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PMT-18 Heat Treating Furnace

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MSRP: $3,447.00
Price: $3,099.00
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Manufacturer: Paragon Industries
Part No: PMT-18

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Paragon PMT-18 Heat Treating Furnace

Save Time

Machine shops save time with a furnace at their disposal in their own shop. You will no longer send a die out for heat treating, wait for its return, and then send it out again for additional heat treating. Do the work yourself and start a new profit center in your shop.

Solid Construction

The door swings open with one-handed operation. The PMT-18 furnace is insulated with refractory firebrick. The elements are mounted in dropped, recessed grooves machined into the firebrick. Paragon invented this type of groove in 1952. This groove protects the element for long life and low maintenance. Elements are simple to replace because they’re exposed rather than embedded. You can thread new elements into place following instructions in the manual.

The firing chamber is protected by a steel case painted in high temperature blue. A built-in stand lifts the firing chamber safely off your worktable, so no extra stand is needed. The door is mounted with a heavy-duty hinge for smooth opening.

A micro-switch shuts off the power to the elements when the door is opened. We use high temperature wire in the switch box for long life. A heat shield, mounted between the switch box and furnace, helps keep the switch box components cool even during extended operation. To further dissipate heat, the switch box is extra large and generously louvered. Each furnace comes with a cord and plug for immediate installation and a one year warranty.

Complete Instructions

Your furnace includes a wiring diagram, programming instructions, and heat treating manual. The manual gives basic heat treating instructions for D2, 440C, ATS 34 and 154 CM. The manual is written in plain English for the beginner.

Optional Gas Injection Flow Meter

During heat treating, scale forms on the surface of the steel. One way to eliminate most scaling is to wrap the steel in stainless steel foil. An easier way is to install the gas injection flow meter on your furnace. It is available as either an add-on kit, or you can order the furnace with the meter installed.

The meter regulates the flow of an inert gas, such as argon, inside the furnace. The gas displaces the oxygen to prevent most scaling. Please remember that results with the flow meter vary depending on the type of inert gas you use and your level of experience.

 

Thermocouple with “special limit” wire

The thermocouple senses temperature inside the kiln. It is the small rod that extends into the firing chamber. The ¼” wide Type-K, 14-gauge, exposed-tip thermocouple is made with special-limit wire for superior accuracy. The exposed tip gives the controller a fast response time for even temperatures during holds. The thermocouple is made in America to our exacting standards.

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.


Product Videos

 

  • Watch & Listen to P005 The Paragon Kiln Factory Firebrick Room (6 min 47 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to D009 (Spanish) Demostracion de Como Incrementar y Mantener la Temperatura Con Un Control Sentry de 12 Teclas: Serie Operacion de Hornos Paragon (5 min 10 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to P001 The Paragon Kiln Factory Sheetmetal Department (3 min 40 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to P004 The Paragon Kiln Factory Square Kiln Assembly Line (4 min 30 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to P008 The Paragon Kiln Factory Inspection Station (1 min 50 sec)

     


  • Specifications

    Max. Temperature

    2350F
    1287C

    Amps

    27

    Phase

    1

    Watts

    6500

    Nema

    6-50R

    Breaker Size

    50

    Circuit Copper Wire Size

    6 gauge

    TUV tested to CSA and UL Standard 499

    N

    CE

    N

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

    Control Type


    Sentry Digital 12-key Non-Ceramic

    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

    Front Loading Square

    Sides

    4

    Understanding Chamber Measurements

    Chamber Volume

    1.80 CU.FT.
    50.97 litres

    Chamber Width

    13.00 IN
    330 mm

    Chamber Depth

    18.00 IN
    457 mm

    Chamber Height

    13.00 IN
    330 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

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

    Ship Size

    40.00W x 42.00D x 42.00H Inches
    1016W x 1067D x 1067H mm

    Ship Weight

    309.00 Lbs.
    140.16 Kg.

    Doorway Clearance Needed

    36.00 Inches
    914.40 mm

    Ship Method & Notations

    Important Shipping Information

    This Kiln Ships Via Truck





    Part Number

    PMT18-1   * Base Model

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