Trifecta Crucible Kiln (Glass Blower's Furnace)

by Paragon Industries, Inc.
$3,386.78
$2,589.00

Uses:   Glass Casting    Glass Crucibles

The Trifecta glass blower’s kiln will take you to a new level of production. It holds three crucibles, which you can access through three 9” holes in the lid. Enjoy the freedom of mixing custom glass colors. Make huge glass figurines, paperweights, blown vessels, stringers, and much more. Pull your own neon tubing. Make glass castings. The Trifecta is a glass blower’s dream kiln, designed by glass blowers. This kiln is pure celebration.

Crucible Covers, Extra Wall Insulation, K-25 Firebricks

The three crucible holes each include a firebrick crucible cover with wooden handle. The lid is held in place with four T-handle spring latches. (The lid does not have a hinge.) Four hand lifts are mounted to the lid.

The 3” thick, high temperature K-25 firebrick walls are wrapped with ceramic fiber blanket between the firebricks and stainless steel case. As with the walls, the K-25 firebrick lid and bottom are 3” thick, which is 20% thicker than the standard 2 1/2” firebrick. The extra insulation and heavy-duty elements are designed for very long heat soaks. Check the crucibles through the peephole, which is tapered for easy viewing. Four hand lifts aid in moving the kiln.

Platinum Thermocouple, Industrial Mercury Relay

The deluxe S-Type platinum thermocouple with ceramic protection tube is standard on all Trifecta kilns. This deluxe, hassle-free thermocouple far outlasts the standard K-Type for your peace of mind.

A mercury relay, ideal for long firings, is standard on the Trifecta. (The relay sends power from the controller to the heating elements.) The industrial mercury relay in this kiln outlasts mechanical relays. The life of the quiet, reliable mercury relay has been measured in millions of on/off cycles.

Separate Bottom, Steel Base Plate, 9” Stand

The Trifecta has a separate bottom section held in place with four T-handle spring latches. Should a crucible crack during firing and leak glass onto the firebrick bottom, merely replace the damaged bottom section. With the detachable bottom, you won’t worry about damage from a crucible “incident.”

A 9” tall kiln stand is included at no extra charge. The stand is complete with mar-proof plastic feet. A heavy galvanized steel base covers the reversible brick bottom completely. It folds up under the stainless case on all sides to strengthen the firing chamber. This is one more assurance that your reliable Paragon kiln is built to last.

Accessory Crucible for the Trifecta

Large Crucible - Crucible is 9" wide x 12" high (outer dimensions). Holds 30 pounds of boro glass or 38 - 40 pounds of soft glass.  Please click here for specifications.

A Convenient Digital Controller

The Trifecta includes the Sentry Xpress digital controller. Because of the extended holds at high temperatures, the controller is in a separate wall-mounted panel and attached to the kiln with 6’ cables. This keeps the controller away from the heat for longer life. Program the digital controller for the exact consistency of glass melt that you desire. Enjoy predictable results. You can also use the kiln for pottery or glass fusing. The kiln comes with a one year warranty. (Please note: Due to the long firing cycles of a crucible kiln, the warranty does not cover the heating elements.)

The Trifecta has three elements. If one element burns out, the kiln will still have 2/3 of its original power. This may not be enough to keep the glass molten, but it might give the glass blower additional time to use up the glass and save the crucible. You will know an element burned out because you will see a drop in temperature.

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

2350F
1287C

Amps

48

Phase

1

Watts

11500

Nema

6-50R

Breaker Size

60

Circuit Copper Wire Size

6 gauge

TUV tested to CSA and UL Standard 499

N

CE

N

Control Type


Sentry Xpress 4.0 Digital 3-Key

Voltage

240

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

Top Loading Round

Sides

12

Understanding Chamber Measurements

Chamber Volume

4.82 CU.FT.
136.49 litres

Chamber Width

28.00 IN
711 mm

Chamber Depth

13.25 IN
337 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

38.00W x 45.00D x 36.00H Inches
965W x 1143D x 914H mm

The external kiln height includes a 9" tall stand.

Ship Size

42.00W x 47.00D x 31.00H Inches
1067W x 1194D x 787H mm

Ship Weight

380.00 Lbs.
172.37 Kg.

Doorway Clearance Needed

38.00 Inches
965.20 mm

Ship Method & Notations

This Kiln Ships Via Truck