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Product: Pearl56 Kiln, Model/SKU: S1030-7, Price: $14,315.70

Pearl56

Glass Fusing   


Paragon Pearl-56 Glass Fusing Kiln

The Pearl-56 Professional Series digital glass kiln is an investment that soon pays for itself. Imagine the architectural-scale glass panels that you could make in this kiln. The kiln will help unlock your potential as a glass artist by taking your art to a new level. The kiln is made for those whose livelihood depends on glass production. This is a kiln that you will cherish.

The Pearl-56 is proudly made in America. The kiln was designed to the scrupulous standards of the Bullseye Resource Center in Portland, Oregon. Master glass artists fired early prototypes and suggested numerous design changes before approving the innovative Pearl-56 version that you will enjoy in your studio.

The 56” wide, 30” deep, 16 1/2” high clamshell firing chamber splits when the top is up. The lower wall is 4 1/2” high giving convenient access to the shelf area. Heavy-duty air pistons lighten the top.

The Pearl-56 has two vents in the top and two peepholes/vents along the front. The 2” x 3” front peepholes include firebrick plugs. Watch the glass through every stage of firing. The 2” x 3” top vents come with hinged door covers and high-temperature abrasion-resistant gaskets. The kiln is equipped with casters for hassle-free moving. Level the kiln effortlessly with four leveling feet.

The efficient Pearl-56 is insulated with a 3” ceramic fiber top and 2 1/2” insulating firebrick walls and bottom. The top presses against a gasket mounted in the lower wall section. A welded 2" tubular steel frame reinforces the kiln for long life. We are so confident in the innovative Pearl-56 that we back it with a two year warranty.

For unsurpassed heat distribution, elements are mounted in the top, walls, and floor. The top and floor elements use an element groove that eliminates element pins. Because the element coils are wider than the groove opening, the elements stay in place without pins. The sidewall element coils are protected in dropped, recessed grooves.

The Pearl-56 is rich in special features. 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. Industrial-grade mercury relays found in the Pearl-56 far outlast mechanical relays. The life of the quiet, reliable mercury relay has been measured in millions of on/off cycles.

To keep the electrical components cool for long, trouble-free service, we mount them away from the firing chamber inside a switch box, which is angled for comfortable operation of the controls.

The Pearl-56 is ideal for glass casting, because heat comes from the top, four sides, and bottom. For even greater control of the heat, the Pearl-56 uses the digital 12-key Sentry 2.0 controller with advanced power ratio technology. This is a feature pioneered by Paragon to balance the heat between the top and bottom elements in increments of 10%. (i.e., 100% top - 0% sides, 50% top - 50% sides, 80% top – 20% sides, etc.) The split between top and bottom is where the kiln opens, so top and bottom elements each include side elements. Set the heat balance for any combination desired between the top and bottom 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.

To keep the electrical components cool, they are mounted inside a switch box with a double heat shield and air gap between the kiln and box. 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 Pearl-56 uses the digital 12-key Sentry 2.0 controller.

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.

The Pearl-56 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.

Features of the Pearl-56

  • Convenient height: 29” from floor to top of lower firing chamber wall
  • Heating elements in the top, walls, and bottom for uniform heating
  • Top and bottom pinless element grooves
  • Separate top and bottom zone controls using power ratio technology
  • Long-lasting mercury relays
  • High temperature gasket
  • ¼” heavy duty sheathed Type-K thermocouple
  • 12-key Sentry 2.0 digital controller
  • Air pistons assist lifting the top
  • Switch box slotted for air circulation, heavy duty wiring
  • Heavy tubular steel frame for rock-steady support
  • Bottom storage shelf
  • 20” wooden handle
  • Casters and leveling feet
  • Two vents in the top; 2 peepholes in the front
The Furniture Kit (Sold Separately) 1 – 53” x 27” Dyson Shelf 4 – 1 1/2” x 2” x 24” Rails (to be placed under the shelf)

 

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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

    67

    Phase

    1

    Watts

    16000

    Nema

    DIRECT

    Breaker Size

    75

    Circuit Copper Wire Size

    4 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







    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

    16.00 CU.FT.
    453.07 litres

    Chamber Length

    56.00 IN
    1422 mm

    Chamber Width

    30.00 IN
    762 mm

    Chamber Depth

    16.50 IN
    419 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

    78.00W x 47.00D x 47.50H Inches
    1981W x 1194D x 1207H mm

    Ship Size

    92.00W x 52.00D x 59.00H Inches
    2337W x 1321D x 1499H mm

    Ship Weight

    1482.00 Lbs.
    672.24 Kg.

    Doorway Clearance Needed

    47.00 Inches
    1193.80 mm

    Ship Method & Notations

    This Kiln Ships Via Truck





    Part Number

    S1030-7   * Base Model

    Price

    $14,315.70

    Quantity

      


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    Glass skis are 54” long, 5” wide, and 4” deep. Made in the Pearl-56 by Kate MacLeod of Bend, Oregon


    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

    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

    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

    $80.58

    FSPearl-56 Furniture Kit

    Recommended furniture kit (also called a shelf kit) for the Paragon Pearl-56 and equivalent sized kilns. Included:

    1 - 27" x 53" x 1-3/8" Dyson extruded shelf

    4 – 1 1/2"

    $1,147.50

    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




    Accessories

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    Pearl-56

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


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