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Who can benefit from an Envirolink?
Teachers - Even though most vents do not draw a lot of energy, most teachers do not feel comfortable letting the fan motor run all weekend or even overnight. The EnviroLink will shut the vent off when the program is complete or when the kiln reaches a specifc temperature. Since it works with ConeFire Mode, it is very easy to program.
Potters - Crystal Glazes and Cone 6 Glazes can be very sensitive to cooling rates. Artists can now use the Ramp/Hold programming mode to control whether the kiln vent is on for each segment of the firing program.
Glass Artists - Artists who are glass want to cool quick and hold steady. With the EnviroLink they can program the vent to come on when crash cooling and then turn off during annealing when they are trying to hold the temperature steady.
Which kilns will it work on?
The EnviroLink will work on any Skutt KilnMaster or GlassMaster Kiln which was manufactured after January of 2001. If you are not sure how old your kiln is write down your serial number along with the model number, voltage and phase and call Skutt. The EnviroLink will also work with many competitive brands. Call your particular kiln manufacturer to find out.
What other vents will it control?
It will control the EnviroVent, The EnviroVent 2 and any other DownDraft Vent that draws less than 12 Amps. Consult with your Vent manufacturer to be sure.
Which configuration should I choose?
We offer the Envirolink for three different kiln configuartions: standard KM/GM models (3-key or 12-key controllers), KMT/GMT kiln models (touchpad controllers), and kilns equipped with a LinkBoard upgrade. If you see a DC input and ethernet input on the right side of the control box, you have the LinkBoard installed.