Paragon SC3

 The digital SC-3 kiln fires Art Clay Silver and PMC silver clays, decals, china paint, enameling, and glass in minutes up to 2000°F. The SC-3 is popular with seminar teachers because it fires so fast, plugs into a 120 volt outlet, and is easy to sell during the seminar. The SC-3 is popular among laboratories as a test furnace.

The Paragon SC Series Kilns are the artists choice, and industry standard for PMC (Precious Metal Clay) work.

The SC-3 has been in production since 1998. It is a proven design that we have steadily refined every year since then. Artists in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Japan love their SC-3.

The SC3, for a digital kiln, is surprisingly affordable. It fires automatically at the rate and temperature you enter. A large, brightly lit display prompts for firing rate, temperature and hold time. Use the hold feature to automatically soak any type of clay silver to its recommended time.

The ceramic fiber firing chamber is wrapped in a steel inner case. The outer steel case remains cool because of the air gap that separates it from the inner case. In addition, the case is slotted for air circulation. Electrical components, located in the base, stay cool even at extended hold times.

The fast firing element is embedded in the firing chamber shell. It includes a top vent for lost wax casting.

The SC-3 has separate heating elements in the left and right sides of the firing chamber. The back of the chamber has no element. This results in improved heat distribution, because heat does not build up in the back of the kiln.

Each SC-3 includes a 1/4” thick ceramic fiber shelf.

SC-3 Features

  • On/off safety switch
  • Door opens 180 degrees for easy loading
  • The case is slotted for air circulation
  • Electrical components in the base stay cool even at extended hold times
  • The embedded element heats from the two sides
  • Top vent complete with tapered plug for lost wax casting
  • Includes a 1/4” thick ceramic fiber shelf
  • Optional glass view port
  • Optional 6 1/2” wide bead door with mandrel holder

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The SC3 can now ship by UPS. Enjoy lower shipping cost and faster service. Specially designed cartons and foam padding assure that the kiln will arrive safely.

The Convenience of the Optional Bead Door and Glass Window

Anneal glass beads with the 6 1/2” wide bead door, which includes a brushed stainless steel mandrel holder. Insert the mandrel into the kiln. The bead door stays partially open while the glass anneals. The kiln ships with a rare earth magnet to hold open the bead door.

The 1” x 3” window is beveled for a wide view of the kiln interior. The high-tech ceramic fiber firing chamber is wrapped in a steel inner case.

The view port is especially useful for glass fusing and copper enameling. Watch the glass or enameling progress through every stage of firing to the precise stage you desire.

Optional Furniture Kit now available

You can purchase the optional Furniture Kit to increase the firing capacity of your kiln.  The kit contains Paragon's durable cordierite shelf that resist warpage and thermal shock, and posts.

1 C-7 (7" x 7" x 5/8" hard ceramic shelf)

4 - 1/2" long, 1" wide Square Posts

 

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.

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Specifications

Max. Temperature

2000F
1093C

Amps

15

Phase

1

Watts

1800

Nema

5-15R

Breaker Size

20

Circuit Copper Wire Size

12 gauge

TUV tested to CSA and UL Standard 499

Y

CE

Y

Voltage

120

Hertz

60

Nema Details







Disclaimer: The specifications above assume that the kiln will be plugged into a dedicated circuit. Local electric codes supersede our recommendations.

The pricing and electrical specifications for the above products reflect their design for use in the United States. The International versions of most models will have variations in electrical specifications and price due to consumer safety requirements or electrical regulations.

 

Kiln Type

Front Loading Square

Sides

4

Understanding Chamber Measurements

Chamber Volume

0.28 CU.FT.
7.93 litres

Chamber Width

7.75 IN
197 mm

Chamber Depth

8.00 IN
203 mm

Chamber Height

7.75 IN
197 mm


The Outer Size of the Kiln and the Shipping Size: Width = Left to Right; Depth = Front to Back; Height = Top to Bottom

Outer Size

13.30W x 14.00D x 17.00H Inches
338W x 356D x 432H mm

Ship Size

22.00W x 17.00D x 19.00H Inches
559W x 432D x 483H mm

Ship Weight

40.00 Lbs.
18.14 Kg.

Ship Method & Notations

This Kiln Ships Via UPS