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Olympic Kilns FL20E Large Capacity Car Kiln

Save $1,612.00
Original Price $16,115.00
Current Price $14,503.00

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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Follow Your Artistic Track with Olympic Kilns FL20E Large Capacity Car Kiln

For artists and production studios pushing the boundaries of creativity and volume, the Olympic Kilns FL20E Large Capacity Car Kiln symbolizes the zenith of artistic capability. This kiln, equipped with a spacious firing chamber, superior thermal control, and innovative management features, is your key to achieving unprecedented levels of artistic output.

Expanding the Canvas for Unlimited Creativity

The Olympic Kilns FL20E Car Kiln sets a new standard for firing capacity with chamber dimensions of 28″ wide x 28″ deep x 45″ high. It is the ideal solution for artists tackling grand-scale projects or ambitious artistic endeavors, ensuring the full realization of every creative idea. Master the art of firing up to Cone 10 (2350°F), meeting and surpassing the challenges posed by both ceramic and glass artistry with unrivaled precision.

Built to Withstand the Test of Time

Durability is at the heart of the FL20E Car Kiln, featuring a robust frame of welded angle iron and a protective stainless steel housing. This construction is tailored to endure the continuous rigors of high-temperature work, making it a reliable asset for both the bustling atmosphere of commercial studios and the dedicated spaces of art enthusiasts.

Unmatched Control for Exquisite Artistry

With the FL20E Car Kiln, precise control over your firings is at your fingertips thanks to the sophisticated 12-key digital KilnStar controller, complete with detailed ramp-hold programming for complex firing sequences. Benefit from enhanced functionalities like delay start, preheat, cone adjustment, and skip step, all designed to ensure your artistic creations are consistently of the highest quality. The Genesis touchscreen controller upgrades your experience, offering an intuitive command center for all your firing needs.

Safety and Customization Front and Center

The FL20E Car Kiln emphasizes safety and the flexibility to customize your firing experience. It comes standard with a pilot light and an easily accessible breaker box, providing the utmost in safety and operational security. This kiln can be personalized to suit the unique demands of your creative space with options such as the Type S thermocouple, a high-efficiency venting system, and a custom furniture kit, ensuring seamless integration into your artistic practice.

Widening the Horizon of Artistic Expression

The ability of the FL20E Car Kiln to achieve Cone 10 opens up a world of artistic exploration, encouraging the use of a wide range of materials and techniques. This kiln is designed to elevate the quality and scope of your work, offering new avenues for creative exploration.

Discover the Car Kiln Difference

Opting for the FL20E Car Kiln edition enhances the already robust FL20E model by incorporating an efficient car system for smooth loading and unloading of large or voluminous pieces. This innovation elevates the kiln's functionality, making it an indispensable tool for artists dealing with large-scale works or high-volume production. Learn more about how this feature can revolutionize your firing process by visiting our "Benefits of a Car Kiln" section on this product page.

Reflecting Your Unique Artistic Identity

The Olympic Kilns FL20E Car Kiln is more than an equipment piece; it's a pivotal part of your creative journey. With options for customization including 480 volts, the Genesis touchscreen controller, and additional features for enhanced ventilation and ease of movement, it perfectly aligns with your studio, embodying your unique vision for art.

Contact Pottery Pulse for detailed specifications and pricing for the 480-volt option.

Commitment to Artistic Superiority

Selecting the Olympic Kilns FL20E Car Kiln signifies a commitment to excellence in quality, durability, and precision. Its advanced design and functionality make it an essential companion for artists seeking the best from their creative endeavors.

Transform your artistic visions into reality with the Olympic Kilns FL20E Large Capacity Car Kiln, where ample space meets precision control and robust construction, offering unlimited possibilities for your creative work.

  • Model: FL20E Car Kiln
  • Inside Chamber Dimensions: 28" W x 28" deep x 45" H
  • Cubic Feet: 20.0
  • Outside Dimensions with Stand or Frame: 58" x 119" x 67" with a 6' track
  • Brick Thickness: 4.5" + 1" Fiber
  • Maximum Temperature: Cone 10 – 2350°F/1288°C
  • Est Ship Weight: 2,400 lbs
  • Amperage/Volts, 1-phase Wiring: 92 amps for 208 volts, 80 amps for 240 volts
  • Amperage/Volts, 3-phase Wiring: 62 amps for 208 volts, 53 amps for 240 volts
  • Watts for all configurations: 19,200
  • Breaker, 1-phase Wiring: 100 amp required for both 208 and 240 volts
  • Breaker, 3-phase Wiring: 80 amp required for 208 volts, 70 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 – 13” x 26” x 1″ rectangle shelves, 8 each – 4, 6, 8, 10-inch large square posts, 5 lb bag kiln wash. 2 each – 13″ x 26″ x 1″ shelf per layer.

Integrating a Track System into a Car Kiln significantly elevates the standard, offering a leap in operational efficiency, enhanced safety measures, and greater flexibility for substantial or industrial firing activities. Here's an exhaustive exploration of these improvements:

    1. Enhanced Efficiency and Greater Productivity

    • Efficient Loading and Unloading: Equipping a car kiln with a track system revolutionizes how materials are loaded or unloaded, enabling entire kiln capacities to be handled simultaneously. This feature is especially useful for managing large or heavy items, significantly cutting down the labor and time traditionally needed for piece-by-piece placement.
    • Improved Batch Handling: This system facilitates an uninterrupted production cycle, allowing for the preparation of the next batch while the current one is in the kiln. This strategy reduces idle time and boosts overall kiln productivity.

    2. Upgraded Safety Features

    • Minimized Physical Effort: The design of the car kiln minimizes the need for physical labor, especially the strenuous task of loading or unloading within the hot confines of the kiln, thereby reducing the incidence of heat-related injuries or the strain from moving heavy items.

    • Optimized Ergonomic Design: The adjustability of the car allows it to be set to an optimal height and position, further diminishing the risk of injury and enhancing ergonomic safety.

    3. Flexibility and Customization

    • Diverse Loading Capabilities: The mobility of the car supports various loading configurations, easily accommodating different sizes and shapes for optimal firing efficiency.
    • Tailored Firing Environments: Certain models of car kilns offer the flexibility to modify and control the firing atmosphere effortlessly, suitable for a variety of materials and firing techniques.

    4.  Improved Heat Distribution and Quality Assurance

    • Even Heat Distribution: The car's design aims for even heat spread across its entirety, ensuring uniform firing conditions and consistent outcomes for every piece.
    • Regulated Cooling Feature: The ability to move the car to a designated cooling area via the track system enhances control over the cooling phase, particularly beneficial for materials sensitive to temperature changes.

    5. Efficient Use of Space

    • Space-Saving Design: The design allows for the car to be efficiently moved in and out of the kiln, addressing the space limitations often encountered during the loading and unloading process and presenting a compact solution.

    6. Financial Benefits

    • Operational Cost Efficiency: The streamlined approach to loading and batch preparation offered by the track system can significantly reduce operational costs in the long term.
    • Enhanced Longevity and Reduced Maintenance Costs: Limiting thermal cycling to the car and track system can decrease the wear and tear on the kiln, potentially increasing its lifespan and saving on maintenance.

    In conclusion, the addition of a Track System to a Car Kiln markedly improves operational efficiency, safety, and adaptability, rendering it an excellent choice for expansive ceramic productions, large-scale artistic creations, and industrial applications that demand high-level investment in sophisticated equipment for lasting operational and economic advantages.

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

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