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THE NEW SKUTT TOUCHSCREEN CONTROLLER

NEW KilnMaster Touchscreen With Built-In WiFi

Like Your Smartphone the new KMT controller navigates with just a touch of a finger and  allows us to guide you through programming with full sentences, helpful icons, and dynamic navigation. 

Built-in WiFi makes it possible to download any software feature upgrades for free so it is like having a new Kiln Controller for the life of the kiln.

A Free App works in conjunction with the WiFi and allows you to monitor your kiln temperature and status from your smartphone.Think how comforting it will be not to get out of bed to be sure your kiln shutoff as expected.

The Hinged Controller allows you to move the controller up and down to an angle that is comfortable for you to program. No more getting on your hands and knees. After programming you can push it back down so it is out of your way and easy to view from across the room.

It has the Same Functions you have come to know and love from the standard KilnMaster Controller Plus More!

  • ConeFire Mode – Allows you to easily program the kiln based on the cone value and whether it is a bisque or glaze firing. Now it is faster than ever. An easy to edit screen lets you quickly change parameters from the last firing and start the program.   You can also view the actual segments in the program and display a graph of the firing.
  • Ramp/Hold Programming Mode – Allows you to easily input your own firing programs. Now you can Name Your Programs and store them in My Programs for easy access. You can even Copy Programs you like, but want to change slightly to speed up the programming process.

There are exciting New Functions that are on this controller as well.

  • Guided Start – This programming Mode is meant for beginners. It guides you through every step of the programming process with Helpful Messages to make things crystal clear and give you confidence you have done everything correctly before you press Start.
  • Program Library – We have added a program library with helpful programs for unique processes like Slow Sculpture, Steven Hill Single Fire, and Cone 5 Crystal Glaze.
  • Help Screens – Nearly every page has a Help Button that will give you detailed information about the screen you are currently viewing. It is like having the manual right on the controller!
  • More Detailed Diagnostics – We put in place more detailed diagnostic tools which make it faster to figure out what may be going on with your kiln. And, because your kiln is connected to the internet our technicians can view the data right from their desk.
  • Graphing – When you press Start the controller will display a Graph of the firing so you can follow it along as the kiln goes through the program.
  • Logging – The controller actually stores the information from your last 10 firings which can be downloaded to an Excel Spreadsheet.
  • Upgrading to KilnLink – Adding KilnLink to your kiln just got easier and more affordable. The built-in WiFi eliminates the need for expensive hardware so now all you need to do is pay a minimal monthly data storage and development fee.

