Paragon Vulcan Crucible 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.
The Vulcan Glass Crucible Kiln
The Vulcan glass blower’s kiln heats approximately 50 pounds of glass to molten temperature. Mix custom glass colors. Make huge glass figurines, paper weights, blown vessels, stringers, and much more. Pull your own neon tubing. Make glass castings. The Vulcan is a glass blower’s dream kiln, designed by glass blowers.
Platinum thermocouple, thicker walls
The firebrick sidewalls are a massive 4 ½” thick. The extra insulation and heavy 12-gauge elements are designed for the stress of very long heat soaks. The deluxe S-Type platinum thermocouple with ceramic protection tube is standard on all Vulcan kilns. This thermocouple far outlasts the standard K-Type.
Quick release bottom section
The bottom section of the Vulcan includes the firebrick floor and the bottom row of blank 2 ½” high wall bricks. The bottom section is held in place with heavy duty spring-twist locks. Should a crucible crack and leak glass onto the kiln floor, merely replace the damaged bottom section. The 2 1/2” high wall section is blank, so you won’t worry about damage to a heating element from a cracked crucible.
Galvanized steel base plate
A heavy galvanized steel base completely covers the reversible brick bottom. Tabs around the galvanized base are pushed up under the stainless case on all sides and fastened with screws to strengthen the firing chamber. This is one more assurance that your Paragon kiln is built to last.
Fiber board retains heat when lid is opened
The Vulcan comes with a 2”-thick ceramic fiber board retaining ring insert that fits into a recess at the top of the firebrick walls. Cut a hole in the fiber board to fit your crucible. The fiber board holds heat inside the kiln when you open the lid. The Vulcan is 13 ½” wide x 18” deep. The fiber board retaining ring in place reduces the firing chamber to 15” deep.
Program the digital controller for the exact consistency of glass melt that you desire. The hinged lid floats to compensate for expansion and has a lock-in lid support, which you can remove if you prefer to use the lid chain. You can also fire pottery or glass fusing in the Vulcan. Comes with a one year warranty and heavy-duty stand. (Please note: Due to the long firing cycles of a crucible kiln, the warranty does not cover the heating elements.)
We recommend the optional mercury relay upgrade for long firings. (The relay sends power to the heating elements from the controller.) The mercury relays found on our large industrial kilns outlast mechanical relays. The life of the quiet, reliable mercury relay has been measured in millions of on/off cycles.
Wires are fastened to the elements with heat-dissipating connectors refined and proven over many years in Paragon kilns.
The Vulcan control box is finished in a durable high temperature, water-base blue paint, which releases low emissions during spraying. This creates a safer working environment for our employees and cuts down on pollution.
A kiln stand is included. The stand is complete with mar-proof plastic feet.
And, of course, the glass blower’s Vulcan furnace is made in America by skilled workers. Many of them have been with Paragon for over a decade.
Furniture (sold separately): Order the C10-R (10” round x 1/2”) shelf and 1 ½” wide posts of the correct length to support your crucibles. Scroll down to Accessories below.
Designed for production
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.
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.
|Amperage 240 Volts
|For electrical specifications other than 120 Volt, Single Phase please visit www.paragonweb.com
|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. If you would like more information please contact us.
|Sentry Digital 12-key Non-Ceramic
|Top Loading Round
|Chamber Volume (Cubic Feet)
|Chamber Size (Length x Width x Depth in inches)
13.5W x 14.75D
|The Outer Size of the Kiln and the Shipping Size: Width = Left to Right; Depth = Front to Back; Height = Top to Bottom
22.50W x 28.3D x 34H Inches
The external kiln height includes a 9.5" tall stand.
|30.50W x 30.50D x 33.00H Inches
|Ship Method & Notes
|This Kiln Ships Via Truck
Options and AccessoriesSentinel Controller optional on new kilns with a Sentry Controller
This kiln can be ordered with the optional Sentinel Smart Touch controller instead of the standard Sentry 2.0 12-key controller. The upgrade price is only for a Sentinel ordered with a new kiln. The Sentinel is available as an option on any Paragon kiln that comes with the 12-key Sentry controller.
The new controller is made by Bartlett Instruments of Fort Madison, Iowa. New Paragon kilns equipped with the Sentinel give a continuous amperage and circuit voltage readout during firings. This is to inform the kiln user of voltage drops during times of heavy electrical demand, such as hot summers. The amperage reading indicates when the elements are beginning to wear.
Ramp-Hold programs can have a customized program title, which is entered through a touch screen. Store 12 custom programs with up to 32 segments per program. The Sentinel includes Novice Mode, which adds questions to guide you during programming. The controller can be updated through WiFi. View the progress of a firing in graph mode. The firing schedule can be edited during firing with Skip Step, Add Segments, Add Temperature, and Add Time. The Sentinel can turn a kiln vent or gas injection flow meter on or off for each segment of a program.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. 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. Auxiliary Port for Orton Vent-Master
AUXILLARY OUTPUT FOR SENTRY II CONTROLLERS (VENT CONTROL) The AOP (Auxiliary Output) is an electrical outlet mounted to the kiln. Plug either a downdraft vent or an external alarm into the AOP. Control the vent with Cone-Fire or Ramp-Hold modes. PC Control Port for Sentry 2
RS232 PORT ON SENTRY 2 CONTROLLERS (PC CONTROL) The RS232 is a computer port mounted to the kiln. You can monitor the kiln from a computer and store a record of each firing on your hard drive. Print graphs of firings. FREE Deluxe 18 inch Rolling Stand
Paragon 7-, 8-, 10-, and 12-sided top-loading ceramic and glass kilns now come with a deluxe rolling stand at no extra charge. The new stand has locking casters, a mounting bracket for the Orton Kiln Vent, and a greenware drying rack. You will enjoy the convenience of effortlessly moving the kiln out of the way when not in use.
The ceramic kiln deluxe stands are 12” high, and the glass kiln deluxe stands are 18” high. The stands include assembly instructions. The deluxe stand replaces the discontinued standard kiln stand.
The discontinued stands had four legs, four horizontal side pieces across the top, and plastic feet. The new stand has two side frames, two shelves, and four locking casters. The Ovation oval kilns will receive two stands per kiln.
The new stands slide together with slots that line up the screw holes. To install an Orton Kiln Vent, slide the collection cup into the vent bracket. The new stand eliminates the need for the collection cup mounting bolt.
Take advantage of the heat that radiates from the kiln. Load greenware on the lower shelf. Heat from the kiln will dry the ware and prepare it for the next firing. Save the time and expense of drying the ware inside the kiln. Small Crucible for Trifecta and Vulcan
Crucible, 6" wide x 7" high (outer dimensions). Holds 8 - 10 pounds of boro glass or 10 - 12 pounds of soft glass. Shipping Weight: 12.00 Lbs. ( 5.44 Kg.) Small Crucible for Trifecta and Vulcan
Crucible, 6" wide x 7" high (outer dimensions). Holds 8 - 10 pounds of boro glass or 10 - 12 pounds of soft glass. Shipping Weight: 12.00 Lbs. ( 5.44 Kg.) Large Crucible for Trifecta and Vulcan
Crucible, 9" wide x 12" high (outer dimensions). Holds 30 pounds of boro glass or 38 - 40 pounds of soft glass. Shipping Weight: 16.00 Lbs. ( 7.26 Kg.) Large Crucible for Trifecta and Vulcan
Crucible, 9" wide x 12" high (outer dimensions). Holds 30 pounds of boro glass or 38 - 40 pounds of soft glass. Shipping Weight: 16.00 Lbs. ( 7.26 Kg.)
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