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Product: GL44ADTS Kiln, Model/SKU: 44611P2GGP, Price: $8,807.70

GL44ADTS

Glass Fusing    Glass Painting    Glass Slumping   


The Paragon GL-44ADTSD Glass Kiln

Made in America

The deluxe GL-44ADTSD Professional Series glass kiln will help you to unlock your potential as a glass designer. The kiln quickly pays for itself by producing large glass panels, curved windows, lampshades, or production loads of glass pendants. Experiment with reactive glass colors, screen printing on glass, painting with frit and stringers, and glass weaving. The GL-44ADTSD is proudly made in America by skilled workers. It is not just assembled, but hand-crafted and designed for those whose livelihood depends on glass production.

Industrial-Grade Relays

The kiln includes features not found on competitive kilns. For instance, mercury relays are standard on this kiln for your peace of mind. Relays send power to the elements on command from the digital controller. The industrial-grade mercury relays found on the GL-44ADTSD far outlast mechanical relays. The life of the quiet, reliable mercury relay has been measured in millions of on/off cycles.

Interior Dimensions: 21” wide 43” long x 16” deep

The 16” depth is ideal for glass sagging. The sidewall heating elements, mounted in all four sides, offer greater control of sagging and bending. The kiln uses advanced power ratio technology, pioneered by Paragon, to balance the heat between the top and side elements. Program the digital controller to balance the heat between the top and sides in increments of 10%. (i.e., 100% top - 0% sides, 50% top - 50% sides, 80% top – 20% sides, etc.) Set the heat balance for any combination desired between the top and sides so that the total heat output equals 100%. Imagine the precise control you will have in adjusting the kiln to slump glass or to improve heat distribution over large fused panels.

The GL-44ADTSD has four peepholes along the front. When ordering the optional Orton KilnVent, be sure to specify whether you want peepholes. The kiln comes with welded mounting plates for optional 2” casters. The GL-44ADTSD brick bottom holds two 20” square shelves. Cover shelves with fiber paper when large projects overlap shelves.

Lid Counter-Balance, Pinless Lid Elements

The massive lid is easy to lift with Paragon's patented LiteLid spring counter-balance, which does away with cumbersome pulleys and cords and dramatically reduces lid weight. Unlike pulleys and weights, the LiteLid is self-contained on the kiln. There is no need to drill holes in the ceiling for pulleys. The LiteLid sharply reduces wear between the lid and top rim of firebrick. The truss and floating lid allow expansion of the lid. The GL-44AD comes with two LiteLid assemblies. The lid is insulated with 1” ceramic fiber and 3” ceramic fiberboard. Replaceable heating elements mount in lid fiberboard grooves. The groove eliminates element pins since the element coils are wider than the groove opening.

Reinforced Steel Frame

3” insulating firebrick lines the walls. A welded 2" tubular steel frame reinforces the kiln for long life. We are so confident in the GL-44ADTSD that we back it with a two year warranty.

Rigorous Construction

Paragon’s GL-44ADTSD is made for years of rigorous firing. A double heat shield and air gap between the kiln and ventilated switch box help keep electrical components cool for long, trouble-free service. 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.

The Accuracy of Digital Firing

You will be amazed at the convenience of digital firing. The reliable solid-state Sentry 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.

Paragon’s innovative controller will help you achieve consistent results from one firing to the next. The controller has powerful features that you will enjoy using. Yet we have also worked hard to make the controller user-friendly.

Do you ever wonder how much electricity your kiln uses? The digital controller can figure this for you with the press of a button. Find out how little a kiln actually costs to fire.

Water-Base Paint

The GL-44ADTSD 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.

Save on Shipping

Paragon is centrally located in Mesquite, Texas, along a major shipping route. This reduces shipping costs and delivery time to our customers. We pass the reduced shipping costs directly to you. To reduce freight damage, we ship the GL-44AD in a custom-built, carrier-approved wooden crate.