Touchscreen Controller
Operating Manual
for KMT and GMT Models
Revised
09/13/18
Be Safe
Tens of thousands of kilns are used safely in homes, schools, and professional studios throughout the world. With a good
understanding of your kiln and a little common sense, you can avoid any accidents. Please observe the following safety
recommendations:
The stainless steel jacket and some of the other fixtures surrounding the kiln will get hot enough to burn your skin when the kiln is heated.
Therefore, it is important to be extremely careful when working close to the kiln. We recommend posting warning signs of this potential hazard in
the kiln room.
Keep anyone who cannot understand warning signs such as small children and pets away from the kiln when it is firing.
Be careful when opening the kiln door while the kiln is heated. We recommend you use fire rated gloves to protect your skin and make sure
clothing is kept well away from any kiln opening or hot kiln surface.
The elements inside the kiln chamber will cause an electrical shock if touched. Never insert metal instruments or place any part of your body into
the kiln while it is firing.
Always be sure to unplug the kiln before working on the electrical components. If the kiln is hard wired, turn off the circuit breaker.
Plan on being with the kiln when it is scheduled to turn off.
Remove all potentially combustible materials from the kiln area.
Do not place combustibles in your kiln, such as: paper (except specific shelf liner fiber-paper used for glass applications), cardboard, wood,
plastic, etc.
Long term viewing inside the kiln chamber can cause damage to your eyes. Therefore, it is recommended that you use IR and UV protective
glasses when looking into the kiln for extended periods of time. #3 welders green or gray glasses will protect your eyes.
Be cautious of intense heat around the peep holes when peep plugs are removed.
In the event of a severe storm, unplug your kiln. Exposure to static shock or electrical surges can damage the circuit board in the controller.
The kiln lids on many models are heavy. Make sure the lid brace is secure before releasing the lid. Make sure the hardware that secures the lid
brace is secure and not corroded.
Do not place anything in the kiln you are unsure of. Certain items may potentially melt, explode, or release toxic fumes. Items that may be damp
(i.e. greenware, kiln shelves) have the potential to crack or explode inside the kiln when the moisture trapped inside them turns to vapor when
heated.
Never allow your kiln to exceed the temperature rating listed on the serial plate.
For your safety, the protection of your kiln, and the protection of your ware inside the kiln, we recommend that you avoid unloading the kiln when
it is above 125°F (52°C).
The controller is a temperature control device. It is not a safety device.
The maximum operating temperature is 100 ̊F (38 ̊C). This temperature refers to the room temperature while the kiln is firing and does not pertain
to the internal temperature of the kiln.
The minimum operating temperature is 33 ̊F (1 ̊C).
Safety
2
The controller contains static-sensitive parts that may be damaged by static electricity. Use caution to avoid creating static that may damage the
equipment. In areas where static electricity is common, or during dry times of the year throughout the country, touch the kiln lid handle before
touching the controller to discharge the static.
As with all electrical products there is danger of electrical shock. Use only properly sized and rated copper wire when installing the power supply
for your kiln. We recommend this work is done by a licensed electrician.
Kilns should always be located in a dry place to prevent electrical shock and corrosion.
Follow all instruction for installation in this manual. Always observe fire, building and safety codes when installing any Skutt Product.
If there are fire sprinklers located in the kiln room make sure they are rated high enough so they will not be set off when the kiln is at peak
temperature. This should be tested with the kiln at peak temperature, the ventilation system turned off and all doors and windows closed for
maximum insurance.
We recommend having a fire extinguisher rated for electrical fires easily accessible near the kiln.
Skutt Ceramic Products, Inc. will not assume liability for injury or damages caused by variations from the instructions put forth in this manual.
Kilns get hot. Observe all instructions to ensure proper clearances from flammable or temperature sensitive objects and living things.
Ventilation is key to maintaining a healthy work environment and proper room temperature. Proper installation of a Skutt EnviroVent 2 will clear
potentially harmful fumes from the room. To ensure proper room temperature is maintained consult a qualified HVAC professional.
The proper placement of thermocouples is crucial to the proper operation of all automatically controlled kilns. Check all thermocouples for
damage and correct placement. Thermocouples must protrude into the kiln chamber at least 1” to ensure an accurate reading.
Only use the stand that is designated by Skutt Ceramic Products, Inc. for your particular kiln model. Other stands may not properly support the
weight of your kiln, provide adequate clearance, and could pose a fire hazard.
The power cord is sized correctly to handle the power for your particular kiln. Never use an extension cord.
Make sure the power cord is routed in such a way as to not touch any portion of the kiln that gets hot.
Be careful of pinch hazards when working on or assembling the kiln.
Be sure to properly tension the springs on kilns equipped with lid lifters.
Always unplug the kiln before performing any repairs or general maintenance. If your kiln is wired direct, turn off the breaker.
Use only Skutt replacement parts. Improperly sourced parts may pose a hazard to you and your kiln and void your warranty.
Never modify your kiln without first consulting Skutt. Improper modifications may pose a hazard to you and your kiln and void your warranty.
Items such as alternative thermocouples, controllers, kiln coatings may ruin your kiln if improperly installed or applied.
Replace any electrical components that are discolored, brittle, or corroded.
Inspect all stainless steel bands to ensure they are tight. If they are loose, tighten them as much as possible to prevent the band from slipping or
flexing.
Safety
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Locating the Kiln
Locate your kiln near your present electrical outlet or where a new circuit can be installed. Position the kiln to the left of your
electrical outlet so the cord will have an easy run and will not place a strain on the plug or outlet.
Install it in a well ventilated, sheltered area such as a carport, garage, utility or hobby room. Allow a
MINIMUM
18 inches (46
cm)
of space between your kiln and adjacent walls, other kilns, shelving, etc. When multiple kilns will be installed in the same room,
make sure the control boxes on the kilns are not facing adjacent kilns. Radiant heat from nearby kilns can damage the controller.
For small rooms, monitor the firing so the room temperature does not exceed 100 ̊F (38 ̊C). Do not fire if room temperature is
32 ̊F (0 ̊C) or less as damage to the electronic components may result. Below is an example of a typical room layout.
Locate the kiln in a room with a bare concrete floor. If a bare concrete floor is not available, the uniform mechanical code
requires two inches of masonry below the kiln extending a minimum of 12” (31 cm) beyond the outside circumference of the kiln.
When installing a kiln in a room with a fire control sprinkler system, do not place kilns within a 10 ft. (3m) radius below sprinkler
heads. If this is not possible, contact Skutt for alternative solutions before installing. Be sure temperature rating of sprinkler heat
detector will be adequate for normal operation of kiln at peak temperature.
All kilns are vulnerable to the highly corrosive effects of marine air. If you live near salt water, locate the kiln indoors and protect it
from the damp air.
Preparation
Certain kiln models may have slightly different set-up
instructions. Special set-up instructions for PK Kilns and the
KM-1 Wall Mount Controller are located in the Appendices
section of the KilnMaster Operating Manual.
Save packing material until test fire is complete. The
kiln comes almost completely assembled. If you need to
disassemble the kiln to make it lighter or smaller to move
through doors, see Appendix 1 in the KilnMaster Operating
Manual.
Load the Lid Lifter Springs
If your kiln is equipped with a spring assisted Lid Lifter, you
will need to load the springs. They have been de-tensioned
to avoid damage to the kiln during shipping. Please consult
page 7 in this manual for instructions on tensioning the
springs.
18 "
Kiln
18 "
Kiln
18 "
18 "
En
viro
vent 2
Example of
T
ypical Installation
Fan
Shelving
10' (3.1m)
12' (3.7m)
Setup
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KMT/GMT Operating Manual

