Pearl-4426 Professional Glass Kiln
THIS KILN NOW SHIPS WITH THE SENTINEL TOUCH SCREEN CONTROLLER!
The sleek Pearl 4426 Professional Series glass kiln is exciting to look at and to operate. It will help to unlock your potential as a glass artist. The kiln is an investment that pays for itself by firing large glass panels or production loads of small pieces. Imagine how many dichroic pendants you could fire in one load! The Pearl-4426 is proudly made in America by skilled workers, some with decades of experience. This deluxe kiln is designed for those whose livelihood depends on reliable glass production.
Assemble glass inside the firing chamber
The Pearl4426 top lifts away to give convenient access to the shelf area. Heavy-duty air pistons lighten the top. The lid handle is 50” long for convenient opening. Assemble glass pieces directly on the 42” x 24” CoreLite shelf (Optional Furniture Kit) that you have already positioned inside the kiln. A woven rope seal mounted on all four sides of the lid acts as a gasket and cushions the top. The mating surfaces between the lid and sidewalls are hardened and sealed with a special refractory coating.
Quartz element tubes
The lid elements are protected in six quartz tubes for a cleaner kiln interior. There is less dust in the kiln, because there are no element grooves; the firebrick top is one continuous, smooth surface. The quartz tubes protect the elements from contamination with foreign materials that could shorten the element life. The quartz tubes absorb very little heat, allowing the elements to heat the firing chamber efficiently. Quartz tubes protect the user from contact with the elements.
Elements in the top and sides
For even heat distribution, the Pearl-4426 includes two rows of sidewall elements, which are mounted in the top section that lifts up with the lid when the kiln is opened. The sidewall element coils are protected in dropped, recessed grooves.
Long-lasting mercury relays
The Pearl-44 includes features not found on most competitive kilns. For instance, mercury relays are standard on this kiln. Relays send power to the elements on command from the digital controller. Industrial-grade mercury relays found in the Pearl-4426 far outlast mechanical relays. The life of the quiet, reliable mercury relay has been measured in millions of on/off cycles.
Heavy duty kiln
The Pearl-4426 has 3” thick firebrick sidewalls, bottom and top. (This is 1/2” thicker than the firebricks in some competitive kilns on the market.) For long life, the kiln has a 1/2” ceramic fiber expansion joint in the center of the firebrick top and bottom. The heavy tubular frame gives the firing chamber rock-steady support.
The Pearl 4426 kiln is now built standard with deluxe heavy duty locking casters for easy moving of the kiln (not pictured, but included).
To keep the electrical components cool, they are mounted inside a ventilated switch box with a double heat shield and air gap between the kiln and box. Costly heavy-gauge nickel-plated copper wiring is covered with high temperature glass-braided insulation.
The beautiful Pearl-44 is designed for easy maintenance. You can quickly remove the top and front sections of the control panel for easy access to the electrical components. The electrical parts are thoughtfully laid out for quick maintenance inside the large control panel. The ventilation slots keep the control panel cool. The control panel includes an on/off switch and two pilot lights.
Special limit thermocouple for greater accuracy
The thermocouple, which is the rod that extends into the firing chamber, senses the temperature, so it is critically important to your firings. The Pearl-4426 comes with a ¼” wide Type-K made with special limit wire for accuracy. The tip of the thermocouple is exposed, which results in rapid temperature response time. The new and improved thermocouple replaces our earlier sheathed thermocouple. The new thermocouple is made in America to our exacting standards.
FEATURES OF THE GENESIS TOUCH SCREEN CONTROLLER -
*Touch-screen technology for the user interface
*Easy-to-follow screen descriptions
*Different user-interface levels, which can be set to match the user’s firing knowledge
*Graphical display of the firing process right at the controller
*Store up to 30 custom user programs
*Up to 32 segments per program
*Ability to make adjustment during a firing such as add segments, add temperature, and skip segments
*Built in diagnostics testing for use with a current sensor
*WiFi enabled for easy software updating
*Register your Genesis on the manufacturer web site or mobile app for remote monitoring of your kiln
Environmentally Friendly Paint
The Pearl-44 has a durable high temperature, water-base finish. We chose water-base paint because of the low emissions during spraying. This creates a safer working environment for our employees and cuts down on pollution.
Features of the Pearl-4426
- Heating elements in the top of the kiln are mounted in deluxe quartz tubes.
- Thermocouple with exposed tip for accuracy and fast response
- Sentinel Touch Screen Controller
- Safety switch and pilot light
- Air pistons assist lifting the lid.
- Easy access to electrical parts
- Louvered switch box, heavy duty wiring
- Heavy tubular steel frame for rock-steady support.
- Locking Casters for easy moving (not pictured, but now standard)
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.