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MSRP: $1,180.00
Price: $1,059.00
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Manufacturer: Paragon Industries
Part No: Fusion-16 #4B211J1CGA

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Paragon Fusion-16 Glass Fusing Kiln

Paragon’s square Fusion-16 digital glass kiln operates on a 120 volt outlet. Its square firing chamber makes it ideal for fusing glass tiles.

You can also fire small glass bowls, pendants, earrings, cufflinks, and even bracelets. Try out the newest glass techniques taught in seminars and books. Enjoy making stunning dichroic glass jewelry. Make gifts that your friends will treasure. When you own a Paragon Fusion-16, you can endlessly experiment with glass fusing.

The Fusion-16 heats from the top for even heat distribution across the glass surface. The lid elements are mounted in pinless element grooves. The elements do not need pins, because the element coils are wider than the groove opening.

The Fusion-16 offers the convenience of 120 volt operation. 

The Fusion-16 has a two-year warranty. The temperature sensor, called a thermocouple, is covered with high-nickel stainless steel sheath for long life. A heavy steel base supports the reversible brick bottom. These features are extra assurance that your Paragon kiln is built to last. No extra stand is needed.

The reliable Fusion-16 has two mechanical relays for long life. (The relays turn on the heating elements after receiving a signal from the digital controller.) The two relays in the Fusion-16 last longer than the single relay of competitive kilns, because less amperage goes through the dual relays of the Fusion-16.

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.

Convenient Features

For your convenience, flip the switch on the front panel to turn off power to the controller when the kiln is not in use. The large, comfortable wooden lid handle stays cool.

An 18” tall stand comes standard on the Fusion-16. This stand raises the kiln to a comfortable height for loading and operation.

The Fusion-16 control box 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 Sentry Xpress 3-key Controller on Paragon Glass 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. Download it from the “Additional Information” section below to review these features in more detail.

The Optional Fusion-16 Furniture Kit

Glass must be fired on a ceramic shelf; never directly on the kiln firing chamber bottom.

1 - 14" x 15" Sq Kiln Shelf
4 - 1” wide Square Posts, ½” long
1 lb. Bag Glass Separator

Optional Glass Viewing Window

Watch the bright red kiln interior through the optional 1” x 3” high-temperature glass window. (Note: always wear firing safety glasses when viewing the kiln interior.) Conveniently watch your glass treasures progress through every stage from tack fuse to full fuse.



Optional Lid Safety Switch

The optional lid safety switch turns off power to the heating elements when the lid is raised. The controller remains powered. The switch turns the power to the elements back on when the lid is closed. The switch mounts to the back of the lid. IMPORTANT: The lid safety switch is required in some areas such as Canada and Europe.




Optional DOUBLE Bead Door

Anneal glass beads in your kiln with the optional double bead doors. They come complete with a bead mandrel holder.

Fusion 16: 2" x 6 3/8" doors

Note: The kiln may fire a little slower when equipped with the bead door.


Optional Mercury Relay Upgrade

Order your new kiln with the mercury relay upgrade, which is a single TF-26 mercury relay. The mercury relay is quiet and reliable. The life of a mercury relay has been measured in millions of on/off cycles. Mercury relays outlast the standard mechanical relays and are available as an option on new kilns.

Optional Fiber Lid Upgrade

The standard Fusion-16 comes with an insulating firebrick top. You can also upgrade your kiln with the optional deluxe ceramic fiber top, which also has pinless element grooves. The fiber top helps keep the kiln interior even cleaner. The fiber lid is a result of our search for better ways to make kilns.





Kiln Specifications

Max. Temperature

1700F
926C

Amps

20

Phase

1

Watts

2400

Nema

5-20R

Breaker Size

20

Circuit Copper Wire Size

12 gauge

TUV tested to CSA and UL Standard 499

Y

CE

Y

IMPORTANT: Some areas such as Canada and Europe require a lid or door safety switch on kilns.

Control Type


Sentry Xpress 4.0 Digital 3-Key

Voltage

120

Hertz

60









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 Square

Sides

4

Understanding Chamber Measurements

Chamber Volume

0.96 CU.FT.
27.18 litres

Chamber Length

16.00 IN
406 mm

Chamber Width

16.00 IN
406 mm

Chamber Depth

6.50 IN
165 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

29.50W x 24.00D x 34.50H Inches
749W x 610D x 876H mm

The external kiln height includes a 18.5" tall stand.

Ship Size

36.00W x 33.00D x 21.00H Inches
914W x 838D x 533H mm

Ship Weight

165.00 Lbs.
74.84 Kg.

Doorway Clearance Needed

29.50 Inches
749.30 mm

Ship Method & Notations

This Kiln Ships Via Truck





Part Number

4B211J1CGA   * Base Model



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