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Olympic Kilns FL10E Large Capacity Car Kiln

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Spark Your Artistic Journey with Olympic Kilns FL10E Large Capacity Car Kiln

Designed with the visionary artist and high-production studios in mind, the Olympic Kilns FL10E Large Capacity Car Kiln merges a spacious firing chamber with superior temperature capability and cutting-edge control innovations. This marvel propels your artistic endeavors beyond conventional boundaries, ensuring your work stands out with unmatched brilliance.

A New Dimension of Creative Freedom

The Olympic Kilns FL10E Car Kiln redefines the limits of artistic potential with its impressive chamber dimensions of 24″ wide X 24″ deep X 30″ high. This model is engineered to support artists undertaking grand-scale projects or creating large, impactful pieces, guaranteeing that no vision is too vast. Achieve perfect firings up to Cone 10 (2350°F), and meet the stringent demands of both ceramic and glass artistry with pinpoint precision.

Revolutionizing Firing with the Car Kiln Advantage

Elevating the FL10E to new heights, this Car Kiln edition introduces an unparalleled level of efficiency and convenience. The car system, a transformative addition, facilitates the loading and unloading process, making it smoother and safer while accommodating substantial volumes of work with ease. This feature not only enhances operational workflow but also significantly reduces the risk of damage to pieces and strain on artists.

For a deeper understanding of how this feature can revolutionize your firing experience, explore the "Benefits of a Car Kiln" tab on this product page.

Fortified for the Future

The robustness of the FL10E Car Kiln is its foundation. Built with a heavy-duty welded angle iron frame and shielded by a stainless steel jacket, it's crafted to withstand the challenges of continuous, high-temperature operations. Ideal for the bustling activity of professional studios and the rigorous application of dedicated artisans, this kiln stands as a durable partner in your creative journey.

Commanding Precision for Flawless Artistry

Empower your firing process with the advanced 12-key digital KilnStar controller, equipped with comprehensive ramp-hold programming for complex firing sequences. Options such as delay start, preheat, cone offset, and skip step, combined with detailed firing profiles, ensure consistent, accurate results. The optional Genesis touchscreen controller offers an enhanced interface for even greater control precision.

Prioritizing Safety and Customization

The FL10E Car Kiln places a premium on safety and adaptability, featuring a pilot light and an accessible, dedicated breaker box for enhanced safety and lockout efficiency. Customize your kiln with additional options like the Type S thermocouple, a vent system, and a custom-fit furniture kit, ensuring it perfectly adapts to your studio's specific needs.

Broadening the Spectrum of Creativity

Capable of reaching Cone 10, this kiln opens up a vast range of artistic possibilities. Its high-temperature capacity allows for the exploration of diverse materials and techniques, from the most delicate porcelains to the toughest stonewares, pushing your creative expression to new peaks.

Reflecting Your Artistic Ambition

The Olympic Kilns FL10E Car Kiln is more than an equipment piece—it's a foundational element of your artistic practice. With adaptable features like 480 volts, the Genesis touchscreen controller, and enhancements for ventilation and mobility, it integrates seamlessly into your creative space, embodying your unique artistic vision.

Considering the 480-volt model? Reach out to Pottery Pulse for comprehensive electrical specifications and pricing details before making your purchase.

Investing in Excellence

Choosing the Olympic Kilns FL10E Car Kiln is a declaration of your dedication to superior quality, durability, and precision. Its robust construction and advanced features make it an indispensable asset for artists who demand the utmost from their creative tools.

Elevate your artistic capabilities with the Olympic Kilns FL10E Large Capacity Car Kiln. Here, boundless capacity meets precise control and robust construction, ensuring your creative vision is realized without limits.

  • Model: FL10E Car Kiln
  • Inside Chamber Dimensions: 24" W x 24" deep x 30" H
  • Cubic Feet: 10.0
  • Outside Dimensions with Stand or Frame: 54" x 114" x 65" with a 6' track
  • Brick Thickness: 4.5" + 1" Fiber
  • Maximum Temperature: Cone 10 – 2350°F/1288°C
  • Est Ship Weight: 2,110 lbs
  • Amperage/Volts, 1-phase Wiring: 65 amps for 208 volts, 56 amps for 240 volts
  • Amperage/Volts, 3-phase Wiring: 44 amps for 208 volts, 38 amps for 240 volts
  • Watts for all configurations: 13,440
  • Breaker, 1-phase Wiring: 80 amp required for 208 volts, 70 amp for 240 volts
  • Breaker, 3-phase Wiring: 60 amp required for 208 volts, 50 amp for 240 volts
  • Plug Configuration, 1-phase wiring, both 208 and 240 volts: Direct Wired
  • Plug Configuration, 3-phase wiring, both 208 and 240 volts: Direct Wired
  • Copper Wire Size: #4, #2 if the circuit is longer than 40 ft

The furniture kit includes:

8 each – 11″ x 22″ x 1″ rectangle shelves, 8 each – 4, 6, 8, & 10-inch large square posts, 5 lb. bag of kiln wash. 2 each – 11″ x 22″ x 1″ shelf per layer.

A Car Kiln with a Track offers several benefits over a similar kiln without one, enhancing efficiency, safety, and versatility in high-volume or industrial firing settings. Here's a detailed comparison of the advantages:

1. Enhanced Efficiency and Productivity

  • Loading and Unloading: The car kiln with a track allows for the kiln's contents to be loaded or unloaded all at once. This is particularly beneficial for heavy or large-scale pieces, reducing the time and labor involved compared to loading individual shelves.
  • Batch Processing: It supports efficient batch processing, enabling a continuous workflow. While one car is being fired, another can be loaded and prepared, minimizing downtime and maximizing kiln usage.

2. Improved Safety

  • Reduced Physical Strain: The physical strain on operators is significantly reduced as there's no need to reach inside the kiln's chamber to load or unload, decreasing the risk of heat-related injuries or strains from handling heavy items.
  • Enhanced Ergonomics: The car can be moved to a comfortable working height and location, improving ergonomics and further reducing the risk of injury.

3. Versatility and Adaptability

  • Flexible Loading Configurations: The use of a car allows for flexible loading configurations, accommodating a wide variety of sizes and shapes of artwork or industrial components.
  • Customizable Firing Atmospheres: Some car kilns are designed to allow for different firing atmospheres to be easily implemented and controlled, accommodating a wide range of materials and processes.

4. Improved Heat Distribution and Quality Control

  • Consistent Firing Conditions: The entire car can be designed for uniform heat distribution, ensuring consistent firing conditions and results across all pieces.
  • Controlled Cooling: The kiln with a track can be designed to allow the car to be moved to a controlled cooling area, enhancing the quality control of sensitive materials.

5. Space Efficiency

  • Space Saving: By moving the car in and out of the kiln, the space required for loading and unloading is minimized, making it an efficient option for space-constrained environments.

6. Economic Advantages

  • Reduced Operating Costs: The efficiency in loading and unloading, combined with the ability to prepare one batch while another is firing, can lead to reduced operating costs over time.
  • Longevity and Maintenance: The wear and tear on the kiln structure may be reduced as the thermal cycling is contained to the car and track system, potentially extending the lifespan of the kiln's structure.

In summary, a Car Kiln with a Track system represents a significant investment in operational efficiency, safety, and versatility, making it a preferred choice for high-volume ceramic production, large-scale artworks, and industrial applications where the volume of production justifies the initial setup and ongoing operational costs.

Estimated order-to-ship lead time is approximately 12 weeks for Olympic Kilns.

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