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|Model:||Hot Shot Oven and Kiln - HS16 Clamshell
|Dimensions Inside:||16" (length) x 16" (width) x 6" (height)|
29" (length) x 29" (width) x 16" (height)
dimensions include control box and handle
|Max Temp:||1700° F|
|Shipping Weight:||90# (Ground)
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- Regular household plug! 5-15R
- Novus 480D Programmable Controller (OR upgrade to the TAP!)
- Quartz Tube Encased Elements
- Solid State Relays
- Programmable Alarm
- Cool Touch Technology
- Clamshell Top Opening Door with Cool Touch Handle
- Rear Vented Cooling Fan
- Responsive Thermocouple
- Removable/Replaceable High-Density Kiln Floor
- 18 Month Limited Warranty (The manufacturer's warranty as well as the optional add-on Extended Warranty Protection Plan do not cover a service contractor to provide in-home kiln repairs.)
Why Hot Shot Series?
Hot Shot has multiple different series available for any purpose. Although the Hot Shot line was developed for heat treating, we've tested them with glass and ceramics and they perform incredibly well!
Cool Touch Technology
The Hot Shot 16 Clamshell Oven and Kiln is equipped with Cool-Touch Technology that provides a safe external temperature to allow for safer operation and protection of its surroundings. Each oven comes with a removable high-density fiber kiln floor. This is ideal to assist with project setup or if it needs to be replaced. It is built with a high-quality 304 stainless-steel core construction with a fan-cooled external powder-coated enclosure. It features a dual-layer air plenum for external heat management and precise temperature control.
Top Opening Fiber Lined Clamshell with Cool Touch Handle
Using a heat-treating oven entails removing very hot material from the core to go to the next phase of the process. This oven is designed to have a clamshell door that can open far enough to not be in the way. The handle is designed for a one-handed operation for easy and quick removal of the material. Safety is a key concern so the cool touch handle is made from high-quality stainless steel. In addition, the door opens completely out of the way, to keep users safe.
Hot Shot ovens include a fiber-lined lid and full fiber body, which absorbs less heat than a firebrick kiln. For this reason, Hot Shot ovens fire and cool faster when programmed so you can use your Hot Shot kiln to fire small projects quickly!
The Hot Shot 16 Clamshell comes standard with a rear-vented cooling fan. The oven fan turns on automatically when the kiln is in operation. While the cooling fan stays on, the outer surface of the oven will stay within 68°F/20°C of room ambient. Please make sure to keep the fan unit at least 3 inches from any wall or obstruction.
Solid State Relays INCLUDED (WOW!)
All Hot Shot ovens come standard with a solid-state relay. Having a solid-state relay eliminates the distractive clicking noise that a mechanical relay makes. A solid-state relay is also more dependable and provides a longer life expectancy than a mechanical relay. Best of all, Solid-state relays deliver better temperature regulation, keeping you closer to your target temperature at every step of your firing program.
Cutting Edge Performance
High-efficiency technology allows you to reach the maximum temperature of 1700F degrees with the use of the on-screen controller. This unit is equipped with a kiln type “K” thermocouple and 16AWG Kanthal A-1 heating element.
Each piece of insulation is routered to fit perfectly together. This allows for the oven to maintain the temperature perfectly and not fluctuate due to gaps or poor fit. Each piece is routered to fit the heating elements/quartz tubes perfectly, so it has a snug fit. Each oven comes with a removable high-density kiln floor. This is ideal to assist with project setup or if it needs to be replaced.
N480D Controller - Standard
The N480D series of PID temperature controllers were designed for non-experienced novice users for combining extreme simplicity in operation with high performance only found in expensive high-end controllers.
It is a low-cost instrument that can be easily installed and operated. It accepts most thermocouples and Pt100 RTD features a relay and pulse output for driving solid-state relays and optionally can be supplied with a linear 4 to 20 mA output.
Autotuning PID function, dual display, full-range universal power supply, and ramps soak function are standard.
TAP Controller from SDS Industries - Pro Version
The Most Advanced Kiln Control Technology Available! TAP (Temperature Automation by Proportional-Integral-Derivative) is the first commercially available consumer kiln controller that utilizes an intuitive graphical user interface to enable the glass or ceramic artist to immediately start programming and operating their kiln.
For all of us less technical, regular folks... this means an interactive touch screen! TAP is designed with similar functionality to many current 3-key and 12-key controllers, such as an Orton AutoFire® 3000 or the Sentry 2.0 Controller. However, its new technology provides the user with easier programming, more memory, and ultimately more control.
Check out this tutorial on Hot Shot 360 NOVUS Controller Tutorial with Paul Hughes. Learn step-by-step how to use the NOVUS controller for your kiln firings! Check out Paul's Conversion Schedule here!
Another video we found on the Novus 480 is particularly good!
Each unit comes standard with an integrated alarm that can be set to alert the user when a desired point or temperature is reached in the program.
We also have integrated a safety door switch that will de-energize the heating element when the door is open.
Heat Treat Oven Instruction Manual
Want to know more about this kiln before you buy? Click here to download the HS-16 with Novus 480D Programmable Controller manual or click here to download the HS-16 with TAP Controller manual and read more on these heat-treating ovens and kilns.
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