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{"id":590177239103,"title":"Skutt GM818-3CR SSR Glass Kiln","handle":"skutt_gm818-3cr_ssr","description":"\u003ctable border=\"0\" cellspacing=\"5\" cellpadding=\"5\" width=\"100%\"\u003e\u003ctbody\u003e\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd width=\"21%\" align=\"center\"\u003e\u003ca title=\"Kiln Shipping and Receving\" href=\"http:\/\/kruegerpottery.com\/kiln_shipping\/\"\u003e\u003cimg style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"http:\/\/kruegerpottery.com\/media\/free_shippng.jpg\" alt=\"Skutt Ceramic Kiln Catalog\" width=\"225\" height=\"180\"\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd width=\"1%\" align=\"center\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\" width=\"78%\" align=\"center\"\u003e\n\u003ch1\u003eAll kilns ship free!\u003c\/h1\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLet's face it, building, running and maintaining a crucible kiln can be expensive. The GM818CR offers an affordable alternative to traditional melters.Smaller kilns ship via UPS Ground and larger kilns ship via truck. \u003cstrong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Kiln Shipping and Receving\" href=\"http:\/\/kruegerpottery.com\/kiln_shipping\/\"\u003eFor more info click here.\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e If you are in the St. Louis area our staff will \u003cstrong\u003eDELIVER\u003c\/strong\u003e your kiln!\u003cbr\u003e Did you know \u003cstrong\u003eALL\u003c\/strong\u003e of our full time staff members are factory trained kiln technicians?\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e We are not just a website, we are a brick and mortar retail store that has been in St. Louis for over 20 years.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\u003c\/tbody\u003e\u003c\/table\u003e\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAbout the Skutt GM818-3CR Crucible Kiln\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003eLet's face it, building, running and maintaining a crucible kiln can be expensive. The GM818CR offers an affordable alternative to traditional melters.\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003eThe 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.\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eController - Sophisticated, Yet Easy to Use\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eUse of of Skutt's built in programs or customize your own.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eCurrent Sensing Technology\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eSkutt is one of the few brands that installs a Current Sensor in every GlassMaster Kiln.\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSectional Design\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eMakes moving, repair and installation much easier.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBalanced Elements\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eTo compensate for heat loss through the lid and slab, Skutt directs more heat to these areas when they design the elements.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThe Thermocouple\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eType-S Platinum thermocouple for long life and extreme accuracy.\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\u003ctable style=\"width: 100%;\" border=\"1\" cellspacing=\"5\" cellpadding=\"5\" align=\"center\"\u003e\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\" colspan=\"11\" align=\"center\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eElectrical Specifications - Skutt GM818-3CR\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\" align=\"center\"\u003ePhase\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\" align=\"center\"\u003eVoltage\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\" align=\"center\"\u003eAmps\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\" align=\"center\"\u003eMax. Temp.\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\" align=\"center\"\u003eCu. Ft.\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\" align=\"center\"\u003eHeight\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\" align=\"center\"\u003eWidth\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\" align=\"center\"\u003eShipping Weight\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\" align=\"center\"\u003eCopper Wire Size\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\" align=\"center\"\u003eBreaker Size\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\" align=\"center\"\u003eNEMA Receptacle Config\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\" align=\"center\"\u003e1\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\" align=\"center\"\u003e240\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\" align=\"center\"\u003e30\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\" align=\"center\"\u003e2350\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\" align=\"center\"\u003e2.3\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\" align=\"center\"\u003e18\"\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\" align=\"center\"\u003e16.5\"*\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\" align=\"center\"\u003e180 LBS\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\" align=\"center\"\u003e8\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\" align=\"center\"\u003e40\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\" align=\"center\"\u003e6-50\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\" colspan=\"11\" align=\"center\"\u003e*6\" Gathering Hole\u003c\/td\u003e\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\u003c\/table\u003e\u003ctable style=\"width: 100%;\" border=\"0\"\u003e\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/kruegerpottery.com\/media\/skutt\/glass\/GM-818-3CR-SSR-APM-S-240%20KILN_specs.pdf\"\u003eDownload a specification sheet for the Skutt GM818-3CR 240V 1Phase\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\u003c\/table\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\u003ctable border=\"0\" cellspacing=\"5\" cellpadding=\"5\"\u003e\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd width=\"200\" align=\"center\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/kruegerpottery.com\/media\/Glass-Kiln-Catalog.pdf\"\u003e\u003cimg style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"http:\/\/kruegerpottery.com\/media\/Glass-Kiln-Catalog.jpg\" alt=\"Skutt Glass Kiln Catalog\" width=\"150\" height=\"196\"\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd width=\"175\" align=\"center\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd width=\"175\" align=\"center\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/kruegerpottery.com\/media\/Skutt_Architect_web.pdf\"\u003e\u003cimg style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"http:\/\/kruegerpottery.com\/media\/skutt_architect_cover.jpg\" alt=\"Skutt Architectural Specifications\" width=\"150\" height=\"196\"\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd width=\"175\" align=\"center\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd width=\"175\" align=\"center\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/kruegerpottery.com\/media\/Skutt_Top_Ten_Reasons.pdf\"\u003e\u003cimg style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"http:\/\/kruegerpottery.com\/media\/skutt_top_ten_cover.jpg\" alt=\"Skutt Kilns - Top Reasons to Buy\" width=\"150\" height=\"196\"\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\" align=\"center\"\u003e\u003ca title=\"Skutt Glass Kiln Catalog\" href=\"http:\/\/kruegerpottery.com\/media\/Glass-Kiln-Catalog.pdf\"\u003eDownload the complete Skutt Glass Kiln Color Brochure with Electrical Specs.