View or download the manual for a complete description of menus and navigation on the new touchscreen controller.

Now Available
After over two years of research, develop-
ment and rigid testing, the New Touch-
screen controller is now available on new
Skutt KilnMaster (KMT) and GlassMaster
Kilns (GMT).
You can even retrofit existing units with an
easy to install
Upgrade Kit.
Like Your Smartphone
the new KMT controller
navigates with just a touch of a finger and allows us
to guide you through programming with full sen-
tences, helpful icons, and dynamic navigation.
Built-in WiFi
makes it possible to download any
software feature updates for free. It is like having a
new Kiln Controller for the life of the kiln.
A
Free App
works in conjunction with the WiFi and
allows you to monitor your kiln temperature and
status from your smartphone. Think how comfort-
ing it will be not to have to get out of bed or drive
across town to check your kiln.
The Hinged Controller
allows you to move the controller up and
down to an angle that is comfortable for you to program. No more
getting on your hands and knees. After programming you can
push it back down so it is out of your way and easy to view from
across the room.
It has the
Same Functions
you have come to know and love from
the standard KilnMaster Controller
Plus More!
Guided Start
– This programming Mode is meant for beginners. It
guides you through every step of the programming process with
Helpful Messages to make things crystal clear and give you confi
-
dence you have done everything correctly before you press Start.
Touchscreen
NEW
Controller
For more information on Skutt Kilns or to find a distributor, visit us at
skutt.com
ConeFire Mode
– Allows you to easily program the kiln based on the
cone value and whether it is a bisque or glaze firing. Now it is faster
than ever. An easy to edit screen lets you quickly change parameters
from the last firing and start the program. You can also view the
actual segments in the program and display a graph of the firing.
Glass Fire Mode –
Allows you to easily program the kiln based on
the size of the project and what you want to do with the glass. We
have added COE as one of the questions it asks you so we can write
programs that are specific to 96 COE, 90 COE, and Bottle Glass.
We have also added Casting and Textural Fuse to the list of project
types.
Write New Program
– Allows you to easily input your own firing
programs. Now you can Name Your Programs and store them in
My
Programs
for easy access. You can even Copy Programs you like, but
want to change slightly to speed up the programming process.
There are exciting
New Functions
that are on this controller as well.
Program Library
– We have added a program library with helpful programs for unique pro-
cesses like Slow Sculpture, Bottle Slumping, and Cone 5 Crystal Glaze.
Help Screens
– Nearly every page has a Help Button that will give
you detailed information about the screen you are currently viewing.
It is like having the manual right on the controller!
More Detailed Diagnostics
– We put in place more detailed diag-
nostic tools which make it faster to figure out what may be going on
with your kiln. And, because your kiln is connected to the internet
our technicians can view the data right from their desk.
Graphing
– When you press Start the controller will display a Graph
of the firing so you can follow it along as the kiln goes through the
program.
Logging
– The controller actually stores the information from your
last 10 firings which can be downloaded to an Excel Spreadsheet.
Upgrading to KilnLink
– Adding KilnLink to your kiln just got easier and more affordable.
The built-in WiFi eliminates the need for expensive hardware so now all you need to do is
pay a minimal monthly data storage and development fee.
So Much More
– To find out more detail about more detail about the new Touchscreen
Controller visit
skutt.com.

