Paragon Super Dragon Front-Loading Kiln
The Paragon Super Dragon kiln is an industrial furnace designed for pottery and ceramic studios. This front load industrial furnace suitable for glass arts as well as metal heat treating applications. And considering its features,
it is surprisingly affordable.
The Paragon Super Dragon kiln exudes power. Its 21,600
watts heat the 27” wide, 27” deep, 36” high interior to cone 10 with
ample power to spare. This results in long element life of the front load industrial furnace, because the elements do not “struggle” to reach high temperatures. Dropped,
recessed grooves seat industrial-gauge elements.
Extra insulation saves energy and lengthens
cooling. The 4” thick walls, top and door are made of 3” firebrick
backed by 1” of ceramic fiber block insulation. The floor of the Paragon Super Dragon kiln is made of 4 ½” thick firebrick. The extra insulation on this front load industrial furnace not only saves energy but also cools the kiln slowly without having to turn the elements back on. This gives
the micro-crystalline structure and color of the glaze sufficient time
for full development. Cool slowly to achieve dramatic shifts in glaze
color such as iron reds and enjoy the richer look of gas firing. Create
breathtaking pottery in the exciting Super Dragon.
The elements are “tuned,” which means
hotter elements are placed in areas of the firing chamber that need
more heat. This results in superior heat distribution within the Paragon Super Dragon kiln.
The Sentry 2.0 digital controller is
standard on Paragon front-loading pottery kilns. Results are repeatable
from one firing to the next with astounding accuracy. The solid-state controller continually monitors the firing in the front load industrial furnace. This is almost like hiring
Do you ever wonder how much electricity
your kiln uses? The digital controller will figure this for you; merely
program the kiln’s wattage and your cost of electricity into the
controller. Learn to conserve energy by experimenting with firing
speed, load density, etc.
The Type-K thermocouple, hermetically
sealed for accuracy, is standard. We also recommend the optional Type-S
for stoneware and porcelain.
Long-lasting mercury relays power the elements in the Paragon Super Dragon kiln. A bank of built-in NEC/UL compliant high-amperage fuses
protects the kiln and circuit wiring.
Potters who struggle with top-loading kilns will enjoy the Super
Dragon. The door swings open wide on a heavy hinges with sealed
bearings. The Super Dragon has a floating door system with four spring
door latches. The door hinge is fastened to a 2” tubular steel frame
that extends from the floor to the top of the kiln. The latches of the front load industrial furnace press the door tightly closed.
The ventilated switch box is generously
louvered for air circulation for the long life of the electrical
components. Yet dust is kept to a minimum.
The stand is built into the Paragon Super Dragon kiln and comes at no extra charge. (Note: Casters are not available for the Super Dragon.)
This front load industrial furnace will fit through a 42” doorway.
Order the optional Orton Vent Master, which
mounts to the back of the kiln. (Note: Door elements and stainless
steel finish are not available on the Super Dragon.)
Super Dragon Features
- Saves electricity with extra insulation
- Cone 10, 2350°F
- 3” insulating firebrick and 1” non-organic block insulation in walls, top and door: 4” total thickness
- 4 ½” thick firebrick bottom
- 15.18 cubic foot Interior: 27" wide x 27" deep x 36" tall
- Long-lasting mercury relays
- Type K thermocouple with ¼” sheath, or optional Type-S
- Sentry 2.0 controller with programmed cool-down
- Case temperature at cone 10: 170°F (compared to 400-500°F for standard firebrick kilns)
- Two tapered peepholes in side
- UL/CUL & NEC compliant fuses for safety
- Available in 200, 208, 220, 240, 480 v, 1 & 3 phase
- Proportional power elements for more even heating
The Optional Furniture Kit (not included)
The furniture kit consists of carefully
selected fireclay shelves and posts for this particular model. When
estimating the price of the kiln, include the cost of furniture. The
furniture allows you to stack multiple layers of ware. Without it, you
could fire only the ware that would fit on the kiln bottom.
Super Dragon Furniture Kit
1 C-30 Shelf
4 - C30H ½ Shelf
1½” wide Square Posts, 8 each of -
4”, 6”, 8” lengths
1 lb. Bag Kiln Wash
Furniture Kit Shipping Weight: 130 lbs.