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Smart Controllers

When it comes to the next generation of kiln smart controllers, you now have three options... the Tap Controller from SDS Industries and the Genesis - Model LT3140 from Bartlett Instrument Company, and the all new Slide Controller from Orton Ceramics.


AutoFire Slide Controller from Orton Ceramics

The all new AutoFire Slide Controller is the latest smart controller on the market.  It has all of the great features of the Orton AutoFire 4000 controller with the added advantage of a user friendly touch screen interface. 

In Ceramic Mode, the controller provides quick selection of preset Cone programs from Cone 022 to Cone 12. These programs are designed specifically for ceramic firings that require specific heat-work to properly bend an Orton Pyrometric Cone.

In User Mode, Artists working in glass love that the AutoFire Slide Controller allows the user to create, program and save 35 separate firing schedules with 20 user defined heating and cooling rates, target temperatures and hold times.  This mode is perfect for glass firing.

The new Orton AutoFire Slide Controller is available on most Jen Ken kilns.

For more information on the new Slide Controller, download the Orton AutoFire Slide Manual here.

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Tap Controller from SDS Industries

Introducing TAP, by SDS Industries... 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 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.

This controller is available on most Evenheat and Jen-Ken kilns. Need more information... download the TAP User Manual.

    Looking to add WiFi capabilities to a new or old TAP Smart Controller? If you chose this option, keep in mind that a WiFi Dongle is a plug and play device that functions as a receiver for your controller. **IMPORTANT: This Dongle can ONLY receive 2.4, NOT 5ghz!  Click here... 



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    Genesis - Model LT3140 from the Bartlett Instrument Company

    The Genesis has a modern and intuitive user platform with touch-screen technology for an effortless user interface. It can store up to 12 custom user programs with up to 32 segments per program and has the ability to make adjustment during a firing such as add segments, add temperature, and skip segments. Additionally, the easy-to-follow screen descriptions and graphical display of the firing process, allow the Genesis kiln controller to make firing kilns extremely straightforward.

    This controller is available on most Evenheat, Olympic and Paragon kilns. Not to confuse the issue any further, the new Genesis kiln controller is known as the "Sentinel Smart Touch" on Paragon kilns. Same great controller, just a different name.

    Need more information... download the Genesis - Model LT3140 Product Manual.



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