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Paragon Fusion-19 Glass Fusing Kiln
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.
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.)
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