Browse Categories

Paragon DRAGON 24 Kiln

<< Previous in Large Kilns - Front Loading Next in Large Kilns - Front Loading >>

MSRP: $6,956.40
Price: $5,915.00
You Save: $1,041.40
Manufacturer: Paragon Industries
Part No: S0931

Product Options

Voltage & Phase:

More Options

* denotes required field

Select Color*
Select a Color*
Upgrade to Sentinel Controller? (+ $122.00)

Paragon Dragon

The Dragon is an industrial ceramic kiln designed for pottery and ceramic studios. And considering its features, it is surprisingly affordable. Potters who struggle with top-loading kilns will enjoy the Dragon. The door swings open wide on a heavy ¾” steel rod with sealed bearings. Two spring-loaded latches press the door tightly closed.

The Dragon exudes power. Its 16,500 watts heat the 24” wide, 24” deep, 27” high interior to cone 10 with ample power to spare. This results in long element life, because the elements do not “struggle” to reach high temperatures. Dropped, recessed grooves seat industrial-gauge elements for long life.

The elements are “tuned,” which means hotter elements are placed in areas of the firing chamber that need more heat. This results in superior heat distribution.

Do you ever wonder how much electricity your kiln uses? The digital controller will figure this for you; merely program the kiln’s wattage and your cost of electricity into the controller. Learn to conserve energy by experimenting with firing speed, load density, etc.

Extra insulation saves energy and lengthens cooling. The 4” thick walls, top, and door are made of 3” firebrick backed by 1” of ceramic fiber block insulation. The floor is 4 ½” thick firebrick. The inner door is recessed to help seal in the heat. Because these kilns store heat so efficiently, elements last longer.

The extra insulation not only saves energy but also cools the kiln slowly without having to turn the elements back on. This gives the micro-crystalline structure and color of the glaze sufficient time for full development. Cool slowly to achieve dramatic shifts in glaze color such as iron reds and enjoy the richer look of gas firing. Create breathtaking pottery in this exciting kiln.

The Sentry 2.0 digital controller is standard on Paragon front-loading pottery kilns. Results are repeatable from one firing to the next with astounding accuracy. The solid-state controller continually monitors the firing. This is almost like hiring an assistant. View more info on the Sentry Controller

The Type-K thermocouple, hermetically sealed for accuracy, is standard. We also recommend the optional Type-S for stoneware and porcelain.

Long-lasting mercury relays power the elements. A bank of built-in NEC/UL compliant high-amperage fuses protects the kiln and circuit wiring.

The ventilated switch box is generously louvered for air circulation for the long life of the electrical components. Yet dust is kept to a minimum. Hinged at the bottom, the switch box opens wide for easy maintenance. Open the box in seconds by merely removing two screws at the top. A folding support arm holds the box in the open position. There is plenty of working space around electrical components.

The 24” tall stand is also available with casters for easy moving. The stand is priced separately from the Dragon. Please scroll down to Options below for other stands available for the Dragon.

When ordering a Dragon, specify whether the stand is to ship separate from the Dragon or pre-installed and shipped as one unit.

Doorway Clearance: The Dragon will fit through a 34” doorway if the handles and back element cover are temporarily removed.

Dragon Features

  • Saves electricity with extra insulation
  • Cone 10, 2350°F
  • 3” insulating firebrick and 1” non-organic block insulation in walls, top and door: 4” total thickness
  • 4 ½” thick firebrick bottom
  • 9 cubic foot Interior: 24" wide x 24" deep x 27" tall
  • Long-lasting mercury relays
  • Type K thermocouple with ¼” sheath, or optional Type-S
  • Sentry 2.0 controller with programmed cool-down
  • Case temperature at cone 10: 170°F (compared to 400-500°F for standard firebrick kilns)
  • Two 1” non-tapered peepholes in the left side of the kiln
  • 1” space between switch box and kiln keeps electrical components cooler for long life.
  • Hinged switch box opens easily for maintenance.
  • UL/CUL & NEC compliant fuses for safety
  • Available in 200, 208, 220, 240, 480 v, 1 & 3 phase
  • Proportional power elements for more even heating
NEW SENTINEL CONTROLLER

This kiln can be ordered with the optional Sentinel Smart Touch controller instead of the standard Sentry 2.0 12-key controller. The upgrade price is only for a Sentinel ordered with a new kiln. The Sentinel is available as an option on any Paragon kiln that comes with the 12-key Sentry controller.

The new controller is made by Bartlett Instruments of Fort Madison, Iowa. New Paragon kilns equipped with the Sentinel give a continuous amperage and circuit voltage readout during firings. This is to inform the kiln user of voltage drops during times of heavy electrical demand, such as hot summers. The amperage reading indicates when the elements are beginning to wear.

Ramp-Hold programs can have a customized program title, which is entered through a touch screen. Store 12 custom programs with up to 32 segments per program. The Sentinel includes Novice Mode, which adds questions to guide you during programming. The controller can be updated through WiFi. View the progress of a firing in graph mode. The firing schedule can be edited during firing with Skip Step, Add Segments, Add Temperature, and Add Time. The Sentinel can turn a kiln vent or gas injection flow meter on or off for each segment of a program.

VIDEO ABOUT THE DRAGON KILN FEATURES!

 
Shopping Cart
Your cart is empty.
Mailing Lists