(PDF 2.1MB)\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd align=\"center\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\" align=\"center\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/kruegerpottery.com\/media\/Skutt_Architect_web.pdf\"\u003eNeed technical specs on installing a kiln? Here's the brochrue for you. This covers everything from venting and hvac to flooring and electrical specs. (PDF .5MB)\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd align=\"center\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\" align=\"center\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/kruegerpottery.com\/media\/Skutt_Top_Ten_Reasons.pdf\"\u003eMake the smart choice brochure from Skutt. Skutt is the number one selling kiln in America. Find out why. (PDF .5MB)\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd align=\"center\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd align=\"center\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd align=\"center\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd align=\"center\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd align=\"center\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\u003c\/table\u003e\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\u003ctable border=\"0\" cellspacing=\"5\" cellpadding=\"5\" width=\"100%\"\u003e\n\u003ccolgroup\u003e \u003ccol style=\"width: 45%;\" span=\"1\"\u003e \u003ccol style=\"width: 10%;\" span=\"1\"\u003e \u003ccol style=\"width: 45%;\" span=\"1\"\u003e \u003c\/colgroup\u003e \u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"http:\/\/kruegerpottery.com\/media\/SKUTT_GM818-3CR_SSR_1.jpg\" alt=\"\" width=\"300\" height=\"300\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cimg style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"http:\/\/kruegerpottery.com\/media\/SKUTT_GM818-3CR_SSR_2.jpg\" alt=\"\" width=\"300\" height=\"300\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eMarcel\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eInternationally 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. \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eAn 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.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eRyan Staub\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eSeattle Glass Artist Ryan Staub loves his. Here are the reasons:\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eBest one on the market.\u003cbr\u003eGathering 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.\u003cbr\u003eGreat for a small home or garage studio.\u003cbr\u003eGood addition to a full sized glassblowing studio as an affordable color pot.\u003cbr\u003eEasy to ramp down slowly, minimizing risk to your crucible.\u003cbr\u003eSmall and easy to store when not in use.\u003cbr\u003eEasily programmable controller with indefinite hold.\u003cbr\u003eEasy to install.\u003cbr\u003eLow energy use, high efficiency. (Average cost is $15\/day)\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"http:\/\/kruegerpottery.com\/media\/GM_CONTROLLER.jpg\" alt=\"Skutt Glass Master Controller\" width=\"300\" height=\"300\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cimg style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"http:\/\/kruegerpottery.com\/media\/GM_CURRENT.jpg\" alt=\"Skutt Kiln Current Sensor\" width=\"300\" height=\"300\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSophisticated, Yet Easy to Use Controller\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eGlassFire Mode allows you to write a program simply by choosing your technique and the speed. It’s that easy!\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eWrite your own firing programs with up to 8 Segments using Ramp and Hold. Now you can store up to 12 programs.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eBuilt in Diagnostics give you or our technicians the ability to diagnose kiln problems with just a few button presses.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe Alarm feature allows you to set a temperature alarm that will notify you when the kiln is at peak temperature.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eAdjust 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.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eUse the Delay Start feature to fire the kiln when it is convenient for you to be there when the kiln reaches temperature.\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCurrent Sensing Technology\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSkutt 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.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eNow with the touch of a few buttons you can give those readings over the phone to your kiln repair technician so they can troubleshoot the problem and make sure they have the correct parts when they come out for the repair. This Saves Time and Money.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003ePrior to the use of these current sensors someone would have to come to your house and test the amperage and voltage inside the control box with live wires exposed. This system is Much Safer.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"http:\/\/kruegerpottery.com\/media\/SKUTT_GM818-3CR_SSR_lg.jpg\" alt=\"Mantis Lid System\" width=\"300\" height=\"300\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cimg style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"http:\/\/kruegerpottery.com\/media\/GM_ELEMENTS.jpg\" alt=\"Skutt Kiln Balanced Elements\" width=\"300\" height=\"300\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eThe Mantis Lid System\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe 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.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eWhen 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.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBalanced APM Elements\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe GM818-3CR comes standard with APM elements. For people who are using material that does not out-gas too many caustic fumes (like batch or many colors) these elements should give you significantly longer life. They have a different cell structure from standard A-1 element wire which is more dimensionally stable at higher temperatures.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA 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. \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cimg style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"http:\/\/kruegerpottery.com\/media\/SKUTT_GM818-3CR_SSR_3.jpg\" alt=\"Solid State Relays\" width=\"300\" height=\"300\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cimg style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"http:\/\/kruegerpottery.com\/media\/SKUTT_GM818-3CR_SSR_5.jpg\" alt=\"Type S Thermocouple\" width=\"300\" height=\"300\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSolid State Relays\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eSolid 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.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eType S Thermocouple\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eMost 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!!!\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThey 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. 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Skutt GM818-3CR SSR Glass Kiln

