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About the Skutt GM818-3CR Crucible Kiln
Let's face it, building, running and maintaining a crucible kiln can be expensive. The GM818CR offers an affordable alternative to traditional melters.
The Skutt GM818-3CR curcible is designed as an affordable furnace to melt both soft glass and borosilicate glass. Solid state relays, APM Elements and a Type S Platinum thermocuple are included as standard equipment.
Controller - Sophisticated, Yet Easy to Use
Use of of Skutt's built in programs or customize your own.
Current Sensing Technology
Skutt is one of the few brands that installs a Current Sensor in every GlassMaster Kiln.
Makes moving, repair and installation much easier.
To compensate for heat loss through the lid and slab, Skutt directs more heat to these areas when they design the elements.
Type-S Platinum thermocouple for long life and extreme accuracy.
|Electrical Specifications - Skutt GM818-3CR|
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|Download a specification sheet for the Skutt GM818-3CR 240V 1Phase|
Internationally recognized Borosilicate guru Marcel Braun has been using these kilns for quite some time now. He works mainly on the torch but often incorporates gathered glass in his larger pieces.
An electric melter allows you to easily and cost effectively heat up the glass you need for a week or even a weekend and then anneal the crucible when you are finished. Be sure to watch the video with him and legendary Artist Robert Mickelsen, collaborating on a truly masterful piece.
Seattle Glass Artist Ryan Staub loves his. Here are the reasons:
Best one on the market.
Gathering port is just right, not so small it’s hard to gather out of, not so big it dumps all the heat when you gather.
Great for a small home or garage studio.
Good addition to a full sized glassblowing studio as an affordable color pot.
Easy to ramp down slowly, minimizing risk to your crucible.
Small and easy to store when not in use.
Easily programmable controller with indefinite hold.
Easy to install.
Low energy use, high efficiency. (Average cost is $15/day)
Sophisticated, Yet Easy to Use Controller
GlassFire Mode allows you to write a program simply by choosing your technique and the speed. It’s that easy!
Write your own firing programs with up to 8 Segments using Ramp and Hold. Now you can store up to 12 programs.
Built in Diagnostics give you or our technicians the ability to diagnose kiln problems with just a few button presses.
The Alarm feature allows you to set a temperature alarm that will notify you when the kiln is at peak temperature.
Adjust temperatures or hold times while the kiln is firing using Add Time or Add Temp or simply press Anneal Now to set your project and begin annealing it.
Use the Delay Start feature to fire the kiln when it is convenient for you to be there when the kiln reaches temperature.
Current Sensing Technology
Skutt is one of the few brands that installs a Current Sensor in every KilnMaster Kiln. This allows you to read the Amperage of each section of the kiln as well as the Voltage and Voltage Under Load.
The Mantis Lid System
The Mantis Door System was designed for ease of use and ease of maintenance. The top hat door rocks back on an arc, keeping the hot face of the lid facing down so it does not radiate heat back at you while you are dipping. It has a wood handle that stays cool so you will not burn yourself. The main lid is hinged seperately and is cut with an 8″ access hole. To load or remove a crucible simply release a chain that allows the Mantis frame to move out of the way and open the lid.
When glass is molten it is conductive. When the top hat is opened, a shut-off switch is activated so you will not shock yourself while dipping.
Balanced APM Elements
A large amount of the heat you lose in your kiln passes to through the lid and slab of your kiln. To compensate for this, Skutt directs more heat to these areas when they design the elements. The fact that we have twice the element grooves in our kilns gives us more design flexibility than some of our competitors.
Solid State Relays
Solid State Relays are just what the name implies…they are SOLID. When you have a $200 crucible filled with $1000 worth of glass, the last thing you want in the world is to have a relay go out. Over our 50 years we have tested a lot of relays and solid state relays when engineered with a properly sized heat sink are some of the best.
Type S Thermocouple
Most all of the kilns that leave are factory are equipped with a Type K thermocouple. Type K thermocouples are accurate and inexpensive. The downside to Type K thermocouples is that they wear out, and they wear out faster when exposed to extreme conditions. Type S thermocouples can virtually last forever. The reason for this is that they are made of platinum which does not degrade under most atmospheres and has an extremely high melting point. This leads us to one of their downsides, they are expensive…BECAUSE THEY ARE MADE OF PLATINUM!!!
They are mostly used in scientific settings where they are constantly exposed to harsh environments like that of a crucible kiln. Because it is made of very expensive Platinum, the wire used to construct the thermocouple is very, very thin. On top of this, it is housed in a fragile high alumina cover. If you hit it with a crucible, it’s game over, so be careful.
Unlike most warranties, Skutts covers Parts AND Labor.
Serviced by the most extensive, knowledgeable and talented distributor network in the industry.
Backed by a company whose mission statement is “We help you make great things”. When your kiln is down, you can’t make great things.
Moving - Imagine trying to move a kiln into the basement or through a narrow door without being able to break it down into sections.
Repair - No more standing on your head in the kiln to replace those bottom elements or removing every brick in the kiln to get to the one you want to replace. Just remove the control box, unhook the buckles and place the section you want to work on on a table.
|And So Much More!
When you are buying a kiln, you are not just buying the equipment, you are also buying the service that comes before and after the sale. From the moment Skutt cuts that first brick to the day you open the box, to the day you are ready to retire it, Skutt's reputation is on the line and we take that very seriously.
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