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Olympic Kilns FL31E Large Capacity Car Kiln

Save $2,423.00
Original Price $24,230.00
Current Price $21,807.00

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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Accelerating Artistic Excellence with the Olympic Kilns FL31E Large Capacity Car Kiln

For artists and production studios aiming to push the boundaries of creativity and scale up their output, the Olympic Kilns FL31E Large Capacity Car Kiln emerges as a beacon of exceptional craftsmanship and innovative technology. This kiln boasts a larger firing chamber, superior thermal management, and advanced control systems, establishing a gold standard in artistic achievement and operational efficiency.

Expanding Creative Horizons

The Olympic Kilns FL31E Car Kiln surpasses previous benchmarks in firing capacity with its impressive chamber dimensions of 36″ wide x 36″ deep x 41.5″ high. Specifically engineered for large-scale projects and complex designs, this kiln is poised to flawlessly execute every artistic vision. It enables artists to achieve perfect results in both ceramic and glass art projects, firing up to Cone 10 (2350°F) with unmatched precision.

Engineered for Peak Performance

The FL31E Car Kiln is the epitome of strength and longevity, constructed with a durable welded angle iron frame and encased in a stainless steel shell. Designed to endure the intense demands of continuous high-temperature operation, this kiln stands as a reliable partner for the fast-paced environment of professional studios and the dedicated efforts of art enthusiasts.

Precision Control for Peerless Artistry

The FL31E Car Kiln offers unparalleled control over firing processes with two sophisticated controller options: the standard 12-key digital KilnStar controller and the optional Genesis touchscreen controller upgrade. These systems provide extensive ramp-hold programs and functionalities such as delay start, preheat, cone fire adjustments, and skip step, guaranteeing consistently outstanding artistic outcomes.

Emphasizing Customization and Safety

Safety and customization are key priorities for the FL31E Car Kiln, featuring a pilot light, a dedicated breaker box for secure operation, and various customizable options including the Type S thermocouple, an advanced venting system, and a customized furniture kit. This kiln is crafted to integrate flawlessly into any artistic environment.

Enriching the Artistic Palette

With its capacity to reach Cone 10, the FL31E Car Kiln opens up a broad spectrum of artistic exploration, supporting an array of materials and techniques. It's designed to enhance the quality and diversity of your artistic output, fostering ongoing creativity and discovery.

The Car Kiln Benefit: Optimizing Your Workflow

Selecting the FL31E Car Kiln model brings operational efficiencies to your studio with its streamlined car system for effortless loading and unloading of substantial or numerous pieces. This attribute is especially valuable for artists managing large projects or extensive production cycles. Explore the advantages of a car kiln in our comprehensive "Benefits of a Car Kiln" section on this product page.

Fulfilling Your Artistic Vision

The Olympic Kilns FL31E Car Kiln transcends its role as mere equipment, becoming an essential element of your creative journey. With customizable features such as 480 volts, the Genesis touchscreen controller, and improvements for enhanced air flow and mobility, it is designed to adapt to and reflect your unique artistic vision.

For detailed electrical specifications and pricing for the 480-volt model, please reach out to Pottery Pulse.

Dedicating to Artistic Excellence

Opting for the Olympic Kilns FL31E Car Kiln is a pledge to achieve artistic excellence, durability, and precision. Its sophisticated design and features render it an indispensable asset for artists striving for the highest standards of creativity and performance.

Elevate your artistic endeavors to new heights with the Olympic Kilns FL31E Large Capacity Car Kiln, where expanded firing capacity is matched with meticulous control and durable construction, unlocking endless possibilities for creative exploration.

  • Model: FL31E Car Kiln
  • Inside Chamber Dimensions: 36" W x 36" deep x 41.5" H
  • Cubic Feet: 31.0
  • Outside Dimensions with Stand or Frame: 66" x 128" x 70" with a 6' track
  • Brick Thickness: 4.5" + 1" Fiber
  • Maximum Temperature: Cone 10 – 2350°F/1288°C
  • Est Ship Weight: 2,326 lbs
  • Amperage/Volts, 1-phase Wiring: 115 amps for 208 volts, 100 amps for 240 volts
  • Amperage/Volts, 3-phase Wiring: 77 amps for 208 volts, 67 amps for 240 volts
  • Watts for all configurations: 24,000
  • Breaker, 1-phase Wiring: 150 amp required for both 208 and 240 volts
  • Breaker, 3-phase Wiring: 100 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.

The introduction of a Track System in a Car Kiln marks a significant advancement, offering substantial improvements in operational efficiency, heightened safety protocols, and increased versatility for extensive or industrial-scale firing processes. This detailed analysis delves into the essential enhancements facilitated by this groundbreaking innovation:

Boosting Efficiency and Productivity

  • Efficient Loading/Unloading: The incorporation of a track system within a car kiln transforms the loading and unloading process, allowing for the entire capacity of the kiln to be moved in one smooth motion. This efficiency is particularly advantageous for handling bulky or weighty items, drastically reducing the time and labor involved in managing individual pieces.
  • Enhanced Batch Processing: The track system facilitates the preparation of the next batch while the current one is firing, optimizing production flow, minimizing downtime, and improving kiln usage.

Elevated Safety Measures

  • Reduced Manual Effort: The car kiln's design significantly lowers the necessity for manual labor, particularly the challenging task of loading or unloading at high temperatures, thus diminishing the risk of heat-related injuries and physical strain.
  • Ergonomic Advantages: The adjustable design of the car allows for optimal height and positioning, lessening injury risks and promoting an ergonomic work setting.

Versatility and Customization

  • Adaptable Loading: The mobility of the car enables a variety of loading arrangements, making efficient use of space for differently sized and shaped items.
  • Customizable Firing Conditions: Certain car kiln models offer the ability to fine-tune and control the firing atmosphere, serving a wide array of materials and firing methods.

Consistent Quality through Advanced Heat Management

  • Uniform Heat Distribution: Car kilns are meticulously designed for even heat distribution, guaranteeing consistent firing conditions and even results for every piece.
  • Controlled Cooling: The track system's capability to move the car to a cooling area provides precise control over the cooling process, essential for temperature-sensitive materials.

Optimized Space Utilization

  • Space-Efficient Design: The architecture of the car kiln maximizes space efficiency during loading and unloading, presenting a space-saving solution.

Economic Advantages

  • Reduced Operational Costs: The efficiencies achieved through the track system contribute to notable savings in operational costs over time.
  • Increased Durability and Maintenance Savings: By concentrating thermal cycling on the car and track, wear and tear on the kiln itself is minimized, extending its lifespan and reducing the need for maintenance.

In summary, the integration of a Track System into a Car Kiln significantly enhances operational efficiency, safety protocols, flexibility, and financial advantages. This breakthrough serves as an essential asset for extensive ceramic productions, intricate artistic projects, and industrial processes seeking substantial return on investment by deploying durable, top-quality firing technologies.

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

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