Skutt Crucible Glass Master Kiln with Touchscreen - 16.5" wide x 18" deep
The GM8T18-3CR was designed to provide artists a crucible furnace that is affordable and inexpensive to operate. Rated to 2350 F. this furnace is designed to melt both soft glass and borosilicate glass. It is perfect for the occasional user and makes a wonderful color pot for use with a full-size furnace. This unit comes standard with long lasting Kanthal APM elements. These elements are specifically designed to be used in applications where artists are holding at high temperatures. Type S thermocouples should last a very long time. The Type S thermocouple performs extremely well in high temperatures and corrosive atmospheres. The solid state relays that also come standard on this furnace are virtually silent and are extremely reliable.
The furnace is equipped with a six inch hole cut in the lid. This is topped by a hinged top hat door with a wood handle which is convenient and easy to use. Just post up your crucible in the furnace so the lip of the crucible is nearly flush with the bottom of the main lid. (Crucible and posts not included). The holes in the furnace lid can be cut at different sizes to accommodate different shaped crucibles. Mountain Glass is proud to offer American made cullet.
NEW GlassMaster Touchscreen with Built-in WiFi
Like Your Smartphone the new GMT controller navigates with just a touch of a finger and allows us to guide you through programming with full sentences, helpful icons, and dynamic navigation.
Built-in WiFi makes it possible to download any software feature upgrades for free so it is like having a new Kiln Controller for the life of the kiln
A Free App works in conjunction with the Wifi and allows you to monitor your kilns temperature and status from your smartphone.Think how comforting it will be not to get out of bed to be sure your kiln shutoff as expected.
The Hinged Controller allows you to move the controller up and down to an angle that is comfortable for you to program. No more getting on your hands and knees. After programming you can push it back down so it is out of your way and easy to view from across the room.
It has the Same Functions you have come to know and love from the standard GlassMaster Controller Plus More!
Glass Fire Mode – Allows you to easily program the kiln based on the size of the project and what you want to do with the glass. We have added COE as one of the questions it asks you so we can write programs that are specific to 96 COE, 90 COE, and Bottle Glass. We have also added Casting and Textural Fuse to the list of project types.
Ramp/Hold Programming Mode – Allows you to easily input your own firing programs. Now you can Name Your Programs and store them in My Programs for easy access. You can even Copy Programs you like, but want to change slightly to speed up the programming process.
There are exciting New Functions that are on this controller as well.
Guided Start – This programming Mode is meant for beginners. It guides you through every step of the programming process with Helpful Messages to make things crystal clear and give you confidence you have done everything correctly before you press Start.
Program Library – We have added a program library with helpful programs for unique processes like Slumping Bottles, Melting Glass in a Crucible Kiln, and Annealing Borosilicate Glass.
Help Screens – Nearly every page has a Help Button that will give you detailed information about the screen you are currently viewing. It is like having the manual right on the controller!
More Detailed Diagnostics – We put in place more detailed diagnostic tools which make it faster to figure out what may be going on with your kiln. And, because your kiln is connected to the internet our technicians can view the data right from their desk.
Graphing – When you press Start the controller will display a Graph of the firing so you can follow it along as the kiln goes through the program.
Logging – The controller actually stores the information from your last 10 firings which can be downloaded to an Excel Spreadsheet.
Upgrading to KilnLink – Adding KilnLink to your kiln just got easier and more affordable. The built-in WiFi eliminates the need for expensive hardware so now all you need to do is pay a minimal monthly data storage and development fee.