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Paragon Pearl 56 Digital Kiln - W: 56.0" - H: 16.5" - D: 30.0"

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The Pearl-56 digital kiln is an investment that soon pays for itself. Imagine the architectural-scale glass panels that you will make in this kiln. The results will inspire you. The Pearl-56 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 Pearl-56. 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. Rugged mercury relays control the elements.

This is one more reason the Pearl-56 is so reliable. To keep the electrical components cool for long, trouble-free service, we mount them away from the firing chamber inside a louvered switch box, which is angled for comfortable operation of the controls. Adjust the top and bottom zones independently with infinite control switches.

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. The controller has powerful features that you will enjoy. 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.

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
  • 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
  • Louvered switch box, 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 Pearl-56 Furniture Kit
    1 - Unifrax LD Fiberboard,
    1” x 27” x 52” (3 x 69 x 132 cm)
    6 – Mullite Kiln Shelves, 5/8” x 13 1/2” x 17 1/4” (2 x 34 x 44 cm)
    12 – Kiln Posts,
    2 1/2” x 4” (6 x 10 cm) 1 gallon (4L) – Colloidal Silica, Nalco 1144 1 gallon (4L) – Fiberfrax Coating Cement QF-180
    20 – Stainless Steel Shims, 3” x 3” x 24 gauge (8 x 8 cm x 24 gauge)
    8 – Kiln Brix 9” x 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” (23 x 6 x 6 cm)
    1 – Bullseye Glass TechNote
    6: Preparing the Shelf System for a Large Kiln.

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