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Max-119

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Paragon Max-119

The Max-119 is heavily insulated so you can fire to 2300°F on 120 volts, making this kiln ideal for glaze testing. Fire small ceramic projects, glass jewelry, clay beads, and china painting.

Glaze test kiln

Buy a Max-119 for your classroom. Students can make gifts in time for a birthday or holiday without waiting until the school’s large kiln is fired.

New teachers inherit bags of unlabeled clay. Many ceramic firings have been ruined because the clay was fired to the wrong temperature, which disappoints students. With a small kiln, you can test unlabeled clay.

Students can test glazes while they feel the momentum instead of waiting to fire them in the large kiln. A test kiln creates enthusiasm for a clay program. And a test kiln is relatively inexpensive. A glaze test kiln vastly increases students’ knowledge of glazes.

Heavily insulated

The walls are 4 1/2” thick! The 2 1/2” thick firebricks are backed with an extra 2” of block insulation between the firebricks and the stainless steel case. The lid is 3” thick, and the bottom is 4 1/2” thick.

The digital controller

The Sentry Xpress 3-key controller is packed with features. It includes Cone-Fire and Ramp-Hold modes. (Note: Ramp-Hold and Cone-Fire on the Sentry Xpress do not include some of the advanced features of the 12-key Sentry 2.0.)

Features of the Sentry Xpress 3-key Controller for Ceramic Kilns

  • Fire to a pyrometric cone by merely entering cone number and slow, medium or fast speed.
  • Program Review lets you check the program you are about to fire.
  • Program the Temperature Alarm to sound when the kiln reaches a specific temperature. Set the alarm to remind yourself to close a vented lid.
  • Design Ramp-Hold programs with up to 8 segments (steps).
  • Skip a segment in Ramp-Hold during firing without having to stop the kiln to reprogram.
  • Hold (soak) the temperature in both Cone-Fire and Ramp-Hold. Experiment with Hold to improve color saturation of china paints.
  • Control both heating and cooling in Ramp-Hold.
  • Add Hold Time during firing without having to stop the kiln to reprogram.
  • Change the target temperature in Ramp-Hold during firing without having to stop the kiln to reprogram.
  • Temperature display throughout firing and cooling in your choice of °F or °C
  • Thermocouple Offset adjusts the thermocouple readout.
  • Set the Delay to turn on the kiln later to suit your schedule.
  • Error Messages report mechanical problems such as a disconnected thermocouple, stuck relay or broken element.
  • 12 Month Warranty
  • LED Lights show whether you are in program, review, or firing mode.
  • Colorful, illustrated instruction manual. Download it from the “Additional Information” section below to review these features in more detail.

    Features of the Max-119

      A heavy galvanized steel base covers the reversible brick bottom completely. It folds up under the stainless case on all sides to strengthen the firing chamber. This is one more assurance that your Paragon kiln is built to last.

    • Large enough to fire a 10” plate
    • Lock-in lid support with positive catch
    • Coated lid, peepholes & rim of firebrick
    • Heavy duty stand with locking casters and greenware drying rack
    • Full-formed galvanized steel base
    • Wide-view tapered peephole
    • Heavy duty elements
    • Cold rolled stainless jacket

    A kiln you won’t outgrow

    You will never outgrow a small kiln. If you later buy a larger kiln, continue to use the Max-119 for testing or small projects. Perfect a new design in the small kiln before running production quantities in the large kiln. A small test kiln is invaluable in solving ceramic glaze problems and perfecting difficult glazes such as crystallines.

    The furniture kit

    The furniture kit consists of carefully selected fireclay shelves and posts for the Max-119. When estimating the price of the kiln, include the cost of furniture. The furniture allows you to stack multiple layers of ware. Without it, you could fire only the ware that would fit on the kiln bottom.

    Kiln Comes with Heavy Duty Rolling Stand, 18” Square x 18” High

    A deluxe kiln stand with locking casters is included with the kiln. Enjoy the convenience of rolling the kiln out of the way when it is not in use. The stand is rock solid. It fits together with interlocking components that assemble with one size of bolt. (Ships unassembled.)

    The 18” tall stand raises the kiln to a convenient height for loading and unloading. Should you need a vent, merely slide the collection cup of an Orton vent into a mounting bracket on the top of the stand.

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    Product Videos

  • Watch & Listen to D002 Sentry Xpress Cone-Fire Demonstration (3 min)
  • Watch & Listen to D001 Sentry Xpress Ramp-Hold Demonstration (7 min)
  • Watch & Listen to P001 The Paragon Kiln Factory Sheetmetal Department (3 min 40 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to P003 The Paragon Kiln Factory Round Kiln Assembly Line (6 min 50 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to P005 The Paragon Kiln Factory Firebrick Room (6 min 47 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to P009 Paragon’s Sentry Xpress 3-Key Ceramics Controller (2 min 51 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to P008 The Paragon Kiln Factory Inspection Station (1 min 50 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to Interactive Sentry Xpress 3-key Controller Demo
  • Watch & Listen to D007 (Spanish) Demonstracion de Quema de Conos en un Horno de Industrias Paragon con Control Sentry Xpress (3 min 16 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to D006 (Spanish) Demostracion Para Incrementar y Mantener La Temperatura Con un Control Sentry Xpress de Industrias Paragon (7 min 9 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to D003 Sentry Xpress 3-Key Controller Advanced Features (5 min 17 sec)



  • Specifications

    Max. Temperature

    2300F
    1259C

    Amps

    18

    Phase

    1

    Watts

    2160

    Nema

    5-20R

    Breaker Size

    20

    Circuit Copper Wire Size

    12 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 Xpress 4.0 Digital 3-key Cer

    Voltage

    120

    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 Round

    Sides

    6

    Understanding Chamber Measurements

    Chamber Volume

    0.56 CU.FT.
    15.86 litres

    Chamber Width

    11.00 IN
    279 mm

    Chamber Depth

    9.00 IN
    229 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

    22.00W x 24.00D x 32.50H Inches
    559W x 610D x 826H mm

    The external kiln height includes a 18" tall stand.

    Ship Size

    30.00W x 30.00D x 28.00H Inches
    762W x 762D x 711H mm

    Ship Weight

    121.00 Lbs.
    54.89 Kg.

    Doorway Clearance Needed

    22.00 Inches
    558.80 mm

    Ship Method & Notations

    Important Shipping Information

    This Kiln Ships Via Truck





    Part Number

    S1666   * Base Model

    Price

    $1,243.20

    Quantity

      


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    Options


    Click on the part numbers below to see full descriptions.

    Part Number

    Description

    Quantity

    Price

    Lid Safety Switch

    The optional lid safety switch turns off power to the heating elements when the lid is raised. The controller remains powered. The switch turns the power to the elements back on when the lid is closed. The switch mounts to the back of the lid. IMPORT

    $83.80

    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

    Black Paint

    At no extra charge, you can order your Paragon kiln in striking black instead of the standard blue.

    $0.00

    FSA119B Furniture Kit

    Recommended furniture kit for the Paragon S-11-9-3, Xpress-1193, and equivalent sized kilns. Included:

    2 C-10R Shelves (10” round x 1/2”)

    1" wide Square Posts, 3 each o

    $63.65

    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

    $176.09

    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




    Accessories

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  • Additional Information

  • Options
  • Replacement Parts
  • Accessories
  • Important Shipping Information
  • Manuals
          Sentry Xpress 4.0 3-Key Controller: Cone-Fire and Ramp-Hold
          Ceramic Kiln Instruction & Service Manual


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