KMT/GMT Information Sheet

For a quick look at the features of the new Touchscreen Controller view or download the information sheet.

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SPECIFICATIONS
SERVICE TRAINING MANUAL
6441 SE Johnson Creek Blvd., Portland, OR 97206 Phone (503) 774-6000 Fax (503) 774-7833
www.skutt.com
11.19 REV 9/10/18
Congratulations
on the
purchase of your New Touchscreen Controller! One of
the exciting new features of this controller is a tool we
hope you find very valuable, a
Free App
!
KilnLink Free App
works in conjunction with the WiFi
and allows you to monitor your kiln temperature and
status from your smartphone. Think how comforting
it will be not to have to get out of bed or drive across
town to check your kiln!
Stay connected ON THE GO!
Let’s Get Started!
Linking your kiln(s) will only take a few minutes. You will
need to have your smartphone and KMT/GMT controller(s)
with Wifi access in place before you begin.
Download
the free KilnLink App from your smartphone’s
app store.
Open the App
and select
Sign Up
for your Free Account with an email address
and password.
The App will send an email
with a Confirmation Code
to the email address you
entered.
Check your email, Enter the
code and press Confirm.
KilnLink App
Instructions to Link your Kiln(s)
Add a Kiln
– Press the Add Kiln button and allow the KilnLink App access to
your smartphone’s camera. The camera will then open for you to capture the
Controller’s Serial Number Barcode.
Locate the Controller’s Serial Number
by pressing the
Wifi
icon in the top left
corner of your controller’s Home Screen
and select
Serial Number
from the menu.
With camera access enabled, hold your smartphone a
few inches away from the controller to scan the serial
number barcode.
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Home Screen
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SPECIFICATIONS
SERVICE TRAINING MANUAL
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Add Serial
– When the camera scans the barcode, the
controller’s serial number will pre-populate in the app
screen. Press
Next
in the top right corner.
Nickname your Kiln
– In the KilnLink App, Enter a
Nickname for your kiln and select
Link
in the top right
corner of the App.
Congratulations, you have linked your kiln!
To link additional kilns, follow the same steps.
NOTE: You may add multiple KMT/GMT equipped kilns to the KilnLink App, however
there can only be one owner per kiln controller at this time.
So Much More
KilnLink Premium
offers so much more! For more detail and data plan
options visit
skutt.com/kilnlink
.
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For more information on Skutt Kilns or to find a distributor, visit us at
skutt.com.
®
The Future of Firing
skutt.com/kilnlink
Link
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SPECIFICATIONS
SERVICE TRAINING MANUAL
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KilnLink App

View or download instructions to link your KMT/GMT kiln(s) with the Free KilnLink App.

