SC-2 Portable Kiln (Free Shipping)

by Paragon Industries, Inc.
$877.25
$719.00

OUR DISCOUNTED PRICE INCLUDES FREE SHIPPING WITHIN THE CONTINENTAL US.

UsesChina Painting    Decals    Enameling    Glass Fusing    Glass Painting    Glass Slumping    Lost Wax Casting    Low-Fire Ceramics    Silver Clay

The SC2 has been in production since 1997. It is a proven design that we have steadily refined every year. Thousands of artists in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Japan love their SC-2. The SC-2 is popular in art centers, colleges, craft classes, and even engineering laboratories.

The high-tech ceramic fiber firing chamber is wrapped in a steel inner case. The outer steel case remains cool due to the layer of air between it and 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.

Large Yet Portable

The SC-2 can hold three shelves of silver clay yet is portable enough to take with you to classes. Program the firing schedule that is perfect for your projects. You are not stuck with preset programs. The programmer turns itself off after the firing is completed. (Please note, however, that you should be near the kiln at the expected shutoff time.) The SC-2 is great in classrooms because the elements are embedded in ceramic fiber.

Even Heat Distribution

The newest SC-2 has two separate heating elements in the left and right sides of the firing chamber. The back of the chamber has no element. Extensive testing shows that the heat distribution in the current SC-2 is more even throughout the firing chamber, because heat does not build up in the back of the kiln.

Affordable, Easy to Program

The SC-2, for a digital kiln, is surprisingly affordable and proudly made in the U.S.A. to exacting standards. 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 fast-firing element is embedded in the firing chamber shell. Each SC-2 includes a 1/4” thick ceramic fiber shelf.

SC-2 Features

  • On/off toggle switch
  • Built-in base; no extra stand needed
  • 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 for improved heat distribution.
  • Top vent complete with tapered plug for lost wax casting
  • Includes a 1/4” thick ceramic fiber shelf
  • Optional SC-2 glass view port
  • Optional 6 1/2” wide bead door with mandrel holder
  • Colorful 28-page kiln instruction manual (In addition, the kiln also comes with a separate controller manual.)

The Amazing Digital Controller

The reliable Sentry Xpress 3-key controller is packed with features. It includes two modes: Single Speed and 8-segment Ramp-Hold.

Features of the Sentry Xpress 3-key Controller on Non-Ceramic Paragon Kilns

  • Design programs with up to 8 segments (steps) in Ramp-Hold mode.
  • Fire to a single temperature at a single speed in the simplified Single Speed mode.
  • Ramp-Hold mode can store 4 programs.
  • Skip a segment in Ramp-Hold during firing without having to stop the kiln to reprogram.
  • Change the target temperature in Ramp-Hold during firing without having to stop the kiln to reprogram.
  • Hold (soak) the temperature in both Single Speed and Ramp-Hold. Experiment with Hold to improve color saturation of china paints.
  • Add Hold Time during firing without having to stop the kiln to reprogram.
  • Control both heating and cooling in Ramp-Hold.
  • Program Review lets you check the program you are about to fire.
  • Program the Temperature Alarm to sound when the kiln reaches a specific temperature. Use this to remind yourself to check on the kiln.
  • Temperature display throughout firing and cooling in your choice of °F or °C
  • Thermocouple Offset adjusts the thermocouple readout.
  • Set the Delay to turn on the kiln later to suit your schedule.
  • Error Messages report mechanical problems such as a disconnected thermocouple, stuck relay or broken element.
  • 12 Month Warranty
  • LED Lights show whether you are in program, review, or firing mode.
  • Colorful, illustrated instruction manual (separate from the kiln manual). Download it from the “Additional Information” section below to review these features in more detail.
  • Handy Quick Start Guide
  • The SC-2 can ship by UPS for 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.

    Specifications

    Max. Temperature

    2000F
    1093C

    Amps

    12

    Phase

    1

    Watts

    1440

    Nema

    5-15R

    Breaker Size

    15

    Circuit Copper Wire Size

    14 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

    0.21 CU.FT.
    5.95 litres

    Chamber Width

    8.00 IN
    203 mm

    Chamber Depth

    7.75 IN
    197 mm

    Chamber Height

    5.75 IN
    146 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

    13.25W x 14.00D x 15.50H Inches
    337W x 356D x 394H mm

    Ship Size

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

    Ship Weight

    36.00 Lbs.
    16.33 Kg.

    Doorway Clearance Needed

    13.25 Inches
    336.55 mm

    Ship Method & Notations

    This Kiln Ships Via UPS

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