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MSRP: $1,060.00
Price: $955.00
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Manufacturer: Paragon Industries
Part No: Xpress-66

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Paragon Xpress-66

The 7-sided digital Paragon Xpress-66 is the ideal size for ceramics and china. Imagine the stunning ware that you could make in this kiln.

The heat of the kiln is magical and offers wonderful surprises. Ceramic glazes undergo a complete transformation in the kiln. Opening a kiln to view your treasures is a festive moment that you will never outgrow.

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 Paragon kiln is built to last.

Wires are fastened to the elements with heat-dissipating connectors refined and proven over many years in Paragon kilns. Elements are seated in dropped, recessed brick grooves. Costly heavy-gauge nickel-plated copper wiring is covered with high temperature glass-braided insulation. The thermocouple, which senses temperature inside the kiln, is protected with a high-nickel stainless steel sheath for long life. A switch on the front panel turns off power to the controller when the kiln is not in use. The controller is mounted near the top of the switch box for easy access.

The kiln features a top row of 2” high blank wall bricks. Since the brick is without element grooves, it is less susceptible to damage during loading than a grooved brick. The peepholes, both sides of the lid and top rim of sidewall firebrick are hardened and sealed with a special refractory coating to protect the ware from dust.

A kiln stand is included at no extra charge. The stand is complete with mar-proof plastic feet and tall enough to accommodate the optional Orton Vent Master.

The Xpress-66 is proudly made in America to exacting standards. It 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 Xpress-66

  • Lock-in lid support with a positive catch
  • Two wide-view tapered peepholes
  • Ventilated, louvered switch box
  • Two hand lifts
  • 2 1/2” thick firebrick walls
  • Sentry Xpress digital controller made by Orton Ceramic Foundation
  • Heavy duty kiln stand with mar-proof plastic feet
  • Full-formed, galvanized steel base
  • Fall-away two stage Prop-R-Vent
  • Coated lid, peepholes and top rim of firebricks
  • Heavy gauge stainless steel case
  • Reversible brick bottom
  • Dropped, recessed brick grooves eliminate element pins

You will be amazed at the convenience of digital firing. The reliable solid-state Sentry Xpress controller continually monitors the firing so you can spend your time productively without closely watching the kiln. (Please remember, however, to check the kiln during firing and to monitor it near the expected shutoff time.) The sealed touch pad keeps out dust and is easy to wipe clean.

The controller has powerful features that you will enjoy using. Yet we have also worked hard to make the controller user-friendly.

Features of the Sentry Xpress 3-key Controller for Ceramic Kilns

  • Fire to a pyrometric cone by merely entering cone number and slow, medium or fast speed.
  • 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. Set the alarm to remind yourself to close a vented lid.
  • Design Ramp-Hold programs with up to 8 segments (steps).
  • Skip a segment in Ramp-Hold during firing without having to stop the kiln to reprogram.
  • Hold (soak) the temperature in both Cone-Fire and Ramp-Hold. Experiment with Hold to improve color saturation of china paints.
  • Control both heating and cooling in Ramp-Hold.
  • Add Hold Time 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.
  • 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 Furniture Kit - Select this above

    The furniture kit consists of carefully selected fireclay shelves and posts for this particular model. When estimating the price of the kiln, include the cost of furniture. The furniture allows you to stack multiple layers of ware. Without it, you could fire only the ware that would fit on the kiln bottom.

    Furniture Kit for S-66, SnF-66, Xpress-66

    2 C-13 Shelves (13” round x 1/2”) 1 C-13H 1/2 Shelf

    1" wide Square Posts, 3 each of - 1/2”, 1”, 2”, 3”, 4”, 6” lengths

    1 lb. Bag Kiln Wash


  • The 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.

    The Optional Type-S Thermocouple

    Optional Type-S premium-grade thermocouple for 2 1/2" - 3" wall kilns. Ideal for firings above cone 4. It is extremely long lasting even at stoneware temperatures. Note: Select the correct thermocouple type under Options on your Sentry controller.

    Specifications

    Max. Temperature

    2150F
    1176C

    Amps

    15

    Phase

    1

    Watts

    3600

    Nema

    6-20P

    Breaker Size

    20

    Circuit Copper Wire Size

    12 gauge

    TUV tested to CSA and UL Standard 499

    Y

    CE

    N

    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 Cer

    Voltage

    240 or 208

    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 Round

    Sides

    7

    Understanding Chamber Measurements

    Chamber Volume

    1.40 CU.FT.
    39.64 litres

    Chamber Width

    14.50 IN
    368 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

    22.00W x 25.50D x 27.50H Inches
    559W x 648D x 699H mm

    The external kiln height includes a 9.5" tall stand.

    Ship Size

    28.50W x 28.50D x 27.00H Inches
    724W x 724D x 686H mm

    Ship Weight

    136.00 Lbs.
    61.69 Kg.

    Ship Method & Notations

    This Kiln Ships Via Truck





    Part Number

    Xpress-66   * Base Model

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