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Olympic Kilns FL53E Large Capacity Car Kiln

Save $3,405.00
Original Price $34,050.00
Current Price $30,645.00

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Chart Your Path to Artistic and Production Success with the Olympic Kilns FL53E Large Capacity Car Kiln

For artists and production studios ready to transform their creative visions into reality on a grand scale, the Olympic Kilns FL53E Large Capacity Car Kiln emerges as a beacon of exceptional craftsmanship and technological ingenuity. With a generous firing chamber, superior thermal management, and state-of-the-art control mechanisms, this kiln redefines the standards of artistic excellence and efficiency.

Expanding the Canvas for Creative Mastery

The Olympic Kilns FL53E Car Kiln pushes the boundaries of what's possible in art with its spacious chamber dimensions of 46″ wide x 46″ deep x 45″ high. Designed with the ambitious artist and intricate projects in mind, this kiln facilitates the flawless execution of expansive artistic visions. It enables practitioners to excel in both ceramic and glass disciplines, delivering peak performance up to Cone 10 (2350°F) with astounding precision.

Constructed for Relentless Innovation

The resilience of the FL53E Car Kiln is unmatched, constructed with a solid welded angle iron frame and enveloped in a stainless steel shell. This kiln is built to endure the demands of continuous operation at high temperatures, offering a reliable cornerstone for both bustling professional studios and dedicated artisans.

Masterful Control for Unparalleled Artistry

The FL53E Car Kiln grants unrivaled authority over every stage of the firing process, equipped with either the intuitive 12-key digital KilnStar controller or the optional Genesis touchscreen controller for those seeking an upgrade. These systems provide comprehensive ramp-hold programs and functionalities like delay start, preheat, cone fire adjustments, and skip step, facilitating consistently excellent results across all your artistic endeavors.

Safety and Adaptability at the Forefront

Emphasizing both safety and the flexibility to tailor the kiln to individual artistic practices, the FL53E Car Kiln comes with a pilot light and a dedicated breaker box for assured safe operation. It also offers a variety of customizable options, including the Type S thermocouple, an efficient venting system, and a custom furniture kit, making it a perfect fit for any studio.

Enriching Artistic Exploration

Achieving Cone 10, the FL53E Car Kiln invites artists to explore a wider range of materials and techniques, designed to elevate the caliber and diversity of artistic output. This exploration is encouraged by the kiln's capacity for creativity and discovery, pushing the envelope of artistic potential.

Streamlining Studio Operations with the Car Kiln Edge

Opting for the FL53E Car Kiln model streamlines studio workflows, thanks to its innovative car system that eases the loading and unloading of substantial projects or numerous pieces. This efficiency is especially valuable for managing large-scale endeavors or significant production volumes, significantly enhancing studio productivity.

Fulfilling Artistic Aspirations

The Olympic Kilns FL53E Car Kiln transcends its role as mere equipment, evolving into an integral aspect of the artistic process. With features such as 480 volts, the Genesis touchscreen controller, and improvements for superior air flow and mobility, it's expertly designed to align with and embody your unique creative identity.

For the most current electrical specifications and details for the 480-volt model, reach out to Pottery Pulse.

Dedication to the Pinnacle of Artistic Achievement

Choosing the Olympic Kilns FL53E Car Kiln signifies a commitment to achieving the zenith of artistic quality, resilience, and precision. Its sophisticated engineering and capabilities deem it an indispensable partner for artists striving for unparalleled creativity and performance.

Elevate your artistic projects with the Olympic Kilns FL53E Large Capacity Car Kiln, where expansive firing capacity combines with meticulous control and robust construction to unlock limitless opportunities for creative expression.

  • Model: FL53E Car Kiln
  • Inside Chamber Dimensions: 46" W x 46" deep x 45" H
  • Cubic Feet: 53.0
  • Outside Dimensions with Stand or Frame: 74" x 150" x 73" with a 6' track
  • Brick Thickness: 4.5" + 1" Fiber
  • Maximum Temperature: Cone 10 – 2350°F/1288°C
  • Est Ship Weight: 2,917 lbs
  • Amperage/Volts, 1-phase Wiring: 202 amps for 208 volts, 175 amps for 240 volts
  • Amperage/Volts, 3-phase Wiring: 135 amps for 208 volts, 117 amps for 240 volts
  • Watts for all configurations: 42,000
  • Breaker, 1-phase Wiring: 250 amp required for 208 volts and 200 amp for 240 volts
  • Breaker, 3-phase Wiring: 170 amp required for 208 volts and 150 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: #1/0, #2/0 if the circuit is longer than 40 ft

The furniture kit includes:

  • 32 each – 11” x 22” x 1″ rectangle shelves, 32 each – 4, 6, 8, 10-inch large square posts, and a 5 lb bag kiln wash, 8 each – 11″ x 22″ x 1″ shelf per layer.

Integrating a Track System into the Car Kiln signifies a significant advancement, enhancing operational efficiency, improving safety standards, and offering greater flexibility for large or industrial-scale firing activities. This discussion delves into the substantial benefits introduced by this innovative development.

Enhancing Operational Efficiency and Throughput

  • Efficient Material Handling: The incorporation of a track system within a car kiln transforms the process of loading and unloading, allowing for the collective movement of the kiln's contents in one fluid action. This efficiency proves invaluable for managing large or cumbersome items, drastically minimizing the labor and time traditionally required for individual handling.

  • Optimized Production Cycles: The track system facilitates seamless transition between batches, enabling the preparation of the next load while the current is in process. This advancement streamlines production, diminishes downtime, and leverages kiln capacity to its fullest.

Advancing Workplace Safety Protocols

  • Reduced Physical Exertion: The architecture of the car kiln significantly lowers the necessity for manual intervention, particularly in the heat-intensive tasks of loading or unloading, thus diminishing the risk of injuries associated with heat exposure and physical exertion.

  • Enhanced Ergonomics: The adaptability of the car system permits optimal adjustments in height and positioning, minimizing the potential for injuries and promoting an ergonomic environment conducive to health and efficiency.

Enhanced Flexibility and Personalization

  • Adaptable Loading Capabilities: The movable nature of the car facilitates a multitude of loading arrangements, allowing for the effective placement of pieces regardless of their size or shape.

  • Custom Firing Environments: Select car kiln models offer the ability to customize and control the firing atmosphere, accommodating an extensive variety of materials and firing practices.

Uniform Excellence with Superior Heat Control

  • Uniform Temperature Spread: Car kilns excel in achieving a balanced spread of heat throughout the chamber, guaranteeing even firing conditions and consistent outcomes for every piece.

  • Precise Temperature Regulation: Leveraging the track system to transition the car into a cooling area offers meticulous management of the cooling process, vital for temperature-sensitive materials.

Maximized Efficiency in Space Management

  • Compact Configuration: The design of car kilns focuses on optimizing space use, especially during the loading and unloading phases, presenting a streamlined, space-efficient solution.

Financial Benefits

  • Reduced Running Expenses: The operational efficiencies introduced by the track system translate into considerable savings in operational costs in the long run.

  • Increased Longevity and Less Maintenance: By centralizing thermal cycling within the car and track components, the overall wear on the kiln is significantly reduced, which extends its service life and decreases the frequency and cost of maintenance.

In summary, incorporating a Track System into a Car Kiln markedly improves operational efficiency, elevates safety protocols, increases adaptability, and yields financial advantages. This advancement serves as a crucial resource for extensive ceramic productions, intricate artistic projects, and industrial operations seeking substantial returns on investment by employing robust, superior firing technologies.

Estimated order-to-ship lead time for Large Capacity Olympic Kilns is approximately 5 months.

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