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Product: JANUS24 Kiln, Model/SKU: 38612N4GGA, Price: $3,865.80

JANUS24

Pottery, Ceramics and Glass Multipurpose   


The Janus-24 Glass/Pottery Kiln

The Paragon Janus-24 can fire both pottery and glass. Heating elements are mounted in the top, sidewalls, and door.

Glass and clay firing modes

Select between glass and pottery with the flip of a switch. With the switch in the glass position, heat comes from the top elements and the middle sidewall element. With the switch in the pottery position, heat comes from only the sidewall elements.

In the glass mode, fuse and sag large glass projects placed on a single shelf. In the pottery mode, fire to cone 10. You can also fire several shelves of smaller glass pieces in pottery mode.

The Janus-24 digital kiln heats from the top, three sides and door for unsurpassed heat distribution. Bend glass for curved windows or cabinet doors and to repair lampshades. Make huge glass-fused platters. Crack the door to drag a rod across the softened glass or to emboss designs in the surface. Explore small-to-medium sized casting and pâte de verre. Enjoy the glittering beauty of dichroics. Make treasured gifts.

Advanced element grooves

The elements in the roof are mounted in a firebrick “ball” groove that eliminates element pins. The element coils are wider than the groove opening, so the elements stay in place without pins. The groove dissipates heat efficiently.

Wires are fastened to the elements with heat-dissipating connectors refined and proven over many years in Paragon kilns. Elements are coiled from the finest high-temperature wire available.

Optional mercury relay

If you need to anneal glass for extended periods in your Janus-24, purchase the optional mercury relay upgrade. Mercury relays, which are found on our large industrial kilns, outlast mechanical relays. The life of the quiet, reliable mercury relay has been measured in millions of on/off cycles.

Heavy duty components

The insulating firebrick, wrapped in heavy-gauge steel, soak up heat for slow, efficient cooling. 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. font>

The spring-pressure latch and a ½" recess around the edge of the firebrick door keep the door tightly closed. The door remains rock-steady on a heavy hinge shaft. Four hand lifts aid moving. The base is open in the back and slotted to dissipate heat.

Thermocouple with “special limit” wire

The thermocouple senses temperature inside the kiln. It is the small rod that extends into the side of the firing chamber. The Janus-24 comes with an exposed-tip thermocouple made with special-limit wire for superior accuracy. The new and improved thermocouple replaces our earlier sheathed thermocouple. The new thermocouple is made in America to our exacting standards.

Two peepholes

Watch the red-hot glass through two tapered peepholes, drilled one above the other in the wall opposite the switch box. Peephole plugs are included.

Door safety switch

The kiln includes a door safety switch that turns off the elements when the door is opened. The controller remains powered and automatically resumes firing when you close the door.

Digital temperature accuracy

The digital Sentry 2.0 includes two modes: Cone-Fire with programmed slow cooling and the fully customizable Ramp-Hold mode. Manufactured by the Orton Ceramic Foundation exclusively for Paragon.

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. Learn to conserve energy by experimenting with firing speed, load density, etc.

Environmentally friendly paint

The Janus-24 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.

Made in America

And, of course, the Janus-24 is proudly made in the U.S. by skilled workers. Many of our master kiln builders have been with Paragon for well over a decade.

Designed for high production

Paragon’s warranty is not affected by frequency of use. Fire your new kiln every day if you want, even in commercial or school settings. That will have no effect on the warranty.

240 or 208 volts

Most of Paragon’s standard 240 volt kilns can be ordered in 208 volts. To compensate for the lower voltage, Paragon’s 208 volt kilns use a different set of elements so they will perform as well as the equivalent 240 volt models. For this reason, the elements in 240 and 208 volt kilns, even for the same kiln model, are not interchangeable. So please be sure to specify the correct voltage when you order your kiln. By using different elements for different voltages, total watts consumed by different kiln versions remain the same. 240 and 208 kilns of the same model have the same maximum temperature rating.

Phones answered by humans

At Paragon, phone calls that we receive during business hours are answered by a live person at the factory. We are here to help you long after the sale should you ever need it.

Martin Bush of Richardson, Texas owns a Janus-24. “What I like about it is the ability to fire ceramics, so I can make my own molds for slumping glass,” said Martin. “I have noticed that in the glass mode, the kiln cannot handle fast temperature rates (500 degrees per hour or higher), usually when I do pot melts. No problem. I just use the ceramic mode, which easily handles the higher rates. The size is great for a variety of projects, from small to large. Now that I see where I can use the ceramic setting with multiple shelves on small projects, even better!”

  • Made in America
  • Glass/pottery selection switch
  • Door safety switch is standard.
  • 3” insulating refractory firebrick walls
  • Operate the door latch with one hand.
  • Sidewall elements in dropped, recessed brick grooves are easy to replace.
  • Two peepholes on the left kiln wall
  • A steel floor pan supports the entire brick bottom.
  • One year limited warranty
  • Available in 240, 200, 208, or 380 volt, 50 or 60 hertz, single or 3 phase.
  • Since the Janus-24 is designed for porcelain, it also easily fire ceramics, china paint, decals, gold and, of course, glass.