 

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Product Videos

  • 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 P005 The Paragon Kiln Factory Firebrick Room (6 min 47 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to P008 The Paragon Kiln Factory Inspection Station (1 min 50 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to Interactive Sentry 2.0 12-key Controller Demo
  • Watch & Listen to D005 Sentry 12-Key Controller Ramp-Hold Demonstration (5 min 10 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 U005 Safe Installation of the Studio Electric Kiln (3 min 9 sec)


  • Specifications

    Max. Temperature

    1700F
    926C

    Amps

    48

    Phase

    1

    Watts

    11500

    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

    Top Loading Square

    Sides

    4

    Understanding Chamber Measurements

    Chamber Volume

    8.36 CU.FT.
    236.73 litres

    Chamber Length

    43.00 IN
    1092 mm

    Chamber Width

    21.00 IN
    533 mm

    Chamber Depth

    16.00 IN
    406 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

    64.00W x 41.00D x 45.00H Inches
    1626W x 1041D x 1143H mm

    Ship Size

    68.50W x 46.50D x 52.50H Inches
    1740W x 1181D x 1334H mm

    Ship Weight

    854.00 Lbs.
    387.37 Kg.

    Doorway Clearance Needed

    41.50 Inches
    1054.10 mm

    Ship Method & Notations

    This Kiln Ships Via Truck





    Part Number

    44611P2GGP   * Base Model

    Price

    $8,807.70

    Quantity

      


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    Options


    Click on the part numbers below to see full descriptions.

    Part Number

    Description

    Quantity

    Price

    Sentinel Controller, optional on new kilns

    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 k

    $122.40

    FSGL44A Furniture Kit

    Recommended furniture kit for the Paragon GL-44 series, Pearl-44 series, and equivalent sized kilns. Included:

    2 C-20 Shelves (20” square x 5/8”)

    8 – 1/2” long, 1” wide

    $269.28

    TF62

    RS232 PORT ON SENTRY 2 CONTROLLERS (PC CONTROL) The RS232 is a computer port mounted to the kiln. You can monitor the kiln from a computer and store a record of each firing on your hard drive. Print graphs of firings.

    $414.12

    VENTMASTER 120, Installed on Kiln

    KILNVENT MASTER 120V M9 VENT MASTER, Installed (on large 4-sided kilns)

    The patented Orton Vent Master not only vents fumes but also improves firing results. At this price, the vent is factory-installed onto the back of the kiln.

    $635.46

    Turquoise Paint

    At no extra charge, you can order your Paragon kiln in turquoise instead of the standard blue or black. Add a splash of color to your shop! (The exact shade of paint may not match the color shown on your computer monitor. The turquoise kiln shown her

    $0.00

    Hot pink paint

    At no extra charge, you can order your Paragon kiln in bright hot pink instead of the standard blue or black. Add a splash of color to your shop! (The exact shade of paint may not match the color shown on your computer monitor. The hot pink kiln show

    $0.00

    Purple paint

    At no extra charge, you can order your Paragon kiln in luxuriant purple instead of the standard blue or black. Add a splash of color to your shop! (The exact shade of paint may not match the color shown on your computer monitor. The purple kiln shown

    $0.00

    FSGL44A FIB Ceramic Fiber Shelf Kit

    Rigid fiber furniture kit (also called a shelf kit) for the GL-44 series, Pearl-44 series, and equivalent sized kilns.

    The light-weight ceramic fiber shelf has been rigidized and planed flat. Note: Leave the sh

    $946.05

    Berry Paint

    At no extra charge, you can order your Paragon kiln in rich berry instead of the standard blue or black. Add a splash of color to your shop! (The exact shade of paint may not match the color shown on your computer monitor. The berry kiln shown here a

    $0.00

    Navy Paint

    At no extra charge, you can order your Paragon kiln in navy instead of the standard blue or black. Add a splash of color to your shop! (The exact shade of paint may not match the color shown on your computer monitor. The navy kiln shown here also ma

    $0.00

    Jade Paint

    At no extra charge, you can order your Paragon kiln in jade instead of the standard blue or black. Add a splash of color to your shop! (The exact shade of paint may not match the color shown on your computer monitor. The jade kiln shown here also may

    $0.00

    Firing Safety Glasses

    Wear firing safety glasses whenever looking into the firing chamber of a hot kiln. Filters the infra-red and ultra-violet light. Reduces glare, makes pyrometric cones easier to see.

    Paragon no longer sells firing safety glasses. Instead, you

    $0.00




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    GL-44ADTS

  • Manuals
          Glass Kiln Instruction & Service Manual
          Sentry 2.0 12-Key Ramp-Hold Manual, 2010 Edition


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