Skutt APM Elements

What are APM elements?

APM elements are elements that are designed to withstand very frequent and very high firings. Unlike the standard Kanthal A-1 elements that are available in most kilns, APM elements won't pop, warp, or sag over time. Additionally, they efficiently handle frequent firings that go over cone 10. Because of these additional technical features, as well as the complex fabrication process they require, they are more expensive than standard elements. 

 

How do I know if APM elements are right for me?

When potentially buying APM elements, there are three main factors that should be considered:

 

1. How often do you fire your kiln?

Most regular kiln elements last for about 200 firings -- that can last even relatively busy studios for quite along time! APM elements, by contrast, last up to 500 firings and are designed to be fired very frequently, which makes them great for production set-ups and extremely high-traffic studios. If you are only firing your kiln a few times a week (or less), APM elements are probably not for you. 

 

2. How high do you typically fire your kiln?

APM elements make a big difference when you regularly fire to high temperatures -- that is, cone 10 and higher. You will find they simply hold up better and last longer than regular elements -- as they are designed to do. If you only fire to low or mid-range temperatures, however, adding APM elements to your set-up is unlikely to make a difference. 

 

3. What type of firings do you typically do in your kiln?

Most of our customers use their kilns for simple bisque and glaze programs. However, if you use your kiln for more complex firings, such as crystalline firings, APM elements might be a good choice. Because they are specifically designed to withstand long temperature ramps and holds, they do tend to last longer and perform better than regular Kanthal A-1 elements over the course of repeated firings. 

 

If you only occasionally do long-hold firings (such as a crystalline program), the extra cost of the APM elements might not be worth it -- and you might not even notice much of a difference. However, if these are firing programs that you use on a regular basis, APM elements very well may be worth the investment.

 

APM Element Quick Links

  KS609 APM Element   KS/KM1018 APM Element   KM1227-3 APM Element
  KS/KM614 APM Element   KM1022 APM Element   KM1227-3 PK APM Element
  714 APM Element   KM1027 APM Element   KM1231-3 PK APM Element
  KM818 APM Element   KM1027-3 APM Element   KM1627-3 PK APM Element
  KM822 APM Element   KM1218-3 APM Element  
  KM822-3 APM Element   KM1222-3 APM Element  

 

KM1218-3 APM El. 240V TB
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KM1222-3" APM 240V 1P TB
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KM1231-3 PK APM 240V 1P TB
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KM1627-3" PK APM 240V 3P TB
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KM822 APM Element 240V 1P TB
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KM822-3 APM El. 240V 1P TB
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Skutt 714 APM Element
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Skutt KM 818 APM 240V 1P Top/B
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Skutt KM or KS614 APM Element
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Skutt KM1018 APM, 240V 1P T/B
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Skutt KM1022 APM 240V 2.5" TB
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Skutt KM1027 APM 240V 1P TB
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Skutt KM1027-3 APM 240V 1P Top
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Skutt KM1227-3 APM 240V 1P TB
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Skutt KM1227-3 PK APM 240V TB
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Skutt KS609 APM Element
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Skutt KS609 APM Element

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