 

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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 D004 Sentry 12-Key Controller Cone-Fire Demonstration (2 min 58 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to D005 Sentry 12-Key Controller Ramp-Hold Demonstration (5 min 10 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to D008 (Spanish) Demostracion de Quema de Conos Con Control Sentry de 12 Teclas: Serie de Operacion del Horno Paragon (2 min 58 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to U005 Safe Installation of the Studio Electric Kiln (3 min 9 sec)



  • Specifications

    Max. Temperature

    2350F
    1287C

    Amps

    45

    Phase

    1

    Watts

    10800

    Nema

    6-50R

    Breaker Size

    60

    Circuit Copper Wire Size

    6 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 Digital 12-key Ceramics

    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

    4.68 CU.FT.
    132.52 litres

    Chamber Width

    24.00 IN
    610 mm

    Chamber Depth

    22.50 IN
    572 mm

    Chamber Height

    15.00 IN
    381 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

    40.50W x 32.00D x 29.50H Inches
    1029W x 813D x 749H mm

    Ship Size

    47.00W x 43.00D x 42.00H Inches
    1194W x 1092D x 1067H mm

    Ship Weight

    425.00 Lbs.
    192.78 Kg.

    Ship Method & Notations

    This Kiln Ships Via Truck





    Part Number

    38612N4GGA   * Base Model

    Price

    $3,865.80

    Quantity

      


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    Options


    Click on the part numbers below to see full descriptions.

    Part Number

    Description

    Quantity

    Price

    ST-8-2 Kiln Stand with Casters 21" High

    ST-8-2, with casters. Deluxe GL Stand for GL-18, GL-22, GL-24, Pearl-18, and other Paragon kilns. The heavy-duty ST8-2 stand raises your kiln to a convenient 21" height. Begin operating your new kiln without having to find a table strong enough to su

    $514.08

    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

    ST-8-3 Kiln Stand with Casters 28 High

    ST-8-3, with casters. Deluxe GL Stand for GL-18, GL-22, GL-24, Pearl-18, and other Paragon kilns. The heavy-duty ST8-3 stand raises your kiln to a convenient 28" height. Begin operating your new kiln without having to find a table strong enough to su

    $572.98

    ST-8 Kiln Stand without Casters 28 High

    ST-8, without casters. Deluxe stand for GL-18, GL-22, GL-24, Pearl-18, Pearl-22, and other Paragon kilns. The heavy-duty ST-8 stand raises your kiln to a convenient 28" height. Begin operating your kiln without having to find a table strong enough to

    $485.21

    TF61

    AUXILLARY OUTPUT FOR SENTRY II CONTROLLERS (VENT CONTROL) The AOP (Auxiliary Output) is an electrical outlet mounted to the kiln. Plug either a downdraft vent or an external alarm into the AOP. Control the vent with Cone-Fire or Ramp-Hold modes.

    $109.14

    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

    Type-S Thermocouple, optional on new kilns

    Optional Type-S premium-grade thermocouple for single-zone 2 1/2" - 3" wall kilns. Ideal for firings above cone 4. It is extremely long lasting even at stoneware temperatures. (This price is for the thermocouple that is factory-installed on your new

    $169.32

    FSTILE

    6" tile holder saves space, allows air to circulate around tiles for even heating. Reduces warping. Holds tile without touching the glazed surface. Holds 9 6" x 6" tiles. Exterior: 7 1/2"W x 10"H x 6 1/4"D.

    $54.06

    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

    ST-8-1 Kiln Stand with Casters 31" High

    The heavy-duty ST8-1 stand raises your kiln to a convenient 30 3/4" height. Begin operating your new kiln without having to find a table strong enough to support it. Move the kiln out of the way when not in use with smooth-rolling steel casters. The

    $572.22

    Safety Backup Shut-Off

    The Auto-Cone is an optional factory-installed safety backup for digital kilns. It comes without the Limit Timer. The Auto-Cone is housed in a separate box on the side of the kiln. The price shown below is for the Auto-Cone backup ordered for a new d

    $408.05

    FSJanus24 Furniture Kit

    Recommended furniture kit for the Paragon Janus-24 and equivalent sized kilns. Included:

    1 - C-22GL Shelf (22” Square x 1”)

    2 - C-30H Shelves (22” x 11” x 1”)

    $380.46

    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

    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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  • Usages

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  • Additional Information

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  • Replacement Parts
  • Accessories
  • Important Shipping Information
  • Wiring Diagrams

    JANUS24

  • Manuals
          Sentry 2.0 12-Key Cone-Fire/Ramp-Hold Manual, Oct 2009 Edition
          Glass Kiln Instruction & Service Manual


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