$2,248.00 $2,810.00
Maximum quantity available reached.
Sku: 208-240
Product Description
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Let's face it, building, running and maintaining a crucible kiln can be expensive. The GM818CR offers an affordable alternative to traditional melters.Smaller kilns ship via UPS Ground and larger kilns ship via truck.
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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.

Sectional Design
Makes moving, repair and installation much easier.

Balanced Elements
To compensate for heat loss through the lid and slab, Skutt directs more heat to these areas when they design the elements.

The Thermocouple
Type-S Platinum thermocouple for long life and extreme accuracy.

 

Electrical Specifications - Skutt GM818-3CR
Phase Voltage Amps Max. Temp. Cu. Ft. Height Width Shipping Weight
Copper Wire Size
Breaker Size NEMA Receptacle Config
1 240 30
2350 2.3 18" 16.5"*
180 LBS 8 40 6-50
*6" Gathering Hole
     
  Download a specification sheet for the Skutt GM818-3CR 240V 1Phase  



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Marcel
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.




  Ryan Staub
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)

     
Skutt Glass Master Controller   Skutt Kiln Current Sensor
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.

Now with the touch of a few buttons you can give those readings over the phone to your kiln repair technician so they can troubleshoot the problem and make sure they have the correct parts when they come out for the repair. This Saves Time and Money.

Prior to the use of these current sensors someone would have to come to your house and test the amperage and voltage inside the control box with live wires exposed. This system is Much Safer.





     
Mantis Lid System   Skutt Kiln Balanced Elements
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

The GM818-3CR comes standard with APM elements. For people who are using material that does not out-gas too many caustic fumes (like batch or many colors) these elements should give you significantly longer life. They have a different cell structure from standard A-1 element wire which is more dimensionally stable at higher temperatures.

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   Type S Thermocouple
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.
 
   
Skutt Warranty   Skutt Kiln Sectional Design
The Warranty
Unlike most warranties, Skutts covers Parts AND Labor.
Never Pro-Rated.
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.





   Sectional Design

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.

Replacement - We hope nothing really bad happens to your kiln … but … if it does, isn’t nice to know you can replace one bad section instead of the whole kiln?
     
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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