Paragon Fusion-19 Kiln
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|At no extra charge you can order your new kiln in one of the custom colors below instead of the standard blue or black! |
Please note: colors may vary slightly.
Paragon Fusion-19 Glass Fusing Kiln
The 19” square firing chamber of Paragon’s Fusion-19 digital glass kiln is ideal for fused glass tiles. Create breathtaking glass bowls, pendants, earrings, cufflinks, and even bracelets. The glass movement is evolving. When you own a Paragon glass kiln, you can try out the newest glass fusing techniques taught in seminars and books. Enjoy making dichroic glass jewelry for your loved ones. They will be overjoyed to receive your glittering treasures. When you own a Paragon Fusion-19, you can endlessly experiment with glass fusing. Come up with your own techniques and add to the evolution of glass art.
The Deluxe Ceramic Fiber Lid
The deluxe 2 3/4” thick ceramic fiber lid is standard on the Fusion-19. The heating elements are fully embedded in the ceramic fiber; this helps keep the firing chamber dust-free. The lid design eliminates element pins. The Fusion-19 heats from the top for even heat distribution across the glass surface. The ceramic fiber lid is the result of our constant quest for better ways to make kilns. After all, heat is Paragon’s passion.
Reliability at the Heart of the Kiln
The Fusion-19 has a two-year warranty. The temperature sensor, called a thermocouple, is protected with a high-nickel stainless steel sheath for long, trouble-free life. The kiln walls and bottom are made of 2 1/2” thick insulating firebricks. A heavy, built-in steel base, complete with rubber feet, supports the firebrick bottom. The top of the firebrick walls are hardened with a refractory coating for extra durability. These features are extra assurance that your Paragon kiln is built to last.
The Optional Mercury Relay
In addition, you can order the mercury relay upgrade for your new kiln. The mercury relays are ordinarily found only on industrial kilns. The life of the quiet, reliable mercury relay has been measured in millions of on/off cycles.
For your convenience, flip a switch to turn off power to the controller when the kiln is not in use. The large, comfortable 6” wooden lid handle stays cool. The lid is easy to lift, because it is made of light-weight, space-age ceramic fiber. The digital controller is mounted at an angle for easy viewing.
The Fusion-19 has a durable high temperature, water-base finish. We use water-base paint because of the low emissions during spraying. This creates a safer working environment for our employees and reduces pollution.
Optional Glass Window and Bead Doors
Beginners and experts alike love the optional high temperature 1” x 3” glass window. Watch every stage of fusing as your pieces glow from dark red, to light red, and then to orange. Observe every stage of fusing, from tack fuse through full fuse. Fine-tune a digital firing schedule by watching the glass and recording the temperature that gives you the amount of desired fusing. Then program that temperature for future firings. (Always wear green #3 firing safety glasses while watching the glass through the window.)
You can even anneal glass beads with your Fusion-19. Order the optional bead doors, which mount to the front of the kiln. Use your kiln to safely cool even large, ornate beads through the annealing range.
The Ease of Digital Firing
You will be amazed at the convenience of digital firing. The reliable solid-state Sentry Xpress controller continually monitors the firing so you do not need to closely watch the kiln yourself. (Please remember, however, to check the kiln occasionally during firing and to monitor it near the expected shutoff time.) You can try out a demonstration of the controller on your computer by clicking here.
Paragon’s compact, 3-key Sentry Xpress controller will help you achieve consistent results from one firing to the next. The controller has powerful features that you will enjoy. Yet the controller is also user-friendly. It comes with a quick-start guide to hang on the wall for ready reference.
The reliable Sentry Xpress 3-key controller includes two modes: Single Speed and 8-segment Ramp-Hold. Control both heating and cooling with simple 3-key operation.
Features of the Sentry Xpress 3-key Controller on Paragon Fusion Kilns
- Program up to 8 segments (steps) in Ramp-Hold mode.
- Fire to a single temperature at a single speed in Single Speed mode.
- Store up to 4 programs in Ramp-Hold mode.
- Skip a segment in Ramp-Hold without having to stop the kiln to reprogram. (For instance, you want to skip to the annealing segment after fusing the glass.)
- Change the target temperature in Ramp-Hold during firing without stopping the kiln to reprogram.
- Hold (soak) the temperature in both Single Speed and Ramp-Hold.
- Add Hold Time during firing without having to stop the firing to reprogram.
- Easily control both heating and cooling in Ramp-Hold.
- Program Review lets you check the program you are about to fire.
- Program the audible Temperature Alarm to remind yourself to check on the kiln at a particular temperature.
- Temperature display throughout firing and cooling in your choice of °F or °C
- Thermocouple Offset adjusts the thermocouple readout to more closely match the glass in the kiln.
- Set the Delay to turn on the kiln at a time that best suits your busy schedule.
- Error Messages report mechanical problems.