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UPGRADES
SERVICE TRAINING MANUAL
6441 SE Johnson Creek Blvd., Portland, OR 97206 Phone (503) 774-6000 Fax (503) 774-7833
www.skutt.com
14.18 REV 9/13/18
Congratulations on the purchase of your New Touchscreen Controller
Upgrade Kit!
Contents
1 Touchscreen Controller
1 Conversion Board
1 Static Bag
1 Touchscreen Controller Operating Manual
Tools Required
#2 Phillips screwdriver
Skinny slotted screwdriver
STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS:
Before beginning the actual replacement, it is strongly recommended to read through these
instructions to familiarize yourself with the following procedures.
REMOVE THE OLD CONTROLLER
1.
Unplug or Shut Off power to your kiln.
2.
Loosen the 4 corner screws
securing the old controller to the
Control Box.
SAVE these 4 screws for later.
NOTE: The lower left screw is
installed with a star washer. This
will not be needed during
the installation of your new
touchscreen controller.
3.
Switch the Red wires from your old control board to the Conversion Board. The terminal
posts are labeled, but move one at a time to not mix them up.
Touchscreen Controller
Upgrade (KMT/GMT)
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TOUCHSCREEN CONTROLLER UPGRADE CONTINUED
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4.
Remove the Current Sensor from the old control board with a
skinny slotted screwdriver.
Loosen the two screws and set the
Current Sensor aside to reinstall on the new board.
NOTE: Not all kilns came equipped with a current sensor.
5.
Next, remove the Thermocouple Wires. Loosen all of the
thermocouple leads and remove the wires from the block.
NOTE: If you have a Zone Controlled Kiln and have more than
one set of thermocouples, be sure to mark each wire set 1, 2 or 3.
Your new controller was shipped with a Static Bag. Place your old control board in the
Static Bag for storage, just in case you need a backup.
NOW LET’S INSTALL YOUR NEW TOUCHSCREEN CONTROLLER
The new Thermocouple Block is a little different. Wires are
locked in with set screws just like the current sensor.
6.
Place the wires in the back of this block and tighten down
the screws. The correct spots are labeled
RED
for the red
wire and
+
for the yellow wire.
If you have a single Thermocouple, it goes in the spot
labeled TC2.
7.
Install the Current Sensor the same way you removed it...
but in reverse. Make sure the wires are facing down, as
shown in the picture.
Make sure you use the block marked CURRENT.
If your old controller did not have a Current Sensor,
we HIGHLY recommend installing one. Most of the
diagnostic features of the new controller depend on it.
Part # 2648
8.
The donut-shaped end of the Current Sensor needs to
have 1 phase wire passing through it for each powered
section.
NOTE: Two wires from the same section would cancel each
other out and you would get a reading of zero.
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TOUCHSCREEN CONTROLLER UPGRADE CONTINUED
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9.
Install the Conversion Board.
One end of the board fits over the 10-pin connection.
The other end with 2 posts snaps into these holes.
10.
Start with the 10-pin side and line it up so all the pins are in the right place.
It is a little tricky, so take your time and be careful not to bend any pins.
With the pin side lined up, but not all the way on, line up the 2 posts and snap both ends
in at the same time.
11.
If you have an Envirolink or anything else hooked up to Output 4, you will want to download
the pdf instructions for installation before attaching the controller.
12.
Now just line the new controller up on the box and screw it in place with the 4 screws you
saved in Step 2.
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13.
Congrats you have completed installation! You may now plug in your kiln.
Before Firing your kiln, consult your Operating Manual to ensure all the settings are
configured correctly.
IMPORTANT CONFIGURATIONS
Do you have a Type-S Thermocouple?
If your kiln is equipped with a Type-S Thermocouple, you will need to contact Skutt
BEFORE
FIRING
your kiln. We need to provide you with a special code so you can configure the
controller to read the signal correctly.
To avoid damaging your kiln,
DO NOT FIRE
until it’s been
configured by Skutt.
Do you have Solid State Relays?
If your kiln is equipped with a Solid State Relay, you will need to contact Skutt
BEFORE FIRING
your kiln. We need to provide you with a special code so you can configure the controller to
function the kiln as intended.
Do you have Zone Control?
If your kiln is equipped with Zone Control, you will need you will need to contact Skutt
BEFORE
FIRING
your kiln. We need to provide you with a special code so you can configure the
controller to function the kiln as intended.
Once you’ve reveiwed your configurations and confirmed your controller is setup properly, you
can give it a test fire.
If you are a Ceramic Artist, run a Cone 04 Medium Speed firing using witness cones.
If you are a Glass Artist, run a Texture Fuse program with 2 layers of glass.
If either firing does not turn out as expected, give Skutt (503) 774-6000 or your Distributor a call
and we will help you figure it out.
Happy Firing and thank you for choosing Skutt!
We have an app for that!
We are still finding creative ways to improve your experience with this controller.
One of the exciting new features is a tool we hope you find very valuable, a Free
App! KilnLink Free App works in conjunction with the WiFi and allows you to
monitor your kiln temperature and status from your smartphone. To get started,
download KilnLink from your smartphone’s app store.
 

Touchscreen Controller Upgrade Instructions

If you are retrofitting an existing kiln with a new touchscreen controller (KMT/GMT), view or download the step-by-step upgrade instructions.

ConeFire Mode Programming

This video walks you through the programming steps for entering a ConeFire program.

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