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Olympic Kilns FL42E Large Capacity Car Kiln

Save $3,089.00
Original Price $30,890.00
Current Price $27,801.00

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 Success with the Olympic Kilns FL42E Large Capacity Car Kiln

For artists and production studios looking to elevate their creative output and embrace larger projects, the Olympic Kilns FL42E Large Capacity Car Kiln stands as a pillar of exceptional design and technological advancement. This kiln features an expansive firing chamber, enhanced thermal management, and the latest in control systems, setting a new benchmark in artistic quality and operational excellence.

Broadening Artistic Capabilities

The Olympic Kilns FL42E Car Kiln extends the limits of artistic possibilities with its chamber dimensions of 35″ wide x 46″ deep x 45″ high. Tailored for ambitious projects and intricate designs, this kiln ensures flawless realization of every artistic concept. It empowers artists to excel in both ceramic and glass art, achieving optimal results up to Cone 10 (2350°F) with remarkable accuracy.

Built for Uncompromised Performance

Durability meets design in the FL42E Car Kiln, featuring a robust welded angle iron frame and a stainless steel shell. This construction is crafted to withstand the rigorous conditions of continuous high-temperature use, making the kiln a dependable tool for professional studios and passionate artists alike.

Unrivaled Control for Exquisite Creations

The FL42E Car Kiln provides unmatched control over the firing process, offering two sophisticated controller options: the intuitive 12-key digital KilnStar controller and the optional Genesis touchscreen controller. These systems allow for extensive ramp-hold programs and features such as delay start, preheat, cone fire adjustments, and skip step, ensuring consistently superior artistic results.

Prioritizing Safety and Customization

With an emphasis on safety and the ability to customize the kiln to fit into any artistic practice, the FL42E Car Kiln includes a pilot light, a dedicated breaker box for safe operation, and a range of customizable features like the Type S thermocouple, a high-efficiency venting system, and a bespoke furniture kit.

Expanding the Artistic Spectrum

Reaching Cone 10, the FL42E Car Kiln widens the realm of artistic investigation, accommodating various materials and techniques. It is designed to uplift the quality and diversity of your work, encouraging continuous creativity and exploration.

Optimizing Studio Workflow with the Car Kiln Advantage

Choosing the FL42E Car Kiln model introduces significant efficiencies into your workflow, thanks to its car system that simplifies the loading and unloading of large or multiple pieces. This feature is particularly beneficial for handling voluminous projects or extensive production runs, adding value to your studio operations.

Realizing Your Artistic Ambition

The Olympic Kilns FL42E Car Kiln goes beyond being just equipment; it becomes a crucial component of your creative journey. With adaptable features like 480 volts, the Genesis touchscreen controller, and enhancements for better air circulation and mobility, it is poised to match and reflect your unique artistic identity.

For the latest electrical specifications and pricing information for the 480-volt model, please contact Pottery Pulse.

A Commitment to Artistic Superiority

Opting for the Olympic Kilns FL42E Car Kiln is a commitment to artistic superiority, durability, and precision. Its advanced design and functionalities make it an essential ally for artists aiming for the highest levels of creativity and performance.

Elevate your artistic endeavors with the Olympic Kilns FL42E Large Capacity Car Kiln, where increased firing capacity meets precise control and sturdy construction, opening up endless opportunities for creative achievement.

  • Model: FL42E Car Kiln
  • Inside Chamber Dimensions: 35" W x 46" deep x 45" H
  • Cubic Feet: 42.0
  • Outside Dimensions with Stand or Frame: 63" x 142" x 73" with a 6' track
  • Brick Thickness: 4.5" + 1" Fiber
  • Maximum Temperature: Cone 10 – 2350°F/1288°C
  • Est Ship Weight: 2,765 lbs
  • Amperage/Volts, 1-phase Wiring: 184 amps for 208 volts, 160 amps for 240 volts
  • Amperage/Volts, 3-phase Wiring: 123 amps for 208 volts, 107 amps for 240 volts
  • Watts for all configurations: 38,400
  • Breaker, 1-phase Wiring: 200 amp required for both 208 and 240 volts
  • Breaker, 3-phase Wiring: 150 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: #1, #1/0 if the circuit is longer than 40 ft

The furniture kit includes:

  • 24 each – 11” x 22” x 1″ rectangle shelves, 24 each – 4, 6, 8, 10-inch large square posts, and a 5 lb bag kiln wash, 6 each – 11″ x 22″ x 1″ shelf per layer.

The adoption of a Track System in the Car Kiln represents a remarkable leap forward, delivering considerable gains in efficiency, safety measures, and adaptability for large-scale or industrial firing operations. This analysis explores the key improvements ushered in by this innovative feature:

Boosting Efficiency and Productivity

  • Streamlined Loading/Unloading: Integrating a track system into a car kiln revolutionizes how items are loaded and unloaded, enabling the entire kiln's load to be moved smoothly and simultaneously. This is particularly beneficial for large or heavy pieces, significantly cutting down the time and effort needed for handling individual items.
  • Improved Batch Processing: With the track system, it's easier to prepare subsequent batches while the current one fires, enhancing production flow, reducing idle time, and maximizing kiln utilization.

Elevated Safety Measures

  • Minimized Manual Handling: The car kiln's design substantially reduces the need for manual handling, especially when dealing with the heat of loading or unloading, thereby decreasing the likelihood of heat-related injuries and physical strain.
  • Ergonomic Benefits: The car's adjustable nature allows for better height and positioning adjustments, reducing injury risks and fostering a more ergonomic workspace.

Versatility and Customization

  • Flexible Loading Options: The car's mobility supports various loading configurations, efficiently accommodating items of different sizes and shapes.
  • Tailored Firing Conditions: Some car kiln models provide options for adjusting and controlling the firing atmosphere, catering to a diverse range of materials and firing techniques.

Consistent Quality through Advanced Heat Management

  • Even Heat Distribution: Car kilns are designed 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 via the track system allows for precise cooling control, crucial for materials sensitive to temperature changes.

Optimized Space Utilization

  • Space-Saving Design: Car kilns are engineered to maximize spatial efficiency during loading and unloading, offering a compact solution.

Economic Advantages

  • Lower Operational Costs: Efficiencies gained from the track system lead to significant operational cost savings over time.
  • Enhanced Durability and Reduced Maintenance: Focusing thermal cycling on the car and track reduces wear and tear on the kiln, prolonging its lifespan and minimizing maintenance needs.

In conclusion, the integration of a Track System into a Car Kiln significantly boosts operational efficiency, enhances safety standards, offers greater flexibility, and provides economic benefits. This innovation is a valuable asset for large ceramic productions, complex artistic endeavors, and industrial processes aiming for a significant return on investment through the use of durable, high-quality firing technology.

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

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