- The sealed touch pad keeps out dust and is easy to wipe clean.
- LED Lights show whether you are in program, review, or firing mode.
- Colorful, illustrated instruction manual. Before you even buy the kiln, download the manual from the “Additional Information” section below to review all the controller features in more detail.
Paragon Customer Support
The Paragon Fusion-19 is proudly made in Mesquite, Texas by skilled technicians. The factory was founded in 1948. When you buy a Paragon kiln, you become a family member of the Texas factory. Call us during business hours, and you will actually hear a live person at the Mesquite factory rather than a call center. Should you ever need help, we are here long after the sale.
We are open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Central Standard Time, Monday through Thursday. Our expanded hours allow us to serve customers in differing time zones. Not only can you phone us directly; we also have a wide network of repair technicians and distributors throughout the U.S. The distributors will help you choose a kiln model that fits your exact needs.
Optional colors at no extra charge
Brighten your studio with color! Order your kiln in one of our standard colors at no extra charge . . . berry, black, blue, hot pink, jade, navy, purple, or turquoise. Scroll down to see color samples in the options section.
Paragon’s warranty is not affected by frequency of use. Fire your new kiln every day if you want, even in commercial settings. That will have no effect on the warranty period.
|Max. Temperature||1700° F |
|Amperage 240 Volts||16|
|For electrical specifications other than 240 Volt, Single Phase please visit www.paragonweb.com|
|Receptacle Type||NEMA 6-20R|
|Circuit Copper Wire Size||12 Gauge|
|TUV Tested to CSA and UL Standard 499||No|
|Important: Some areas such as Canada and Europe require a lid or door safety switch on kilns. If you would like more information please contact us.|
|Control Type||Sentry Xpress 4.0 Digital 3-key|
|Kiln Type||Top Loading Square|
|Chamber Volume (Cubic Feet)||1.35|
|Chamber Size (Length x Width x Depth in inches)|| |
19W x 19L x 6.5D
|The Outer Size of the Kiln and the Shipping Size: Width = Left to Right; Depth = Front to Back; Height = Top to Bottom||32.5W x 29D x 15.25H Inches |
|Ship Size||39W x 31D x 24H Inches|
|Ship Weight||210 lbs.|
|Ship Method & Notes||This Kiln Ships Via Truck.|
Options and Accessories
Recommended furniture kit for the Paragon GL-18 series, CS-19 series, and equivalent sized kilns. Included:
1 - C-19 Shelf (17” x 17” x 5/8”)
4 – 1/2” long, 1” wide Square Posts
1 lb. Bag Glass Separator
Shipping Weight: 33.00 Lbs. ( 14.97 Kg.)
Glass is fired in the kiln on a shelf. Coat the shelf with glass separator to prevent the glass from sticking to the shelf. Place short posts between the shelf and the kiln bottom to circulate heat around the shelf.
Paragon’s durable cordierite shelves resist warpage and thermal shock. They are volume-stable. (Note: The photo shows a general assortment of furniture rather than the exact contents of this shelf kit.)
Lid or Door Safety Switch
The optional lid or door safety switch turns off power to the heating elements when the lid is raised or door is opened. The controller remains powered. The switch turns the power to the elements back on when the lid is closed. The switch mounts to the back of the lid or front of the door. IMPORTANT: The lid or door safety switch is required in some areas such as Canada and Europe. 1in x 3in Glass Viewing Window
The 1" x 3" window is available on the smaller kilns such as the E-9A and Q-11A. Watch the bright red kiln interior through the optional 1” x 3” high-temperature glass window. (Note: always wear firing safety glasses when viewing the kiln interior.) The glass window is guaranteed up to 2300°F.
The window is especially useful for glass fusing and copper enameling. Conveniently watch your glass treasures progress through every stage from tack fuse to full fuse.
Enamelists have said, "I can't live without the window!" As you look through the window, angle your line of sight so that the glow from an element reflects off the surface of the enameling piece.
First, the enamel will appear granulated. As the glass particles begin to fuse, the surface will resemble an orange peel. Remove the rack when the copper piece appears a rosy red and the reflection of the glowing element is smooth. Mercury Relay Upgrade TF-26
Order your new kiln with the factory installed mercury relay upgrade. The mercury relay is quiet and reliable. The life of a mercury relay has been measured in millions of on/off cycles. Mercury relays outlast the standard mechanical relays and are available as an option on new kilns. CS and Fusion 14, 16 and 19 Double Bead Doors
Anneal glass beads in your kiln with the optional double bead doors. They come complete with a bead mandrel holder.
CS and Fusion 14: 2" x 5 3/8" doors
CS and Fusion 16: 2" x 6 3/8" doors
CS and Fusion 19: 2" x 7 7/8" doors
Note: The kiln may fire a little slower when equipped with the bead doors.
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