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Olympic Kilns FL12E Large Capacity Car Kiln

Save $1,167.00
Original Price $11,665.00
Current Price $10,498.00

Large Capacity kilns shipping to CA, IL, CT, MN, ME, MA, NH, NY, RI, and VT must be equipped with solid state relays and pricing will be applied at time of order, if not selected. For all other locations, it is an option.

Also, if 3-phase wiring is selected, it is necessary to add $225 to the Solid State Relays pricing. Price below is for 1-phase wiring only.

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Take the Road to Artistic Glory with the Olympic Kilns FL12E Large Capacity Car Kiln

Designed for the visionary artist and high-volume studios seeking unmatched quality, the FL12E Large Capacity Car Kiln combines a generous firing chamber with superior temperature control and innovative management features. This kiln serves as your portal to reaching new heights in artistic excellence.

Expanding Horizons for Boundless Creativity

At the forefront of artistic firing technology, the Olympic Kilns FL12E Large Capacity Car Kiln features a spacious interior measuring 24 inches in width, 24 inches in depth, and 36 inches in height. This kiln is a powerhouse for those embarking on large or monumental artistic projects, guaranteeing that no creative vision is too vast. Achieve perfection in your firings up to Cone 10 (2350°F), and exceed the most demanding expectations for ceramics and glass works with unparalleled precision.

Built to Last

The FL12E's foundation lies in its unmatched durability. With a solid welded angle iron frame and a stainless steel jacket, it's built to endure the rigorous conditions of continuous high-temperature use. Ideal for both the bustling professional studio and the dedicated hobbyist, this kiln stands as a steadfast ally in your artistic journey.

Precision Control for Exquisite Results

Take charge of your firing outcomes with the advanced 12-key digital KilnStar controller, offering detailed ramp-hold programs for intricate firing schedules. Enjoy features such as delay start, preheat, cone offset, and skip step, along with sophisticated firing profiles, to achieve consistently flawless results. For an even more refined experience, the Genesis touchscreen controller provides an intuitive interface for ultimate control over your firings.

Safety and Personalization at the Forefront

The FL12E emphasizes safety and customization. Equipped with a pilot light and a dedicated breaker box for enhanced safety and lockout functionality, this kiln can be customized to perfectly suit your studio's unique requirements. Optimize your setup with options like the Type S thermocouple, an efficient venting system, and a custom furniture kit, creating the perfect fit for any artistic environment.

Introducing the Car Kiln Advantage

The Olympic Kilns FL12E now introduces the Car variant, tailored specifically for expansive and efficient loading of larger art pieces. This version enhances the original FL12E's capabilities by adding a car mechanism for easier loading and unloading, making it an essential upgrade for artists working with large-scale projects. Discover the benefits of this innovative addition by exploring the "Benefits of a Car Kiln" tab on this product page, where you'll find top-line information on how this feature transforms your creative workflow.

Expanding the Scope of Artistic Possibilities

With its Cone 10 capability, the FL12E Car Kiln invites artists to explore a wide array of materials and techniques, breaking new ground in creativity and sophistication.

Reflecting the Spirit of Your Creativity

The Olympic Kilns FL12E Large Capacity Car Kiln is more than a mere tool; it's the bedrock of your artistic expression. With customizable features including 480 volts, the Genesis touchscreen controller, and additional options for enhanced ventilation and mobility, it seamlessly integrates into your studio, mirroring your distinctive creative ethos.

For those considering the 480-volt model, please reach out to Pottery Pulse for comprehensive electrical details and pricing information before making your choice.

A Commitment to Artistic Excellence

Opting for the Olympic Kilns FL12E Large Capacity Car Kiln signifies your dedication to outstanding quality, resilience, and precision. Its robust build and advanced functionalities deem it an essential companion for artists who demand the best from their creative tools and pursuits.

Elevate your artistry with the Olympic Kilns FL12E Large Capacity Car Kiln, where extensive capacity meets meticulous control and steadfast durability, offering endless possibilities for artistic expression.

  • Model: FL12E Car Kiln
  • Inside Chamber Dimensions: 24" W x 24" deep x 36" H
  • Cubic Feet: 12.0
  • Outside Dimensions with Stand or Frame: 58" x 114" x 67" 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 Track-Enabled Car Kiln presents numerous advantages over traditional kilns lacking this feature, boosting operational effectiveness, enhancing safety measures, and offering greater flexibility for large-scale or commercial firing operations. Below is an in-depth exploration of these benefits:

1. Increased Operational Efficiency and Output

  • Efficient Loading and Unloading: Employing a track-enabled car kiln facilitates the simultaneous loading or unloading of the kiln’s full capacity. This feature is especially useful for managing bulky or large items, significantly cutting down on the effort and time traditionally needed for loading pieces individually.
  • Batch Processing Capability: This system promotes an efficient, ongoing production cycle. As one batch is being processed, another can be set up and ready to go, effectively reducing idle time and optimizing the use of the kiln.

2. Enhanced Safety Features

  • Minimized Physical Exertion: The design greatly lowers the physical demands on users, eliminating the need to manually handle items within the hot interior of the kiln, thus reducing the likelihood of heat-related injuries or muscle strain from moving heavy objects.

  • Enhanced Ergonomics: The car’s mobility allows it to be adjusted to an optimal working height and position, further minimizing injury risks.

3. Flexibility and Customization

  • Adaptable Loading Arrangements: The mobility of the car supports various loading arrangements, making it possible to fire an extensive range of item sizes and shapes.
  • Tailorable Firing Environments: Certain models of car kilns offer the flexibility to modify and control firing atmospheres with ease, catering to diverse materials and firing techniques.

4. Better Heat Management and Quality Assurance

  • Uniform Firing Environment: The design ensures even heat distribution within the car, achieving uniform firing conditions and consistent quality across all items.
  • Controlled Cooling Option: The track system allows for the car to be transferred to a designated cooling area, improving the handling of materials that require careful cooling.

5. Efficient Use of Space

  • Space Conservation: The ability to move the car in and out of the kiln space-efficiently addresses the challenges of loading and unloading in tight spaces.

6. Financial Benefits

  • Lowered Operating Expenses: The streamlined process of loading and preparing batches simultaneously can result in significant savings on operational costs over time.
  • Durability and Reduced Maintenance: Limiting thermal cycling to the car and track may lessen wear and tear on the kiln itself, potentially prolonging its service life.
In conclusion, integrating a Track System into a Car Kiln significantly elevates performance, safety, and adaptability, rendering it an ideal solution for extensive ceramic production, large artwork creation, and industrial applications that justify the investment in such a system for long-term operational and cost efficiencies.

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

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