models incorporate our Relay Access Port for simple, no-panel-off relay replacement.
Simply remove the access plate to gain access to the relay(s). There's no need to remove the control panel and dig into the internal wiring. It's absolutely simple and effective and all it takes is a screwdriver!
It's a given that mechanical relays will fail at some point. This relay access port really comes in handy when they do.
Multiple Control Options
Evenheat works closely with control manufacturers SDS Industries and Bartlett Instruments to bring you the best in performance, features and programming ease.
The GTS models are available with the very popular TAP touchscreen control by SDS Industries as well as the Rampmaster 3 and Set-Pro by Bartlett Instrument.
There's a lot more to know about our controls Swing View Control Enclosure
All temperature controls, except for the Set-Pro, are fitted into our Swing View Adjustable Enclosure.
The Swing View is a pivoting, swing-up enclosure that allows you to rotate the control to a comfortable viewing and programming angle. Once you're done, lay it back down to see it from across the shop. It's that simple.
The swing view pairs well with TAP touchscreen control as viewing angle can be perfectly aligned. You'll love it.
At Evenheat we love handles, we always have.
Our wide and well placed handles illustrate this affection by offering a secure grip that's corner mounted and easy to operate, even with the gloved hand.
We love our handles and you will too!
Fiber Lid Construction
The lid of the GTS 41 is constructed of a special fiber material that provides excellent thermal properties along with light weight. This design allows the heating elements to be positioned on the surface for maximum heat transfer and firing efficiency. We also position these lid heating elements left to right to prevent them from sagging or bunching-up with repeated opening and closing. It's a small but important detail that guarantees performance and satisfaction over the life of the kiln.
This well engineered lid uses a variety of design principles to deliver strength, material support and flex where needed. Strength is provided by the center lid truss and the shrewd use of metal bends. Material support is accomplished via a matrix of refractory rods and buttons. Flex is properly found in the stainless band ringing the lid itself. It works very well.
The No Damage Lift Assist
Evenheat is proud to offer our patented Dyna-Lift lid lift assist as standard equipment on the GTS 2541.
The Dyna-Lift lightens the force needed to operate the kiln lid. It does so with ease and grace and with no negative effects upon the kiln itself. Hallmarks of the design include no kiln body connection, single point lifting and emphasis on allowing the lid to act naturally.
The Dyna-Lift Lid Lift Assist is the best designed, best performing lift assist available.
Power Interrupt Switch
The GTS 41 is standard equipped with a power interrupt switch which removes electrical power from all heating elements if either the lid or chamber is opened.
This is important for those who may access the kiln during firing such as glass manipulation and roll-ups.
Lid Security Bar
Dyna-Lift equipped kilns are provided with a lid prop bar that positively keeps the lid in the open position. Simple one handed operation is made even easier with our well designed lid handle.
The lid security bar is standard equipment on models GTS 2541 and GTS 41.
The Lid Security bar is only available when used with the OPTIONAL Dyna-Lift on model GTS 23. It is not a standard feature.
The lid security bar is not availble on the GTS 18.
3 Position Vent
The lightweight lid created by the Dyna-Lift option allows us to offer a 3 position lid vent system. Lid venting helps remove burn-off from adhesives and paints and comes in handy during the cooling process.
The 3 position lid vent is included with the Dyna-Lift lid lift. It is not a standard feature on non-Dyna-Lift equipped models.