Paragon's Janus series - dual-media kilns for firing glass and ceramic
Paragon’s cone 10 Janus series of kilns can fire ceramics AND glass, which means that they are truly multi-purpose kilns! Select between glass and pottery firing settings with the flip of a switch. With the switch in the glass position, heat comes from the top elements and the middle sidewall element. With the switch in the pottery position, heat comes from only the sidewall elements. In the glass mode, fuse and sag large glass projects placed on a single shelf. In the pottery mode, fire to cone 10 (2350°F). You can also fire several shelves of smaller glass pieces using the pottery mode.
The elements in the lid/roof are mounted in a firebrick “ball” groove that eliminates element pins. The element coils are wider than the groove opening, so the elements stay in place without pins. The groove dissipates heat efficiently. The lid on Paragon’s larger top-loading models models -- Janus-23 and Janus-27 -- are easy to lift with the exclusive, patented Paragon spring counter-balance. The LiteLid reduces the strain and wall flex on the kiln body from the pressure of the lid. This, in turn, lengthens the life of the firebricks. The LiteLid eliminates cumbersome pulleys and ropes. These larger models also feature 2” high blank wall bricks in their top rows. Since the brick is without element grooves, it is less susceptible to damage during loading.
• Digital Sentry 2.0 controller includes Cone-Fire mode with programmed slow cooling and 18-Segment Ramp-Hold mode. Manufactured by the Orton Ceramic Foundation exclusively for Paragon.
• Glass/pottery selection switch
• 3” insulating refractory firebrick walls
• Sidewall elements in dropped, recessed brick grooves are easy to replace.
• Tapered peepholes for a wide view
• A steel floor pan supports the entire brick bottom of each kiln.
• One year limited warranty
• Heavy-duty elements
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