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Olympic Kilns FL27E Large Capacity Car Kiln

Save $2,110.00
Original Price $21,095.00
Current Price $18,985.00

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 Fast Lane into your Artistic Future with the Olympic Kilns FL27E Large Capacity Car Kiln

For artists and production studios dedicated to expanding their creative horizons and scaling their production, the Olympic Kilns FL27E Large Capacity Car Kiln stands as a testament to superior craftsmanship and innovation. This kiln features an expansive firing chamber, unmatched thermal management, and state-of-the-art control systems, setting a new standard for artistic excellence and production efficiency.

Enhancing Creative Possibilities

The Olympic Kilns FL27E Car Kiln redefines excellence in firing capacity with its remarkable chamber size of 36″ wide x 36″ deep x 36″ high. Tailored for ambitious projects and intricate designs, this kiln promises to bring every artistic vision to life with precision. Achieve flawless results in your ceramic and glass art projects, firing up to Cone 10 (2350°F) with unparalleled accuracy.

Built for Superior Performance

The FL27E Car Kiln embodies resilience and durability, crafted with a robust welded angle iron frame and protected by a stainless steel shell. Engineered to withstand the rigors of sustained high-temperature use, this kiln is the perfect ally for both the dynamic pace of professional studios and the fervor of art aficionados.

Unmatched Precision for Exquisite Artistry

Experience ultimate control over your firing cycles with the FL27E Car Kiln's two advanced options: the standard 12-key digital KilnStar controller and the optional upgrade Genesis touchscreen controller. These systems offer comprehensive ramp-hold programs and features such as delay start, preheat, cone fire adjustments, and skip step, ensuring your artistic creations are consistently of the highest quality.

Customization and Safety at the Forefront

The FL27E Car Kiln prioritizes both safety and the adaptability to fit into any artistic workflow. With a pilot light, dedicated breaker box for safe operation, and customizable options like the Type S thermocouple, sophisticated venting system, and a tailored furniture kit, this kiln is designed to seamlessly integrate into your studio space.

Broadening the Artistic Spectrum

Capable of reaching Cone 10, the FL27E Car Kiln supports a wide range of artistic exploration, accommodating diverse materials and techniques. It is designed to elevate the quality and scope of your work, encouraging continuous innovation and exploration.

The Car Kiln Advantage: Streamlining Your Process

Opting for the FL27E Car Kiln edition enhances your studio's efficiency with its convenient car system for smooth loading and unloading of large or multiple pieces. This feature is invaluable for artists undertaking extensive projects or production lines. Take a detailed look into what makes a car kiln a valuable investment in our "Benefits of a Car Kiln" section on this product page.

Realizing Your Artistic Ambitions

The Olympic Kilns FL27E Car Kiln is more than just a piece of equipment; it is a vital component of your artistic journey. With options for customization including 480 volts, the Genesis touchscreen controller, and enhancements for improved ventilation and mobility, it is meticulously designed to reflect and accommodate your unique creative vision.

Contact Pottery Pulse for comprehensive details and pricing information on the 480-volt model.

A Commitment to Artistic Mastery

Choosing the Olympic Kilns FL27E Car Kiln signifies a commitment to pursuing artistic mastery, resilience, and precision. Its advanced design and functionality make it an essential tool for artists seeking the highest levels of creativity and performance in their work.

Transform your artistic concepts into masterpieces with the Olympic Kilins FL27E Large Capacity Car Kiln, where extensive firing capacity meets meticulous control and robust construction, offering limitless opportunities for creative expression.

  • Model: FL27E Car Kiln
  • Inside Chamber Dimensions: 36" W x 36" deep x 36" H
  • Cubic Feet: 27.0
  • Outside Dimensions with Stand or Frame: 66" x 128" x 63" with a 6' track
  • Brick Thickness: 4.5" + 1" Fiber
  • Maximum Temperature: Cone 10 – 2350°F/1288°C
  • Est Ship Weight: 2,257 lbs
  • Amperage/Volts, 1-phase Wiring: 104 amps for 208 volts, 90 amps for 240 volts
  • Amperage/Volts, 3-phase Wiring: 69 amps for 208 volts, 60 amps for 240 volts
  • Watts for all configurations: 21,600
  • Breaker, 1-phase Wiring: 120 amp required for both 208 and 240 volts
  • Breaker, 3-phase Wiring: 80 amp required for both 208 and 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:
  • 16 each – 17” x 17” x 1″ square shelves, 16 each – 4, 6, 8, 10-inch large square posts, and a 5 lb bag kiln wash. 4 each – 17″ x 17″ x 1″ shelf per layer.

Integrating a Track System into a Car Kiln represents a major leap forward, providing significant gains in operational efficiency, enhanced safety measures, and greater flexibility for large-scale or industrial firing operations. This comprehensive review explores the critical improvements made possible by this innovative feature:

Enhanced Efficiency and Productivity

  • Streamlined Loading/Unloading: The integration of a track system in a car kiln revolutionizes the way items are loaded and unloaded, facilitating the movement of the kiln’s entire capacity in a single operation. This is especially beneficial for managing large or heavy pieces, significantly cutting down on the time and effort spent on individual item handling.
  • Optimized Batch Processing: With the track system, it's possible to set up the next batch while the current one is being fired, streamlining production flows, reducing idle times, and enhancing kiln utilization.

Improved Safety Measures

  • Minimized Manual Handling: The design of the car kiln greatly reduces the need for manual labor, especially the strenuous activity of loading or unloading under the high temperatures of the kiln, thereby decreasing the likelihood of heat-related injuries and physical stress.
  • Ergonomic Benefits: The car's design allows for adjustments in height and positioning, minimizing the risk of injuries and fostering an ergonomic work environment.

Increased Versatility and Customization

  • Flexible Loading Capabilities: The mobility of the car supports various loading configurations, ensuring efficient use of space for items of different sizes and shapes.
  • Tailored Firing Conditions: Some car kiln models provide options for adjusting and controlling the firing atmosphere, accommodating a broad spectrum of materials and firing techniques.

Advanced Heat Management for Consistent Quality

  • Even Heat Distribution: Car kilns are engineered for uniform heat distribution, ensuring consistent firing conditions and uniform results across all items.
  • Controlled Cooling: The ability to move the car to a cooling zone allows for precise management of the cooling process, vital for materials sensitive to temperature changes.

Efficient Use of Space

  • Space-Saving Design: The car kiln's construction optimizes space during loading and unloading, making it a compact and efficient choice.

Economic Benefits

  • Lower Operating Costs: The operational efficiencies provided by the track system can lead to significant reductions in long-term operating expenses.
  • Enhanced Durability with Reduced Maintenance: Focusing thermal cycling on the car and track minimizes wear on the kiln, potentially prolonging its lifespan and lowering maintenance requirements.

In conclusion, incorporating a Track System into a Car Kiln markedly elevates operational efficiency, safety standards, adaptability, and economic benefits. This innovation becomes a crucial tool for large-scale ceramic productions, complex artistic endeavors, and industrial operations aiming for significant ROI through the investment in high-grade, long-lasting firing solutions.

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

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